In this class exercise, we had to come up with around three political questions surrounding the upcoming election and interview people around campus, on their thoughts about politics, and who they'd think would be a good leader for Australia. In the first interview, we set up our shots with three people in frame, including the interviewer as we liked how the framing looked, as we could pan from the interviewer asking the question and then to the person responding, which was effective in our feedback in class. And we also wanted to make the interview very casual as we are interviewing uni students around campus. However, in future, I think we will keep the interviewer out of frame and close to the camera for eye line purposes, so the viewer is more engaged and it looks more aesthetically pleasing. We captured the sound with the camera microphone, which managed to be really clear, even though we had people right behind us talking, whilst we conducted the interviews. In this exercise, we had to work with natural lighting, so there was a bit of a sun glare and shadows, but it wasn’t so awful that you couldn’t see what was happening in frame. In the second interview, we had four people in shot including the interviewer. At the beginning, we used a pan shot when each person was introducing themselves as there were a lot of people in shot and we couldn’t all have them framed within the still shot. This pan technique proved to be quite effective, especially with the introductions, when shown in class. I don’t think the framing of this interview was as as effective as the first because of the amount of people in frame, as the camera would pan from just the three interviewees to just two of them and the interviewer. We found that the second interview to be quite comical because of the more interesting opinions and views about the leaders and upcoming elections. Finally, in the third interview, we had two girls as our subjects. This interview was a lot more casual as the interviewer and interviewees were sitting on the grass and casually talking about the upcoming election and their thoughts. This interview was a little bit more awkward and not as engaging as the previous ones because the subjects were a little hesitant and needed to get to class. We found that finding students to interview as well as want to be interviewed and are comfortable with talking in front of the camera about politics to be a little difficult. Overall, I think that we have a great selection of people's thoughts and opinions on the upcoming election and who should lead Australia.
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