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AP signs up Japan based UGC platform

The Associated Press has announced a content collaboration with Spectee, the Tokyo-based online news agency that specialises in curating and publishing user-generated content in real time. The agency specialises in artificial intelligence patented technologies allowing them to considerably reduce the time taken to analyse and sort user-generated video and images on social media. All content is verified, with licenses acquired for publishing by broadcasters and digital publishers.

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StormStock offers web site footage at 50 percent

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StormStock will be offering their incredible weather and climate change footage at 50 percent off through the month of December. Footage includes HD and 4K footage of hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning, climate change, stormy skies, flooding, blizzards, stormy seas, dust storms, and volcanoes.

• The discount will show at check-out and is good only for web site purchases through December 31, 2016.
Related: Interview: Martin Lisius Owner at StormStock

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Newstag signs two more world news content feeds

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Last time we mentioned Newstag on FootageNews.com was Feb 2015 when they signed world rights to Bloomberg’s business and features video news. They have now added two more news giants to the Newstag ‘mobil-first’ video news service – CNN International and China’s CCTV.

They say: “CNN International will now be syndicating its news, business, feature and entertainment content to Newstag. The agreement grants Newstag the right to share and distribute two hours of CNN video content per day on its mobile and online platforms alongside current affairs and entertainment content from other professional content producers around the world, including AP, AFP and Reuters.” “This announcement follows the news that CCTV – China’s leading news agency – will also be joining Newstag, bringing quality news videos from four continents. By presenting these professionally produced video news stories from different global perspectives, Newstag can shed new light on international news as it breaks.”

• Newstag’s ‘mobile-first’ service enables users to create their own ‘tagstream’ (or personalised TV channel) in seconds, organising, consuming and sharing stories among their social networks using the latest web and mobile technologies. ‘
• Currently in public beta phase, Newstag reaches a global audience of users in more than 200 countries. Try it here

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Getty Images Video partners Slidely for PROMO

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Getty Images has announced a partnership with social video creation platform Slidely on PROMO, a new and elegant solution for businesses, agencies and marketers. A one-stop video creation platform, PROMO by Slidely fuses video with licensed music and attention-grabbing copy to create instant promos.

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People: Greg Bond to head up Global Licensing at Jukin Media

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User-generated entertainment video platform Jukin Media has hired Greg Bond, former Vice President of Film and TV Licensing at Wazee Digital, for a newly created post at Jukin: Vice President of Global Licensing.
Bond will lead in the expansion of Jukin’s licensing business, and will oversee and coordinate licensing operations between Jukin’s LA headquarters and its satellite offices in New York and London.
“The creative landscape is changing rapidly, with buyers putting a premium on engaging, organic, shareable video content,” said Bond. “I’m excited to help Jukin expand and continue to satisfy the global creative community’s tremendous appetite for UGC video.”

• Bond will be based at Jukin’s headquarters in Los Angeles.

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Job: Digital Media Content Coordinator – RSPB HQ Bedfordshire £20K – £24K

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Digital Media Content Coordinator
RSPB UK Headquarters, Sandy, Bedfordshire
£20,000 – £24,000pa

File transcodes, databases, back-ups, and stunning wildlife footage. Not terms that sit naturally together for everyone. If they do for you, then this full-time, permanent post, might be your perfect role.
Our busy and creative Digital Media team requires someone to manage video media assets from camera offload, through production and into archive. You’ll also be involved in footage research, licensing, and cataloguing, with the opportunity to help shape and influence how we work as a content creation team.
Through your interest in the latest technological developments, your experience of working in a digital video production environment, and your methodical and conscientious approach to your work, you’ll be enabling the RSPB to engage, challenge and inspire new and existing audiences through a variety of image-rich content.

To apply for this role please visit: www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies
To discuss the role further please contact: Emily de Gray, via email: emily.degray@rspb.org.uk or telephone: 01767 69 3589.

Closing date: 31 May 2016.
Interview dates: 15/16 June 2016.

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ITN Source now available on Visual China Group

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Corbis’ new owners would start flexing their newly expanded collection Visual China Group went online with the Corbis collection this morning and now have footage stock from UK based ITN Source.
ITN Source just signed a partnership with Visual China Group to further expand its presence in Asia. The move will enable ITN Source to build closer relationships with clients and the creative industries in the region and will enhance its distribution capability in Mainland China and Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan. A selection of ITN’s stock footage clips are being uploaded onto Visual China Group’s sales platform, www.motionchina.com as more content from the ITN Source archive collections accessible to Visual China Group via an API.’
Search and license footage here

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Launched: Liftoff – ‘exclusive video content from fresh filmmaking talents’

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Stock footage and photography agency Dissolve has launched the Liftoff collection.
They say: ‘It’s a thoughtfully assembled footage collection drawn from the professional and personal work of talented filmmakers.’ The collection includes footage originally shot for a variety of projects — commercial spots, narrative films, documentaries, travelogues, and experimental cinematography. In other words, not necessarily shot for stock. The result is a stylish collection of cinematic work. “Our customers are major advertising agencies, film studios, and production houses. They need exceptional content for their film and video projects,” says Brian Novy, director of sales for Dissolve. “The Liftoff collection delivers that — exclusive video content from fresh filmmaking talents who are bringing a cinematographer’s eye to stock.”

• The collection is born of Dissolve’s Liftoff program, which it has been offering to exclusive contributors for two years. Qualifying footage must first adhere to a few criteria, including having all releases and meeting overall quality and style standards. Dissolve’s in-house production team then edits, color grades, and creates the metadata for the video clips, at no cost to filmmakers.

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British Pathé reconnects with historic collection in North America

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Historical newsreel archive British Pathé has regained control of its historic collection in North America.
They say: ‘This marks the first time in twenty-five years that all media professionals in these territories will be able to license footage from British Pathé directly rather than dealing with its former third-party representative, the WPA Film Library.’

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View: ITN Source famous faces interactive video timeline

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ITN Source archive footage library has created an interactive video timeline showcasing some of the world’s famous faces from the last 50 years. The timeline manages to cover international artists, musicians, actors, sports personalities, politicians, religious leaders and industry gurus from across 5 decades in just 10 minutes – suffice to say competition to be included was tough!
Each decade has a one minute video dedicated to it – as well as surprising facts about the stars. For example did you know that when filming the Italian job Michael Caine couldn’t drive? He only passed his driving test 14 years later at the age of 50.
Take a look here

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