What are history's most intriguing lost items, including film footage, photographs, books, or inventions? [more inside]
posted by gregoryg
on Jul 17, 2013 -
I have identified a film clip in a documentary movie that is of professional interest to me; I also suspect that there may be other film clips on the specific location of interest.
I would like to identify the archive which has this film clip and possibly find a way to view the whole thing.
I would like to know a little about researching things in film archives - catalogs, accessibility to someone who doesn't have academic affiliation nor film industry affiliation. I do work at the location that I'm looking for footage of. [more inside]
posted by sciencegeek
on Jul 14, 2013 -
Audio-visual help, please: I need a camera/monitor setup that allows me to film things, show that footage live on a screen as it's shot, and record that same footage as clips that I can quickly share later. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus
on Aug 9, 2012 -
Searching for a movie on I saw on Netflix: found footage style where teens are warned to stay off land owned by a religious group. Teens don't heed the warning and are slaughtered by the religious group at the end.
posted by rockhopper
on Jul 25, 2012 -
I just found some video footage of 5-year-old me on Youtube. It was definitely not posted by my parents. It also features nekkid hippies (I am dressed). Who owns that footage? [more inside]
posted by Nibbly Fang
on Apr 28, 2012 -
How can I organize all of these video clips from different sources (Flip cam, iPhone cam, etc) into some kind of database to make it usable? [more inside]
posted by JMB1138
on Apr 11, 2011 -
looking for footage of Indian rituals and religion practices and holy places. best i could find was @ getty
but the charge 300$ a piece.
any other sources for quality moving image?
archive.org failed me (on this one)
posted by yosh
on Dec 13, 2010 -
What's the legal position with including footage of (mostly console) games in a video podcast? [more inside]
posted by Hogshead
on Mar 2, 2010 -
Where can I find a 2-5 minutes of aerial POV footage of a plane flying through clouds (as a single shot)? [more inside]
posted by fidgets
on Aug 9, 2009 -
Designing an action research class for teachers and need lots and lots of footage of real classroom activity. [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy
on Mar 29, 2009 -
I need to find a scene in an old film (preferably really old, like pre-1923) that shows a bunch of stuffy men sitting in an audience, listening intently, as if to a lecture. The only catch -- it has to be set in the late 19th century. Anything pop to mind, oh great collective brain? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by rough
on Mar 5, 2009 -
What's the artist/title of the video art piece in where the artist takes old public domain movie and slowly scrubs through the footage? I remember seeing a piece about 6 years ago where it's a family scene, and the father is spanking the daughter, and the video artist scrubs the footage back/forth repetitively. I know it's a long shot, and I've seen other artists do the same thing with similar footage (info on these artists is helpful as well.)
posted by itchi23
on Nov 3, 2008 -
When calculating a house's square footage, does one include screened-in outdoor porch areas (with unfinished floors and no heating or other amenities)? Does one include separate garages (with no heating or other amenties)? Basements?
Also, is there a definitive source I can point to for justifying any inclusions/exclusions re: the above to those who might question?
posted by jimmyjimjim
on Jul 29, 2008 -
I would like to get some video footage from an upcoming snowboarding trip and download it to my computer at a later date. What equipment would be suitable for this? My budget is £100 (~ $200 US) [more inside]
posted by oliverst
on Feb 18, 2008 -
Where can I find royalty free footage of new year's even in times square? The times square alliance was of no help. Preferably footage that shows the countdown/ball dropping/confetti/people/etc.
posted by ndicecco
on Feb 14, 2008 -
: "One of the largest producers of public domain stock footage is the United States government. All videos produced by the United States military, NASA, and other agencies are available for use as stock footage."
Where? [more inside]
posted by muscat
on Feb 9, 2008 -
I am looking for holocaust archive footage of the ghettoes - without paying a fortune. shouldn't this be public domain? where? [more inside]
posted by Izzmeister
on Nov 22, 2007 -
I have a project coming up where I will need to capture (digitize) a full 8-10 hours of footage (to be captured on DV tape) and make DVD copies for 3 people by the end of the next day. Ok, so I know how to go from DV to MPEG2 via either Final Cut Pro (v. 5.1.4) or Avid Xpress. What I'm wondering is, is there a way to bypass capturing the footage to DV (then converting to MPEG2) and going straight from the tape to MPEG2 so I can save myself hours of encoding from DV to MPEG2 and then burning discs? [more inside]
posted by eatcake
on Aug 21, 2007 -
Where can I find good quality free video footage of the "war on terror" for use as b-roll in a documentary? [more inside]
posted by kookoobirdz
on Mar 13, 2007 -
What is that alarm-like sound that you hear in the background when the news is showing footage of fires. (This question is not as stupid as it looks... look inside) [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse
on Mar 6, 2007 -
I need some old-time footage of San Francisco in the 40s or 50s, and of Shanghai in the 20s. Anyone have any ideas of DVDs I could rent and rip some shots off of? [more inside]
posted by wavejumper
on Feb 20, 2007 -
I am in the process of creating a DVD of my sketch comedy group's work. This means I have to go through about fifty DV tapes in order to find the ones which have completed sketches rather than footage on them. In addition, many of the tapes are unlabelled. Is there some method or program which can scan a tape quickly and give me an overall impression of what's on it? (I'm thinking via thumbnails, but I presume there are other ways of doing it.)
posted by tweebiscuit
on Jul 26, 2004 -
TrailerFilter: So I watched Anchorman the other night. Last night, at a different film, I saw the Anchorman trailer. In it, lots of things exciting things happen that don't appear in the film - Hero takes a bullet for Heroine, they have sex on the boss's desk, he tells her that he wants to be King Of Austria and that she sounds like a mental person. What's going on there then?
posted by bonaldi
on Jul 23, 2004 -