I'm trying to get setup to film a marketing video for my company. So far, I have a camera, decent audio setup and 3-point lighting system. I'm wanting to go with a black backdrop and the area I'm wanting to work in is 8 feet wide. I'm not wanting anything fancy or experimental. I just need a decent quality video.
A few questions:
1. Is 8 feet wide enough for a one-person interview type shoot?
2. My wife seems to think it's not good to zoom the camera and instead the camera should be setup so that the shot is perfect without correcting with zoom. Is this right?
3. Is it necessary for the camera to be perfectly level? I tend to look better when a camera is pointed slightly down at me. Would this be a good or bad idea?
Any advice is greatly appreciated!