I’m trying to get some music together to give to this guy who makes commercials.
The guy asked if we had any “reels”, which is music synched to video. I told him we didn’t but we’d get some together. My friend started taking some random videos and putting our music to it, but even though it’s for demo purposes (i.e. no
money made) I’m not sure of the legality of it. I would imagine
that you would need some type of permission to use someone’s video for
whatever reason. I don’t really care about getting sued (ok yes I do, we’re trying to be an actual company) but I don’t want to blow our chances of getting legit business. I would imagine the commercial guy would ask where we got the footage, and if we said, “oh we stole someone’s random footage”, it wouldn’t bode well. I don’t want to commit some industry faux pau, and lose business because we didn’t check things out. Any thoughts?