Dissolve stock photo collection is live

Earlier this month Dissolve announced they were launching a royally free stock photo offering on the site – that just went live …full details on our PhotoArchiveNews.com site

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FOCAL: Footage Training Week 21-25 September, 2015 – spaces available

This in from FOCAL in the UK:

The course gives an introduction to the commercial audio-visual industry from archive to exploitation and is designed for anyone, from anywhere in the world, who needs to know more about the footage industry – image archivists, footage researchers, production managers, producers, directors, archive librarians and anyone wanting to know about this industry – whatever your media background, this is a wonderful opportunity to expand your knowledge and appreciation of the world of footage archives, their systems and uses.

Day 1 of the course at the Imperial War Museum covers the history of film and video technology and includes some hands-on experience using different film formats. Day 2 takes delegates out of town to experience restoration processes in action at Pinewood Studios and then it is back to the fast turnaround world of media management and newsroom workflow at Sky News. Day 3 covers metadata, cataloguing and clip sales at AP Archive and Getty Images.
Details and to book

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Footage agency Dissolve adds stock photography – starts with 200K royalty-free images – 1 October

Stock footage agency Dissolve has announced it will add stock photos to its creative offering on 1 October with an immediate launch of more than 200,000 royalty-free stock images.
“We’ve helped thousands of production studios and advertising and creative agencies enhance their work with exceptional stock footage,” says Aaron Booth, Director of Products for Dissolve. “Because they’ve been impressed by our quality, selection, and research services, customers have been asking if we license stock photography as well. We’re pleased to announce the addition of photography to complement their video-based work and advertising campaigns.”
The collection will consist of premium images from some of the world’s best commercial photo agencies and contributors – view who on the 1st October!

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ITN Source signs first stock footage distribution deal via Dissolve

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ITN Source has signed its first stock footage distribution agreement with North America-based agency Dissolve. A collection of several thousand royalty-free stock footage clips sourced from the ITN news archives will be available covering a variety of popular categories including Industry, Environment, Landscapes, Aerials, Cities, Agriculture, Tourism, and Weather.

Andy Williams, MD of ITN Source said: “We are delighted to announce this stock footage distribution agreement. We have curated a real world collection of stock footage and we believe the authenticity of this footage will be attractive to Dissolve’s marketing and advertising clients”.
Aaron Booth, Director of Products at Dissolve, said: “We’re honoured that ITN Source has chosen Dissolve as its first stock footage distribution partner. ‘Better footage, better stories’ is our tagline, and ITN Source’s globe-spanning footage will help our customers tell richer stories from around the world.”
• View a few ITN stock clips on Dissolve here:
Two Polar Bears walking through white arctic snow
Time lapse of the peak of Mount Everest from dawn till dusk
Microscopic view of human egg injected

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People: Zoe Moore now British Pathé Biz Dev Manager – UK & European Licencing

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British Pathé – the newsreel archive – has appointed BBC veteran Zoe Moore Business Development Manager with responsibility for clients in the UK, Europe and Asia. She will license footage from British Pathé’s collection of 85,000 films.
They say: ‘Ms Moore has extensive licensing and archive experience, having worked at BBC Worldwide for a decade. For the last four years, her focus has been primarily on the education market and she leaves the post of Learning Operations Manager at BBC Worldwide Learning to work at British Pathé.’
“I am delighted to have joined the team,” says Ms Moore. “British Pathé is an outstanding business that holds unique content and has a unique reputation in the industry.”
Alastair White, the General Manager of British Pathé, appointed Ms Moore. “We couldn’t be happier that Zoe agreed to become part of our team,” he says. “She’s incredibly talented and brings with her a wealth of experience in the industry.”

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AP/British Movietone upload 1 million minutes of newsreel archives to You Tube

The Associated Press and British Movietone, one of the world’s most comprehensive newsreel archives, are together bringing more than 1 million minutes of digitised film footage to YouTube.
Content mix will also include surprising videos from different regions across the UK, fashion through the ages, sporting coups, entertainment, extreme weather, technological innovations, the evolution of eating and drinking habits, political milestones and historical moments. They will be continually refreshed with up-to-date contemporary footage.

