Post-production teams often look for footage to make an interview more visually engaging, to cover edits, and highlight the subject matter. In this video, learn the few basic rules you should keep in mind when shooting b-roll.
- Let's talk about B-roll or the footage … that makes your video visually interesting and entertaining. … When thinking about B-roll, think in sequences. … What's the primary action you're going to highlight? … Dan, walking into the room. … That's our primary action. … So what happens before and what happens after? … Before? … He walks down the highway. … The action happens, he opens the door, … then he enters the room. … Now, let's think about wide, medium and close. … The wide shot is him walking down the hallway … establishing the entire scene. … Through a medium shot in showing … a little bit more detail of him walking. … Now, that beautiful closeup of him opening that door. … Including the wide, medium and close shots … allows you to tell your story visually. … That's the most important thing. … B-roll allows you to get creative, shoot from high up, … down low, show details, put in movement. … Tell the story in a fun way. … But if you're going to move, make sure you hold the shot …
- Picking the right gear
- Setting up audio
- Key features of the Sony a7
- Lighting your interviews with natural light
- Exterior and interior shooting
- Setting up the audio
- Properly framing your subject
- Interviewing off camera
- Shooting on smart phones
Skill Level Beginner
Lighting a Video Interviewwith Richard Harrington2h 28m Intermediate
Mastering Common Interview Questionswith Valerie Sutton56m 14s Intermediate
Video Foundations: Interviewswith Anthony Q. Artis1h 55m Intermediate
1. Choosing the Right Gear
2. Setting Up the Location
3. Setting Up the Interview
4. Shooting B-Roll
5. Variations on a Theme
6. After the Interview
Backing up SD card1m 5s
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