Episode 22: Licensing Music for Film

Episode 22: Licensing Music for Film

Griffin and Nick discuss music licensing, and answer your questions about variable ND filters, shooting in 6K, and how to price your freelance work.

Our video, “Memorize the F-Stop Scale, Easily” landed on NoFilmSchool!

MY RELEASE FORMS FOR MUSIC & TALENT
I’m no lawyer, and can’t guarantee the efficacy of my licensing and release documents, but to share my experience, these are the forms I used for Sriracha:

Music release form used for Sriracha

 Photo by Matt Edwards. In 2010, I uploaded photos from the LPGA State Farm Classic golf tournament.

Photo by Matt Edwards. In 2010, I uploaded photos from the LPGA State Farm Classic golf tournament.

To create practical, handwritten sauce graphics for Sriracha, I used a blue screen, seen in these two videos.

ND FILTERS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
Polaroid 58mm Variable ND filter
B+W 58mm MRC Solid ND 0.9 filter
B+W 58mm MRC Solid ND 3.0 filter

Should creative people charge an hourly rate? Chris Do doesn’t think so.

SHOOTING REAL ESTATE VIDEOS
Video: Griffin’s tips for Filming Real Estate
Nick and I have traditionally used a Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 or 14–140mm for real estate, but I bet my current 12–35mm would be perfect.

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In Sydney, I'm speaking at Georges Cameras July 15, Digital Camera Warehouse July 16, the SMPTE 2017 trade show July 18–20. In Perth, I'll speak at Photo Live Expo 2017 July 23.

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