The Hunt for B-Roll

Posted on May 27, 2007

This will be a fairly short post because I have a lot of work to do today. Right now I’m on a search for B-roll – any footage that will support or better illustrate the documentary.

I mentioned the Prelinger Archives before, but now I’ve finally had time to dig through it and I’ve found some amazing pre-cubicle office footage in great quality. And the best part – all this footage is under the Creative Commons License, meaning I’m free to use it however I like without the need for a release.

Though these two films I came across won’t make it into the documentary, I thought I’d share them for their pure entertainment value: Safety in Offices and Coffee Break.

Next stop on the hunt – flickr.

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Written by Joey Daoud

Joey Daoud is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. His past films have appeared on Netflix, The New York Times, and National Geographic. He is also a YouTube creator across multiple channels with videos garnering millions of views. In his free time, he likes to climb mountains, scuba dive, and brew unique coffees.

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