I am a beginner video-maker for my local community foundation. My task is to create a small (5min) video story about a very successfull young sportsman. For that I would also like to interview family and friends.
In my experience people (also myself) are always rather nervous and unconcentrated during interviews in front of a camera. Most importantly, they often fail to make correct and coherent sentences that are not too long.
Now, I would like to use a similar style as Valve used for their CS:GO Player Profiles. How do they manage to make people talk in a confident and coherent way?
I thought about (besides interviewing somewhere comfortable at home)
- scripting the interviews
- having people prepare cheat sheets with bullet points
- having them always think a minute about their next sentence and doing the interview one sentence at a time
- doing the interview over and over until I like it ^^
I don't want to be too controlling but I definitely don't want nervous blabber. (this community is the best I could find. Please tell me if there's a more suitable place)