I don't think you have any idea about contract law, copyright law or any law in particular it seems. You have no leverage to do anything with any raw footage you obtain while under a service-for-hire contract of employment. Let me put it another way; if you're hired to do a shoot but can't because your so busy and you sub-contract me to do the shoot for you; do I own the raw footage that I captured, to do with what I want or do I have to give it to you because you were the primary contracted hire? Do you own it if you didn't shoot it? That's why there's laws to protect intellectual property, y'all should pay attention to them. http://copyright.gov/title17/92chap2.html
Just be clear on Copyright ownership, go to http://copyright.gov/title17/92chap2.html
Peter, I believe you are incorrect in your assertion that if you are hired as a contractor that you "own" the "copyright" to the content you shot. By law, if you were hired (and paid) as an independent sub-contractor to document the wedding event and possibly provide an edited version of the wedding event you documented, the ownership of the copyright, video masters, the content contained therein as well as the final edited version(s) all belong to the party that contracted and paid you for that service. It was their event and you were there by their contractual request. You can't just automatically assume that you own the copyright to a captured personal event when you were contracted to be there and perform a service, i.e., video the event and edit the obtained video as a result of you performing your contracted service. Hopefully the price of a hard drive and your transfer time is built into your services contract.
However, if you just happened upon an event or location and began shooting video, you would correctly own the copyright and masters to the footage you shot and edited after the fact.
That being said, if your service for hire contract specifically states that you are automatically conferred the ownership of the copyright, then legally you can own that copyright. I can't imagine blindly giving any videographer blanket copyright ownership to the captured video circumstances of my event that I contracted out to be documented. It defies common sense and copyright law, it would be my intellectual property, not the hired contractor.
According to the Copyright Law of the United States of America Chapter 2(b) - http://copyright.gov/title17/92chap2.html
§ 201 . Ownership of copyright
(a) Initial Ownership. — Copyright in a work protected under this title vests initially in the author or authors of the work. The authors of a joint work are coowners of copyright in the work.
(b) Works Made for Hire. — In the case of a work made for hire, the employer or other person for whom the work was prepared is considered the author for purposes of this title, and, unless the parties have expressly agreed otherwise in a written instrument signed by them, owns all of the rights comprised in the copyright.
I'm confused. Why bother doing all that extra work in Photoshop and AE to make the "white background" with the logo animation and such when it can all be done easily and with less steps in FCPX?
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