Always assume everything is copyrighted, because frankly, it is.
And as a commenter noted above, unless you're doing a documentary, you can't claim fair use. Even if you're doing a documentary claiming fair use is iffy.
Always assume if someone else created it, you need their permission to show it in your project.
I am blind (legally) and I wasn't able to find any eligibility rules or timing of when the grant is announced or awarded.
This is Jack. I wrote and directed The Evolution of a Gen-X Music Purchaser. Thanks for the writeup.
Moving on from a shot and not getting enough coverage because I didn't want to deal with someones attitude. That was a big mistake on my part.
Relying on the Red LCD for monitoring as opposed to having real monitors. This is especially bad since I'm visually impaired.
Not getting enough wide shots. This was partly due to restrictions at locations but woulda been nice.
Not ensuring the DP knows that you wanted something shot at a high frame rate and just assuming you were on the same page.
One main thing is to just communicate more.