As a producer of doc-style videos, I have often wished for more stock footage clips that look less staged -more real …and less typically composed (ie. with the subject performing for the camera, perfectly centered up and locked off, etc.). So I thought this clip of a homeless man would be useful for anyone wanting to show real suffering around the world:
But it was rejected …along with almost all of my other submissions. The reason given is “it isn’t at the quality standard required to move forward”. It was captured in 1080 60p with a fairly modern mirrorless camera (Sony A7s) that is excellent in low light.