Toolkit

Archive Footage & Stills

If you have a question or information about archive footage or stills, feel free to contact us.

Creative Commons & Public Domain

You can find plenty of archive footage and stills online which are available under Creative Commons licences for you to use in your film for The Outlook for Someday.

You can read about Creative Commons internationally and in New Zealand.

There are six Creative Commons licences. You can click on ‘View License Deed' for each of the six licences and print a copy of the Deed.

Of the six licences you can use four of them for material included in a film for The Outlook for Someday. They are:

  • Attribution
  • Attribution-ShareAlike
  • Attribution-NonCommercial
  • Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

You can also use material which is in the public domain for inclusion in a film for The Outlook for Someday. You can read about the public domain and you can view and print the Public Domain Mark.

This is what you need to do if you use material in your film for The Outlook for Someday which is either in the public domain or available for use under a Creative Commons licence:

  1. In the credits of your film include the title of the material (eg the name of the archive footage clip or still which you are using) and the web address of the page where you downloaded the material.

  2. With your Entry Form include a printed copy of the relevant Creative Commons Deed or the Public Domain Mark.

    On that printed page write the title of the material and the web address of the page where you downloaded the material.

Free and Low-Cost Footage & Stills Online

If you want to use footage from any of the following places in your film for The Outlook for Someday make sure you download it at the best quality possible.

The Prelinger Archives

This is a collection of footage from 1927 to 1987, free for anyone to use.

Internet Archive: Stock Footage

These stock footage clips are designed to use in other films. 

I-Stockphoto

There is a large collection of photographs on this site. You need to sign up and become a member if you want to use any of them. They aren’t free but they don’t cost much at all.

EcoFootage

Shutterstock Footage

Green Stock Media

Other Resources