Saturday, November 1, 2008

229/365 Mock interviews

A few years ago, we started doing mock interviews with the Junior Miss contestants at Wednesday night's practice. I think it's a great idea because the two Junior Miss interviews I did (local and state) were the toughest I've ever been through.

They quiz the girls on politics, current events, reasons behind their application answers, and other unexpected topics that really test their ability to coherently answer a question under pressure.

The real interview is held the morning of the program. It lasts about 10-15 minutes, and more than once, a contestant has come out of the room in tears because she's afraid she completely made a fool of herself.

For that reason, even if the mock interviews are more light-hearted, I think it's good preparation.

Camera: Canon 40D, 1/125s, f/5.6 at ISO 1600 in fluorescent lighting.

No comments:

Post a Comment