In filmmaking and video products , footage is raw, unedited material you Originally filmed by a movie camera or Recorded by a video camera , qui Typically must be edited to create a motion picture, video clip , TV show or similar work completed.

May also refer to 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 music videos – we live television , the signals from video cameras are INSTEAD called Expired sources .


The origin of the term “footage” is that early 35mm silent film has been measured in feet and frames ; the fact that film was measured by 16 frames ( 4-perf film format ) in a film of 35 mm film which roughly represented 1 second of silent film, made footage . [1] The term then became used figuratively to describe the moving image material of any kind.

Movie footage

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 release of Blade Runner used landscape views That Were Originally shot for The Shining before the script Was modified after-HAD finished shooting. [2] [3]

Television footage

Television footage, especially news footage, is often traded between television networks , The actual sum depends on the duration, age, size of the audience, duration of licensing and other factors.

Amateur video footage

Video footage of current events can also be seen on the market – scenes shot at the World Trade Center during the September 11, 2001 campaign was reportedly sold for US $ 45,000. [4]

Footage brokers

A sales broker is an agent who deals in sales by producers and producers, while taking a profit in the sales transaction. quote needed ]

See also

  • Film gauge
  • Found footage (disambiguation)


  1. Jump up^ Engineers, Society of Motion Picture and Television (1917). Transactions of the Society of Motion Picture Engineers . Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.
  2. Jump up^ Jagernauth, Kevin. “Watch: US Theatrical Ending To ‘Blade Runner’ That Features Footage From Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ | IndieWire” . . Retrieved 2017-06-12 .
  3. Jump up^ IMDb’s Trivia for Blade Runner – Retrieved July 3, 2009
  4. Jump up^ News – Amateur Video Playing Greater Role- Retrieved July 3, 2009