What is “B-Roll”?

Video camera and microphone with a car driving in the distance

There are two broad categories of filmed footage: A-roll & B-roll. A-roll is captured by “camera A,” or the first camera. It’s the main footage. In a corporate video, commercial, or promo, it’s the interviewee telling their story, the primary storyline, the spokesperson on center stage. B-roll is captured by “camera B,” and includes a…

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