I really want to get into composing for video and I am wondering if anyone can advise on how I can get some decent video footage to practise on? Something to start building a showreel. If anyone can give any advise on getting started then I would really appreciate it. Composing without video is one thing but writing sessions can inevitably go on and on and having footage to work with does change the agenda somewhat (Themes etc).
A couple of friends of mine who are aspiring Directors have just made a short Film and asked me to do the Sound Design and Music. I warned them I had never done this type of thing before but they wanted me to give it a go and as of 3 days a go I finished the Audio and they loved it (which is fortunate haha). It’s not online yet but when it is I could post a link to it if you would be interested in what I did? Turned into an epic 343 Audio track mix (thank goodness for Disable track feature and RIP - Must get a slave machine now!)
I would recommend being a member at VI Control as it seems like a haven for Composers for Film and Video Games. Basically anything involving Virtual Instruments. If I find any sites with Good quality Video Footage to practise on I shall let you know.