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FI 303 - Research Methods for Archival Filmmaking: Welcome

Information about archival research for filmmaking.

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This guide will provide you with key links to resources for your archival filmmaking project as well as information about copyright and fair use.

Questions to ask yourself?

  • What types of materials do I need to find to help tell my story?
  • Where can these be found?
  • Are they available online or do I need to visit an archive?
  • How do I digitize the material I find?
  • Do I need to obtain rights or permission to use the material?


Prelinger archive shelves

Shelves at the Prelinger Archive by Cory Doctorow, posted on Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Your Librarian

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Nancy Schuler
Electronic Resources, Collection Development, and Instructional Services Librarian (CRA)
Eckerd College Library