Adopt A Frame - Support Rhineland 45 With a Donation for Historic Footage
Did you know that it costs us at least 10$ to license one single second of historic film footage? Or that we need to pay up to 200$ for a single photo to use it in our documentary? Acquiring the rights for historic photos and films makes up at least 10% of our budget while most people think we get all these old photos for free. And it's true, technically a lot of them are in the public domain but as it stands (especially in Europe), we need to ask different public and private archive for the publishing rights and these usually come with a license fee attached.
One of the first things we set as a goal when we started making documentaries is that we want to show footage that is as accurate as possible. This means we can ideally show you photos or film that was taken during the actual battle that we are currently talking about. This drive for historical accuracy means we usually have to pay even more for license fees because these photos are not available from the (usually cheaper) private archives.
With that being said, we are going to start the "Adopt A Frame" program. If you want to help to make Rhineland 45 as accurate as possible, you could help us out with a donation. For 6$ we could get an extra second of film footage. And if more people donate, we could get in a few more photos. Rhineland 45 is coming together nicely, but of course there is always more footage that we would love to include but can't due to budget constraints.