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.
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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

Spotted on abc 17 news site
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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Framepool – New upload and search features online

Framepool are online with new search facilities on their footage platform:
• The first is the ability to upload a reference photo in order to find visually similar videos. This allows a user to quickly sort the search results according to the desired image composition. With additional keywords, the “similar” image results can be further narrowed. A customer reported: “I tried it and was surprised at the additional ideas this tool can provide”.
• The second is the ability to upload an EDL (Edit Decision List). After the first layout created with preview material, it usually is a time-consuming process to identify and collect the shot numbers that were used. Now this step can be much easier by uploading an EDL file. Our system identifies the shots from the provided file and creates a new shot list, which then can be licensed and downloaded directly from the website. Enthusiastic users have remarked: “This saves us a lot of time searching and identifying”
View search and license here

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Zodiak Clips closes – folds back into main rights division

Launched April 2013 Zodiak Clips was to be an ‘on-line clips exploitation initiative’ which aimed to monetise short form content from across the Zodiak Media group via Zodiak Rights as well as third parties.
The division closed this week, Zodiak told Footage News: “Zodiak Rights has decided to close its dedicated Clips business, in order to focus on its core activity of exploiting programme and format rights. Going forward the Clips business will be handled by Zodiak Rights’ existing sales team.”

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Time-Life ‘Life Around Us’ films now available via HBO Archives

HBO Archives has announced clip licensing availability for the first time ever from the 1968-71 Time-Life Films educational documentary series, “Life Around Us.”
They say: “We have fully restored the original 16mm films to HD, and all clips are now digitised and available on the HBO Archives website.
This series explored a wide range of issues in the natural and social sciences from all around the globe. Many of the topics covered, including climate change, developmental psychology of children, whaling and invasive species remain relevant today.
Footage includes both story-specific footage, as well as moment-in-time scenes of everyday life in the late 1960s. “The Ultimate Machine?” includes footage of advances in robotics at MIT alongside iconic imagery of computers in the workplace. “Rock-A-Bye Baby,” which screened at the White House in 1970, explores the sometimes devastating influence of infant treatment and child rearing. Other episodes feature in-depth looks at topics including scientific studies in Antarctica, animal communication, water conservation, deforestation and solar research.
All of the footage from the series had been transferred from film to HD. “It has been a priority of HBO Archives to make our film backed elements available in HD so clips can be seamlessly integrated into new productions and we are excited that this special material is now available,” said Michael Castro, Vice President, Post Delivery.
View the full list of Time-Life Films available.

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