The Documentary Organization of Canada and the Indian Documentary Foundation applaud the signature of a co-production treaty signed today by Canada’s High Commissioner to India, Stewart Beck, and India’s Minister of State, Information and Broadcasting, Manish Tewari.
This agreement paves the way for screen-based content creators in both countries to formalise existing relationships as Canadian producers have informally been working with India’s talented pool of writers and storytellers. The agreement will further allow new business relationships to flourish between the two countries.
Sophy Vsivaraman, Executive Director of the Indian Documentary Foundation says: “This treaty will solidify the long standing friendship and partnership between Canadian and Indian documentary, and enable Indian filmmakers to benefit from the depth of skills and expertise in the Canadian industry”.
Both organisations are confident this co-production treaty will benefit the documentary genre and will hopefully spur broadcasters to broadcast more documentaries in prime time viewing.
This treaty was signed on the occasion of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada’s, state visit to India.
Texas based weather stock footage experts StormStock have added new footage to the library which includes dramatic thunderstorms with intense, non-stop lightning, damaging storm surge and devastating tornadoes. All material is available on ProRes 422 HQ.
StormStock founder and cinematographer Martin Lisius announced today that he has added new climate change footage to the collection – known for its premium weather imagery. “There’s no doubt that climate change and global warming have a significant impact on our weather in the long term,” Lisius said. “They may or may not be related, but it’s likely we will continue to see things occur that we didn’t in the 20th century.”
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Stock Media Marketplace Pond5 has announced that it has delivered the first official release of the Pond5 plugin, which gives editors instant access to over 2 million royalty-free video clips, music tracks, and sound effects – all from within the Adobe® Premiere® Pro CS6 and CC editing environments.
By pairing Pond5’s massive media library with Adobe’s award-winning software, Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 and CC users are now able to seamlessly make high-quality stock media content an integral part of their overall workflow. The free plugin allows video editors to easily import watermarked comps into their projects, edit and add effects, and then – with a single button – automate the entire process of purchasing, downloading, and replacing low-res previews with hi-res files.
Download the free plugin here
Following our news article in October 2013 Getty Images represents BBC Motion Gallery – 5 year exclusive deal the BBC Motion Gallery content has been fully implemented into the Getty Images website.
Take a look and explore the clips here
FOCAL International has established, in memory of Jane Mercer, a grant which is intended to provide assistance to those wishing to further their professional development in the audio-visual footage industry.
• The grant is aimed at those individuals who are either intending to develop a career in the audio visual footage industry or who are currently working in the industry.
• Closing date for 2014 applications 31st January 2014
Independent of stock footage library Absolutely Wild Visuals and Newsreel Archive, owner of the historic British Movietone Archive, have announced an exclusive worldwide distribution deal to represent Nine Network Australia’s entire collection of news and current affairs archive footage. AWV will be the exclusive agent for the collection within Australia and New Zealand, while Newsreel Archive’s international partner, AP Archive will market the collection throughout Europe, Middle East and USA.
Nine Network’s news content includes an impressive depth of national and international material from Nine Network’ showpiece programmes Nine News, 60 Minutes, A Current Affair, Sunday, Business Sunday, Nightline as well as The Today Show.
CEO of Newsreel Archive, Matt Miranda said “We are thrilled to be able to offer the iconic Nine Network news and current affairs archive to our local and international client base. Combined with the archives of AP Archive and British Movietone, AWV is now uniquely placed to be able to offer a complete range of 20th and 21st Century Australian and international news and current affairs footage from one single, convenient source. The combination of these premium news footage sources makes for an unrivalled offering in the Australian market.”
Managing Director of AWV, Bettina Dalton said, “The addition of the Nine news archive enables AWV to provide a one stop shop for its clients. We are now able to provide content from 1896, the first ever footage of Queen Victoria, through to news-breaking 60 Minutes stories from just a week ago. This opens up endless possibilities for documentary and television commercial producers, as we prepare to dive into Nine’s collection and uncover the really great gems of the last 50 years. In addition to news and current affairs, Nine’s collection extends into the much-loved Sunday and 60 minutes series whose production values have always resulted in enduring high quality content.
Stock Media Marketplace Pond5 is now supporting Redcode RAW (R3D) the native format for the popular RED series of ultra-HD cameras.
They say:“RED offers stunning resolution and colour depth, and enormous flexibility in post- production,” said Javier Salinas, Lead Video Curator. “We’ve been seeing an increasing amount of 4K and higher resolution footage coming onboard, and there’s fast-growing demand for it from our buyers. We’re proud to be leading the charge by becoming the first true marketplace to support R3D, making their pristine, customisable, professional-quality footage accessible to a wider audience.”
Pond5 also announced their stock video collection has doubled in size over the past year now offering over 2 million clips. Co-founder and CEO Tom Bennett says: “Thanks to the tens of thousands of artists around the world who have entrusted us to represent their content, we are rapidly expanding the size of our collection, as well as its quality and diversity,” said co-founder and CEO Tom Bennett. “We’ve found that by giving our artists greater freedom and control, we’ve ended up with higher-quality content, and more of it.”