Three ways stock footage can help your story
Does any of this sound familiar? You finally get a client’s footage, only to discover that most of it is unusable. Or, in editing, you realize there are gaps in the story but no footage to fill them. Or the client insists on an epic aerial opening shot … yet the budget is anything but epic.
Yeah, we thought so.
These are the kinds of situations stock footage is great for. And whether you plan on using it from the start or it’s a last-minute save in post, stock footage can be a solid supporting character in your video.
In our post for Videopixie, we shed light on three ways you can use it: to fill in those pesky story gaps, to show what you’re talking about, and to add emotional impact. Find out more in How stock footage can help you tell your story.
Meet Derek Armstrong McNeill
Derek McNeill has been telling visual stories most of his life. The Seattlite first honed his eye working as a photographer in the US Air Force, then worked in advertising art direction and design. He now divides his time shooting his own documentary projects and stock footage. “After carrying around a camera kit for years, telling visual […] Read more