What is the purpose of B roll footage?

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asked Mar 12, 2019 in Television by bhjiose (240 points)
What is the purpose of B roll footage?

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answered Mar 12, 2019 by Adf289 (58,560 points)
In film and television B Roll footage is footage that is intercut with the main shot of the film.

The B Roll footage is supplemental footage inserted as a cutaway to help tell the story.

B-roll includes the shots that are shown to introduce a segment and/or in between the live or taped interviews.

Also the B-roll footage does not include any sound so that custom voice-over or music can be inserted by the TV producers.

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