SPECIALISING IN HIGH QUALITY, LOW COST, PUBLIC DOMAIN HISTORICAL FOOTAGE
FOOTAGE FARM was established in 2001 by a team of experienced professionals to provide video master tapes of material in the Public Domain. The aim was to help producers not have to struggle with high licence fees and to enable them to access and afford archival material of high quality.
PUBLIC DOMAIN film is footage which has never been, or is no longer, in copyright and is not subject to the usual licensing constrictions and prices. It is material produced by American government agencies, or gifted to the American people by producers, thereby lifting any existing copyright.
We charge a one-time BUY-OUT fee, not a per-second rate and once you have bought the physical tape, it is yours to use and re-use forever, in all media and in any programme. You will not need to come back to us to renew a contract or to pay any additional fees.
OUR COLLECTION spans nearly 100 years: from the late 19th century to the early 1990s, although mostly up to the 1970s. (see overleaf for details)Whatever the subject of your programme, it is always worth enquiring if we have relevant material – for this there is no charge. In addition to what we hold on master tape we also have extensive information about the holdings in Washington and in other collections containing public domain material. Once you decide on the content of your show we can send you written descriptions and/or preview tapes.
We have well over 20,000 entries in our masters DATABASE. In addition to the masters we have in-house, we have more than 5000 hours of footage that can be viewed and then ordered if you want it on master.
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