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5 Big No-No's to Avoid When Shooting B-Roll

If you want to be a b-roll master, then you'll need to avoid these common mistakes. I love shooting b-roll. Not only does it allow me to get creative and experiment but it has a different kind of pressure than principal photography...like, chances are I'm not going to ruin my entire project or need expensive and time-consuming reshoots if I make a mistake here and there. But there are mistakes to be made—let's make that clear—and they can be really annoying and leave you with a film or video that isn't as awesome as it could be. That's why you should check out this video from travel filmmaker Matti Haapoja. In it, he goes over 5 common b-roll mistakes new and experienced filmmakers make and how to avoid them. Check it out below: Shooting Too Little You can never shoot too much b-roll. There, I said it. You might think, "Yeah, I'm gonna shoot these ocean waves for 30 seconds...that's more than enough." No, honey. Shoot for a ridiculous amount of time. Like, when you think, "Seriously, I'm never going to use this much footage of ocean waves," you're like, a third of the way there. Read More...

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Published By: NoFilmSchool - Tuesday, 23 April

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