How many times have you gotten done filming an interview and thought to yourself “that could have gone much better, if only the interviewee would have…”?
Maybe the person was lacking passion, was extremely camera shy, or gave answers that were too short or rambling.
But maybe it wasn’t the interviewee’s fault at all…Stillmotion has dubbed this phenomenon the “It’s Not Me, It’s You” Syndrome.
This occurs when we blame characters—the people we’re interviewing—rather than blaming ourselves and taking responsibility for the story we created.
Not only does the “It’s Not Me, It’s You” Syndrome cloud our judgement, but it also gives us no hope of doing better next the time around. We’ll continue to do the same thing, over and over, yet hope for different results. And that’s nothing more than a prescription for insanity.
If we want to get something different, something deeper, something more compelling and thought-provoking, out of our interviewees then we need to be willing to do something different.
In order to combat this condition and help filmmakers get something more meaningful out of their interviews, Stillmotion has launched How to Conduct Remarkable Interviews. This entire course is based on what they call the Golden Rule of Interviews. This sample gives you a sneak peek into how Muse can help you get the most of out of your interviews. You can watch it here.
How to Conduct Remarkable Interviews is currently available for only $147, but you can get $50 off with the discount code GoldenRule — good through the end of the month. Please go here to learn more and sign up today.