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Archival film researchers: Worth your filmmaking dollar

Posted on Tue 14th July 2009 7.15 PM

 

Archival film researchers: Worth your filmmaking dollar

Making a documentary, and wondering how how to illustrate complex concepts with images?

Don’t re-invent the wheel. Consider hiring an archival film researcher to locate the perfect visuals for your production. They can save you precious time and money. Really researchers will be able to unearth visuals that will really set your film apart.

For a fee, such researchers can be hired to visit particular archives in person on your behalf, or to scan online sources. Professional archival film researchers have an extensive grasp of online and offline sources of images, graphics, and footage. Archival film researchers will typically collate their images with facts and dates, and may supply shot lists.

If you utilize the services of an archival film researcher, don’t forget to credit them!

Prefer to go it alone? For a great starting point to comprehensive international archives of footage, visit the Public Moving Image Archives of the National Film Preservation Board:


http://www.loc.gov/film/arch.html