Overcoming the “It’s Not Me, it’s You” Syndrome
Ever worked with somebody in your film, whether a pre-interview, b-roll scene, or formal interview and left feeling utterly disappointed? It happens to all of us. But here’s the critical part: so often we blame the people in our films for not being passionate enough, succinct enough, or just not giving us what we need.
The “It’s Not Me, It’s You” Syndrome occurs when we blame our characters—the people we’re interviewing—rather than take responsibility as the storyteller.
Here’s the insidious thing about this “It’s Not Me, It’s You” Syndrome: If we always shift the blame onto the person being interviewed then we have no hope of doing better next time. We’ll continue to do the same thing, over and over, yet hoping for different results. And you know what that’s the definition of, right? Yep: insanity.
If we want to get something different—something deeper—out of our interviewees then we need to be ready to do something different. That’s where How to Conduct Remarkable Interviews comes in.
CONDUCTING REMARKABLE INTERVIEWS WILL CHANGE HOW YOU WORK WITH NON-ACTORS
THIS ONE IDEA, WHEN MASTERED, WILL REVOLUTIONIZE YOUR INTERVIEWS.
Learn the ‘Golden Rule’
ACTIONABLE, ACCESSIBLE, AND INSTANTY APPLICABLE. TECHNIQUES SUCH AS “IT’S A BOXING MATCH” AND FIVE MORE.
Master the 6 Core Techniques
Overcome common challenges
WHAT TO DO IF THE ANSWERS ARE TOO LONG OR SHORT, YOU’RE INTERVIEWING KIDS, INTERVIEWING ALONE, THE INTERVIEWEE DOESN’T CARE, AND MORE.
“…I’m still on a high about this…took down pages and pages of notes that I’m excited to apply. It’s all relevant too; you can literally apply it to your next shoot and the one after than, then the one after that. This is like a paradigm shift.”
Facundo Rodrigo Campos