To our fellow filmmakers,
Thank you for being a part of NOVA's "Car
of the Future" open content
project, where you get to be the
producer. Here, we give you access to raw footage from the making of
our documentary so that you can create your own video or
multimedia project about tomorrow's cars, environmental issues, or other
related topics you care about. In exchange, we only ask that you stick to a
couple of rules explained below.
This experiment marks the first time we have ever made raw
video available to the public, and we're eager to see what you make from
it. It's because of viewers like you, as the saying goes, that
we're able to produce NOVA. In this age of new media we're pleased
to be able to work more closely with you to make our programming more engaging
and to be able to offer you more.
You can download our video clips and use them to create your
own projects, provided you follow the guidelines of the Creative Commons
Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported license. This means you can do pretty
much whatever you want with our footage with just a couple of caveats:
Any use of these clips must include attribution to the original source. We want people to know where this footage came from. In short, if you're going to create your own video or other work and plan to use some of our files, you must include a text reference to the source (pbs.org/nova/car/open) and a link back if possible.
These clips are available free of charge to anyone for non-commercial purposes, so if you use them in any way—if, for example, they appear in a video you edit—you can't sell or license the video, the clips, or make money from it in any way, including promotion, advertising, or marketing.
Our experts graciously agreed to allow their interviews to be used for this project. Please be respectful of this fact and don't take their words out of context, edit them so that they appear to be saying something they're not, or do anything to harm them or their reputation.
You may notice that we've also enabled open commenting
on many pages of this site, including this one. That's because we want to
make it as easy as possible for you to share your thoughts and ideas with
others in an open setting. As with the content we're providing,
we're counting on you to comment in a way that helps build a community.
NOVA has always been about curious people exploring
interesting questions, and you, our audience, happen to be some of the most
inquisitive people we know. We really want to see your videos when you're
done, so please tell us what you did. We might even feature your project on
From all of us at NOVA, we hope
that you find this a truly fun and educational experience.
Paula S. Apsell
Senior Executive Producer, NOVA