Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Evaluating B-roll, part of Creating a Mini Documentary with Premiere Elements.
One mantra of editing is show don't tell.…And the way we show in a video project is using what's often referred to…as B-roll.…Now B-roll has become somewhat of a generalized term.…Some documentary editors would say, "Oh well those are observational shots,"…or, "Those are Cinema verite or direct cinema shots," and that's all accurate.…But B-roll has come to mean all of the different types of footage that you may…use besides the interview to help tell your story with pictures. And that's the…way we're using it here.…
Just a general term for all of the footage that's not the interview.…We've already evaluated our interview, and we've already put all of our B-roll…in one folder.…Now I want to go into that folder, and I think I'm going to switch back to…Icon view so I see a nice, big image.…Yup, that's great.…In a brief overview I can see even from these thumbnails that I have a…nice variety of shots.…I can see that I have close-ups, as well as wide shots, and I have shots that look…like they're going to cut together pretty well.…
- Importing and evaluating footage
- Planning the edit
- Marking and adding clips to the timeline
- Creating cover shots with video tracks
- Trimming clips
- Adding and refining transitions
- Adding a title and a lower third
- Incorporating still images
- Setting audio levels
- Creating a DVD
- Posting to YouTube
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Premiere Pro CS5.5 New Featureswith David Basulto27m 7s Intermediate
1. Organizing and Ingesting Footage
2. Assembling Footage on the Timeline
Trimming interview shots2m 48s
3. Refining the Cut
4. Titles and Graphics
5. Finishing Steps
6. Digital Distribution
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