See Tips for Shooting Video Below: (you can also apply the same techniques to your photos)
1. Shoot Horizontal
Stand/sit slightly off-centre to create a more visually interesting scene, at eye-level.
3. Use a tripod
3. Do not use Zoom
4. Natural Light
Face your subject toward a window for great natural light. Never have the window behind the subject though or else you’ll be left with a silhouette.
5. Exposure and focus
Smartphones and digital cameras will automatically detect and adjust exposure and focus accordingly. It’s great for taking quick snaps, but ideally while recording you’ll want to have more manual control and lock these down so they don’t adjust and leave your footage over-exposed and out of focus.
Simply tap on your subject using your smartphone’s default app to manually lock exposure and focus in your footage. This can be adjusted whilst filming. Most modern digital cameras also offer this tap feature. If not, a ‘half-press’ of the capture button will do this.
6. Use audio recording
You are ready to record. You have the perfect lighting and location (no background noises, no wind). Prepare what you are going to say ... Practice, practice, practice. Please do not add music.
If you are conducting video interviews of any type that will later be published, then it is imperative that you require permission from the interviewee before filming. They should be made fully aware of the context in which the footage will be used and where it will be published.