How to create a filmed interview setup
A basic filmed interview setup includes a place for your subject to sit, a background, a lighting setup, and sound equipment. You can mimic any classic portrait lighting setup to get a gorgeous cinematic shot. If you're choosing to use natural light, try setting up beside a large window, and you'll find that the subject is draped in soft, dramatic light—a classic technique of photojournalists. Create distance between the subject and the background so you can control the degree to which the background is in focus. For the audio, either wire your subject with a lavalier microphone or use a boom mic—just make sure it stays out of the frame!