Movie or still, it's the same concept. You'll need a shallow depth of field. In your case, it's hard to do with a P&S camera since the sensor is small. That's why people spend tons of $$ to achieve the effect.
The most you can try on your camera is zoom in at maximum (you'll have to stand really far away), and your subject has to be a distant away from the background. Check your LCD to see if the background is blurry enough for your taste. If you want more blurry background, move your subject further from the background. If it's still not enough, then that's the limit of point and shoot.
The thing is, I am shooting a video. People will be taking and I need to record that also. It's for a youtube thing.
I have heard people used manual focus, but I can't get that to work either. I know about lowering the aperture, but that makes little difference.
For your setting, it's not possible with your camera. Auto focus or manual focus doesn't matter. You want a shallow DOF, you'll need a wide aperture setting. The aperture on your camera is not wide enough to provide out of focus background.
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