Interviews don’t have to be boring. Some clients hear the word ‘interview’ and think that the people speaking on screen have to look dull, like in a news story. But there are many other options to spice up a video’s visual style.

We’ve posted a few sample shots to show you how different backgrounds and angles can create a distinct look for your video. From classic black backdrops, to hopeful white, and from dramatic architecture to props that set the stage – the framing of a shot can communicate as much or more than the people speaking on screen.

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We interviewed sisters Jacinthe and Suzanne Lavallée together to show their close relationship in this video for La Fondation Sainte-Croix / Heriot.

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We used a classic black background to establish a more serious tone for this interview with Dans la rue founder Father Emmett Johns.

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Jason Lewis’ lab had several screens, so we put an onscreen design that echoed his clothing to make the framing pop.

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We surrounded Joanna Berzowska with her cutting edge wearable designs for a fun look that matches her personality.

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An unusual low-angle framing for Professor Patrick Gullick was an interesting second camera choice.

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This lab background nicely sets up David Walsh’s biology credentials.

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Our Director of Photography opted for a cityscape background to set up Rhona Richman Kenneally’s experience in design and architecture. It also echoes her beautifully designed hair and eyeware.

What would you like your images to convey on your next project? Get in touch with us to discuss some ideas!

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