Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Tips on B-roll sequences, part of Documentary Editing with Premiere Pro.
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Along with interviews the other major ingredient for a documentary are observational shots…and sequences, also called B-roll. Basically, shots of things happening.…We're already in our Metalogging setup, but I want to take a closer look at the B-roll…and an easy way to do that is going to be to go full screen with this frame using the…Tilde key, and then I also want to switch over to thumbnails.…So I basically see all of my B-roll just spread out in front of me, and just by mousing over,…I'm able to scroll, see what these shots are all about. So here are some of the things I notice.…
First of all, I love intentional shooting, I like to be able to look at a glance and…be like that's a shot of, that's a shot of a box, that's a shot of BD walking, this is…a shot of a truck pulling out.…It may seem like the simplest thing in the world, but one of the important things to…learn about shooting B-roll is to be intentional to shoot something on purpose.…The second thing I'm noticing, and you have to look a little closer is good variation…
This course is part of a series that looks at Documentary Editing from the point of view of 3 different editors in 3 different editing applications. For more insight on editing documentary projects, take a look at Documentary Editing with Avid Media Composer and Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X.
- Interpreting a creative brief
- Logging interviews and other footage
- Pulling selects and presenting ideas
- Building sequences and scenes
- Creating title graphics
- Animating images
- Adjusting b-roll shots
- Tightening clip timing
- Compressing and exporting multiple files