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.”
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• 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

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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
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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’

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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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Job: Video Syndication Editor Bloomberg – New York

spotted on the Bloomberg careers pages
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The Role: ‘The Video Syndication Editor is responsible for the selection, publication and distribution of video footage, interviews, packages and long-form programming on Bloomberg’s client-facing Photo and Video web portal, Media Source. The role reports into the Managing Editor for Visual Media and is responsible for management of a team of global video editors.’
‘The Video Syndication Editor’s main task is to identify content that is being created for Bloomberg’s consumer media outlets and adapt it for professional media client distribution – leveraging existing content creation for further commercial use. This includes preparation and delivery of newsroom ready content such as full length interviews and raw b-roll as well as packaged stories which may include multiple video sources, sound-bites and graphical elements. In time, platform curation will be added to the responsibilities, to handle multiple distribution outlets, and to feature relevant content prominently.’
Full Details and to Apply

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Job: Photo/Video Editor – Bloomberg – London

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Photo/Video Editor – London – GBR

The Role

The EMEA Visual Team seeks an experienced photo editor to work across digital, social and the Bloomberg terminal, with a proven track record of producing stills and video content. The editor will join the team responsible for all aspects of Bloomberg’s daily photo & video coverage across the region. The candidate must have a proven track record of assigning and managing photographers and be capable of servicing multiple stakeholders, whilst managing competing priorities.
Full details and to Apply on the Jobs page

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Go See: ‘Reporting Vietnam’ – Powerful photos and news footage – how journalists brought news about the war to a divided nation

Tim Page, under fire with Martin Stuart Fox at la Drang. Photographed by Steve Northup. Ia Drang Valley, in the central highlands of VN, on March 30, 1966. The scene was a terribly battle between members of A Company, 1/12, 1st Cav. They were very badly out maned, and we came close to losing everybody. Martin and I were a reporter/photographer team for United Press international. Tim was working for Time-Life. The battle took place near the Chu Pong massif, a well known bad neighborhood.  Northrup found them behind the log and offered them a sip of his flask, Cordon Bleu.
Photo: Tim Page, under fire with Martin Stuart Fox at la Drang. Photographed by Steve Northup. Ia Drang Valley, in the central highlands of VN, on March 30, 1966. The scene was a terribly battle between members of A Company, 1/12, 1st Cav. They were very badly out maned, and we came close to losing everybody. Martin and I were a reporter/photographer team for United Press international. Tim was working for Time-Life. The battle took place near the Chu Pong massif, a well known bad neighborhood. Northrup found them behind the log and offered them a sip of his flask, Cordon Bleu. photo supplied

On Friday, May 22, the Newseum (Washington, D.C) will open “Reporting Vietnam” a provocative new exhibit that marks the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, America’s first televised war. The exhibit explores the dramatic stories of how journalists brought news about the war to a divided nation. It will be on display through Sept. 12, 2016.
Powerful photos and news footage, evocative music and more than 90 compelling artifacts, historic newspapers and magazines will take visitors back to experience a time when America was at war and young people were rejecting the conservative values of their parents. Included are more than 100 dramatic images, including memorable Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs that have come to symbolize the struggle both in Vietnam and at home. Interactive kiosks in the exhibit showcase interviews with the Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers who took some of the most iconic images of the war, and the memorable protest songs that provided the soundtrack for a generation.

Where: Newseum
When: Starts Friday, May 22, at 9 a.m. until September 2016

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Photo of Ut, camera, light meter, envelope and press passes: Loan, Nick Ut – photo supplied

Thanks for the press opening invite Alexis – next time!

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