New footage uploads: Kinolibrary – seedy 60s Soho, a 70s Hamburg tattoo parlour..

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Research and footage clip company Kinolibrary are online with loads of new footage arriving at their offices.
Including seedy 60s Soho at night, a 70s Hamburg tattoo parlour, rare news rushes from the 95 Brixton riots, Polish beatniks and Liam Gallagher getting lairy … View a selection of their favourites via their Youtube Playlist

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Stock footage event: footageMarketplace New York – 19 Nov

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footageMarketplace NY 2014 is for media buyers of to meet footage libraries and archives in one location in one day. Exhibiting libraries this year are : ABCNEWS VideoSource • Artbeats • Bloomberg LP • CNN ImageSource • Depositphotos Inc • Dissolve • Doubletime – Amtrak Footage • DVarchive/Retrofootage • FOCAL International • Framepool • Getty Images • Historic Films Stock Footage Archive • INA – Institut National de l’Audiovisuel • ITN Source • NBCUniversal Archives • Newsflare • Nimia • Pond5 Stock Media Marketplace • Science Source Video • Shutterstock • Sveriges Television AB

Runs: 19th November – 11.00 to 19.30 – Art Directors Club, 106 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001
Book your visit

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Call for Entries: FOCAL International 12th global footage awards – Deadline Dec 1

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‘The FOCAL International Awards, presented in association with AP Archive, celebrate achievement in the use of footage in all variety of genres, across all media platforms plus its restoration. Producers, filmmakers and other creative professionals who have used library footage in a documentary, feature film or any other form of production over the last year are encouraged to submit their work for consideration. Awards for best archive researcher, library and restoration work are also up for grabs.’
Details and to enter here

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Job: Video Producer – The British Museum

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‘It’s an exciting time to join the Digital and Publishing team as they look to deliver a new digital strategy that will collapse the boundaries between external audiences and visitors to the Museum. As the Video Producer for the top tourist attraction in the UK, you will contribute to implementing change within this rapidly modernising and world-renowned setting.
The Video Producer will be responsible for creating, producing, directing and editing the short-form video programming formats which will sit at the heart of our new portfolio of web, mobile, social media and big data-driven products.’

Key areas of responsibility:
• Generating a steady output of video material on aspects of the British Museum’s work and Collection, its curatorial expertise and activities in the world on a variety of platforms
• Devising new video programming formats: creating concepts for short-form video formats, and shooting test versions for trial in our social and marketing channels
• Working with our data teams to measure the impact of those concepts, and then optimising the format for scale out into ongoing programs
• Generating frameworks: building frameworks and processes for the production of video in the Museum and enabling staff to self-serve production in formats such as Google Hangouts
• Working with the Head of Creative – Broadcast, Head of Creative – Digital, Editorial Managers and other creative team members to develop mixed-media social media content formats and testing and optimising them for release in our digital channels
Full spec and to apply here

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People: Mats Ekholm now CTO at crowd-curated video news service Newstag

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Crowd-curated video news service Newstag has appointed Mat Ekholms as CTO in a move to support the company as it develops its innovative approach to news sharing through social media.
Besides managing development teams, as a programmer Ekholm has built systems including the APTN video net and the JPEP encoding technology, used for secure and efficient encoding of box office films and digital cinema.
Ekholm says: “I’m glad to be joining Newstag at a stage where we can innovate at rapid speed. Newstag is set to handle video in a way not seen before and it’s a great challenge for me – I hope we’ll have a chance to make a real difference, not only from a digital perspective, but for the world as well.”
Newstag CEO, Henrik Eklund, has described Ekholm’s appointment as a valuable development: “We’re extremely proud and happy to have Mats join our growing team of high calibre professionals in our quest to change the media landscape. Mats’ experience of working with fast moving time-sensitive video for large corporations is of immense value to us – he’s a true innovator of video technology.”
The announcement follows an investment of $1.3m into Newstag from a group of private and institutional investors. In recent months, the company’s rapidly expanded its network of commercial and content partners as it gears up to launch its application later this Autumn.
Newstag will bring together video news stories from content producers around the world, including AP and Reuters, as well as brands and NGOs. The ‘mobile-first’ service will enable users to create personalised video newscasts on their smartphones, tagging news, brands and NGOs to create relevant and customised feeds to consume and share with their peers through social networks. Newstag’s logo – the twelve sided figure or dodecahedron – reflects the multi-faceted nature of news in the 21st century and our relationship with it in today’s complex world.
CEO and Founder, Henrik Eklund, was AP’s Director of Digital Partnerships and Distribution in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia. Before joining AP, Henrik was the founder and CEO of Kamera – one of the world’s leading mobile and online distributors. Prior to Kamera, Eklund founded PAN Interactive, one of Europe’s leading game publishers and distributors.

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Event: Canterbury Anifest 27 Oct – 2 Nov ‘the magic of animation’

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Canterbury Anifest is the South East’s largest annual animation festival. It’s a great community event that invites people of all ages to come and experience the magic of animation; allowing them to get involved with something out of the ordinary. With its range of workshops, masterclasses, talks and films, it has something for everyone. Anifest also caters for specialists and those in the industry, featuring national and international awards, and guest speakers from some of the biggest names in animation.

