I have just ordered my first camcorder, a Canon MV8890. I have done a bit of editing before using a hotch potch of media but really want to get into family history productions, starting with my 90 years old father. My plan is to shoot interviews with him and other members of my family and edit them together with stills and other film and tape footage. The advice I need is:
1. Will I need additional lighting for inside shots (other than natural ambient light) Q Would a table lamp with daylight bulb be of any use?
2. I am going to invest in a mic and as it will mainly be static interviews will a lapel mic be sufficient?
3. Does anyone have any tips for shooting the interview?
Any advice welcomed. Thank you