B-Roll Acquisition

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What is B-Roll?

B-Roll is supplemental footage inserted as a cutaway under narration or interview that helps tell the story. It can be used to introduce a segment or to cover a speaker’s audio or video miscues.

Acquiring B-Roll

Multimedia Services has a significant amount of b-roll, however, there are projects that are so specific that we will not have the exact material required. In these situations, the producer will need to schedule a day(s) to acquire the footage. In some cases, scenarios may need to be created. If students are involved in the scenario(s) a signed release form will be needed. If b-roll needs to be recorded off campus, permits may be required.

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