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where do i get some good stock footege

Posted: Tue, 9th Sep 2008, 4:50pm

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UnrealProductions

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where do i get some good stock footege
Posted: Tue, 9th Sep 2008, 6:09pm

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http://www.detonationfilms.com/

They have some free clips, plus some others that you can buy.
Posted: Tue, 9th Sep 2008, 7:15pm

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Good stock footage of what?

Detonation films has some good stuff, as mentioned, but it is very limited in scope; they only offer pyrotechnic visual effects footage. If that's what you are after, take a look at http://www.nccinema.ch/eshop.html Sollthar's HD effects packs as well, at No Control Cinema. Absolute premium quality at extrememly affordable prices.

There's an assortment of stock footage contained in the old AlamDV plug-ins, for owners of FXhome software. it is of widely varying quality, but there is some good stuff.

www.istockphoto.com has stock footage in nearly every category you could want, as well as stock photography, for pretty reasonable prices.

And of course, the original and traditional way to get stock footage... film it, and stock it on your shelf. These days, more likely on your harddrive, but still. The trick to this is to film it when you don't necessarily need it, but when you have the chance. Then when the need arises, you have it in stock. If you bring your video camera along, any trip to the city, the countryside, the zoo, the ocean, or almost anywhere else can be an opportunity to increase your stock of footage for later use.
Posted: Wed, 10th Sep 2008, 11:14pm

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i got some good stock footege but how do i backdrop it in my films.
and if i can how can i move it??? thx
Posted: Thu, 11th Sep 2008, 12:09am

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To use it as a backdrop you are going to need some compositing software, which EffectsLab isn't. If you have some, let us know which app you have, as the process will vary from one app to another.
Posted: Fri, 12th Sep 2008, 3:19pm

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do u know of some cheap ones that will work???
Posted: Fri, 12th Sep 2008, 3:42pm

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Well, CompositeLab, of course. Also most decent video editors (which does NOT include WMM or iMovie) will do some basic layering/compositing.
Posted: Fri, 12th Sep 2008, 7:04pm

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will adobe premier do it???
Posted: Fri, 12th Sep 2008, 7:30pm

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Yeah, Premiere has some decent compositing abilities. It will depend on the footage you are working with, and what type of masking/keying/background removal is required, but Premiere can handle the basic stuff easily enough.

To use stock footage as a background, I assume you are going to greenscreen your actors? If so, depending on your greenscreen setup and the quality of the footage you are working with, you might want to look into something with a more robust set of compositing tools, like CompositeLab, but its definitely worth giving it a try in Premiere first, to see if it can handle it.