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#1 Drew Ganyer

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 09:26 AM

I am going to be shooting a project in the near future that will require a lot of interviews both interior and exterior. Before undergoing this project I plan on watching a lot of interviews. What is some of the best looking interview footage you have seen?

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#2 Stuart Page

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 06:10 PM

I plan on watching a lot of interviews. What is some of the best looking interview footage you have seen?


I seem to remember some nicely lit interviews in SAVING PRIVATE RYAN or Band of Brothers or PACIFIC...
In terms of brilliantly choreographed questioning, I'd check out INSIDE JOB. ;)

I am also about to do a lot of interviewing for a creative doco and am planning to make them look different to the norm,
or at least really well lit. I'm thinking of doing interviews in moving vehicles etc, to break up the usual static nature of i/v's.
Hope you don't mind me eavesdropping on this subject that you've raised? :unsure:

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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 08:41 PM

I think the interviews in the docs of Errol Morris (such as in "Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control" or "Fog of War", etc.) are very interesting. Also the interviews in Ken Burns' docs, which are simply lit.

My favorite though are the interviews in "Reds", lit by Storaro -- side-lit faces against a black background.
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 08:51 PM

My favorite though are the interviews in "Reds", lit by Storaro -- side-lit faces against a black background.


Oh yeah, I forgot about those, lovely soft lighting, no distractions.
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#5 Brian Dzyak

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 10:36 PM

I am going to be shooting a project in the near future that will require a lot of interviews both interior and exterior. Before undergoing this project I plan on watching a lot of interviews. What is some of the best looking interview footage you have seen?

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The one's I've shot. :)


See some from Fast Five below. I really liked the way Paul Walker's turned out.








movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810147120/video/24903491

A Look Inside.

Featurette, Rio!

Diesel and Johnson talk to Yahoo.











www.dodge.com/en/fastfive/

900 Horses of Detroit Muscle

Re-igniting Dom's Charger

Brian O'Connor and Charger Haul some major Vault

Torreto Stunts and Chargers

Performance Enhanced, our CEO talks 2011 Charger

Dom, Brian, and the Chargers Bring it

Four Chargers, 1/4 Mile, One Million Dollars

Back. In Black Matte








Vin v. Rock

trailers.apple.com/trailers/universal/fastfive/










Fast Five Behind the Scenes Montage Official (HD)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7s0mgFcDCg&feature=relmfu


Fast Five - A Look Inside Official Featurette [HD]

www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVwSe97bn5Q


Fast Five - Official Rio Featurette [HD]

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yQzFecIA0A


Fast Five - Featurette: "Train Heist"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=haZC7_AGYpM


Fast Five Featurette Dodge, Diesel and Stunts

www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgZTd8L_L1w


Behind Fast Five | Re-Igniting Dom's Charger

www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYGBpgtekLA


Behind Fast Five | Matte Black Chargers

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ViEKTD0Okg&feature=relmfu












Dodge Spots



Behind Fast Five | The Power Scene | Burning Rubber

www.youtube.com/user/dodge?blend=7&ob=5#p/u/0/AOERh0pyk2c


Fast Five Featurette Paul Walker and Charger haul some major...vault!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsd6pQ6Ar7k





The HBO First Look (it takes a few minutes to download)

www.dzyak.com/FastFiveHBO.mp4
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#6 Dom Jaeger

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 11:11 PM

I recall very much enjoying the interviews from Mark Lewis's 1988 cult classic "Cane Toads: An Unnatural History". Not in terms of the lighting, but the individual settings (often exteriors), which beautifully complimented each subject's quirky uniqueness.

I'd also second Errol Morris. His interviews are just about always visually interesting, but for a documentary that revolves around a single interview, I found "Fog of War" riveting.
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