Over the years, Deadspin has hosted some ESPN footage that was never intended for air: There was Chris Berman berating the MNF production staff, and more recently a Fenway fingerblast from 1995. (You might also recall the Bill O'Reilly "Fuck it, we'll do it live" video.) These videos first popped up, unheralded, on YouTube long after they were shot, and they took off from there.
We know there's more out there. And we want to help out owners of that footage—producers and directors and PAs, whoever—by offering you anonymity, scuzz money, and a dedicated home for stuff you'd otherwise give away for free.
Yes, we know you'd prefer to keep yourselves anonymous and we will make sure it stays that way. We'll even transfer your raw footage so there are no online footprints to trace back to you. And, yes, of course we'd be happy to pay you for your contributions to this ongoing Deadspin project.
So if you (or someone you know or love) happens to be in possession of archival material never meant to be seen by average viewers, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Found Footage" in the subject line and we'll start the excavation process.
Talk to you soon.
Video by Matt Toder.