Last month stock footage site Filmsupply and Musicbed invited editors to use any of their high quality stock footage and compose enjoyable clips that ...Read more
No camera? No music? No problem! Today sees the launch of a short film contest run by Filmsupply and Musicbed. Simply download the stock footage and sound from their libraries to your heart’s content, and create a piece under 60 seconds for the chance to win $100,000 worth of prizes! Starting today at 10 AM ET, Filmsupply and Musicbed invite you to enter their short movie challenge. To begin, simply register at Filmsupplychallenge.com to download their starter pack, which contains important information and guidelines for the contest. You can use any of the material in the Filmsupply and Musicbed libraries free of charge, provided you only use them for the contest entry and nothing else. Entries should be under a minute, and will compete in the categories of Best Ad Spec, Best Title Sequence and Best Trailer. There will also be winners for the overall Best Sound Design, Best VFX, Best Colour and Best Edit. The judging panel in charge of deciding the winning entries will be made up of renowned figures in the filmmaking industry, including big names like Philip Bloom, Shane Hurlbut and Vimeo Head of Curation Jordan McGarry. Prizes include $100,000 worth of goodies from the likes of Rode Microphones and LensProToGo, but also DaVinci Resolve Studio and a 12-month free subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. Moreover, the winners of the three Category Awards will receive some cool experience prizes: Best Ad Spec winner will get a full-paid trip to Fort Worth, Texas, for an on-set experience of filming a Musicbed recording session. Winner of the Best Title Sequence will get a full-paid trip to Austin, Texas, and an access all areas pass to SXSW. And the winner of Best Trailer will spend an instructional on-set day with Shane Hurlbut. Filmsupply and Musicbed are some of the largest media licensing sites out there, with enormous libraries of incredibly well-curated content. They both host material that adheres to the highest technical and artistic quality, making this contest one where your creativity really is the only limitation. You can start downloading and get your film started today, with a call for entries as of today until 28th of June. Make sure to head over to the Filmsupply Challenge site for more details!Read more
The Musicbed team has announced Filmsupply, a new service that brings a catalogue of high quality licensed & commissionable footage for brands agencies and filmmakers. As a filmmaker I’m sure you have your own preconceptions of the term stock footage, those that have used stock in the past will know how much of a grueling affair it can be sifting through collection upon collection of clips to find that one gem. Going back a few years, it was a very similar process for finding music for films; there was a distinct gap in quality between licensable and un-licensable (within a reasonable budget) music. The Musicbed were one of the companies that helped bridge that gap, bringing us a fantastic collection of quality licensed music, they plan to do the same for video stock with Filmsupply. Daniel McCarthy, founder and CEO of Musicbed & Filmsupply: “For years, film directors and producers have looked to Musicbed for quality music to help tell their stories, while also supporting great musicians…We are launching Filmsupply to further connect and serve our community of filmmakers, giving them a way to monetize hours and hours of amazing footage that was previously left on the cutting room floor.” So, how does Filmsupply differ? It’s not just the same as the rest but with trending branding, right? It differs in the fact that there’s an application process, you must be approved before you can start contributing footage. Time will tell how rigorous the application process will be but judging from the success of Musicbed, you could say it’s in good hands. Filmsupply have recruited filmmakers no less than the likes of Shane Hurlbut, Phillip Bloom and Salomon Ligthelm to get stock levels going and setting the benchmark nice and high. “No matter where you insert it, stock will always look like stock… With Filmsupply, you don’t have to sort through low quality content because they have pre-screened it to give you the best.” Shane Hurlbut, ASC. Filmsupply will provide footage in both full HD and 4K form, the latter consisting of over 75% of content. Catalogues are broken down into simply genres (animals, business and industry, landscape etc.). For better quality content pricing is, as you’d expect it to be; a little more expensive than some other big stock websites. I sifted around the site a little, and a standard FullHD clip for promotional use 1-500 employees was around $200, $50 more where 4K was available. It was nice to see raw downloads as an option for compatible content also. Filmsupply also provides a project delivery service. Submit a brief and the Filmsupply will “match you with the perfect filmmaker and timeline for your project”. For more information check out the Filmsupply website.Read more
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