May 26, 2018

Just Because Your Location Is Meh Doesn't Mean Your B-Roll Has to Be

How do you shoot inspiring b-roll when everything you see around you isn’t?

We’ve all been in a situation where we have to shoot some b-roll in a certain location but that damn location is boring AF. I’m talking boring architecture, boring landscaping, boring backgrounds. Maybe it’s a location your client chose and it’s balls. Maybe it’s a location in your hometown that you’ve seen a hundred billion times. Maybe you’re looking through your window and are nauseated by how mundane and dull the world is 30-feet outside your door. If you related with any of those scenarios, you might want to take a look at this video by Peter McKinnon. In it, he challenges himself (and you) to find an “uninteresting” place to shoot some b-roll that captures its beauty and uniqueness, an exercise that will surely test your eye for light and composition, as well a push your creativity beyond its limits.

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Source: NoFilmSchool