How to license my footage?
May 18, 2011 2:05 AM Subscribe
How do I license someone to re-edit footage of one of my projects for use in their video portfolio, without looking paranoid?
posted by victory_laser to Media & Arts (4 answers total)
I made an art project recently and sent a link a out to a mailing list I'm on to show off. Someone responded saying they thought my project was pretty cool, and they wanted to re-edit the footage I shot because they are building a post-production portfolio, and want use it as part of that.
I'm an amateur when it comes to video, so I'm really interested to see what they do with it. I want to protect my footage, though. I don't want to come off as stingy and scare him away, but I don't really know the guy. We are part of a friendly community, but are not friends. I want to give him the raw footage and license it in such a way that he can use it for the purpose stated and that purpose only - as part of his portfolio so he can apply to jobs. I want to be able to use his edit to continue to show off, if I like what he did.
How do I cover my ass without looking like an ass? Is creative commons the way to go? I read through their licensing descriptions
but I'm not sure any of them are specific enough for my situation.
Thanks for your help :)