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  • The Chicken or the Footage

    Posted by Eric Curtis on April 4, 2005 at 4:41 pm


    I wanted to ask you fellows how you deal with a challenge that has come up for me for a few years. When I want to make new portfolio work but I do not have a client I find myself getting nowhere quite often because of a lack of footage. I cannot show the tutorial footage/projects and I do not have any budget so buying stock footage is out of my price range.

    When you want to create something new and need footage how do you get it?

    Thanks for any ideas,


    PS. I run a very small multimedia design studio so I switch between director, web projects, flash and a bit of video.

    Fx Bear replied 19 years, 2 months ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • John Foley

    April 4, 2005 at 10:33 pm

    Go forth and shoot your own footage to use. Why not?

  • Skip Hunt

    April 5, 2005 at 1:30 pm

    There are TONS of sometimes interesting public domain clips you can download for free in many formats.

    hope that helps,


  • Eric Curtis

    April 5, 2005 at 4:42 pm

    Thank you for the link to the internet archive. That is very helpful. I do own an older DV Camera but I have never learned about lighting while I suppose I could make an attempt to go and shoot my own stuff I would not anticipate high quality material.

    Love the feedback though. Please keep it coming.

  • Fx Bear

    April 6, 2005 at 5:46 am

    Ask your friends or family members if they need some video projects done. That is how I get some work, although it is basic stuff.

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