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Filmmaking is hard. We all know that. Fortunately, we have lots of tools, gadgets, and resources that make almost every phase of production easier: from screenwriting software that formats your scripts for you, to step-by-step online video tutorials. However, one aspect of production still seems to be absent from the bountiful spring of online help: securing, maintaining, and assign the copyrights for projects. Wading through all of the legal jargon, lengthy documents, and confusing rules and regulations can stomp out your creative fire, but, it looks like that’s about to change with Chain of Title, a website geared toward making this process a lot less painful. More »
A Creative Commons license is far less restrictive than a traditional copyright, and allows people to adapt, remix, and repurpose the original work. While there are several different variations of CC licenses, searching Creative Commons media can be a great way of finding images, video, and sounds that you can use in your own work — provided you abide by the particular license and attribute the original author. The search engine CC Search allows you to search the following services: More »
A year ago I wrote, “in an effort to post more regularly, without having to increase my output of original material, I’m going to start embedding interesting short films or other video content from the far corners of the interweb, most of which (I hope) you will not have seen before.”
I went back to check because I was curious as to how many Seen posts I’d made over the past year; the sad answer is a trifling three.
So here is the Danish documentary Good Copy Bad Copy, which was released gratis last year on the internet. Fitting, considering its subject: copyright, specifically laws pertaining to attribution and payment, both in music and film. The doc, directed by Andreas Johnsen, Ralf Chistensen, and Henrik Moltke, moves briskly from music sampling techniques in American hip-hop, to baile funk remixes in Brazil, to movie pirating in Nigeria, to file sharing in Sweden (and plenty more). It features interviews with Girl Talk and Danger Mouse, music by RJD2 and Santogold, and is globetrotting, informative, and entertaining. It’s also an hour long, so I’d recommend clicking the full screen button and kicking back.