OK not sure if I should post this here but I really need some help on this one.
A friend of mine has his own production company and asked me if i would video some "Behind The Scene" shots during the recordings of his productions. I agreed and shot that footage on two of my own video cameras i.e. Sony A1E and Nikon D90.
Now I went in the other day to hand over that footage, but I did NOT like the way that the Video Editing Team was treating me i.e. they were basically like gives us the SD Cards and puke off. I informed them that they needed a fire wire port in order to transfer my hdv footage off my camcorder turns out they did not have the fire wire port. So they were like gives us the tapes (which I did) and now puke off (which I also did).
Now I sent a text message to my friend and informed him that due to the conduct of his staff I did NOT hand over my Nikon D90 footage i.e. my SD Cards because I did NOT like the way his video editing team were treating me.
Any way, keeping it short...... He states that the video footage that I shot on both my Sony A1E and Nikon D90 belongs to him i.e. his company. I told him that the video footage of both cameras belong to me due to the fact that we did NOT sign a contract and that they are my cameras and I am the creator of the video footage. To close with I told him that I have erased my Nikon D90 video footage after he said he was going to see a solicitor (not heard back from him since). So can anyone help? As again if I make a "Photograph" as a Photographer then that "Photograph" is my property and I feel that the same would apply in the world of videos too?