Normally I hate double interview shots. I’ve even advised against it in my book I think.
The reason, of course, is because the guy who’s not talking is sitting there like a lump on a log.
So I told these guys they could stand side by side and chat and I’d feature one or the other as we went.
But I changed my mind.
They actually pulled it off.
I just held the camera and let them talk.
If you don’t know, Phil Burtt is the David Beckham of the shooting world. He’s known internationally and is also a very nice bloke.
So this whole video was done on the strength of his name. And he knew exactly what to say.
So I let it ride and with very little editing and some judicious B roll, I thought it came off very well.
Yes, it’s a bit long, but if you’re a soccer fan and the video features David Beckham, you’re going to watch the whole thing.
And so it is with this one for those in the world of shooting.