digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:


Applied sciences






















In filmmaking and video production, footage is the raw, unedited material as it had been originally filmed by movie camera or recorded by a video camera which usually must be edited to create a motion picture, video clip, television show or similar completed work. More loosely, footage can also refer to all sequences used in film and video editing, such as special effects and archive material (for special cases of this, see stock footage and B roll). Since the term originates in film, footage is only used for recorded images, such as film stock, videotapes or digitized clips – on live television, the signals from video cameras are called sources instead.

The origin of the term "footage" is that early 35 mm silent film has traditionally been measured in feet and frames; the fact that film was measured by length in cutting rooms, and that there are 16 frames (4-perf film format) in a foot of 35 mm film which roughly represented 1 second of silent film, made footage a natural unit of measure for film. The term then became used figuratively to describe moving image material of any kind. Television footage, especially news footage, is often traded between television networks, but good footage usually commands[tone] a high price. The actual sum depends on duration, age, size of intended audience, duration of licensing and other factors. Amateur movie footage of current events can also often fetch[tone] a high price on the market – scenes shot inside the World Trade Center during the September 11, 2001 attacks were reportedly sold for US$45,000.[1] Sometimes film projects will also sell or trade footage, usually second unit material not used in the final cut. For example, the end of the non-director's cut version of Blade Runner used landscape views that were originally shot for The Shining before the script was modified after shooting had finished.[2]


  1. ^ News day.com - Amateur video playing greater role – Retrieved July 3, 2009
  2. ^ IMDb's Trivia page for Blade Runner – Retrieved July 3, 2009

See also[edit]

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Footage — Please support Wikipedia.
A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
1000000 videos foundNext > 

Color footage of atomic bomb tests in Nevada - Soldiers being exposed to high levels of radiation

View the "Soldiers being exposed to radiation" picture collection at http://www.funny-silly.com/atomic/ Please like my video, it only takes a second. Visit m...

Graphic Footage of Lioness Mauled by Buffalo

Graphic Footage of Lioness Mauled by Buffalo SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/Oc61Hj A wounded lion almost had her leg ripped off when a male buffalo gored her. Emer...

South Korea ferry: Footage of passengers moments before ship sinks

Subscribe to ITN News: http://bit.ly/1bmWO8h Amateur footage has emerged of the passengers inside the South Korean ferry being told to stay put moments befor...

Latest footage: Darkness descends on South Korea ferry disaster rescue-op scene

South Korean ferry sank off the southern coast. The ship carrying over 400 people, mostly high school students sank off the southern coast. Leaving 200 plus ...

Unedited Footage of Peaceful Resistance to Tyranny

Judge Napolitano "Fearful" of What's Coming Next in Bundy Dispute. http://www.infowars.com/judge-napolitano-fearful-of-whats-coming-next-in-bundy-dispute/ Th...

Dramatic rescue footage: Coastguards save people from sinking South Korea ferry

South Korean TV show footage of the sunken passenger ferry, as coaost guard patrols continue their efforts to rescue passengers from it. The passenger ferry,...

Uncontacted Amazon Tribe: First ever aerial footage

http://www.uncontactedtribes.org - For the first time, extraordinary aerial footage of one of the world's last uncontacted tribes has been released. Survival...

The Best UFO Footage Of 2013 (January and February)

Some of the best UFO footage of 2013.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Official B-Roll Footage #1 (HD) Andrew Garfield

http://www.joblo.com - "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" Official B-Roll Footage #1 (HD) Andrew Garfield With the emergence of Electro, Spider-Man must confront a f...

South Korea ferry sinks carrying hundreds of students [Raw Cellphone Footage]

South Korea ferry sinks South Korea ferry sinking ferry crash video footage ferry capsized off South Korea ferry ferry crash video footage carrying hundreds ...

1000000 videos foundNext > 

56671732 news items


Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:43:36 -0700

Dramatic amateur video has emerged from on board the stricken South Korean ferry before it capsized. Filmed on a mobile device, it shows the reaction of passengers as the drama unfolded. An announcement can be heard in the background coming over the ...


Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:57:25 -0700

The most disturbing part of the surveillance footage is when the burglar is in the 2 1/2-year-old's room, shining a light on the toddler in the crib for a moment before moving onward. Image source: YouTube. Image source: YouTube. Image source: YouTube.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:07:30 -0700

At this year's spring game, the Miami Hurricanes put a camera on linebacker Denzel Perryman's helmet, so as to show the rest of the world what a pain in the ass playing linebacker is. The parts where Perryman really gets to unload on the running back ...


Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:15:00 -0700

Pictures, Legendary Pictures April 18, 2014. New Footage from Godzilla Debuts in Latest TV Spot Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have debuted another TV spot for Godzilla featuring quite a bit of new footage. Check it out below! Opening in ...
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:11:15 -0700

A fire in Valparaíso, Chile has destroyed more than 2,500 homes, left 11,000 people homeless and killed at least 15 people. It's an unfathomable tragedy that has destroyed an entire community. This drone footage from Skyfilms attempts to show the ...


Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:28:27 -0700

It'll be the first feature of its kind to combine two subgenres — dance movies and found footage — in a plot described as a “documentary-style dance drama for the YouTube generation.” Casting starts soon on the pic, which is looking to discover new ...
Irish Independent
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:20:41 -0700

Independent.ie› Irish News›. VIDEO: Shocking footage of racist abuse on bus. 0 Comments. Email; Print; Font Size. Brian Byrne – Updated 18 April 2014 03:58 PM. A NIGERIAN man was subjected to a vicious verbal racial attack in a gruelling hour and a ...
Huffington Post
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:44:25 -0700

If pictures are worth 1,000 words, GIFs must be worth millions. But nobody has time for millions of words about history's most iconic images, so just take a look at the GIFs below. This is your chance to get the "fuller picture," to see history come to ...

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Talk About Footage

You can talk about Footage with people all over the world in our discussions.

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!