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Stock footage is existing footage you can license for use in your production. It can be a fantastic resource if you're in a pinch or cannot afford to shoot the footage yourself.
In this module, you will learn how to use stock footage, how to understand a licensing agreement, where to find stock footage, how to manage the technical requirements, and what your rights are when distributing your production.
Don’t spend the money to shoot it yourself when someone else has done it for you.


  • 20:58 video that shows you how to use stock footage
  • Illustrated companion guide


  • What is stock footage
  • How stock footage can be used in your project
  • How to match the look and technical specifications of stock footage to your project
  • How a royalty-free license works
  • How an editorial license works
  • How a rights managed license works
  • How public domain footage works
  • How to purchase stock footage
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