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Ok, this is quite a complicated problem actually, and depending on the specific situation, the answer might vary. So I'll break this down in a couple of subsections. CC licences and unauthorized distribution Creative Commons are a set of licences that allow creators to distribute their original content (e.g. music) using liberal licences under easy to ...


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There are so many interesting ways to do this. One of the easiest ways (in-camera, no post production work) is to use a piece of glass. Film Riot did a tutorial on it, they explain it best, see below: Or you could go with a bit of post production work, after effects being my go to tool that I use. Add a background video ...


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If you ditch your plan to use moving shots you can do a simple background subtraction which will look a lot cleaner than greenscreen given this is a low cost production. This works by having a shot of your scene without any actor in it e.g. only the background and then film your scene with the actors without moving the camera, afterwards you can use a ...


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I've used AudioMicro.com and like a lot of their music. I hear good things about incompetech.com. You can also just Google "royalty-free music sites" and you'll find several, each with different terms and prices.


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I know for a fact GoPro gets its music from extrememusic.com, and I personally use Night3x from youtube for electronic music, and RFGB for orchestral music. AudioJungle offers some great services to. Another source is CC-Mixter, straight from the creative commons, but I myself do not think that the library present is too good. If you are looking for audio (...


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In nearly all countries, copyright protects creative works automatically. Some exceptions and restrictions apply, but unless the author has voluntarily added his work to the public domain or the copyright has expired (common terms are seventy and ninety years after publication or after death of the author), it's safe to assume all songs are copyrighted, ...


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No, one offending video won't taint your entire channel. At my workplace, sometimes the youtube algorithms will mistakenly flag some music to which we own the rights as copyright protected. When such an event occurs, the video is automatically un-monetized, and we are asked to demonstrate that we have rights to the music. The video still plays, we just don'...


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If you don't mind using a computer. There is a great solution (for me at least) which is called Blender, if you don't know about it, it is a free sortware that lets you do 3D and mix 3D with video, but it also lets you do video editing and a lot more staff. Google for Blender. With that you don't need to be very precise to record your ghosts, just record ...


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A few good options to consider: If you disobey the 180 degree shutter rule, and shoot at a lower shutter speed, you'll get more motion blur in your shot. Whether or not this is what you're going for is up for debate (it'll produce a dream sequence - ghostly like effect), but it's worth trying out. Note that EVERYTHING in your shot with have increased motion ...


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My favorites: Premiumbeat AudioJungle


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By buying it or looking for freely licensed media (such as creative commons). I'm not sure what more you are looking for. Royalty free content still has to be purchased, there are online stores that specialize in it. The only trick with it is that you don't have to pay for each copy you make of the final media that you use it in. There may also be other ...


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For fixed camera shots, if you plan the shot so that they don't pass over any other actors, you can simply shoot them on one plate and shoot the rest of the actors on another plate. You then mask the one plate over the other so that they appear semi-transparent and possibly use a blurred difference mask for adding an edge glow. Greenscreening overall is ...


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The royalty free music is still copy-written. You have purchased a right to use it without paying royalties, but YouTube doesn't know that you have those rights. You need to provide the necessary documentation to YouTube that you have the right to use it there (license statement from your purchase) and they should re-activate it for you. They do this to ...


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"Royalty free" is funny that way, because the content is actually copyrighted - but you're given permission to use it. If you have your source, and can point to a licence that states 'royalty free' you should be able to get Youtube to reactivate your video. You'd probably need to give credits where credit's due in your about text.


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You can download royalty-free songs for video production or poems free for video production. It is no charge


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I always used Jamendo. Normally artists upload full albums and there are many classes of licences, even PRO/paid licenses: From their FAQ: What is free music? Free music is music that is not managed by performance rights organizations (PRS, ASCAP, SOCAN, BMI, BUMA, JASRAC...). Artists choose to protect their rights through specific non exclusive ...


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musicbed.com is probably the best quality I've heard from these types of sites. Of course, it's a little more expensive. But when you need quality, you should be prepared to pay for it. They have tons of good stuff already, but you can also actually commission them to write custom music for your project.


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Well there is a source I have used a lot in the past. Very popular, a lot of others have used as well. Its free, legal and good quality. but I tend to pay a token fee for stuff I use ($5) though there is no obligation to do so. Its called http://incompetech.com Kevin MacLeod. He is an American musical and sound track composer. He has a large volume of ...


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Depends on how much time stretch is key to synchronize the shot. In order to increase the speed of the whole layer use the Time Stretch feature (Right Click the Layer > Time > Time Stretch) Note: values below 100 increase the speed. Values above 110 often results in bad quality. To solve this, see motion calculation (3.) To vary the speed of a layer, it'...


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As far as I'm aware. There is no 'soundhound' or Shazam type app for royalty free stock music. Usually these websites require that the owner only sell the music on their website rather than a competitors. I'd say the likelihood of finding the same song another site is slim. With that being said for cheap stock music I always go to audiojungle and for the ...


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Having licensed music for videos I've produced; from having custom tracks re-recorded by one of Audio Jungles top artists (1 Million in Sales); to one hit wonders who had radio airplay; to even Katy Perry... You need to find out what Label the album is under; meaning, who owns the rights. Blackmill will have no say, unless they own the masters which I ...


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You can only cut in-between frames of your video clips. Videos have generally frame rates per second of 24 or 25, maybe 30. Sound files have typically a sample rate per second of 48000. So you could say you can cut a video e.g. 25 times per second and a sound file 48000 times. I usually cut to the nearest frame to the beat of the music. IMHO nobody can tell ...


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With ffmpeg, on Windows, create a batch file AudiotoVid.cmd for %%A in (*.mp3 *.m4a *.wav *.flac *.ape) do ffmpeg -i "%%A" -i "c:\path\to\image.png" -map 1:v -map 0:a -pix_fmt yuv420p -shortest -f mp4 "%~nA.mp4" Run it in each folder that you wish to convert. For each audio file of the given extensions. it will create a MP4 in the same folder as the audio ...


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As Alex said, there's no site that I'm aware of for price-shopping the same piece of music. That said, explore https://www.reddit.com/r/NoCopyrightMusic/ and links found there for completely free music. But do verify the license terms for any piece of music before you use it.


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You should approach local recording studios and music production houses. A lot of them will have some sort of showreel and a shelf of original music. Some also offer CD's of copyright free music for a fair price. A quick google search in your local area should dig some out. My own company Broadwood Music Productions does this but I strongly advocate ...


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Try this one...everything is free (with attribution.) http://soundimage.org/


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There's a tutorial on how to make a bouncing ball karaoke-style lyric follower using After Effects here: http://aescripts.com/beat-assistant/ The example you give should be simpler, as the ball only bounces on each quarter-note beat -there aren't any lyrics to worry about.


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I am not a lawyer, but as far as I know, the commercial vs non-commercial distinction doesn't matter in terms of copyright restrictions unless the music is released under a license that allows non-commercial use. Fair use generally only applies to using a (small) portion of the song. For example, if you had a character that is supposed to hear the song on ...


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Look for music released with Creative Commons licences.


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