How to Shoot a Documentary Style Interview

In this video, photographer Jay P. Morgan from the website the Slanted Lens demonstrates how to shoot a simple 2 camera profile interview piece with a talent on location. This technique can be useful for a company profile, Kickstarter campaign, corporate video, documentary work etc.

Morgan discuss the position of the cameras and lights, choosing the location, shooting B-roll and creating an outline and questions for the interview. Although Morgan usually shoot with a crew of about 3 people, many times he has done the interviews alone with just a sound person and it’s very possible to shoot these alone.

You can watch the final interview itself here.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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