Author: Rob Taylor

Lesson 4 – The Art of B-Roll

Overview Once students have successfully learned how to set up their camera to get their exposure correct for pictures and videos, it’s time to apply that skill to video. B-roll, the background footage that stitches together scenes, is the best place to start. These shots don’t require a subject, they just require students to think artistically. It also presents an opportunity to start teaching the students how to use natural light to their advantage. Explainer Wistia has a pretty great example of what B-roll is, and they show a video without B-roll, and then with B-roll. Its content is...

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