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Post by HowlingUlf » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:20 pm

I tried to search for some useful free footage as a background for some music, which I know is ass backwards but that's not important right now, in the words of Leslie Nielsen.
Anyways ...
I sort of hope I completely suck at searching for this because all I could find was utterly useless and completely random SMALL collections of ... stuff. Don't ask me what those who so kindly uploaded this thought anybody could use those clips for. Most of it was like "Wow, I have a new camera! I gotta shoot ... something! Yup, it works. Cool! I can't wait to see the world react to this clip on the web!!!"
Brown dog.
Car on mountain road.
Austrian flag.
Coca Cola cans.
:roll: :lol:

If I suck at finding this then there maybe are a few of you out there who has done this before and cares to share a link or two. Any free film footage sites out there worth recommending?

Thank you very much! 8-)
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Post by Strophoid » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:57 pm

I have no experience in that field, but It might be easier if you could elaborate a little on what you are looking for. Do you want to tell a story? Real-life footage or animation? Do you want scenes (like the examples you mentioned, or more artsy stuff? Action or relaxed mood? Etc.
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Post by Conman » Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:47 pm

If you have a digital phone or camera you could roll your own any time the mood catches and if it fits your brief.

I haven't tried it but someone mentioned that he can grab clips off YouTube. I think you need an account but whether that's the same as the upload account I don't know yet. I haven't noticed but it could be something you pay for. :?:
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Post by Woodcrest Studio » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:43 pm

Are you friends with Phil Donald on facebook maybe he is still here (philter)? He used royalty free footage for a lot of his music videos.

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Post by NorthWood MediaWorks » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:36 am

That looks interesting, thanks! :mrgreen:
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Post by Sherz » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:37 pm

Sherz in a past video thread wrote:I've made extensive use of free animated video backs on this. There's a ton of royalty-free (non-commercial use) stuff out there. :)

http://www.movietools.info/
http://givemefreeart.com/
http://www.freevideobacks.com/
etc etc

I also found a whole lot of free 'war' stuff last year - blue screened explosions, bombs, tanks, dismembered bodies etc - can't for the life of me remember where now. It was all standard def stuff though but I still had to use an explosion from that collection just for fun! :D
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And: http://dreamscene.org/
And: http://www.free-footage.org/
And: http://archive.org/details/stock_footage



AND... used in my latest vid I found some free (for non-commercial use) offerings on Youtube as well. Go here to grab Youtube clips: http://keepvid.com/

Hope that helps!
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Post by Woodcrest Studio » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:37 pm

Sherz wrote:
Sherz in a past video thread wrote:I've made extensive use of free animated video backs on this. There's a ton of royalty-free (non-commercial use) stuff out there. :)

http://www.movietools.info/
http://givemefreeart.com/
http://www.freevideobacks.com/
etc etc

I also found a whole lot of free 'war' stuff last year - blue screened explosions, bombs, tanks, dismembered bodies etc - can't for the life of me remember where now. It was all standard def stuff though but I still had to use an explosion from that collection just for fun! :D
https://www.steinberg.net/forum/viewtop ... lit=adrift


And: http://dreamscene.org/
And: http://www.free-footage.org/
And: http://archive.org/details/stock_footage



AND... used in my latest vid I found some free (for non-commercial use) offerings on Youtube as well. Go here to grab Youtube clips: http://keepvid.com/

Hope that helps!
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Post by HowlingUlf » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:16 am

Oh, heeeey! 8-)
Thanks everybody, especially Ian, that should be enough from your list alone!
Now I have something to chew on for a while! :? :lol:
If it was just for my own amusement I could have used youtube.
Hopefully I could use the final result outside my computer ... for a start ...
So it has to be from free sites.
Let the chewing begin! 8-)
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Post by Sherz » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:16 am

Steve Fogal wrote:Video killed the radio star ;)
Not really a concern for those of us who were never ever radio stars to begin with! :D
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Post by Woodcrest Studio » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:06 am

>>As a result of this thread, I created this<<

The footage I shot with a P&S. The explosion I got online and keyed out the green. Music recorded on a beach in Jamaica.

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Post by HowlingUlf » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:03 am

:lol:
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Post by Woodcrest Studio » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:42 pm

I forgot to add:

Explosion footage was found here. Was a bit tricky to key is and make it look a part of the original footage but I think it turned out well. Here is the page:

http://www.detonationfilms.com/free_stuff.htm


Thanks for the inspiring thread!

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lol Tom :D
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Post by Sherz » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:10 am

Nice! :D
Woodcrest Studio wrote:I forgot to add:

Explosion footage was found here. Was a bit tricky to key is and make it look a part of the original footage but I think it turned out well. Here is the page:

http://www.detonationfilms.com/free_stuff.htm


Thanks for the inspiring thread!
Yeah, those are the ones. I downloaded their entire free collection. Love the exploded body parts, but haven't actually found a use for them... yet :twisted:
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Post by NorthWood MediaWorks » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:32 pm

Sherz wrote: Love the exploded body parts, but haven't actually found a use for them... yet :twisted:
Perhaps you could do a tune about "one too many feature requests" and utilize them here for the lounge! :lol:
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Post by Sherz » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:34 am

NorthWood MediaWorks wrote:
Sherz wrote: Love the exploded body parts, but haven't actually found a use for them... yet :twisted:
Perhaps you could do a tune about "one too many feature requests" and utilize them here for the lounge! :lol:
"A feature request, a thread obsessed" - yeah...could be a song and explosive dismembering video in the making :mrgreen:
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Post by marco_pol » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:25 pm

I used in my last production music for free (for non-commercial use) which was on Youtube as well. Go here to get Youtube clips: https://y2bee.com

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