visual Research anD CLEARANCES 

  • Scope out the vision and subject of your project, and agree on timeline & budget  

  • Deliver found images and footage, and respond to the material you are feeling, find more similar

  • Record and manage findings in easily-accessible log that is useful during all production stages 

Hazelwood Archival provides comprehensive research, clearance, licensing and media project management services for filmmakers, creative directors, producers, editors & designers. Experienced footage, photo and factual research for any size or distribution of project including feature film, historical documentary, music video, internal marketing, out-of-home, or fine art.



Falling in love with found footage is common, but remember if you did not create it then it's not yours! -- you will need to obtain permissions and clearances, and give attribution when it is due. We will help you with this strategy, negotiating on your behalf with rights holders for any necessary permissions, which depend on the end distribution of your project. 


We advise you on copyright and intellectual property issues, however it is sometimes recommended to consult with a lawyer as well.  




We also do music licensing and are experienced dealing with writers, unions and publishers.

Service Fees are determined by the nature of the project, the scope of required clearances, the requested grant of rights, as well as the schedule and budget. We have flexible fee structures (ie. flat per project, or day rate).