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Barcroft Media goes for major staff promotions and hires ahead of new launches

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Fantastic news here from premium factual content producer and distributor Barcroft Media who have made a series of experienced executive, editorial and production hires ahead of Barcroft TV’s forthcoming move into providing long form video content and the launch of new online video channels.
New recruits to the London editorial team new Features Reporter Emma Lowe previously of The Daily Mail, and two new Live Content Researchers; Mark Hodge and Rebecca Lewis. Mark is a former social media consultant and Huffington Post blogger and Rebecca was previously at Yahoo! Also joining is former CNBC Video Editor Kyle Waters. Finally former Bizarre magazine news editor Alix Fox joins as Head of Social Media. Alix also presents Barcroft TV’s weekly round up show ‘Top 5 Shorts’.
Alex Morris, formerly head of digital at Barcroft Media has been promoted to Creative Director, overseeing content and partnerships across the business.
The editorial team’s restructure sees internal promotions with Jack Fletcher promoted to Head of Content from Assistant Editor (News), and former Senior News Reporter John Balson rising to News Editor.
Former ITV production manager and online strategist Adam Mudditt has been appointed as the company’s Head of Video Production with a remit to manage the video production team and enable Barcroft TV to increase its output across multiple new online video channels. Adam will also be managing distribution schedules and processes.

↓ Watch the staff from Barcroft offices around the word

• View all Barcroft news articles on Footage News and Photo Archive News

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MotionElements introduces ‘visual similarity search technology’ – Beta

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Singapore based royalty-free stock animation, video footage agency MotionElements has announced the launch of its improved search engine featuring new powerful visual similarity search technology to help stock media buyers find relevant content faster.

They say: VisualSearch is a visual similarity search engine technology that allows users to find content with a heavier emphasis on visual cues.
At launch, VisualSearch in MotionElements allows its buyers to narrow down search results to the most visually relevant clips by providing a reference image. Buyers can also start a keyword search and use one of the results as a reference to further filter the search. This allows buyers to find content with fewer pages indexed compared to a standard keyword search.
Mark Sun, Co-Founder of MotionElements explains “What sets us apart is that, on top of our extensive video footage library, we also have a huge selection of stock animation and After Effects templates. This often places a heavy burden on having the correct keywords to describe, for example, animated video backgrounds with keywords like Swirly Lines or Curvy Wave”.
He further explains that, “Our new VisualSearch bridges that gap. The visual nature of the search overcomes the various language and semantic limitations inherent to keyword searches. This effectively globalizes search for all languages, which in turn gives our Artists confidence that their content can be found by buyers with less emphasis on the keywords”.

• VisualSearch (In partnership with Pixolution) in MotionElements is currently launched as a Beta feature. Further improvements are to be implemented as more users become acquainted to the new search feature.

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People: Brian Felsen joins AdRev as President – drives strategy and growth

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YouTube music administration service AdRev has announced the appointment of Brian Felsen as company President. Felsen will drive strategy and growth as well as develop new products for AdRev.
They say: “Brian is a trusted and seasoned leader who consistently delivers results. He’s uniquely qualified to take the helm with his understanding of the space,” said Ryan Born, CEO of AdRev. “I’m confident in Brian’s intuitive feel for the needs of artists, publishers and labels, and in his ability to leverage our technology to create exciting new revenue opportunities for rights holders and content creators.”
“I’m extremely pleased to be joining the AdRev team – to be a part of the second fastest-growing media company in the U.S.,” said Brian Felsen, president of AdRev. “After years of helping hundreds of thousands of independent musicians and authors distribute their works, I’m delighted to now work at the nexus of music and YouTube, which is where the industry is going and where I can best help content creators get paid doing what they love.”
Prior to this appointment, Felsen was the President of CD Baby, the world’s largest distributor of independent music, and the founder of BookBaby, which distributes the works of thousands of writers worldwide.

• Assets under AdRev management include the production music libraries of Universal Publishing Production Music, Warner/Chappell Production Music, Extreme Music (Sony/ATV), Selectracks (BMG), 5 Alarm Music (Imagem); master recordings of Universal Pictures Film Music, including Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”; songs recorded by bestselling artists Eminem, T.I., Creedence Clearwater Revival, Imagine Dragons, Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Wu Tang Clan, Two Steps from Hell, Celldweller, Dino Merlin; and YouTube stars Kurt Hugo Schneider, Mack Z and comedian Kat Williams.

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StormStock founder publishes ‘The Ultimate Severe Weather Safety Guide’ – Book


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StormStock founder and cinematographer Martin Lisius has published a new book titled “The Ultimate Severe Weather Safety Guide,” which is currently available as an e-Book on Kindle and Nook, and in paperback. It is scheduled to be released on iBook, which will feature many dramatic and beautiful storm footage clips captured by Lisius.
“I wrote the book to save lives,” Lisius said. “I used the knowledge I’ve gained from being around severe weather the past 40 years, and shared it as insight for the reader. It’s not just a list of safety tips, but an in-depth explanation of how people can best protect themselves, and their families, from tornadoes, hurricanes, lightning and other hazards.”

• The new book is available now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The iBook will be offered in the Apple iTunes Store in August.
• In addition to the guide, Lisius has rereleased his award-winning documentary “The Chasers of Tornado Alley,” which will be available for download from the iTunes Store next week.

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