Storyboards and Copyright

I had a slightly different idea for the opening of our video, but upon further reflection I realized that my teammate’s idea was better (easier to film). At the moment, there’s nothing that needs to be added; perhaps that’ll change once we actually start filming. The process of storyboarding was relatively simple—draw a panel, describe what’s going on, and repeat. It’s tedious but necessary. As I’ve stated in the previous post, my ultimate goal for this project is to produce a well-made video that meets everyone’s standards. Ideally, it won’t be mind-numbingly boring either. Maybe we should make the dialogue so cheesy that it’s funny. As for copyright, Lessig states that the problem is “that the laws governing quoting in these new forms of expression are radically different from the norms that govern quoting from text. In this new form of expression that has swept through online communities that use digital technology, permission is expected first… If you want to publish a [copy], you need permission from the copyright owner” (160). Unfortunately, sometimes it’s impossible to receive this permission; usually, it’s music that creates the most problems. If you want to use a song with copyright, you’re only allowed to use a very small portion of it before you risk having your video flagged or taken down entirely. Luckily for content-creators, there’s music that’s free for all use. I’ve used it in my midterm project and, if need be, am prepared to use it again for the final. It’s as simple as Googling “free music.”

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3 thoughts on “Storyboards and Copyright

  1. Deanna April 2, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    I agree with your issues on copywrite and how its difficult to go around just because it is hard to ask permission. Cannot wait to continue our project!

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  2. emilymac14 April 3, 2017 / 2:36 am

    It’s great that you can collaborate ideas with your group so well, sometimes it’s hard to see that someone else’s idea is better than our own!

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  3. rritaa April 3, 2017 / 3:20 am

    Your project sounds like it’s going very well! It’s always good to be careful when borrowing material

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