(Read in 1950’s radio narrator voice….): “Has THIS ever happened to YOU?”
Client : “We need to establish Sydney in the first few shots of our TVC/Corporate/Demo/Hype video. A timelapse would be nice…”
You (Editor) : “OK… do you have a shot for me to put there?”
Client: “Um… can’t you just find something on the internet?”
You (Editor): “…well, yeah, but we won’t own it, so we might get in trouble. Or we could licence something… it’ll cost between $50 and $400”
Client: (Gives you the look that says ‘make it happen for free somehow’)
Well buddy, today that CAN happen!
When I’m out shooting B-roll (that’s what we videographers call the non-dialogue ‘pretty scene setting’ shots) I often squeeze out a few shots that I can use in my own private collection of go-to material for cases such as the above.
You may use this footage in any video production you wish. Ah, I can feel the good Karma already.
Now go and edit together something awesome!
Kearon de Clouet