March 6, 2016

Download This Free 4K Raw Footage & Practice Editing Your Own Horror Scene

If you're interested in getting your feet wet as an editor, but you don't have any footage with which to practice, this might be a great opportunity for you.

For their new interactive editing tutorial, PBS TV series FrameLines is offering you a bunch of free raw 4K footage downloads so you can practice cutting together a horror scene. Here's the show's Executive Producer Peter John Ross to let you know more:

FrameLines sets you up with a script (which you can read here) and 11 downloadable videos that are full of clips shot from multiple camera angles, different takes, and pretty much everything you'll need to put your editing skills to the test. They do ask, though, that if you want to upload your edit online that you include 1.) the #FRAMELINESTV hashtag, and 2.) the credits either in your video or in its description. (You can find them here near the bottom of the page.)

You can download the footage on their Vimeo page. Just click on each video and hit download to get started.     

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Thanks for posting this! FRAMELINES appreciates your support.

March 6, 2016 at 3:22PM

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Peter John Ross
Director/Producer
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Hi Peter,

Would you like us to follow the script, or can we make our own version of it?

Thanks for giving the opportunity to allow us to edit a horror scene!

March 6, 2016 at 6:06PM, Edited March 6, 6:07PM

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Patrick Nan
Student
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You can do whatever you like!

March 7, 2016 at 4:20PM

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Peter John Ross
Director/Producer
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Peter, thank you for the opportunity. Am I correct in assuming from what I heard in the tracks that there is no separately recorded audio track?

March 8, 2016 at 9:23AM

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Ted Ulrich
Photographer / Filmmaker
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No, there is no separate audio - we recorded it professionally into the camera XLR

October 15, 2019 at 6:43PM

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Peter John Ross
Director/Producer
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Thanks for sharing this for us! We love NOFILMSCHOOL.COM!

March 6, 2016 at 5:53PM

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Peter John Ross
Director/Producer
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Is the best edit going to be used in your video? Is this like a contest or is it just for practice?

March 6, 2016 at 8:01PM, Edited March 6, 8:33PM

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César dos Santos
Film Editor, Camera Op.
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Just for practice. It's not a contest.

March 7, 2016 at 4:20PM

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Peter John Ross
Director/Producer
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seems to be 1080 HD footage... where the 4k RAW? what am i not seeing here?

March 6, 2016 at 11:42PM

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There is 4K and also the ORIGINAL FOOTAGE in 4K as well.

March 7, 2016 at 4:21PM

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Peter John Ross
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October 15, 2019 at 6:44PM

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Peter John Ross
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Just finished my edit, I have to say, it was a good exercise. The banter from the crew is pretty funny to hear. Sounds like they were filming for hours and were getting fatigued. Haha, but anyway, link is posted below if ya'll are interested in watching it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QSc1XVqD7I

March 7, 2016 at 1:45AM

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Donavan Seschillie
Director, Director of Photography, Editor, Writer
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I noticed that in one of the clips. Dude says "Why would you want me to rack focus?? I can see you, I see him, I see everything"...

Always remember the cookies on set.

March 7, 2016 at 2:19PM

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Jordan Mederich
Documentarian / Filmmaker
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Yeah I laughed at that... my favorite is... "It's already 7, I don't want to be here all night" Haha

March 7, 2016 at 5:39PM

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Donavan Seschillie
Director, Director of Photography, Editor, Writer
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We wanted the future editors to hear what real set chatter is like!

https://cinestudyproject.wordpress.com/2019/09/24/interactive-project-ho...

October 15, 2019 at 6:45PM

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Peter John Ross
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Nice.

March 7, 2016 at 4:20PM

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Peter John Ross
Director/Producer
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Just went through all of the footage and set up my bins, this is going to be fun.

March 7, 2016 at 2:41PM

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Ted Ulrich
Photographer / Filmmaker
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I can't download the footage, it either says "file empty" or "forbidden" - any idea as to fix the problem?

March 7, 2016 at 3:32PM, Edited March 7, 3:32PM

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Sindri Thor
Editor
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I had the same problem, I just log out of Vimeo and Logged back in and clicked the download button and it worked just fine. Not all clips are 4k though...

