Published April 14, 2009 by Steve Donovan
Dear Stock Footage, It's not you. It's me. I love so many things about you. I mean, you have stuff that's so thoughtful and well produced! That high quality film look! Yea, you know what I mean. You should be proud of yourself. But I'm seeing some new things these days. I just started a year ago at this production house called "Tweedee Productions" and they've been shooting some amazing stuff. I've always used stock footage to capture a true professional film look without breaking the bank. But Tweedee's shooting in HD and HD24p. I can't help myself. It's so amazing looking. So real and genuine. You leave your stuff laying around for anyone to use.
Stock Footage, you will allow yourself to be used in any Tom, Dick or Harry who has a thousand or two thousand to throw around. I need commitment. I need to have footage that not only looks good but is made specifically for my clients' needs. Raw footage that our clients call their own. When we shoot the footage ourselves, it gives a consistent look and it's custom made in the true vision of what the producer intended.
Stock Footage--tape is cheap. And HD technology has finally caught up to our videographers' talents. I gotta move on and rely on staying true to my clients' vision. Being an editor means cutting out things that don't work in the project. And, Stock Footage, you've become my fallback for professional projects rather than the go-to. Take care. and I'll see you around.
Steve Donovan, Senior Editor>