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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Screenocean secures exclusive license deal with Channel 5

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London based content licensing agency Screenocean has secured a deal with Channel 5 to become exclusive clip sales agent for the channels audiovisual catalogue. The deal, which was finalised on August the 4th.

• View: ScreenOcean news on FootageNews

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David O’Hare leads Jukin Media Intenational licensing division – London

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David O’Hare, formerly of Zodiak Clips and Getty Images will be heading up a new international licensing division for LA based viral video clip licensing agency Jukin Media from their new London offices.

They say: Jukin is the industry leader in licensing user-generated video clip content – caught-on-camera moments, extreme sports, fail videos, pets and wildlife videos – to nearly every major network and cable station in the US, as well as top digital publishers, advertising agencies, brands, and production companies; the company views overseas business as a prime opportunity for expansion.
“We’re already licensing our content to media companies all over the world, but having a presence on the ground in Europe will drive our continued growth,” said Jonathan Skogmo, Founder and CEO of Jukin Media. “David and his London team will be instrumental in expanding our reach and penetration to the international

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Job: UK Photo and Electronic Assets Manager – Contractor, Netflix

Spotted on the Netflix site
UK Photo and Electronic Assets Manager – Contractor, Netflix, London, GBR

We are looking for an entertainment photo editor with a strong knowledge of photo and video for TV/film productions, project management, talent relations, and archiving. This position will also assist with electronic press kits, cataloging, and distribution. This job will reside within the London-based Original Series Publicity team and report to the Director of Originals Series Publicity in the United States.

To be successful in this role, you must be able to strategically plan and execute on multiple projects at once. You must be extremely well organized, creative, a succinct communicator, a team player and thrive in a fast-paced environment. You must be self- motivated, possess integrity and able to work autonomously.

Here at Netflix, we don’t have rules and regulations. We hire adults who act responsibly on the resources and freedom they are given to do their work, and we expect high performance in return.
Full details and to apply

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Pond5 has secured $61 Million investment – plans growth

Multi stock media licensing agency Pond5 has raised $61 Million from investment houses Accel Partners and Stripes Group.
Pond5 say: ‘The funding is the first institutional investment for the company and will be used to fuel global growth, hiring, and product development.
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Job: Chief News Photographer – acquiring news video in the field

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JOB DESCRIPTION: The chief photographer’s duties include setting the standard for the staff in acquiring news video in the field. This includes an aggressive approach to covering spot news, shooting video, conducting interviews, running live shots and using other multimedia tools to gather content for nightly newscasts and the station’s online ventures. Duties will also include maintaining the company’s electronic news gathering equipment and fleet of news vehicles at its facilities in Columbia and Jefferson City. The successful candidate will be expected to function within the framework of a research-driven news department that emphasizes source cultivation, enterprise reporting and breaking news. Employee must have the flexibility to work in the modern newsroom and could be called upon to beat report, produce, web edit, etc.

Full details and to apply

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Huntley Film Archives – Recently discovered and uploaded clips

↑ Recently discovered and uploaded – Filming the Hogwarts Express

Hereford, UK based Huntley Film Archives are now listing 52500 films – 5200 of these are digitised.
They say: The rate of uploading is increasing as we uncover previously unknown films in the vault and take on new collections. The range of subjects and dates, depth of holdings and variety of material continues to expand.
Recently discovered and loaded have been clips of:
Tibet in colour in the 1940’s – there is over an hour of this material
Filming the Hogwarts Express
The first black mayor in 1960’s America
Panic buying in U.S. supermarkets during the Cuban Missile Crisis

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ITN Source secures Rex Features Stills archive to compliment Footage licensing

ITN Source, the footage licensing division of UK news and multimedia content provider ITN will now be directly offering clients Still images from UK photo agency Rex Features to back up news clip requests.
ITN Source say: ‘The partnership has been formed in response to a growing demand from ITN Source’s clients in the Broadcast sector to access Still images for use in archive-based productions.’
As part of the agreement, ITN Source will be creating and supplying over 100,000 ITN stills to the Rex Features collection, covering a whole host of iconic news events captured over the last 60 years.
Andy Williams, Managing Director at ITN Source, says: “When we began looking at the Rex Features Stills archive, we were all struck by the synergies with our footage and the opportunities this would present for our clients in the broadcast sector. When we began getting to know the team at Rex, we discovered that we shared similar values of independent companies that have stood the test of time. The partnership agreement made a lot of sense from a number of angles.”

• Rex Features has over 10 million images that are searchable online as well as a further 15 million images that are kept in its archives. ITN Source has over 2.8 million archive news clips, programmes and film titles, representing almost 500,000 hours of footage dating back to 1896.
• As part of the agreement, ITN Source will be creating and supplying over 100,000 ITN stills to the Rex Features collection, covering a whole host of iconic news events captured over the last 60 years.
• This licensing partnership is currently trialling this in the UK market only.

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License ready: Stock aerial footage of Israel filmed via drone cameras

Highlight Films via their Israel Footage site have added Drone aerial footage of Masada, Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea to their stock footage offering – Watch it above ↑ and License it here

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Vice launches Vice Sports

In time for the opening of the 2014 World Cup – magazine and online news platform Vice have launched their Sports channel ..
They say: ‘So what exactly can one expect to see in this new space? An abundance of compelling original video content along with insightful commentary that will more often than not be presented in a glaringly honest fashion. The spirit of this site is really all about original thought and embracing the complicated mess that is the world of sports’ …more here Vice Sports

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