Behind the Scenes: Crafting Compelling Interviews for Ducere Foundation

Embarking on a New Venture with Ducere Foundation

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This week marked the beginning of an exciting project for Skillman Video Group as we started work with one of our newest clients, the Ducere Foundation.

Our task was to capture in-depth interviews with three high-level industry thought leaders, each renowned for their unique contributions and achievements in their respective fields.

The diversity of their stories promised rich, engaging content, perfectly aligned with Ducere’s mission to foster educational excellence.

Technical Setup and Challenges

Ducere requested a very specific setup for these interviews, including two Canon 5D cameras, a Zoom audio recorder paired with both a boom mic and a lavalier, and a standard three-way light kit.

This equipment was essential in ensuring that we could capture high-quality audio and visual content across various locations, each presenting its own set of challenges and advantages.

Interview One: Insights in a Home Office

Our first stop was the home office of the founder, President, and CEO of Asian Global.

Situated in a room bathed in natural light, the setting required minimal adjustments—just a backlight to soften the shadows.

She shared profound insights into her work with Rwanda and discussed the positive impacts of investing in developing countries.

The personal ambiance of her office added a warm, intimate feel to the interview, enriching the narrative with a touch of authenticity.

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Location, Location, Location

The next location took us to the vast, yet-to-be-set-up spaces of Merrimack Pharmaceutical at Kendall Square.

Interviewing the co-founder in this visually striking manufacturing and research space offered a dynamic backdrop that enhanced the visual appeal of our footage.

The open area allowed us to experiment with different shot angles, providing a visually rich setting that complemented the insightful content of the interview.

Confronting Challenges at Asian University for Women Support Foundation

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Our final interview was conducted in the conference room of the Asian University for Women Support Foundation.

Despite the small space and lack of natural lighting, our team expertly maneuvered the equipment to set up an effective shoot.

We gathered compelling information about the foundation’s successful journey, demonstrating our ability to adapt to and overcome environmental constraints.

Delivering Diverse and Engaging Content

At the end of this multifaceted shoot, the Ducere Foundation was equipped with three uniquely crafted pieces of material, each telling a different story but all showcasing the impact of thoughtful investment in global education.

Our team’s flexibility in working with set resources and variable environments ensured the highest quality of the final products, meeting our client’s specific needs and expectations.