Video Interviews and Podcasts

Posted: July 24, 2013 in School Work
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Tonight I will be discussing some important elements of creating a great video interview and podcast. I will also be talking about when I would use these forms of communication. There can be a lot of factors that can play into how a video interview will turn out. First and foremost, equipment can play the most crucial role.


A high quality, high-definition camera now costs less than $300 and can make a huge difference. If you plan on interviewing someone, a tripod is definitely necessary. An external hard drive will help keep your files backed up and organized and should be considered.


Rehearsing and scripting an interview can help keep the video flowing smoothly and will help guide the interviewees towards your goal or topic for that particular video.


While shooting the video, you should be aware of the your surrounds. Those surroundings include lighting, audio, shadows, and background noise. Reviewing each clip before moving on is a good way of knowing that the framing, audio, and video are all proper.

Video Interview

A podcast can be a very useful tool, if done properly. In order to have a successful podcast, one must know what they are trying to achieve from the podcast. Do they want to create a series? Is it to promote a product or brand? Once you know why you are creating a podcast, you can delve deeper into planning and making it great. The length of your podcast is a very important element to keep in mind; a good rule of thumb is under 30 minutes. Make sure that if you decide to use music, it transitions smoothly with the vocals of the podcast itself; try not to make it seem unnatural. Lastly, be sure to review and edit your podcast before publishing it.


Both of these forms of communication are great for adding valuable content. This content is viable to both your audience and search engines. Search engines are looking more and more at videos and podcasts when it comes to ranking websites for content. So make sure that your content has a good title, description, tags, and (when applicable) thumbnail.

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