I have recently been commissioned to produce, film and edit a series of interview video productions for YouthNet. YouthNet is a UK-wide charity supporting young people in the area of mental and physical health.
I was asked by one of YouthNet’s digital content producers to create three interview-style videos for one of their sites called The Site.org.
The first interview video is about Kat. Kat has been suffering from depression since her childhood. In her teenage years she started self-harming. In this interview video she talks about the challenges and obstacles of her mental condition in particular in regards to work and finding a job.
This interview video was filmed in an empty office in the same building as the head quarter of YouthNet. Including setting up and tidying up this shoot was done in less than one hour.
The second interview video is about Tara – a service coordinator at the charity Sane. She is an expert in the area of mental health issues at work. She gives advice on whether (and how) to disclose any mental health issues at work and the consequences this could have.
I filmed her in her office in East London. The room was quite dark, which meant that I had to use a lot of artificial light. As with all of my interview video productions I record the sound separately using a wireless clip-on microphone and an external high-end audio recorder.
The last interview video is about Franki. As with the other two videos I asked her questions, which my client had given to me beforehand. I filmed Franki at the head quarter of TheSite using two cameras. This setup allowed me to create much cleaner edits.
All three video are now online and have been watched over 15k times already.