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Old May 19th, 2004, 07:04 AM   #16
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I wonder if any of these sites carry
"The Film", as it was fondly nicknamed. It is an "educational" movie shown to all new members of the U.S. military, during WW II and some years therafter. Those who saw it know its content and the chilling effect on personal behavior its makers hoped it would have. It was before my time, but the old-timers in the Army with me, liked to joke about it. I'd really like to see it and find if it was as gruesome as described.

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Old May 19th, 2004, 08:24 PM   #17
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hi Steve!

you know, rick prelinger's site (that i posted on here), may actually have that film for download, try his one-page search and if that doesn't work, email him, he's a very nice guy who will most likely repsond back to your question.

and if you can't find that film, there's several other military "educational-propaganda" films there for's a trip!

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Old June 11th, 2004, 08:43 AM   #18
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size of clips

I was looking for a bunch of footage myself, and stumbled across Corbis last night - just saw a report on Corbis on The News Hour on PBS.

In any case, I went to Corbis, and downloaded a piece of footage to see what it would be like to mess with it, and it turns out that it was in Quicktime.

Clearly this would not be usable for broadcast quality, but the size of say a 10 second AVI file would probably be way too big for normal downloaded. SO...with all this as prelude, the real question is - how does one get the original footage, or are you stuck with a highly compressed version?

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Old January 10th, 2005, 10:52 AM   #19
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Let me just get this straight...

Under the license agreement with the Prelinger archive, I can download any of their archival footage, pull clips from it, and put it into my own productions, then freely distribute it so long as I give the author credit and do not do it for profit?

Say I download the MPEG2 version of this film:

I am allowed to pull specific clips from it and reuse them in my own works, so long as I follow this license agreement:

Considering I can get a hi-res of the film, this seems too good to be true. Can anyone verify/clarify how this footage can be used?
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Old January 10th, 2005, 10:58 AM   #20
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I believe most of the films in the archive go even one step further than you describe - you can't sell the film itself for profit, but you can use the footage to integrate with your project, be it for profit or not.

It's not too good to be true - it's just that most of that stuff was shot using government money, and as such, is public domain. Be sure to check specifically on the licensing of each item though, just to be safe that something proprietary doesn't make its way in there.

The exact quote on usage from the site is:

"You are warmly encouraged to download, use and reproduce these films in whole or in part, in any medium or market throughout the world. You are also warmly encouraged to share, exchange, redistribute, transfer and copy these films, and especially encouraged to do so for free.

Any derivative works that you produce using these films are yours to perform, publish, reproduce, sell, or distribute in any way you wish without any limitations. "

They also have additional footage available with written licensing agreements through Getty Images - but those come at a cost. The hi-res stuff you can download right off their site falls under the free licensing mentioned above.
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Old February 13th, 2005, 05:37 AM   #21
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I'm looking for free chromakey footage, like people walking and talking in front of a blue or green screen.
It can be compressed video, because it's meant to be in the blurred background of a composition.
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Old May 26th, 2005, 05:56 PM   #22
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What would be the best way to shoot file footage.Progressive or interlaced? I mean you wouldnt know where it would end up?
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Old July 25th, 2005, 01:56 AM   #23
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Where do we post messages for the type of footage we're looking for? Or for suggestions/ tips/ alternate methods for creating the footage we need?
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Old November 28th, 2005, 09:26 PM   #24
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Hamad, has some nice 15-30 second royalty free clips of the Newport, Rhode Island mansions for only $19.95 each:

Their Cape Cod clips also feature some nice New England mansions for $19.95:

Hope this helps,
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Old December 24th, 2005, 01:02 PM   #25
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I'm new here but can't resist a shameless plug for royatly free footage. Over the last few years I've collected a lot of content from Afghansitan and just last month my company began marketing it online.

One of the big reasons I'm here on this forum now is because some of my customers are looking at us as experts in video editing and I want to stay on top of my game so we can offer value added services to those who use our footage. Some of them just need help in general with editing and technical issues, understanding how they can do things better.

I'll probably be directing some of our customers here to this forum.
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Old March 8th, 2006, 11:15 PM   #26
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Well, as regards a footage exchange, hosts the Open Source Movie site:

That would be a good place to put footage that you want to share.
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Old April 19th, 2006, 01:24 AM   #27
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Once again the Dv forum comes to the rescue. appreciate all of your contributions and sharing the knowledge.

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Old September 11th, 2006, 09:10 AM   #28
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SD, HDV, HD stock video community has just begun offering and accpeting SD, HDV and HD footage. Their pool is pretty small at this point but I think their rates and commissions are pretty decent.

We are just beginning to explore working with them and I thought some of you may want to check it out:

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Old February 14th, 2007, 11:51 AM   #29
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I dont suppose theres any FREE, Full stop is there???

I mean that are good quality......I just havn't got 200 to spend on that sort of stuff when I'm just staring off....
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Old May 25th, 2007, 09:10 PM   #30
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Here's a link for stock footage from

They have video footage, motion backgrounds, music and sound effects for very low prices per clip/song. SoundFX $3, Music $10, NTSC/PAL $15, HDV $20, HD1080 $35. All payable through paypal.

The webpage has a nice layout so you can browse/search by keywords easily and see ranges of clips in a very quick and clean interface. They have over 13000 files so there is a lot of selection.

It's been a great resource for me to grab music and footage.
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