Hubert Seipel was the first television journalist get an exclusive, on-on-one TV interview with Edward Snowden.
Filming Edward Snowden
2 lapel mics, 2 key lights, 2 hair lights, 4 cameras.
The curving wall distortion in camera four's shots tell me that that this 'process shot' was likely made with a GoPro.
This is how the NDR.de crew set up the room for the first one-on-one interview with Edward Snowden in Moscow.
The image also reveals one of Snowden's cameras was on a sliding track. Interesting to see the pros position the key lights on the same side as the natural window light.
This exclusive and lengthy and investigative interview with Edward Snowden was conducted in a Moscow Hotel room, under much secrecy and great security by . . . Germany's public television.
Hubert Seipel succeeded as the first television journalist to get a TV interview with Edward Snowden.
The US TV presenter, Brian Williams is claiming that he has an exclusive; the 'first TV interview since Snowden fled to Moscow.'
Williams opens with this voice over at 00:16-00:19 of the interview.
This kind of false puffery hurts serious journalism efforts everywhere.
In journalism, facts are sacred.
Snowden's first major TV interview after fleeing to Moscow already happened back in January.
CNN's Reliable Sources host, Brian Stetler, writes in this article about why it is such a big deal about why Snowden waited one year to talk to a TV interviewer.
But, his story is wrong. The entire premise is based on an unverified claim by the one and only source in his story: Ben Wizner, an ACLU attorney.
Below is the first, exclusive, English language, In Moscow hotel, TV interview, produced by a top TV journalist, aired for a respected national network.
Watch the Snowden-Interview in English.