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How to properly credit video footage?

Ok, here’s the deal.

I provided video footage to a documentary movie. The crew had a single cameraman filming the vast majority of it. We now debate over proper crediting. They don’t want to credit me at all (because it hasn’t been that much material), while I opted for the credit line: Camera: Mr. Cameraman, second camera: me

I have no real world experience in the video world regarding crediting. Crediting photos is easy, but what about video? So tell me video guys, what would be a proper solution to that issue?

by Bastian Ehl at 2009-03-19 18:56:00 UTC (ed. Mar 19 2009 ) Magdeburg , Germany | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Get paid. Then worry about the credit.

by [former member] | 20 Mar 2009 09:03 | Moscow, Russia | | Report spam→
second camera would imply a second-unit or a second camera running together with the first. The usual thing should be Camera: Mr Cameraman, Additional Camera: You. Or if this is stock footage that you already owned (ie not specifically shot for this production), it could say Additional footage: You

But yeah – no-one ever looks at credits, not even in a showreel :S – just make sure you get paid :)

by BignoseTW | 20 Mar 2009 10:03 | Taipei, Taiwan | | Report spam→
I’d second “additional footage”, or forgoing credit. It’s like a tagline credit in a print report; you’re not going to be able to point out to other editors which footage or quote is yours. Just get paid and have that person as a reference.

by [former member] | 21 Mar 2009 05:03 | Phnom Penh, Cambodia | | Report spam→

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