O'Reilly logo

Archival Storytelling: A Filmmaker's Guide to Finding, Using, and Licensing Third-Party Visuals and Music by Kenn Rabin, Sheila Curran Bernard

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

CHAPTER 3

Finding What You Need

How do you make your way through the labyrinth of commercial archives, online images, and databases of stills and motion picture footage? How do you take advantage of known search strategies and techniques, and at the same time discover material that's fresh and can make your film unique? In this chapter we offer some basic information about how and where to start looking, either as a first step in doing your own research or in preparation for your work with a professional. (Please also see the book's website for a more detailed list of resources.)

Finding Existing Films on Your Subject

For many, if not most, filmmakers, a first step in visuals research is to ask, “What other films exist on this or a closely related ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required