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B Roll! [Dec. 10th, 2009|11:32 pm]

I find this bizarre and terribly funny. But sometimes I suspect I'm easily amused.

[User Picture]From: kinkyturtle
2009-12-11 08:44 am (UTC)
Turtle laughing at computer screen? We got that B-roll!
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[User Picture]From: frysco
2009-12-11 02:18 pm (UTC)
I find this bizarre and terribly funny.

I confess I had a giggle.

But sometimes I suspect I'm easily amused.

You might think that, but I could not possibly comment.
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[User Picture]From: bosn
2009-12-11 04:18 pm (UTC)
its funny.

It would be more funny if I knew what a B roll was.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2009-12-11 06:28 pm (UTC)
Filler footage generally shot by a second unit. Often reused.
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[User Picture]From: kinkyturtle
2009-12-11 06:39 pm (UTC)
It's a bit of TV/film production jargon.

In a commercial, interview or documentary, the main footage of the announcer/interviewer/talking head is the A roll, and the shots of other stuff that they cut to every now and then are the B roll.
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[User Picture]From: harvardheinous
2009-12-11 04:51 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: regalpewter
2009-12-11 09:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah but they didn't have the one used in most news health reports of people walking by with large bellies shot from the shoulders to knees.
I'll have to call and check if they have it.

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[User Picture]From: marko_the_rat
2009-12-11 09:10 pm (UTC)
The funny thing is, I can actually see a market for that. Although maybe not with that advertisement...

Edited at 2009-12-11 09:11 pm (UTC)
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