I am pretty modest and don't think my videos are "ready for primetime". I'm just a guy who is really fascinated with my HS cameras and using them to satisfy my own curiousity. "what would "X" look like if I "Y" to it?" then I share it on Youtube.
Well, over the years I have been flattered when people asked to use my videos in TV shows, independent movies, etc. I had a FEW seconds of gun footage used in Discovery's "Sons of Guns" recently, so that was exciting. However in the credits they misspelled my name so badly I had a hard time recognizing it. The appeal for allowing third-party companies to use our footage is to help build our Youtube audience, rather than just the bragging-rights of saying "our stuff was on TV!".
It turns out that many production companies actually search Youtube looking for footage for their shows. YT channel, Gunwebsites had some of his footage used in Modern Marvels recently. (his micro-revolvers on the "Tiny Weapons" episode)
I was approached again by a British production company that produces a TV show called "Experimenters". I never heard of the show but apparently it is comprised of various internet videos on home-brewed science experiments. The video they are interested is a non-high speed video (actually a time-lapse) of nitric acid dissolving a Hotwheels car.