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mixer, which accepts (and lets you adjust the volume of) several inputs simulta- neously. (Radio Shack and video-equipment Web sites sell these items.) Tip: If you are both the camera operator and the interviewer, and you decide that you want to be on-camera along with your interview subject, use the remote control that comes with most camcorder models. Open the LCD screen and rotate it so that it's facing you as you sit in front of the camera--that's the only way for you to frame the shot when you're not actually standing behind the camcorder. Interviews ·Istheinterviewerpartoftheinterview? In other words, will the audience see the person asking the questions? If so, you've got a challenge on your hands. You've got two people sitting across from each other, facing opposite directions, but only one camera to flm them with. If you ever saw the 1987 movie Broadcast News, you know how TV professionals solve this problem. Before or after the interview, they capture some establishing- shot footage of the two people sitting there face to face. They also take some footage of the interviewer alone--nodding sagely in agreement, smiling in understanding, frowning in concern, and so on. They flm him asking the questions again, even after the interview subject has left the scene. Later, when editing the fnished product, they splice these reaction shots into the interview footage, as you can do in iMovie. The audience never suspects that the entire interview was shot with one camera.