Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Heard of Stock Photos? Try Stock FOOTAGE!

Sometimes, when you are making a documentary or video online, or are writing an article, having more than just good pictures are key. Sometimes you want to have a multimedia approach and use video. It is not practical to source all of your own animal stock footage, for example. You would be very limited to the animals wandering around in your yard.

Now, you can obtain stock footage online from AbsolutelyWildVisuals.com. All videos are available compatible with QuickTime 7. The rights to many are such that you can use them free of charge. You can watch them online or download them to your desk top.

I seem to recall that cult film maker Ed Wood used a lot of stock footage in his movies. In fact, Plan 9 From Outer Space involved a giant squid just because he happened to find a film of a squid on a rack at the studio. The big explosion at the end of the movie was decided upon because he found an Atom Bomb going off in another can of stock film. Imagine what you could piece together yourself, albeit with slightly better results. At least, that is what I am hoping.


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