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Old May 29th, 2006, 09:27 PM   #1
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I am considering buying some stock footage to use in my short film. Itís going to be part of a Dream sequence and I wanted to show an exotic location. I would like to know if anyone has done this and what were the main problems.

But my main concern is that I wanted to know if this type of thing is looked down upon at film festivals, bearing in mind itís only for a few seconds in a low budget short movie.

Any help is much appreciated
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Old May 30th, 2006, 06:19 PM   #2
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i wouldn't worry about it ..many projects use borrowed footage .. i have friends that make "found footage" films = they go out and find/buy super8/16 films at flea markets, they go to the garbage dumps, they buy contents of storage lockers when persons doesn't pay the rent - they then edit it together and enter festivals ... SO beware of that old film you toss away it could end up in a film ?
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