Whatever you do, don't pay an attorney to write boilerplate for a free or low-paying deal. If you're going to survive this business you need to learn to write basic agreements and deal memos yourself. When there's a real money, your estate, or your entire business on the line, that's a different matter.
In this case all you need is a simple one paragraph agreement called a footage license or usage agreement. Just state the facts:
FOOTAGE USAGE AGREEMENT
For a fee of ______________ I hereby __________ grant ___________ one time usage of x-seconds my video footage depicting ____________ to be used only in the project entitled __________ . I retain all rights to the footage in perpetuity.
By signing below you agree to these terms.
David Roth Weiss
David Weiss Productions, Inc.
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