Errol Morris Style Interview
Posted 03 November 2008 - 09:27 PM
Right now I'm working on a documentary where the director wants all of the interview subjects to be looking directly into the camera. He wants a style similar to what Errol Morris did in "The Fog of War."
In "The Fog of War" my understanding is that Morris did something where he could have an image of himself doing the interview in front of the camera but the lens could see right through it. This gave the impression that the interview subject was talking right to the audience. We can't just put the interviewer beside the camera because the eye contact still isn't directly into the lens. We can't ask the interview subjects to deliver their answers into the camera because their eyes are shifty and they aren't as comfortable.
Does anyone have any suggestions how I could get the direct eye contact effect? Low budget solutions are preferable :)
Posted 04 November 2008 - 02:01 AM
Posted 05 November 2008 - 01:26 PM
Posted 05 November 2008 - 03:40 PM
One thing. . .I don't know what kinda cam you're using to shoot the interview, but beware the prompter adds quite a bit of weight to the whole setup. So if you're using a small format cam, you might look into borrowing/renting a heavier duty tripod.