Planning your B-roll

Planning B-roll for digital course

Your B-roll are clips that are added on top of your main footage to support the message whilst adding variety and interest. B-roll makes videos come alive and for a teacher of an online course, this will help you drive home your points. 

So how do you plan your B roll and decide what to shoot?

There are really only two options. You can either film your own B-roll or use stock footage. In most cases I would recommend a mix of both. Capturing your own B-roll makes your course feel more personal and you can create shots that really explain your points. However, it can be time-consuming to film all this extra content so mixing it up with some stock footage will save you time while also allowing you to include shots that may be difficult to film yourself.

In this lesson, I go through how to plan the B-roll for your course.