Historical stock footage
by Joel Servetz on Dec 12, 2011 at 3:47:04 pm
I'm producing a series of life story interviews with older people in their 80's and 90's and would like to incorporate some stock footage and photos from various periods during their lives, so anything from the 1920's to the present. I've got lots of royalty free music but need some stock footage. Suggestions?
Re: Historical stock footage by denton adkinson on Dec 22, 2011 at 5:31:46 pm
I've used footage from Buyoutfootage.com, Absolutelyarchives.com, efootage.com and myfootage.com.
All are competitive with pricing, so it really depends on what you are looking for. Buyoutfootage has great entire films if you need a lot of footage for your money. I got a 12 minute film on the Tuskegee Airmen for $350, and used a majority of it in a documentary I produced.
I used Absolutelyarchives for World War Two stock footage. I think I paid $450 and received about an hours worth of material.
Both efootage and myfootage license individual clips, so if there is something very specific you need, they will most likely have it. I needed two very specific clips - footage of Wendell Wilke, the Republican presidential candidate in 1940, and footage of Birmingham in 1963. I found the Wilke clip at efootage, and the Birmingham clip at Myfootage. Efootage does both per clip and per second pricing, and Myfootage does per second pricing.