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#1 James Malamatinas

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 03:32 PM

I'm beginning to get into editing so that I can study the techniques and possibilities.

To help me do this however I would like to be able to use stock video footage and in particular film clips. Are there resources, preferably free whilst I'm starting out, which you guys can recommend for this.

For example, if I wanted to edit a compilation of the history of cinema like this youtube clip , where could I go to get all of those clips?

Thanks in advance for any recommendations.
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#2 Robert Costello

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 08:06 AM

http://www.archive.org/details/movies

you would have stumbled across this eventually--
more than enough fodder
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#3 James Malamatinas

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 04:55 PM

Thank you for your reply, I had actually come across that shortly after posting - just as you suggested I might!

This leads me to wonder; do people that make clips such as those above, that use clips from a larger sequence have to find the larger sequence and then store than on their computer or are there places to get just the clips.

Using the above video as an example, the editor would have to have about approx 100 full length feature films on their hard drive just for that one project, this seems slightly excessive.

Are their video banks that make this kind of thing more manageable?
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