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You should be familiar with Chiaroscuro, also called Rembrandt lighting – It is the technique of bringing out good light/dark contrasts and makes for much better interview video, using three or four point lighting (key light, fill light, hair light and background light).
FYI – This is the same for video as it is for still photography.
You can do a google search and find much – I quickly found:
I also have found that having the camera at an angle to the subject (not looking directly into the lens but at about a 15 degree offset – have the camera to your side and have the subject look at you) works well – As does having two versions, one very tight cropping the top of the head and one head & shoulders and cutting them together in your NLE.