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.
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!!!”
Car on mountain road.
Coca Cola cans.
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?
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.
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.
Thanks everybody, especially Ian, that should be enough from your list alone!
Now I have something to chew on for a while!
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!