Demo Reel (35mm, 16mm, 8mm, DV)
Posted 05 June 2009 - 01:02 PM
Pardon the compression, but here it is. Once I get closer to a final cut, I'll upload a higher res version.
Comments highly appreciated. Thank you!
Posted 06 June 2009 - 08:27 AM
Posted 09 June 2009 - 01:49 PM
Posted 15 June 2009 - 05:07 PM
What type of wording or phrasing is present in your contract or agreements to guarantee you rights to your work once it has been completed? How do you guarantee you will have partial ownership, or at the very least, rights to display the work you have created either before or after the broadcast date of the work? This is all related to making sure that you can legal put your work on a demo reel. There was a thread on the buzz and/or on General 3D that I created having to do with the ethics of putting unbroadcast material on a demo reel. Now Im wondering what ways one can guarantee the right to even use the work at all either before or after it airs. Any advice would be interesting and appreciated.
Posted 15 June 2009 - 05:42 PM
Kindly go to My Controls and change your screen name to your real name per this forum's rules...
Posted 17 June 2009 - 11:03 PM
Posted 17 June 2009 - 11:14 PM
#2- however as a DP you should cultivate a positive relationship with all the 'above-the-line' people (director, producers, writers and actors) so that when you do ask for permission for future usage of the footage they will act kindly and (reasonably) grant you limited usage.
as to the ethics of using pre-broadcasted material in a broadcasted reel thats quite simple: in general, its illegal to do so. every deal memo i've ever signed has made it abundantly clear that the network owns all rights to all footage. if for example after shooting some reality tv show i decided to air some shots before it went to air i would be in breech of the confidentiality portion of my contract.
that having been said if you want to demand anything in your deal memo then feel free to do so. i'd be curious to know an executive producers response to such a request.
naturally if we are talking about low budget filmmaking the rules are greatly relaxed.