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Shooting footage in the field is unpredictable and challenging. You never know how the action will unfold in front of the camera; but despite this unknown, you're expected to be able to shoot technically-proficient footage that is usable in the editing room.
In this module, you will learn when to shoot in auto or manual modes, how to properly shoot your coverage, how to adjust the amount of footage for the project, how to shoot green screen plates, how to work with ambient sound, and how to manage the legalities of a shoot.
Walk into your next shoot confident with the proper tools and techniques to get the shot you want for your project.


  • 20:17 video full of tips and techniques for shooting B-Roll on location
  • Illustrated companion guide


  • How and when to use automatic vs manual camera settings
  • How to properly shoot static shots and pans when shooting B-Roll
  • The merits of shooting enough footage, and what the editor needs
  • How to shoot proper back ground plates when shooting green screen interviews
  • How to record ambient sound in the field
  • The legalities associated with shooting people and situations
"Very straightforward and easy to follow. I also really appreciate the combination of technical and aesthetics, which is how I base my class. I would find this to be a very good reference to provide to students."
   - William Donaruma,
      University of Notre Dame