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

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CHAPTER 7

Ordering What You Need

You've identified the footage and/or stills you hope to use. Now begins the process of ordering copies so that you can incorporate them into your edit. Your source material may be film (8 mm, 16 mm, 35 mm, Super8, positives or negatives, single system or double), videotape (2-inch, 1-inch, 3/4-inch, U-matic, 1/2-inch VHS, BetaSP, Digital Betacam, DVCPRO, BetaSX, or HD), or photographic positives, negatives, or digital files. And you may be working in one or more of these formats—perhaps digital or HD video, or possibly film. Depending on what format you're ordering your copy from (the preprint) and what format you need, what's the best route to get there?

A general word of advice: Without limiting your search, ...

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