Video Broll Shooting

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Video Broll Shooting

  1. 1. By Serena Carpenter http://serenacarpenter.com Shooting B-roll Video
  2. 2. Basics of B-roll <ul><li>WS – wide shot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Establishing Shot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Closing Shot </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MS </li></ul><ul><li>MCU </li></ul><ul><li>CU </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Headroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Noseroom </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sequences </li></ul><ul><li>Sequences </li></ul><ul><li>Sequences </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bbctraining.com/modules/5915/video/1.2.2.htm </li></ul>
  3. 3. High. Low. Eye.
  4. 4. Tips <ul><li>VIDEO </li></ul><ul><li>USE Tripod </li></ul><ul><li>Shoot for :15 </li></ul><ul><li>Faces </li></ul><ul><li>Sequences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vary levels and angles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Signs & buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Background distraction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>White </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Frame each shot </li></ul><ul><li>Opening and closing shot </li></ul><ul><li>Eyes, not ears and backs of heads </li></ul><ul><li>Headroom, noseroom </li></ul><ul><li>AUDIO </li></ul><ul><li>Headphones </li></ul><ul><li>Shutup during shoots </li></ul><ul><li>Wind </li></ul><ul><li>Close to sound </li></ul><ul><li>NO Staging </li></ul>
  5. 5. Pans and Zooms <ul><li>Zooming and panning is not a natural eye movement.. so use rarely. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Think in Sequences <ul><li>50% close-ups or extreme close-ups </li></ul><ul><li>25% WS </li></ul><ul><li>25% MS </li></ul>
  7. 7. Action <ul><li>Shoot wide </li></ul><ul><li>Let action complete </li></ul><ul><li>Get close to action </li></ul><ul><li>Anticipate action </li></ul>
  8. 8. Shooting Action <ul><li>Lead Room </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ walking noseroom” video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let subject walk into screen, follow them, stop, let them walk out of video </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Face front </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow close and maintain same distance </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Never enough video <ul><li>Different angles </li></ul><ul><li>Different levels </li></ul><ul><li>W, M,CU sequences </li></ul><ul><li>Cut-in </li></ul><ul><li>Cut-away (Reacting to the action) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jump cut </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1:30 pack </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-22 different shots at :04 each </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Sharpen Listening Skills <ul><li>Getting NATS </li></ul><ul><li>Audio hints at what’s coming next </li></ul><ul><li>Get close to face </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask person a question </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lead with strong nats or video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Seek moments </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Assignment <ul><li>Tues beginning of class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shoot two sequences (w,m,c) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shoot one action shot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15 pts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video Sidebar idea </li></ul><ul><li>Video shot by Mar. 5 Thurs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look at handout </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FCP users… show me Tues </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video sidebar due Mar. 12 Thurs. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Put “high-quality” video on the server </li></ul></ul>

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