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A Walk in Your Shoes Interview: Marcus J. Moore

We sit down with Marcus J. Moore, music critic for the BBC in London, The Washington City Paper in D.C., OkayPlayer & Potholes In My Blog, among other publications. Grammy Academy member.

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 More behind the scenes info to follow.

We shot with a Canon T3i, 50mm 1.8, 10-22mm EF-S, Zoom H1 and the Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro.

Here is what I enjoyed about making this video:

  • Coming up with creative b-roll shots on location
  • Using b-roll to bridge sections of our video. Eventually, we will find a way to work with very few titles.
  • Varying our framing for different questions i.e. WS MS
  • Styling props to help tell story and connect writing with Marcus in a visual way
  • We changed the music on this peice

What I learned

  • Don't hide the external mic behind props to get more direct sound
  • Just bought a Zoom H4n with two lavalier mics FTW
  • I bought an excellent tripod on the recommendation of Cheesycam.com Fancier FT-718 fluid tripod!
  • I shot at the magic hour just before sunset and with my back to the sun. I loved the lighting on this video
  • Sound was a challenge again, but I gotta work with what I have
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