Filming completely solo is a challenge but it has rewards, you get a chance to build a strong relationship with your contributor and can really get inside a situation. I like filming this way and new technology has made it much easier to cope with sound and video problems. I have a shoulder mounting rig that adds stability and lets me have freer use of my right arm ( I can’t use my left arm as it’s paralysed due to catching Polio when I was a baby ).
The trick is to relax, if you are relaxed the people you are filming will also relax and get used to you. They then act completely naturally, you become accepted, and ‘hey presto’ your filming real life and as life is subjective you don’t have to worry about being ‘objective’ because it’s impossible. Though it’s strange how people accept what they see in a film or TV documentary as a ‘truth’ that just happened.