Tuesday, February 10, 2009

09 Week #6 B-roll/Cutaways example

Find at least one example of A-roll/B-roll footage (most likely an interview where the action "cuts away" to B-roll shots. Post the link of the movie clip that you found to this blog post. Mention any additional techniques that you think are important to remember when creating interview or documentary-type movies that you noticed in your clip. Keep watching video with your "mind wide open" and apply what you like to your projects!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

For my video, I watched the interview of Peter Gammons interviewing Alex Rodriguez, a baseball player who took steroids. In the interview, Rodriguez explains why he took steroids and gives a public apology to his friends, family and all his fans. The interview had a great point but got a little long and boring. It had a very nice introduction, but throughout the whole interview, I think they should have put more entertaining clips, rather than just have the camera on the two people in the interview. Otherwise, the point he made was very well stated!

Molly said...

http://www.cdiabu.com/podcast/video/movie/CDIA-video-033-Pug.mov

This is the video I found looking for B-roll through a Google search. The subject is a little crazy, with the "pimping" of pugs, but there was some good angles and still photo shots throughout the interview. I think it is important to film the interviewer talking more than once during the B-roll and in this segment they balanced it well. It showed good angles of the dogs and the content went along very well with what the interviewer was discussing.

McKenzie Connot said...

The anonymous comment was mine, and here is my website!

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=3895585

Molly said...

http://www.cdiabu.com/podcast
/video/movie/CDIA-video-033-Pug.mov
(It cut off the url the first time I posted it)

Heather's blog said...

The video that I watched was an interview from CBS on tornadoes that went through Oklahoma.I thought this video have very good B-roll and A-roll cut aways. I like how they were still telling the story but showed different pictures of the area.I also liked how they zoomed in on the map so you know what area they were talking about.I thought this was a very good example of using footage in many different ways. http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4792274n

Rainey said...
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Rainey said...

My video was about putting up affordable nice homes in bad neighbor hoods. It had interesting camera angles at the begining that i liked. Heres the Link...

http://www.b-roll.net/tv/view_video.
php?viewkey=c79ae567298335b51ba8

Kelsey Mundhenke! said...

I searched youtube for Marco Torres, and I found a video about a conference in Alaska that encouraged its members to share their thoughts. I did noticed that he talked a little more than my attention span hold on, but it makes sense for this type of video. I would have liked to see a little more pictures or video clips about the conference, just to give an idea of what it was about. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW0jqrbZT6c

Jenna said...

I went to a 50 second video on youtube named Etnies Sean malto commercial B Roll Footage. This clip was about a boy skating in the city. It had B Roll footage and cutouts to the girls screaming in the background when the skater passed them. I thought that the angles in this film were very interesting, and I liked how the camera man followed the skater at the same speed as him and it appeared as if the camera was on the ground following the boy at times!

McKenna Moyes said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20h9hY0IDo4

This is the video I watched. I watched the interview of Alex Rodrigues admitting to his steriod use and giving an apology. Honestly this was a very boring interview. It just kept switching back and forth with nothing in between. To make it more interesting, they should have put pictures and clips of him just to mix it up a little more.

Hayley Herzog said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o77coI3O9ps

It took me a very long time to find a video with B-Roll. I was surprised how many interviews I watched were just "a talking head" with no B-Roll footage. For example: I watched one video interviewing women who danced in Hawaii and I thought it would be obvious to show B-Roll of the dancing but they didn't. Finally, I found this video of football players talking about how Michael Vick should be innocent on a news channel. The quality wasn't very good, but I did find it on you-tube. But again, I think it's important to be able to pick out important times to use B-Roll during an interview and Use It!

Liz said...

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=3934426&categoryid=2378529

I watched the video of Curtis Jackson being interviewed by ESPN. There wasn't much B roll in the interview except a few pictures.

Bergen Hesse said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkjNpubnZJ8

I found this video on youtube, it's about a boxer that cheated by making is boxing gloves harder by putting plaster of paris in them, they use the b-roll footage when the boxer is talking, this does add something to the interview and it makes it more interesting rather then just watching the boxer sit there and talk.