Shooting B-Roll FootageLearn to harness the power of B-Roll for your film, how to use verité footage, basic coverage techniques in the field, how to shoot sequences, how to tailor B-roll for interviews, and how to shoot B-roll after the edit.
Shooting B-Roll FootageDeveloped by Jason Tomaric, FilmSkills
- 21:52 video that walks you through the process of shooting B-Roll
- Illustrated companion guide
- The difference between shooting B-Roll and Verité
- How to shoot controlled vs. uncontrolled B-Roll
- Shot sizes
- How to shoot sequences
- How to determine necessary B-Roll in the editing room
Jason TomaricDirector, Cinematographer Los Angeles, California
Adam PreskillDirector, "Surfing with the Enemy," "Robert Johnson DNA" and "Taking The Oath"
Originally from San Diego, California, Adam graduated Cum Laude from Harvard University in 1999 with a B.A. in English and American Literature and Language. In 2000, he moved to Aspen, Colorado, where he spent three years as a staff writer at the Aspen Daily News writing hard news, arts and entertainment, sports and features. Adam worked as a freelance journalist from 2004 to 2006, traveling extensively through Central and South America, and writing stories for publications including Aspen magazine, The Miami Herald and Gotham magazine.
After returning to California in 2006, Adam’s experience as a journalist, passion for travel, and love for film lead him to the documentary field, and to the founding of Venice the Menace with partners Scott Braman and Aaron Miller. Beginning as a local video network featuring over 100 web videos about life in Venice Beach (www.venicethemenace.com), the company soon expanded into commercial work with major companies like Ford and Skechers, and then into feature-length productions, beginning with the historical documentary Taking The Oath, made in association with the National Veterans Foundation. In 2010, Adam served as the co-director, producer, editor, writer and composer of Venice the Menace’s second feature, Surfing With The Enemy, a documentary about surfers in Cuba distributed by Polaris Global Media.
Anthony Q. ArtisDocumentary filmmaker; Author of "Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide"
Anthony Q. Artis has worked professionally in positions as diverse as producer, gaffer, cinematographer, and narrative projects and survived more low-budget shoots than he cares to admit. His feature films and TV shows have screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, the IFP Market, Slamdance, Cinequest, as well as on MTV, The Independent Film Channel and The special-FX make up, sound mixer, and location manager just to name a few. Anthony is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Since graduating, he has crewed and produced a variety of television, documentary Education Channel. Most notably, he produced the feature film, Shelter which won first prize for Emerging Narratives at the 2003 IFP Market along with many other awards on the festival circuit. Anthony can be seen in full guerrilla action as Associate Producer, Gaffer, and 2nd Unit DP in the feature documentary, Paper Chasers, which chronicles the hip-hop music industry and the down and dirty making of a low-budget guerrilla doc. Through the years Anthony has organized numerous student film festivals and trained hundreds of aspiring guerrilla filmmakers for major institutions, including New York University, New York City’s famed LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, and Baltimore County Public Schools. Anthony is presently the manager of the Film and TV Production Center at N.Y.U.’s Tisch School of the Arts where he coordinates the technical training and production equipment for all film and TV students. He most recently launched the Down and Dirty DV Podcast on iTunes and is currently producing an instructional series of guerrilla filmmaking books, DVD’s, and boot camps. He remains an active guerrilla filmmaker, educator and “artrepreneur”.
Dana KupperCinematography, "The New Americans," "The Trials of Muhammad Ali," "On Beauty," and "In the Game"
When not helping people tell their stories, Dana is the proud mother of a 9 year daughter, and also teaches a digital cinematography class at Columbia College.
Greg StromMulti-award winning commercial/documentary director and producer
Jason J. TomaricEmmy-winning director/Cinematographer
Michael RabigerMulti-award-winning filmmaker, author "Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics," and "Directing the Documentary"
Mitch AndersonDirector, "The World Without US," "China's Century of Humiliation"
Mitch Anderson is a Romanian born American film director, producer, writer, researcher and editor. He is the only son of former political dissidents of the Stalinist era. His first film, The World Without US explores the what might happen if the United States were to leave the international arena, rescind its global reach and become an isolationist nation again. His second film China's Century of Humiliation studies how the Chinese and Western societies evolved based on their Confucian and Christian ideology.
Steve GoldenEmmy-winning documentarian, "The Race to Perth," "Agent Orange," and "Parenting Paulie."
Steve is a DP/Cameraman for over 20 years. Started in film and have shot just about every format and camera there is, although there was probably one invented yesterday he hasn't seen yet. He shot, directed and produced "The Race to Perth" which won an Emmy. Additionally, he shot "Agent Orange" and "Parenting Paulie" for WBBM-TV both of which also won Emmies. He produced, directed and shot "Personal Computing Concepts" which won a Golden Cindy Award. And produced, directed and shot "Heart of America Challenge" which won a Silver Hugo. He is also an adjunct professor at Columbia College teaching Documentary film.