May 5, 2015 at 4:56AM, Edited May 5, 4:59AM
who owns the raw footage if the client did not pay?
I have been working with 2 HD camera in California, because he is a 41 years old friend I have agreed a very small price $5000.00 for 3 months of work.
We agreed for a 30% down payment prior to my arrival from Europe to the USA.
Also for food and lodging that will be their cost.
Now I came back and since 2 months I have not received any amount.
I tried to come to them to a agreement and give them time to pay in rates or to come to any agreement but so far they are insulting me and demanding to hand over all my video and photo material.
I already left most of the material there edited and some in RAW footage.
I have here all material including over 35 hours of RAW video.
I stopped so far the project as besides the camera went broken there, the FireWire board went broke of my ProHD JVC, there is no single payment yet made to me.
According me I own the material but correct me if I am wrong please.
sorry for posting this twice :(