March 21st, 2012, 01:39 PM
Just finishing up editing a music video for a friend (read no charge) and wanted a few scenes of b-roll of various things such as a hearse, waves etc. Any recommendations on an inexpensive source of b-roll for download?
March 26th, 2012, 03:24 PM
While it is possible to find free footage on the web, it's very limited and most often nature stuff. Once you start to identify exactly what you want (like a Hearse) you probably won't find anything.
In these circumstances, I start looking at YouTube. With millions of minutes of footage, you may find what you're looking for. For example, here's eight minutes of footage of a Hearse parade: The Day That Hearses Ruled The World - Part 1 - YouTube (http://youtu.be/q9AFHiWfwJI)
Once you've found the footage you want, you need to be polite and get permission. I've found a nicely worded email will work 99% of the time ("I love your video of the Hearses - I'm working on a free project for a friend and I'd love to use a few seconds of it...")
Now you need to download that footage. There are several ways to do that with YouTube, but I'll let you google that info.