Here’s an interview by Jesse Stay with the founders of MovieClips.com talking about the site. This interview was done on Cinch, an audio social network.
Search over 12,000 clips from six studios
from their about page:
we at MOVIECLIPS.com are movie fans – no, we are movie freaks! We love movies. We love to see movies. We love to talk about movies. We love to discover, rediscover and relive movies. For this reason, we have createdmovieclips.com – to bottle that insane, enthusiastic energy and share it with the world. With over 12,000 movie clips, you can search, find, view, discuss and share scenes from your favorite movies.
for a year, the team at MOVIECLIPS has worked tirelessly to collect clips and make them completely searchable by actor, title, genre, occasion, action, mood, character, theme, setting, prop, and even dialogue. This makes it simple to find a scene fast. We are hopeful that you’ll use this powerful search to discover new movies. For that reason, we’ve included links with each clip to easily buy or rent the feature-length movie.
we want to thank the Hollywood studios who’ve worked closely with us to turn this dream into a reality. No longer do we as fans have to resort to piracy in order to find, view, and share one’s favorite scenes. No longer do we as fans have to wade through mismarked user-generated crap to find the “real” scene. No longer do we as fans have to put up with low quality, lame viewing experiences that have been our only option.
MOVIECLIPS beta is here now! We are legal and free to every user. As beta users, we are counting on your participation: spread the word, give us feedback, and recommend more of your favorite scenes. The uploading process takes time, but we wanted to give everyone a taste of what we have before the holidays, and we will be uploading thousands of scenes over the next couple of months.
MOVIECLIPS.com – a site for movie fans made by movie fans.
Editor’s note: This reminds me of AnyClip.com, a TechCrunch50, entry from 2009, a site that offers a similar service. You might check them out too if you are interested in this kind of research/entertainment, and who isn’t at some point?