The Art of the Interview

by Dustin Dumas, Station Manager, SOMAtv, South Orange/Maplewood, NJ

Arguably, one of the most important responsibilities of an independent producer is getting a great interview. It may mean that, you, as the producer are wearing several hats…perhaps being the interviewer yourself or assisting the interviewer in creating a great interview.  Either way, there is definitely an art to getting the most from the interviewee.  I have touched on interviewing techniques in a previous column but due to its importance I would like to focus on it in this column.

Independent Producer Corner: Four Ridiculously Simple Things That Will Increase the Production Quality of Virtual Shows

By Dustin Dumas

Dustin Dumas

As we slowly return to in-person studio shoots, there will still be many who may not be able to return to the studio and some who will prefer the flexibility of filming outside of the studio. That’s great but what elements are important in virtual video production. In this column I will discuss network connectivity, camera phones, clothing, B-roll and images.