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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 19

Afterword

Too often, filmmakers impose a kind of self-censorship when thinking about producing projects that might involve complex or costly rights issues. Perhaps they back away from tackling subjects that would necessitate a focus on corporate giants or stars in the entertainment and sports industries; perhaps they shy away using cultural or historical materials—images, music, and sound—because to do so puts both schedule and budget at risk. While understandable, this is a trend to be rejected, not only by filmmakers but also by the public they serve, including the educators, community leaders, families, and individuals whose lives have been and should continue to be enriched by a vibrant and diverse tradition of filmmaking, including ...

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