Before you even start recording, you have to plan. Planning the production will help you tremendously. During pre-production you can do a site survey and determine what shots you would like at that location. You can also select the location you would like to conduct the interview. This will enable you to get an idea on how and where to set up and what lights are needed.
You’re going to want to interview in a quiet setting. By scouting the location you can determine what room or area is best for interviews. Also, you can meet with the client and go over some of the questions he or she may have. There are many other factors that can play a part of pre preproduction, I am only listing a minimal amount. Be prepared for the unexpected.
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