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Old July 7th, 2009, 06:35 PM   #1
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Help with a Driving Interview Setup

I have to do an interview for a documentary with a subject while she is driving her SUV (no other choice) and I was wondering if I could get some tips from anyone on the best way to pull this off. I will be sitting in the front seat while the interviewer will be in the back asking questions.

I am using an XH A1 on fully manual so I guess I will set my F-Stop as low as possible as it will be somewhat dark in the car and I will just deal with the windows being wash out and over exposed.

Also, I assume I white balance outside of the car for daylight or should I do it inside the car?

p.s. We will be in Las Vegas, NV (day time in August) so potential for driving cut away shots could be nice.
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Old July 7th, 2009, 06:49 PM   #2
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Oliver,

I would WB inside the car under normal lighting conditions as the windows might be tinted and cause some odd color temps. If light permits us the ND Filters to help keep the glare out the windows at a minimum. If it is during the day inside an SUV there should be plenty of light. I'd do some test shots but you might try to shoot 1/100th or higher for the shutter to try to keep the motion blur at a min.

If possible get a lav mic on the driver so that you can minimize road noise.

Also, consider using the Camera on a monopod so you can have it in front of you pointing back at the driver. That way you could get some different angles other than a profile of the driver.
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Old July 7th, 2009, 10:09 PM   #3
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Garrett, thanks for all the info. Never shot at 1/100th but will try it. Also, the monopod idea is great.
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