March 7, 2016 at 5:40PM

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Donavan Seschillie
Director, Director of Photography, Editor, Writer
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We're reabranding these as "CINESTUDY" and the footage is more easily downloaded here now https://cinestudyproject.wordpress.com/2019/09/24/interactive-project-ho...

October 15, 2019 at 6:46PM

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Peter John Ross
Director/Producer
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What an awesome thing Framelines is doing. Thanks guys, this should be fun!

March 7, 2016 at 6:14PM

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Kaster Troy
Director, DP, Editor
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Thanks to FramelinesTV for the footage. A lot of time and effort goes into this and they were kind enough to share it. I did two versions, one was a short "tale" version of it, and the other followed the script. I had a blast putting it together.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAshWqtY7_E

March 8, 2016 at 2:40PM, Edited March 8, 2:41PM

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Antonio Chong
Content Creator/Consultant
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It's great to see the edits trickling in and be able to see everyone's different take on the material! I just finished up my edit this evening:

https://youtu.be/21FQNyTBGvo

March 8, 2016 at 11:44PM

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Ted Ulrich
Photographer / Filmmaker
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I had a lot of fun with the FramelinesTV footage. The link to my edit is posted below.

https://youtu.be/g0A_QLozgdw

March 10, 2016 at 9:36PM

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Complete with subtitles! NICE!

October 15, 2019 at 6:46PM

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Peter John Ross
Director/Producer
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Had a bunch of fun with this. Hopefully more editing events like this catch on. I decided to try to do a music video/ 80's Slasher for this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xvd4x_JA5XI

March 10, 2016 at 11:21PM

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hey,

great work you have done.

And DANCE WITH THE DEAD, nice choice ;-)

March 12, 2016 at 4:10PM, Edited March 12, 4:11PM

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Florian Albrecht
Editor / Technical Assistant
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That had an amazing STRANGER THINGS vibe, right before they did the series!

October 15, 2019 at 6:47PM

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Peter John Ross
Director/Producer
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after a short night, there it is.

https://youtu.be/02v5hFfQcAE

March 13, 2016 at 8:41AM

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Florian Albrecht
Editor / Technical Assistant
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I'm a bit late to the party but thought I would also share my version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHuQ8Je9WQM

April 28, 2016 at 12:40AM

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Ed Red
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Thanks for giving me the chance to edit some great footage. Here is the link to my edit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SThCYOdBtY

April 28, 2016 at 11:15PM

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Lamar Hampton
Video Editor
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The files are not RAW they are compressed.

August 13, 2016 at 1:42AM

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Walter Wallace
YouTuber
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I think you misunderstood what kind of raw footage, not RAW as in the codec or color, raw as in unedited complete footage.

October 19, 2019 at 10:04PM

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Peter John Ross
Director/Producer
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I just found this. This is awesome. Thanks.

January 30, 2017 at 9:22PM, Edited January 30, 9:22PM

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Jody Russell
Big Dreamer
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Just finished editing it.. this is my first time using Final Cut Pro X
Hope you guys like it and big Thanks to FRAMELINES for doing this project :) I have learned a lot from this

here is the link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu9ELc0BEjY

August 16, 2017 at 9:59PM, Edited August 16, 9:59PM

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Hi I found just now this website and I wanted to give it a try. I'm a new in this domain,but I had some fun with it. :) Here is my edit and thank for the footage.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyGuPz4vhoE

October 6, 2017 at 9:17AM

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HI Sir,
Thank you for give us opportunity for practice good footage.
here I edited, is it good?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtDAxfVzcVM

August 17, 2018 at 6:28AM

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You're welcome!
cinestudy.org

October 19, 2019 at 10:03PM

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Peter John Ross
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Has anyone still got a copy of the script as it seems the link has gone? :( Would love to give this a go.

August 24, 2019 at 4:04PM

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We just rebranded as Cinestudy - Link, script, and raw footage can all be found here
https://cinestudy.org/2019/09/24/interactive-project-horror-movie/

October 19, 2019 at 10:03PM

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Peter John Ross
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