The Grierson Trust has announce the 2015 BBC Grierson Trustees’ Award will be presented to Kim Longinotto. They say: ‘Kim has directed groundbreaking documentaries for over 35 years which which focus on and explore the lives of women across the globe. She has consistently given voice to the voiceless in some of the most repressed and difficult societies throughout her career.’
• The award will be given at the Grierson Awards on Monday, 2 November at The Mermaid, London.
Shutterstock has announced they are now exclusively marketing and licensing thousands of rare aerial, time-lapse, slow motion, adventure, wildlife and landscape footage from Red Bull Media House collection – that’s sports, culture, and lifestyle footage not the Red Bull sporting event editorial content.
They say: In addition to the exclusive distribution partnership, the companies have agreed to a co-marketing initiative, merging the distinct worlds of each brand through a unique series of videos highlighting dynamic “Point of View” footage. World class athletes featured in Red Bull Media House productions will show the world through their eyes, taking viewers on a visual trip around some of the world’s most extreme environments. These videos will be captured with state of the art POV camera technology and will be produced and distributed on the global platforms redbull.com and shutterstock.com as well as on both brands selected social media platforms.
• Red Bull Media House is a global media company that creates authentic and inspiring entertainment that fascinates people who share a zest for life. As a multi-platform media company Red Bull Media House has a network of offices, affiliates and correspondents in more than 160 countries, channels in 36 languages, and 20 years of established credibility with the core audience; all of which provide deep audience and country-specific insights.
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
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!
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
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.”
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.”