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9 Secrets of Good Online Video Interviews

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Himanshugupta
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thanks for the suggestions
Himanshugupta   6/27/2014 8:48:26 AM
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These are simple but effective suggestions for web interview. The web interviews are getting popular even for the news channels and cable network as they need not invite the people over to the studio and get bites cheaper and "on-camera".

Hospice_Houngbo
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Re: thanks for the suggestions
Hospice_Houngbo   6/27/2014 12:07:21 PM
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@Himanshugupta... You are right, web interviews are becoming more practical as they don't require much investment.

FLYINGSCOT
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funny side of this
FLYINGSCOT   6/27/2014 12:09:07 PM
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What about cutting out a cardboard mask of Geroge Clooney and waering that for the interview too?

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Re: funny side of this
Mark Shapiro   6/27/2014 12:15:25 PM
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Actually humor is always good to use on web interviews. However, as we all know. humor is tricky. What you and I find funny, others may find sinister. IE - George Clooney discussing embedded networking technologies.

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Calling all videophiles
HaileyMcK   6/27/2014 7:38:08 PM
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Video is certainly getting more important and more useful. I wanted to point out that our system here at EBN supports video comments...so feel free to weigh in on vidoe. Just click on teh VIDEO COMMENT Box above the comment posting box.

HaileyMcK
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Re: thanks for the suggestions
HaileyMcK   6/27/2014 7:39:00 PM
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The technical tips were most helpful....like i know light is important but not how to do it right. Thanks!

_hm
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Good suggestions!
_hm   6/27/2014 9:26:55 PM
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I also like to add, ask your wife and kids to go away from room or if possible from home for that few hours.

Sometime they make some crazy noise and sometime come just close to you. Also keep your other phones disconnected or in silent mode.

Also be sure of EST, CT and PST timings. Else EST people catch PST guy in quite early in the morning.

Mark Shapiro
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Re: Good suggestions!
Mark Shapiro   6/28/2014 10:01:11 AM
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Yes absolutely. Having to pause in the middle of your video interview to answer a question from your kids or to yell at the dog to stop barking is probably not the best way to conduct a video interview.

I did have one interview interrupted by an earthquake, Another that lost power during a lightning storm. 

This makes the note re pausing between questions even more important.

The pause allows whomever is conducting the interview to go in after and EASILY edit out the bad section of the video interview.

FYI - Using a cutaway to a chart, graphic or product picture is a great way to cover up the visual jump when a section is edited out.

FYI2 - I just discovered a French company that specializes in editing together video interviews from the footage you shot. You upload your raw video, images and 99 euros and they edit it together for you. The cool thing is that they use people - not automated algorithms. 

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Re: funny side of this
Eldredge   6/28/2014 11:13:13 AM
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@Mark - For me, that does provide a sinister picture in my head!

Hospice_Houngbo
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Re: Good suggestions!
Hospice_Houngbo   6/28/2014 9:37:03 PM
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If the web interview is live, editing it might not be possible. The best way to succeed a web interview is to plan in advance and make sure that you avoid any potential distraction that may hinder the interview.

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