The selfie interview is simply the latest form of autobiography. The genre traces back more than 1,600 years to St. Augustine’s Confessions.
In his selfie interview, German filmmaker and film teacher Matthias Sdun employs several techniques that make this kind of film visually pleasing as well as informative. For example, note his use of animated graphics to ask the questions.
You might also pay attention to Matthias’s verbal style, which conveys authority without being stilted. (No teleprompter needed.)
When you finish watching the video, be sure to scroll down to the YouTube comments section . There, Matthias answers technical questions from viewers, including how he controlled the camera movement using a stabilizer.
The selfie interview can be used in many ways. For example, artists can interview themselves about specific works. Business owners can share behind-the-scenes information with their customers. Healthcare providers can shoot Q & A videos about particular illnesses and treatments.
You can learn more about Matthias Sdun’s work at his website http://sdun.net; at his YouTube channel; and at his LOSTFRIESLAND fan page, which includes a trailer for his upcoming mystery/horror series.
If you shoot a selfie interview for any purposes, we hope you’ll tell us about it by writing firstname.lastname@example.org.