Getty Images makes money by licensing images and videos – including some in the public domain. Filmmaker Richard Misek created this impactful documentary using public domain footage in chronological order. He then explains the origins of some of the clips and how companies can charge what should be free footage.
Awesome Stock Footage
We’re already up to 25 official James Bond movies. Now, 007 is back in his blandest film yet. Dogfood edited together this Bond flick entirely from stock video footage, incorporating the not-so-secret agent’s trademark cars, girls, and gadgets, along with an unexpected bedroom shootout scene. (Thanks, Kieran!)
We’ve seen what editor Matthew Highton can do with stock footage before. Recently, he remade the opening title sequence of The Simpsons using only off-the-shelf video, and it’s pretty spot-on. We’re amazed by how oddly-specific stock footage can be. How many people could be searching for “baby behind a steering wheel?”
Stock footage and photo provider Dissolve follows up its prior collection of fake television shows with another round, created entirely from videos in their library. For as good as the provided examples look, we really want to see Alaskan Fires, Speed Demons 2, and Super Guy.