Today’s tutorial is about how to film interviews, especially focusing on the use of light-weight, portable equipment. Also, at some locations we did not have access to the electricity. Fortunately, these days you can get good-performing lights that run off batteries.
The project we filmed is a documentary about Canadians soldiers in the World War I. It’s produced by Spinning Rabbit Productions.
If you’d like to see the finished documentary, please follow their Facebook page.
Here’s today’s tutorial
So, as you can see, it’s not difficult (or expensive) to create professional lighting set-ups for video and documentary film productions.
I used one basic set-up with three lights: key light (with a softbox), edge light, and a back light. You can adjust this set-up based on the situation you encounter at your location.
Here’s all the gear I mention in the video.
Here is the great tool that – among other things – makes it simple to match footage from different cameras.
Here is the tutorial I mention about how to match various cameras
Here are the stills for each of the six set-ups I show in the video.