They say: Available for all to explore, the channels will also be powerful educational tools and a source of inspiration for history enthusiasts and documentary filmmakers.
“The AP archive footage, combined with the British Movietone collection, creates an incredible visual journey of the people and events that have shaped our history,” said Alwyn Lindsey, AP’s director of international archive. “At AP we are always astonished at the sheer breadth of footage that we have access to, and the upload to YouTube means that, for the first time, the public can enjoy some of the oldest and most remarkable moments in history.”
Stephen Nuttall, the director of YouTube in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, comments: “Making this content available on YouTube is a wonderful initiative from AP and British Movietone that will breathe new life into their footage and no doubt delight our global community – from students researching history projects to curious culture-vultures and the billions in between. It’s an historical treasure trove that will give YouTube users around the world a moving window into the past and I can’t wait to explore it.”

View a few highlights from the collections:
• The San Francisco earthquake in 1906,
• Exclusive footage of the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941
Twiggy modeling the fashions of the 1960s.

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It’s four million video clips at Pond5

Visual stock platform Pond5 just hit an impressive four million video clips (336,000 of these are 4K video clips), above is a still from the video upload that hit four million.

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Job: Operations Co-ordinator – BBC Motion Gallery main point of contact to the Getty Images teams

Spotted on the BBC vacancies pages
BBC Worldwide Limited are looking for an Operations Co-ordinator:
‘In this role you will be in charge of providing administrative and financial systems support to the Head of Operations and Content and the wider Motion Gallery operations team. You will liaise with internal various WW departments, including SAP development, SAP support, Finance, CASPAR support and Talent Accounting to resolve issues and provide regular and ad hoc reporting from all available systems.’
‘This role will be a main point of contact to the Getty Images teams and support the partnership with Getty Images by identifying and analysing operational issues and being proactive to ensure that issues are managed and resolved in and efficient and effective manner. For this role you will be required to change and update new processes to accommodate the new partnership with Getty Images, this will include the Improvement of operational systems, specifically, support better management reporting.’
Details and to Apply

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Launched: BBC StoryWorks ‘a new content marketing team’

The commercial arm of the BBC has started a new content marketing team called BBC StoryWorks which will be funded via Brands wanting to sponsor/advertise documentaries produced by this new team.
They say: …’the new division will be led by Richard Pattinson, a former BBC journalist with over ten years’ experience, who has been appointed SVP of Content. The BBC StoryWorks team, based in Singapore, Sydney, New York and London, will span the globe offering clients content solutions built on compelling narratives that will engage audiences.’
BBC StoryWorks will form part of the wider award-winning BBC Advertising portfolio and will work in partnership with brands that complement the BBC’s content across BBC Worldwide and BBC Global News Ltd’s digital and TV platforms. These include BBC World News, Top Gear, BBC Good Food, BBC World Service, BBC Worldwide channels and BBC.com, the latter of which reaches a global audience of more than 80 million unique browsers per month. Elsewhere, on social media platforms BBC World News’ Facebook page has over 10 million likes and the BBC is the world’s most shared news brand on Twitter.
Carolyn Gibson, EVP, BBC Advertising, added: “BBC StoryWorks has been set up to bring BBC editorial quality and values to the fast-moving world of content. It brings together the boldness and innovative qualities of a creative studio with the agility, responsiveness and timeliness of the news room.

“It taps into the deep creative strength of the BBC, to deliver content for brands that captures audiences’ attention in ways that no other publisher can.”

The new team will offer clients:
• Branded content – commercial content owned by the brand.
• Partnered content – content produced in collaboration with advertisers.
• Sponsored content – content produced by the BBC, with advertiser sponsorship.
• As well as working with partners on events, research and social media to engage with customers more directly.

The Economist also announced a new video production unit which will attract Brand advertising rather than relying on click through revenue on it’s stories.

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Footage request: Traditional dancing Germany, Greece, Spain and Turkey – ‘handsome budget’

This in from a freelance multimedia researcher – can you help?
Hi Will,
‘After securing footage for a client of mine the license falling through so I am back at square one with no time left.
I am after footage that shows traditional dancing from: Germany, Greece, Spain and Turkey (please no Sufi’s or belly dancers). I only want to see your lovely footage if it has been shot in the last 20 years, in colour and can be used for commercial purposes online for 12 months. My budget is handsome.

• Send your links and footage samples to will@footagenews.com – and I will forward them to the researcher directly.

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