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Differences between Sitting and Standing while filming corporate interviews

Whether you should stand or sit for your corporate interview largely depends on the context and the style of the interview. Here are some factors to consider:





Sit for the Interview

  1. Formal and In-depth Discussions: Sitting is often preferred for formal, in-depth interviews. It allows both the interviewer and interviewee to be more comfortable, especially for longer conversations.

  2. Professional Setting: Sitting can give a more professional and stable look. It's easier to maintain good posture and steady eye contact.

  3. Relaxed and Conversational Tone: If the interview aims to be more conversational and relaxed, sitting can help set that tone.

Stand for the Interview

  1. Dynamic and Energetic Tone: Standing can be effective for short, high-energy segments. It often conveys a sense of energy and engagement.

  2. Demonstrations or Physical Product Showcases: If the interview involves demonstrating a product or a physical activity, standing might be necessary.

  3. Limited Space or Creative Aesthetics: Sometimes the choice to stand is dictated by the filming location or the desired aesthetic of the video.

Other Considerations

  • Camera Setup: The choice between standing or sitting will affect camera angles and framing. Ensure your filming setup accommodates your choice.

  • Comfort and Accessibility: Consider the comfort and physical needs of the interviewee. Some people may prefer or need to sit.

  • Consistency: If it's a series of interviews, maintaining consistency in presentation (all sitting or all standing) can be visually pleasing.

Ultimately, the decision should align with the tone of the interview, the comfort of the participants, and the overall production style. It's also a good idea to test both options during a rehearsal to see which feels more natural and looks better on camera.

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