Tuesday, July 1, 2014

2 Free Stock Footage Clips are Feeling Sluggish

The idea for these next two shots came up when a user in a Facebook group I am a part of called "Share Footage" requested a stock shot of a slug.

I had in my head already an plan to do a time lapse of my garden at night, but I had been putting it off for some time.  I decided to put it off a little longer to scour my yard for slugs.  I see them every day... shouldn't be too hard to pop on out and get some good footage right?  Well they must have know I was coming.  After a few failed attempts, I ended up partially abandoning my search and instead set my camera up to do this night time lapse.  The first clip was shot close to midnight with just the lighting from my front porch.  The camera is shooting at 1 frame per second and there is a little bit of in camera gain applied to get a good exposure (The FS700 holds up pretty well huh?).  After about recording for 45 minutes I played back what I had gotten and what do you know?  A little tiny slug pops out from under the mulch and travels up part of a plant in the background.  I jumped up and readied my camera again ... I ran out to where the first shot was and searched the surrounding plants.  There he was, checking out his dinner situation.  I let the camera run for a while, but he quickly moved out of focus.  I re-positioned, but by that time he had settled in and was just hanging out, not doing too much.  So there you go, hopefully this is useful to you sometime down the road.  I had a great experience shooting it.  I feel like I will be back out there very soon.

You can preview and download the clips by clicking "read more" below.  Happy Downloading!

free royalty free footage of mulch
Free Royalty Free Footage Download

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These videos were shot using a Sony NEX-FS700


  1. Hi Beach - thank you so much for all your wonderful videos, mate - I've been using them a lot in my experimental motion design work and am very grateful you make such high quality vision available for free :) Just one new issue - I can't play any of you clip previews on here anymore - YouTube player comes up ok, but they don't play, since about a week ago... ? The Save As downloads play fine, luckily.
    Not a biggie but I thought I'd check. Please keep up this amazing work!
    By the way, I'd like to credit you personally in my videos on Vimeo as well as the Beachfrontbroll.com link I use - would you have any objections, and if ok, what name can I use?

  2. Thanks for all the hard work in keeping this going for so long. Much enjoyed and appreciated!

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  3. thank you very much i will share my video with you after finishing it