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blckhawk542
05-19-2005, 06:29 PM
hey...im doing this research paper for my english class about the Cold War...and everyone is doing a regular paper...but i wanted to be creative with my presentation and make a movie/documentary on it...something like you would see on the History channel...but my main concern is...where can i get footage from the Cold War from the beginning to the end? i checked with my public library and they didnt really help me out....does anyone know where i can get some usefull material? much appreciated

XCheck
05-19-2005, 07:54 PM
Hi!

You may want to check out http://buyoutfootage.com/pages/pd.html and http://www.loc.gov/rr/mopic/pubdomain.html.

I hope you'll do 'balanced reporting'. For every US propaganda film from 50's 60's that seems ridiculous today, I am sure there are tens of their counterparts from the other side of the world. Believe me, I lived there.

Ciao!

Jerry

blckhawk542
05-19-2005, 08:05 PM
omgggg buyoutfootage's prices are MADDDD EXSPENSIVE!!! wtf!!....question....if i hypethetically took footage from a movie that was already copyrighted and everything and used it on my report..but gave credit for the source of the film with their copyright year and everything...would it still be considered illegal? i realy have a basic knowlodge of copyright laws..and i was wondering if that would be considered as to breaking the law...

Rosestar
05-19-2005, 08:17 PM
That's a cool idea to do a video as a term paper, I did that when I went to school, on super-8. However, I would narrow down the topic. the Cold War is a huge topic, narrow it down to, say, the bomb shelter boom, or to the Cuban missile crisis, or to Civil Defense Shelters, or what ever. Then look for video resources for the narrowed subject. If you were planning on evokeing the fair use provisions of the copyright laws and using copy righted material, try looking for the multiple episode doc show, "The Twentieth Century". They covered almost everything.

Good luck

thisiswells
05-19-2005, 08:31 PM
The National Archives. Takes time/money but it's real film. Bonolabs is an authorized transfer house for the national archives and can locate footage if you need something specific. Bet you could get an educational license to use the footage free, but research and telecine could cost through the bum.

blckhawk542
05-19-2005, 08:36 PM
for the cold war topic..my teacher is narrowing it down to strictly 1950s nuclear threat/fear...i think im gonna need lots of footage from the neveda test site....and like the Civil defense drills nd stuff liek that...does any one have other ideas i could use? i made my outline..and the order is, for the body part of it...the history of a nuclear bomb....then the political drift between US and Soviet Union....then How did the threats effect american lives?...ne ideas for footage for some of those questions would be awesome..im gonna start writing my actual paper tomorrow in school..hopefully ill get an A...aahhhhhhh...

thisiswells
05-19-2005, 08:42 PM
Hey--
This is likely more time/money than I would personally put into a student paper, but here you go:

Archival Research Catalog
http://www.archives.gov/research_room/arc/

Bonolabs - Intermediate Copy Service
http://www.bonofilm.com/archive.asp

Rosestar
05-19-2005, 11:15 PM
Getting footage from the National Archives is going to cost you thousands of $$$. If you are just doing a report for school, I doubt that anyone is gonna cause a fuss if you copy copyrighted materials and present them in a one-time use VHS or DVD. Here is a link to the History Channels store for "Cold War" search. Buy a couple of these DVD or tapes and have at it.

http://store.aetv.com/html/search/index.jhtml?search=cold+war&start=1&SORT_BY=&SORT_ORDER=&location=&parentcatid=&subcatid=

Duct Tape Films
05-20-2005, 03:34 AM
hey...im doing this research paper for my english class about the Cold War...and everyone is doing a regular paper...but i wanted to be creative with my presentation and make a movie/documentary on it...something like you would see on the History channel...but my main concern is...where can i get footage from the Cold War from the beginning to the end? i checked with my public library and they didnt really help me out....does anyone know where i can get some usefull material? much appreciated

One stop shopping....

http://www.retrofilm.com/

Great value too!!!

Rosestar
05-20-2005, 10:19 AM
What is the ballpark $ for films from this site?

Neil Rowe
05-20-2005, 10:57 AM
http://www.archive.org/details/prelinger

or the index is here..


http://www.archive.org/movies/movieslisting-browse.php?collection=prelinger

and heres the cold war section.. should be plenty of stuff here:

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=collection%3Aprelinger%20AND%20su bject%3ACold%20War

hope you find some stuff you like. its all COMPLETELY ROYALTY FREE and FREE OF COST and is encouraged to be used whenever and wherever ....no charge or fee ever. some pretty good stuff on there. ive used some stuff in a couple projects. i usually download the editable mp4 file and then convert it to AVI in AE for editing. but if your NLe can use mp4 native youll save a little time. :)

filmsaboutdeadpeople
10-20-2005, 12:28 PM
check with a nearby university and libraries. see what they say. usually they have several video resources, especially for topics as large as the cold war.

David G. Smith
10-20-2005, 12:39 PM
Well, it's been five months since this thread started. How did the term paper come out?

Digitally Pleasing
10-21-2005, 11:51 AM
Archive.org is the best. I'm surprised it isn't talked about much on these boards... so surprised, it inspired my first post.

Give it up, for me!

little bobby
11-08-2005, 01:59 PM
Do what I am doing for my personal doc, which is not being sold or distributed and I am not making money off of it so I am not worried about copyright issues:
One month of Netflix: $20
Apple MPEG2 upgrade for Quicktime: $20
MPEG Streamer: Free (google it)
Just go through as many documentary dvds as you can and using Mpeg streamer with the mpeg2 thing from apple you can get any part of a dvd that you need. If you have problems with it, get MacTheRipper and rip the dvds (which will get round the copy protection). I have done about 7 dvds so far for my personal doc and couldn't be happier. Great quality and it can go into any format that you could ever want.