Shortcuts: Framing a TV interview

Poor framing makes a video interview look amateurish. Of course there are many styles of shooting which leaves room for variation.  But if you want to achieve the framing of a conventional TV interview then these are my suggestions.


  • Eyes on the top third line of the frame
  • Eyes looking into a space towards the interviewer
  • You can see both eyes
  • Back of head away from the frame but not too much dead space
  • Little bit of space above the head but not to much

Any other ideas welcome.