SET THE RIGHT SCENE
Setting the scene for a talking heads video or interview is vital. The right camera set-up and production staff able to cut from one camera to another unnoticed will also help with this. Having the right set-up will enable the person who is the focus of the video, the important part, to just go about delivering their message in their own, relaxed way.
The subjects of a talking heads video are unique, and their needs are best met by good preparation. A producer and crew should know the reason for an interview, not simply point a camera and hope for the best. As with most interview types, preparation is key. Getting to know your subject and understanding their needs will help to set the scene and ensure a smooth recording.
Whether a keynote speech or a public service announcement, a testimonial or a celebrity interview, your video production company should ensure they understand your brief, rationale and most importantly, the message your video is trying to portray.