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 B-ROLL needs to be recorded off campus, permits may be required.

Requesting Access to B-ROLL Previously Captured

We currently grant access to existing B-ROLL via direct request. Our B-ROLL catalog is currently hosted on OneDrive and can be shared with anyone in and outside of FDU upon request. For access to our B-ROLL, please email


Multimedia Services is diligently organizing and labeling our extensive collection of B-ROLL footage in preparation for the launch of a new cloud-based video library, set to become available in Summer 2024. This initiative aims to enhance accessibility and search-ability, ensuring efficient use of our valuable video resources.

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