Vox Pop Interview
This week on DeliBytes, David talks about Vox Pop Interview.
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Even if you’re not a media mogul it’s very likely that now and again you’ll get asked to do a Vox Pop interview. Whether that’s for an event video or a news broadcast.
So on today’s DeliBytes I thought I’d quickly run you through some pointers to come across on camera the best way possible and make sure that you’re included in the final product.
It’s very likely you’ll be given a handheld microphone, so you want to make sure that you’re holding it correctly.
You don’t want to be holding it up too high and you definitely don’t want to be holding it on the receiver so just get a good grip right underneath where the mic is and try to hold it underneath your chin, that’s where you’re going to get the best possible audio quality without obscuring the face you’ll also find some of them might have like a branding triangle or something on the outside with the company logo if you’d got one of those just keep your hand underneath it and try to angle the logo towards camera, they’re gonna like you very much for giving their brand a plug.
Check with the interviewer where you should be maintaining eye contact. Whether that’s straight down the barrel the camera or to the interviewer themselves . Once you’re told keep your eye contact and don’t flip back and forth between one another just keep that laser vision the entire time and people will be listening to what you’re saying instead of watching your eyes move.
In terms of content you want to make sure that you keep your answers brief so keep it as concise as possible say two sentences that’s all but an editor is going to be looking for. So you want to be the ideal one out of the bunch where there’s not a lot of editing to trim down what you’ve said to have that be included in a video and try to avoid any jargon or swearing or anything unnecessary that any average Joe walking down the street wouldn’t understand you want to be as relatable as humanly possible.
And lastly sometimes it’s worth checking with the interviewer if you can hear the questions that they’re going to ask you ahead of time don’t stress out too much about that but it is nice to get a heads up and have a bit of time to think about it.
But again you don’t want to spend a lot of time rehearsing your answers you do want to feel off-the-cuff and so just have a quick chat with them and see what they would prefer and if you do get the time to have a quick think about it just take 30 seconds to gather your thoughts and think about what you’re going to say.
I hope this has been helpful I’m looking forward to seeing a bunch of you in many Vox Pops in the future and keep checking back to DeliBytes for more useful tips. Thanks!