B roll possibilities

Your Extracurricular New Paltz projects have obvious possibilities for b roll: the extracurricular activity itself. But the key to a strong video is visual variety. So once you’ve captured footage of the activity, using a variety of shot types and perspectives, what other b roll possibilities do you have?

This video from the Reframing Mexico series, produced by students at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Monterrey Tech University, profiles a young woman, about your age, who loves to dance. But that’s not the only activity depicted in the b roll. We’ll discuss what else the video used as b roll and why — and then think about possibilities for our own projects.

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About Lisa Phillips

I am an assistant professor of journalism at SUNY New Paltz and the author of Unrequited: Women and Romantic Obsession (HarperCollins, 2015) and Public Radio: Behind the Voices.
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