I’m not a Dancing with the Stars fan. I don’t think I’ve ever watched more than 5-minutes of the show. I’m not a hater. It just isn’t my thing, but the other night I saw it on a TV and it literally stopped me in my tracks with some video production inspiration.
What caught my eye was a series of interview shots. They were interviewing people against some pretty boring walls, but instead of shooting head-on into the wall they placed the camera up against it and shot down the wall at the interview subject. Does that make sense?
Clearly, I’ve done this sort of thing before, but seeing it on DWTS really served as a good reminder and even gave me some new ideas. They used the technique in multiple ways with the camera at different heights, the subject in profile and it all worked.
Inspiration can come from some unlikely places. That’s why you always have to keep your eyes open.
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