What is a B Roll?
The B Roll is everything BUT the interview. In Moe’s Bows
B Roll is:
The shot of Mom in the kitchen
The shot of Moe and his Grandma
Moe riding his bike to the Post Office
These scenes TELL the story visually but are NOT part of the INTERVIEW
The B Roll tells visually who Moe is.
What is an A Roll?
Is the actual interview. Where the questions and answers are being done.
Sit Down Interview
Camera is at eye level
Interviewer is sitting down
Rule of thirds. Screen divided into 3 parts. Interviewee sitting at 2/3
Background not distracting/slightly out of focus
No strong light
Background is relevant to story
In the Field Interview
Interview is in the field.
Interview a P.E. teacher in the gym
Interview an art teacher in the art room
Interview is a catching of the moment, not a sit down.
REMEMBER THE TYPES OF SHOTS- Makes your movie more interesting
WHAT YOU WILL FILM THIS WEEK:
- Watch rest of Moe’s Bows
- Review A Roll, B Roll, In Field Interview, Sit-Down Interview
- Review SHOTS
- Today you will film a 10 second or less SIT DOWN INTERVIEW
SIT DOWN INTERVIEW
- Film a 10 second sit down interview.
- Camera at eye level
- Rule of 3rds
- Background not distracting
- Background meaningful to story
For this project, no audio needed, just a 10 second shot to show you know how a sit down interview looks on film.
Have one person be the interviewer and one be the interviewee
IN THE FIELD INTERVIEW
10 second shot of someone in the field
(i.e PE Teacher in Gym)
(i.e. Principal in office)
(i.e. Secratary in office)
(i.e Janitor in lunch room)
- Film a 10 second IN THE FIELD INTERVIEW
- Just FILM no need for actual dialogue
Export and upload to CMA folder
If time start BLOCK DAY ASSIGNMENT
In the Field Locations:
- One of the Secretaries/Principals in the Office
- Janitor in the Cafeteria
- Librarian in the IMC
- Mr. Shilkus in STEM
- PE Teacher in Gym
- One of the 8th Grade Teachers in their room.
You will receive another group’s video of Stanza 1
Respond to it. Film anything creative that comes to mind .
Be as wacky as you want.
Edit Footage so that it is 20 seconds or 40 seconds long total
Add a soundtrack.
Export and put in CMA folder in Google Drive
Make sure CMA folder shared with partners and firstname.lastname@example.org
TONE- use color, music, sounds, shots to create feeling.
PACE-edit to affect the mood or tone or to reflect on the action of the stanza (fast/slow, even/uneven)
MOOD-angry, silly, nonsense, serious, sad, joyful, anxious
DEGREE– stanza changes can be subtle, extreme, opposing, parallel
FOCUS- Manipulate your audience using images and sounds; think outside the box
OTHER –what do you see, what do you think you see, what is real vs. imagined, what you did or thought you did, what they did, change of seasons, personal experiences (first love, divorce, loss of a loved one, moving away, making new friends, helping others, etc.) social issues (Crime, environment, health, bulling , inequality, society/culture, can use HUMOR (at something, at yourself)