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creatureteacher
OT: public domain / royalty free footage
on Jun 26, 2006 at 2:41:24 pm

Hi,

Working on a spot to promote our colleges annual foundation fund raiser. The theme is the 1950's. Been looking for public domain / royalty free video of 50's stuff, cars, sockhop type stuff. I only need about 20 seconds total. The rest, I'll "invent something" as our dean aptly put it. My budget is next to zero. I could go to the purveyors of images like Getty and others but is there a way of accessing directly from the gov't sources?

RB



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Kevin Monahan
Re: OT: public domain / royalty free footage
on Jun 26, 2006 at 2:45:16 pm

check out archive.org

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Kevin Monahan
Re: OT: public domain / royalty free footage
on Jun 27, 2006 at 4:35:58 am

The only problem with archive.org is that you'll have to demux MPEG footage, but other than that, I don't know of any other free public sources for video. Maybe someone on the board will come through for you. Hope so. ;-)

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creatureteacher
Re: OT: public domain / royalty free footage
on Jun 28, 2006 at 6:25:33 pm

Thanks, I tried that but it increases the size of the image within the smaller frame. I am curious what kevin means by demuxing the archive.org stuff.


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walter biscardi
Re: OT: public domain / royalty free footage
on Jun 26, 2006 at 2:59:23 pm

http://www.digitaljuice.com

VideoTraxx series is very inexpensive and totals over 6,000 royalty free clips.

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Michael Kellam
Re: OT: public domain / royalty free footage
on Jun 26, 2006 at 8:17:59 pm

If you can use stills, try going to http://www.istockphoto.com . They license most stills in video resolution for $1.00 each. I discovered them while working for a place with "next to zero" budgets.

Michael


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Jerry Hofmann
Re: OT: public domain / royalty free footage
on Jun 27, 2006 at 12:38:42 pm

If you're anywhere near Washington DC... you can get footage from the National Archives for the cost of the dub...

Jerry


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creatureteacher
Re: OT: public domain / royalty free footage
on Jun 27, 2006 at 2:19:54 pm

Thanks to everyone who responded. I wish I was near DC. The archive.org site is great! Coronet films are the best worst I've ever seen. I downloaded a couple of things but they're 320x240. Is there any way to resize in FCP. I'll check out the photo website. If only fair use wasn't such a gray area. I found a 10 sec clip of Bill Haley doing the open to "rock around the clock" that would be perfect but why court disaster.


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Jerry Hofmann
Re: OT: public domain / royalty free footage
on Jun 28, 2006 at 11:32:27 am

You can resize the movies in FCP, but I'll bet they'll look pretty soft... the way to do it is in the Scale parameter in the Motion tab.

Jerry


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