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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 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 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]

References[edit]

  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

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:36:48 -0700

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Cinema Blend

Cinema Blend
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:22:30 -0700

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Telegraph.co.uk
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 03:25:48 -0700

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The Independent

The Independent
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:26:18 -0700

Strikes are shown continuing at 4.13pm and 4.30GMT. The video closes with a split of the street in two pictures taken from different angles, before and after the damage. The video and the date of the explosions in the footage took place cannot be ...

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GameSpot
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:43:45 -0700

Last week, Epic Games showed off a level from Unreal Tournament in development at Epic Games. Today, the developer has posted a more extensive look at the game, showing off a few minutes of early team deathmatch footage. You can check it out above.

CBS News

CBS News
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:26:15 -0700

"The Avengers" descended on Comic-Con on over the weekend to debut the first footage from the upcoming superhero sequel, "Age of Ultron." Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner and Robert Downey Jr. were on hand Saturday with ...
 
Indie Wire (blog)
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:22:36 -0700

Test footage circa 2012 for "Deadpool" has leaked online (and we presume will be yanked shortly) showing the very talkative "Merc With A Mouth" in action, and doing the kind of stuff he probably should've been doing in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" where ...
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