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Michael, one way (and there are probably as many ways as people on this forum) is to have a script of prepared questions for the interviewer. These would be asked and the answers would be recorded with the camcorder shooting on the interviewee. Care should be taken to leave time between each question and each answer (instruct both participants). After this sesion the interviewer would be recorded asking the same set of questions (from the script). Also record the interviewer nodding,smiling, laughing, etc as appropriate reactions to the answers. In the editing you would add the clip of the interviewer asking the question, a clip of the interviewee’s answer and during the answer (especially during a long answer) add video of the reactions of the interviwer you have recorded earlier. This would eliminate the need for syncing.You could use your lav microphone on the person being videoed for excellent audio. Lighting could beset to be the best for the subject being videoed. If you want to use a second camcorder,you could record from behind the interviewee showing the interviewer reactions (using the video only) and throw this in the mix where appropriate with not much of a syncing issue. This is just one way that seems to be the simplest to me. I hope that my expanation is clear and that ithelps. Keep shooting.