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How to Make Good "Person on the Street" Videos

Tips to improve one of the most useful kinds of videos.

One of the easiest ways for churches to start creating great video for worship is to begin with the "Person on the Street" interview. Made popular by Jay Leno on NBC's The Tonight Show, the "Person on the Street" is usually fun, entertaining, and educational—all at the same time. It's a great way to get a finger on the pulse of the culture at large. It's also a great way to start worship (or, in some cases, keep it moving). We've compiled a list of some of our best tips that will aid you in creating your own Person on the Street (or POTS) videos. These come from personal experience; we hope you find them helpful.

Before you shoot

Find a good interviewer. The best interviewers are ones who have some charisma. Whoever asks the questions needs to feel comfortable both on camera and in approaching and striking up conversation with complete strangers. It's also an asset to use someone who can think quickly on his or her feet. The ability to make funny comments or to ask follow up questions ...

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