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Interview Shooting & Lighting Master Class with Adam Irving

IDA Offices, 3470 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 980, Los Angeles CA 90010

Interviews are the backbone of the documentary filmmaking process, and are often the driving force behind a film’s storytelling. But how do you create an environment that is visually engaging and comfortable for your subject? In this hands-on class, Off The Rails Director/Cinematographer Adam Irving will provide a comprehensive step-by-step demonstration on best practices in interviewing techniques, from how to effectively prepare your subject to producing the best possible conditions for lighting and audio recording. Adam will also offer practical advice on selecting the right tools for any budget and discuss common interviewing mistakes.

Topics covered will include:

  • Selecting and preparing your interview space and subject

  • Shooting and lighting techniques

  • Recording audio

The Master Class will include a generous amount of time for Q&A.

This class is ideal for:

  • Seasoned filmmakers who want to refresh their interviewing skills.

  • Film students and recent film school graduates who want to supplement their education with hands-on expert advice.

  • Doc makers of all types looking to improve the production quality of their interviews.