View Full Version : Raw interviews from practice

02-08-2010, 05:46 PM
I just wanted to let you know that we have uncut interviews with Mark Few, Manny Arop, and Grant Gibbs from practice today right now on KREM.com:


Enjoy the content!

Tim Lewis
KREM 2 Sports Director

02-08-2010, 06:21 PM
Thanks TL, love the "Raw & Uncut" stuff each week.

02-08-2010, 06:59 PM
Manny gets the prize for the best interview at today's practice! (http://www.krem.com/video/raw/Raw-Manny-Arop-We-are-really-excited-to-play-them-83843502.html)

Question: "Happy with being able to get out there and do your thing?"

What do you suppose Manny's answer was?

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_UkLNCxT74w4/S3DOH3zTfVI/AAAAAAAAGJk/2Hs6c5vxU8k/2010-02-08%20Manny%20Arop%20Memphis%20KREM%202%20interview %20after%20game%20at%20practice-2.jpg

It's fun to watch these kids as they develop such poise in dealing with the bright lights, not only on the floor, but facing questions from the press! Manny's looking like a seasoned veteran answering questions! Articulate, frank, enthusiastic, and fun!

Go Manny!

02-08-2010, 06:59 PM
I love this team more and more each week. Thanks KREM.

02-08-2010, 10:58 PM
"Every day from now on we gotta bring it. The bench, the starters, everyone."
--Manny Arop.

I think Few got his message across.

02-09-2010, 05:12 AM
If you've never been interviewed on camera, then you have no idea how difficult it is. In addition to attempting to be articulate or at the very least not sounding like a goof, you have to be able to "speak to the camera". If you'll notice in Manny's interview, he is cocked a little to his right, no doubt that is where the guy asking questions is standing. Toward the end of his interview he turns more to the camera although his eyes betray him as he still looks a little right on occasion. This is no knock on Manny, it takes a great deal of practice to overcome the habit of looking at whom you are speaking and instead looking at a lens. Most humans start at an early age developing the habit of looking in the direction of the person we are speaking to. Speaking to an inanimate object is somewhat foreign to us. If you watch Few on most interviews, he has a tough time maintaining focus on the lens as well, he usually looks slightly aside. There is a reason, the lens gives you no feedback, no expression, no sign of understanding what you said, and as humans we are used to and need that feedback to make conversation.
Kudos to Manny and the others for doing so well at what is really more challenging than you would think. It's great training too.

PS I should point out that this is a little easier if the interviewer is also getting face time, or on camera, but it is still very challenging. Try it sometime on your own and put it up on YouTube

Xin Loi 67
02-09-2010, 05:32 AM
up the camera right now. :lmao: