As we’ve already mentioned in our previous article, B-roll is powerful footage that can elevate your story and keep your audience engaged. When you find the right combination of face-to-camera shots, voice overlay and visuals in your story – you can achieve some magical results.
What exactly is B-Roll?B-Roll footage, Broll or B roll is any supplemental video footage that is considered to be secondary to your primary footage. B-roll can be gathered with a separate unit, acquired from stock footage, or obtained from any source other than your principal photography. B-Roll footage will take your videos to a whole new level of sophistication. Where/how you source your B-Roll:
- May be shot by second unit crews.
- May be pulled from stock footage libraries.
- May not require sound.
- Provides supporting imagery and cutaway shots.
- Can also be used for establishing shots.