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Turning Home Video into Pro Video > Turning Home Video into Pro Video - Pg. 71

Tip: If you're the interviewer, here's one tip that has nothing to do with the technicalities of your camcorder and tripod: Listen to the answers. Many inexperienced interviewers are so busy thinking about the next question that they miss golden opportunities for further lines of questioning. Worse, the interview subject will detect that you're not really paying attention, so the interview won't go nearly as well as it could. Interviews Music Videos Few camcorder endeavors are as much fun as making a music video, whether it's a serious one or a fake one just for kicks. Of course, your interest in this kind of video technique may depend on your age and taste. But music videos are worth studying, no matter who you are, because they fre- quently incorporate every conceivable camera trick, editing technique, and shooting style. The day you shoot a music video is the day you can try punching every button on your camcorder, unlocking those weird special effects you've never even tried, and using all the unnecessary zooms you want. Better yet, this is the day when you don't care a whit about microphones or sound. Eventually, you'll discard the camcorder's recorded sound anyway. As you splice your footage together in iMovie, you'll replace the camcorder's soundtrack with a high-quality original recording of the song.