I love to interview people and luckily for me, I'm getting paid to do it as part of a new gig.
In my early days I had to ask a friend to hold the camera.
Then at some point I got smart and asked a PR person or publicist to hold the camera - they have a little more invested in the shot coming out well.
In my new gig I'm the lone reporter, out on the street, with my iPhone. Seriously - it's become my camera of choice. My HD Flip works well too. Yes I still have no one to hold the camera so I balance it on some books or use a tripod. The problem is that if we shift at all during the conversation, we shift out of frame.
And then I have to apologize a 100 times and RE-SHOOT the entire thing.
Enter my new toy and personal cameraman, Swivl.
I most recently shot this interview with the Swivl and you can see the difference:
- Swivl automatcially moves to where the remote is. If we move or shift during conversation, we will stay in view!
- The Swivl remote is also a microphone. This is HUGE for us iPhone and Flip camera users. HUGE!
- Swivl is compact, can adjust to most iPhones, iPods, Droid phones, Flip cameras, and more.
- Swivl can be placed on a standard tripod if you still need that extra height.
I'll be doing many more interviews with Swivl so be sure to follow my YouTube channel:
Disclosure: I received a Swivl at no charge. All opinions are my own and this post was not required, reviewed, nor approved by anyone other than me.