Susan Weber (
Tue, 16 Apr 2002 16:20:59 -0700 (PDT)

What's B-roll?

At 04:06 PM 02/04/16, you wrote:
>Here's an interesting little quirk of modern video making -- I've been
>trying to warn all our filmmakers about it and realized that it's something
>media buyers should be alert to as well:
>At least five times in the last month we've had films submitted to us that
>incorporated stock or archival footage as "b-roll." Unbeknownst to the
>filmmaker, the source film that the footage was taken from was
>closed-captioned. Since the new film was NOT captioned, the original
>captioning was preserved in the b-roll footage.

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Susan Weber
Media Librarian
Langara College
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