I'd like to see a few '2-camera' Scoble style interviews in the future.
Need to take it to the next level.
IMO, the 'Scoble Style' conversations are more effective, as oppossed to the Ken Burns or Charlie Rose style.
I think there are two problems with using a two camera format. First off, it will take longer to edit, thus less videos can be filmed per week/month/whatever. Secondly, it's like Scoble said in the video, with more cameras it starts to make people less apt
to just talk as if in regular conversations, sans cameras. It will make them start to talk more like a marketing guy than a dev.
However, there are certain situations in which a two camera format might be worth it and workable. Like in the Larry Hyrb demonstration of the Xbox 360, there could have been a camera at the back of the room and Scoble's regular camera up front getting the
close up action. Due to the size of the room, the interviewees are less likely to notice the camera as much since it two cameras won't be up in their faces. It makes people less apt to talk like marketing folk, so, like Scoble said, he can get a more conversational
talk going with the interviewee, which, in my opinion, is part of what makes the videos great. With developer offices though, getting two cameras in there with sometimes up to five or six people (not including camera men!) will make things more cramped and
they'll notice the cameras more and, again, will be more apt to talk like marketing people.
At least that is how I interpreted what Scoble was saying. My two cents.
There are times when I wish Robert did use more equipment. Like in those recent Xbox360 roundtable videos the sound was not so good. If he had of used a boom microphone that would have made the video so much better.
That's what makes the videos so raw and awesome. It's like when someone suggested using Camtasia for the demos. It just doesn't have the same raw feel to it as Scoble's style. If you want to hear Larry Hyrb talk about Xbox 360 and things related, subscribe
to Major Nelson's (Larry Hyrb) podcast. It's great.