I really have NO idea where to post this, or how to classify it. Essentially, this is something I've hinted/suggested previously and only one forum reader responded in a positive manner, saying it sounded like a GREAT idea. I'm talking about generating a Videomaker Forum Users Stock Footage library.
With all the regular posters here, all the hobby people, noobieds, wannabes, enthusiasts, experts, know-it-alls, nature lovers and a host of really GREAT regular kind of video people, this forum could be the center for development of a bounty of video ranging from airplanes to zebras.
Imagine a cooperative where all those who donate and dedicate earn the right to borrow and use, commercially or non-commercially, with non-exclusive and free rights footage that is contributed solely by forum participants and members.
Is it my imagination or are there enough of us here who could spend time shooting SD and HD footage of this, that and the other, contributing to categories like sunsets, beaches, piers, flowers, animals, birds, insects, people (with model releases, of course) public buildings like old courthouses, etc., landmarks, skylines, aerials, world wide popular and familiar destinations, islands...
...or creating fonts, Digital Juice type elements and components...graphics, etc.
The list is infinite. The only thing we'd really need to use caution and care about is that all are honest about the contributions they make, that they created or shot the animations, graphics, or footage themselves, and that they have model releases for anything requiring them.
Seems there's a lot of this going on here and there, but that here on the forums we have a HUGE group of video people from novices to experts who could help create a really good library.
Maybe even organize it such that each month, or bi-monthly, quarterly, whatever, some specific topic, subject or element is established and everybody who wants would work on that for the period, then on to another one.
Such a library could be awesome and with the only restriction being that only those who contribute use, well seems everybody would get onboard sooner or later.
Anybody think this is a thing to do, or does it plain suck?