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Yes, there is such a thing as open-source films. from wikipedia: A definition of an open-source film is based on the OSI's open-source software definition and the Definition of Free Cultural Works. This definition can be applied to films where: The license of the movie is approved for Free Cultural Works. Specifically this is true for the ...


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open source movies do exist and are spread out amongst varied organizations that support the movement. the internet archive runs a community open source movies portal: https://archive.org/details/opensource_movies wikimedia commons has a list of open source media, although i'm not sure how many of these videos qualify as "movies", as opposed to simply ...


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Another example is Sintel from the organization behind Blender When I was exploring their site, my first impression from the downloads page was that only the finished video was available. But on the "About" page I found this The movie itself, and all of the work of the Durian team in the past 18 months will be released under the Creative Commons ...


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I think the basic principle is universal and applies to movies as well as to software: make sure everyone can have everything you used to produce the release. In the editing process, soundtrack will be combined with the video, some interviews may stay unused, some footage may be cut short etc. To produce an alternative version it would be convenient to have ...


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On the technical side: pretend that the motherboard on your old computer died. You just got a new computer and you want to create a director's cut of your documentary. What do you need to copy over from your old hard drive? That questions should really help to guide you. You're obviously not going to recreate something that you can just drag and drop. So for ...


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On the surface it seems open sourcing documentaries is not difficult. Just put it under the right license and publish. But there are some problems to it. First the thing you have to do with all things, if you want to open source them: release also the source. For an documentation this means the raw shootings without color and brightness adjustments you made ...


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