Use b-roll, or supplementary footage, to support your story.
- Choose b-roll footage that is fitting to your topic. For example, it would be impractical to have b-roll of a person scrubbing their vehicle if your interview is about a dining facility.
- If you can't match your b-roll exactly, be creative on what shots would match your interview. For example, if you're doing an interview on a World War II veteran and he's describing his accounts of the attack on Pearl Harbor, you won't be able to have any new footage to support his memories. You will need to choose footage that at least relates to and supports the topic.
Remember, you can never have too much b-roll. You need to capture a wide selection of b-roll when shooting your interview. On the day of the interview, shoot whatever might be related and shoot it from multiple angles.
The more footage you have, the more you can work with when you get to the editing room. Oftentimes, you will not have the opportunity to go back and reshoot something you may have missed.