Haven't been on here for ages! Busy life at the moment, and the documentary I am making presently is taking a lot of my free time.
I have been filming a fair few interviews for the documentary, and I wondered if anybody could give me any hints, tips or constructive criticism? There is a short clip from a longer interview here:
One problem I found in this particular interview, although it doesn't show in this clip, is filming in changeable lighting. This was shot in Richie's front room, with one wall pretty much dominated by patio doors. At first this appeared to be perfect conditions, as there was a beautiful bright, natural light in the room. However, what I noticed after filming was that the sun was coming out from behind the clouds and then going back behind them, and that made the picture brighter and then dimmer. I had the Iris set to manual on my Panasonic HMC41E camcorder.
Short of shutting the curtains and artificially lighting the room, does anybody have any advice on how I could have avoided this?
I have started a blog about the making of my doco, with some of my video clips at The Hillsborough Disaster Documentary if anybody is interested.
Thanks in advance for your comments.