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 We are Sarah Otto and Matt Potts, founders of Goodness Lover and producers of all the programs on this page. We truly believe that by teaching others the pathway to health, we have the power to change lives. By working together, we can impact generations to come by raising awareness and giving people the tools they need to restore their health. We’d be honoured to have you join us as a videographer in Microbiome.

What is Microbiome?

Microbiome is a 10-part masterclass series and as the name suggests, we’ll be diving deep into the crucial role our microbiome plays in our overall health, from preventing disease to helping treat today’s chronic conditions.

We’d love your help to shoot an interview!

We would be honoured if you would help us shoot an interview! All the shootings take place at our experts’ homes or offices. Our writer, Meghan Malia, will join you virtually once you are all set up to conduct the interview, which will take around 1,5 – 2,5 hours.

Meet our team!

Meghan Malia has been with the Goodness Lover team since 2019 and worked on all of our previous series. Meghan will be the one conducting the interview that you will shoot. When you have finished setting up, you will connect with her via the Zoom link she will provide you with. You will need to have an available device with you to do that. You can reach out to her at

Christina Parpoula has been with the Goodness Lover team for nearly 4 years and worked on all of our previous series. Christina is helping schedule all of the shootings and will be happy to help you with any questions you might have. You can reach out to her at

Some of the incredible speakers
we have interviewed before:

Dr. Achina Stein

Dr. Asia Muhammad

Dr. Brooke Goldner

Dr. Carrie Jones

Dr. Catherine Clinton

Dr. Cyrus Khambatta

Dr. Daryl Gioffre

Dr. David Perlmutter

Dr. Felice Gersh

Dr. Fred Harvey

Dr. Heather Moday

Dr. Heather Shenkman

Dr. Ilana Gurevich

Dr. Jason Hawrelak

Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Dr. Joseph Pizzorno

Kiran Krishnan

Dr. Liz Lipski

Dr. Matthew Nagra

Dr. Maya Shetreat

Dr. Micah Yu

Dr. Nirala Jacobi

Ocean Robbins

Dr. Peter Bongiorno

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

Dr. Sarina Pasricha

Dr. Wendy Romig

Dr. Will Bulsievicz

Dr. Will Cole

Dr. Peter Bongiorno

Past Programs:

We are known for creating highly actionable, useful health content with high-end video production. 

The Inflammation Solution is a 10-part masterclass series. Viewers learn everything they should know about inflammation. Top medical experts show how we can improve our health and slash our disease risk. Viewers learn the simple yet powerful steps we can take now to live a longer, happier life.

The Gut-Immune Solution is a 10-part series that gives viewers the tools and understanding to foster a robust immune system – and reduce their risk of chronic disease – all by cultivating a healthy microbiome. 

The Gut Solution is an 10-episode series that not only uncovers the little-known causes of poor gut health, but provides practical tools to repair this vital organ. Presented by over 40 leading experts and doctors, The Gut Solution posits, “if you can heal your microbiome, your microbiome will heal you”.

The Gut-Brain Solution is a transformative program empowers its viewers with the tools and insights to overcome stubborn digestive problems and mental health challenges. By understanding the two-way link between the mind and the gut, we can put our suffering behind us and enjoy the life we are meant to live.

Important Dates: Mark Your Calendars!

Interviews Shooting

September 6th - November 18th, 2022

Promotional Period

January 30th - February 13th, 2023

Screening Period

February 13th - February 26th, 2023

Setup Instructions

Camera 1 (c1) - example below

● Medium shot (mid-torso and up)
● Interviewee is looking at this camera when talking
● Centre the interviewee in the frame

Camera 2 (c2) - example below​

● Medium close up (chest and up)
● Interviewee is NOT looking at this camera
● Frame the interviewee in the outer two thirds of the frame leaving one third for leading room based on the direction of the interviewees gaze. (eg. If the interviewee is looking left to right of the frame, give leading room to the right third of the frame)

Video guide on shooting interviews

● Focal length for all shots to be 50mm and above (preferably 70mm+ for CAM 2).
● Maximum aperture of f/2.8 (preferably f/1.8).
● Adjust recording settings to 23.976fps, 4k resolution and your camera’s respective raw file format.
● Record in a cine/log color profile, or the flattest color profile available.
● Ensure there is maximum distance between the interviewee and the background as well as the
interviewee and the camera, the latter is of less priority. This is to maximise depth of field and
background blur and create separation between the interviewee and the background.
● Ensure cameras are a couple of centimetres above the interviewee’s eye level.
● Hold up a colour checker (or blank white sheet of paper) at the start of a recording and match white
balance accordingly.

● Avoid natural light at all costs, the colour temp and intensity fluctuate too much during long interviews.
● Set lighting temperature to around 3200K if using tungsten lighting or 5600K if using daylight lighting.
● Ensure both cameras are matched in color balance and this is matched to the camera’s white balance
● Position key light height slightly above the interviewee’s head level.
● Position hair light height above interviewee’s head level and avoid the hair light from spilling onto
interviewee’s face.
● Avoid having any location lights on, with the exception of diegetic lights in the frame that have
dimming options to ensure nothing in the frame is overexposed.
● Soft Rembrandt lighting style preferred. Ensure key light is diffused.
● If possible, create pools of light in the background to create texture and avoid plain walls that are lit

● Do not have uncovered windows in the background to prevent the blowing out of highlights. If windows are in the background, use sheers or curtains to diffuse the light.
● Ensure there are no objects in the background that look like they protrude from the interviewees head (eg. trees, poles etc.)
● Ensure the background is not too busy or too empty.
● Using the rule of thirds, leave appropriate headroom.

● Ensure there are no clothes rustling on the lapel.
● If there are any distracting sound interruptions, kindly ask the interviewee to repeat.
● If possible, use both a lavalier and boom microphone, recorded on separate audio tracks.
● Monitor audio levels during recording to avoid peaking – use headphones.
● Slate as a marker at the beginning of the interview for sync between cameras and audio, either with a clap or using a clapper board.
● If recording at a location with a nearby road or ambient sounds, please ensure windows/doors are closed to minimize background noise.

We do not require editing as we have our own video editor on the team. We will provide a google drive folder to upload the footage.

● Ensure the interviewee is looking at CAM 1 when talking.
● Ensure the interviewee is sitting comfortably, not standing.
● Inform the interviewee to wait a few seconds after the interviewer has asked the question before
● Ask the interviewee to include the question in their answer. (e.g. if the interviewer asks “what did you
have for breakfast?”, ensure the interviewee does NOT answer “bacon and eggs”, instead they would answer “for breakfast I had bacon and eggs”)

You will have an hour to set all the equipment up as per the instructions above. The interview will last 1.5 – 2.5 hours (depending on the expert’s availability) and you then have half an hour to pack up your equipment once the filming is over.

A quiet room with artificial lighting and blinds or drapes on any exposed windows. Ideally the room to allow 5-10 feet of open space between you and the wall behind you, along with 5-10 feet in front of you for setting up the cameras and lights. Any room will do, including an office, exam room, or kitchen.

Via wire transfer or card payment once the interview has been completed and before the footage has been uploaded to our drive

Once the payment has been received, the footage should be uploaded to our drive. A link will be provided before the shooting takes place.