Interviewing is a core skill that takes preparation and practice so we will spend some time studying the right and wrong way to interview here. Attached is a summary of my best interview tips (collected from Mitch Joel). Please conduct all interviews with these tips in mind.
Please do not walk into an interview unprepared. Make appointments, find a quiet place and have a conversation.
Listen to Anna Sales (Death, Sex and Money) give one amazing insight after another about how to interview: (57 minutes but worth it!)
Or listen to a few great classic interviews by Ira Glass:
Great basic interview: Babysitting (25 minutes)
Interviews interspersed with natural sound, lots of narration and reflection:
Notes on Camp (7 minutes)
Harper High (14 minutes)
1. Watch this video that teaches you how to use natural light from a window and a bounceboard to light an interview subject.
2. Watch this video that teaches how to light using a studio key light.
Here is a natural light example (though she has an eye-light)
How to get better sound on your Smartphone:
A simple hack to improve your sound with a smartphone: