My question is, does anyone know where I can find inexpensive or better yet a free Video Stock Footage Library on a wide variety of themes and subjects to make my project zing? Iâ€™m looking for such things as ships coming into harbor, older black and white footage of logging operations, Logging trucks driving down the highway, even obscure things like world war I trench warfare. Iâ€™ve been all over the web and just canâ€™t seem to find what I am looking for. Also, does anyone know of any club or amateur and/or professional video group that perhaps pool resources for the trading of video footage for the mutual benefit of all. I have some very dramatic and unique footage of operations within my own industry and craft, I canâ€™t help but believe there is some group or resource out there like this that help one another out.
To give anyone interested some background, I am a professional woodworker and have been struggling to produce an exciting (in-house) video production about extraordinary and unique material and processes in woodworking. The format for the project is in the documentary style. Iâ€™m using a Sony PD150 and have purchased remote sound equipment, Adobe Premiere Pro for my editing and a respectable high-end editing computer. Financially the project is killing me and had I not been so naÃ¯ve at the outset of the project to think that I could do a heck of a better job with much more interest and content than most programs of this type that I see on TV and Cable, I donâ€™t know that I would have started down this road. However, at this point it is "in for a penny, in for a pound" as they say and I am not one to quit before I finish any project I start. However, I am in a bit of trouble and hope someone has a few suggestions.
If anyone would care to contact me, please feel free to Email me at MERSL190@aol.com
I guess it is overly ambitious to expect an answer or input to my inquiry this quick but in case anyone lived in the area I thought Iâ€™d tell you folks I am from Schwenksville. Pennsylvania, USA. If anyone cares to see how serious I am about this video venture they take a glimpse at my web site at: http://www.jdlohrwood.com
Thanks to anyone that may respond. I can't imagine there is not some resource video library already in exisitance and if not I think that's my next business venture once I finish the current project.