Multi-Camera Interview

In this interview driven explanation of the need for rapid genome analysis, multiple angles are used to allow for edits.  Multiple angles can be achieved either with one or multiple cameras.  When a single camera is used, the camera is moved, the subject re-framed and the performance is repeated.  In this case, two cameras are used.


Interviews can be time-consuming.  Everything from unprepared interview subjects to passing helicopters can stall an interview.  One thing that can help sped up the interview process is the use of two cameras.  Two cameras in different positions with different framing can cut the time it takes to conduct an interview in half…usually to the delight of the interviewee!

In this example, a web-marketing video for Mitchell International is a mix of interviews and b-roll*.  The interviewer is off-camera and their questions are unheard with the question and answer all rolled up in the interviewees response, also known as a non-narrative.

*supplemental supporting footage

Multiple cameras are also useful for interviews involving two or more subjects, allowing each subject to be framed individually as well as together.