3 Ways To Nail Your On-Camera Interview | Video Tip

by | Mar 6, 2018 | Video Tip

I recently went Live on Facebook with my husband, Christopher Duggan.

We know why behind-the-scenes/documentary-style videos are popular these days. You’re thinking about what to see, shopping around for things to do, and you want to know what to expect out of a performance. Or you buy tickets to a performance, you see an incredible show, but you’re left wanting to know even more about it. Everyone wants to see what’s going on in the process!

We LOVE going behind-the-scenes with dancers and artists. It allows us to feel like we’re a part of something that’s being created!!

Christopher and I have conducted many, many interviews over the last decade. Our husband-and-wife team consists of him being the cinematographer while I interview the subject. In the photo above (by Chris Walt) you can see us in our element at Vail Dance Festival filming an interview with Misa Kuranaga of the Boston Ballet.

Christopher and I discuss why interviews are important and how to be prepared for your next one.

We’ve done this so many times before, so we wanted to share three ways you can nail your next on-camera interview. Enjoy!

1. Come prepared
2. Listen to nuances in the interview
3. Have the conversation in a relaxed way

Stay tuned for more Video Tips via Facebook Live!

I’m committed to going live on social media at least once per month! Last month I went live with my Marketing Manager, Amy Jacobus, to discuss how to get the best use of your video – check it out!

Nel Shelby is Owner & Filmmaker for Nel Shelby Productions, her New York City-based company dedicated to dance videography and editing. Nel shares her mission to preserve and promote the art of dance with her husband, Christopher Duggan, a dance and wedding photographer. They collaborate on projects with dance companies of worldwide renown, up-and-coming choreographers, dance educators, dance schools and more. Nel is Video Producer at Jacob’s Pillow and Vail Dance Festival and is also the proud Director and Producer of PS DANCE! — a New York Emmy-nominated documentary about dance education in NYC’s public schools.