Re: the term found-footage

From: Myron Ort (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Jun 07 2008 - 12:00:58 PDT

  Perhaps "found" footage refers to how the filmmaker "obtained" the
material rather than anything inherent to the footage, like who
might actually own the rights. Hopefully a "found footage" or
"collage" film would be constructed from material in public domain.
Just because you "found" the footage in a dumpster so to speak
doesn't mean it is free from copyright restrictions. Generally the
term "found footage" implies that the filmmaker didn't shoot it, not
that it is necessarily legal to use. Maybe "stock footage film"
might be a useful term. Often even "stock footage" is credited,
having been leased from the so-called "owner".

So what do you do if you happen to see that someone "found" your
work on a dvd, re-edited it, and presents it perhaps without proper
credit on Youtube.? Maybe they even say that it is their film.

Myron Ort

On Jun 7, 2008, at 9:31 AM, Marcel Schwierin wrote:

> Dear Frameworkers,
> does anybody knows when, where and by whom the term "found-footage"
> was invented, replacing the older term "collage" for those films?
> Thanx in advance for any hint,
> Marcel
> Marcel Schwierin ::: curator ::: filmmaker
> Chausseestr. 11 ::: 10115 Berlin ::: Germany
> email suppressed
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