The final deadline for submissions to FOCAL International’s 10th global awards is fast approaching.
Producers, filmmakers and other creative professionals who have used library footage in a documentary, feature film or any other form of production and would like their work to be considered for recognition in one of FOCAL’s 18 award categories must submit an application by 1 December, 2012
Stock footage library NHNZ Moving Images have uploaded footage showing the effects of a catastrophic EF5 multiple-vortex tornado which hit the city of Joplin, Missouri in the late afternoon Sunday, May 22, 2011. ‘It was the deadliest tornado in America since 1947. A film crew in the area shot this compelling footage of the Joplin tornado’s aftermath.’
View and licence the footage here
FOCAL international have released the dates for the Anunal Footage Training Week in London.
A week long course 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 – whatever your media background, learn how to expand your knowledge and appreciation of the world of footage archives, their systems and uses.
Includes visits to major archive holdings such as:
- ITN Source
- BBC Motion Gallery
- BBC Information Archives
- BFI’s John Paul Getty Conservation Centre
- Pinewood Studios
View the weeks schedule and book here
Following a successful event in London last year, the organisers of footageMarketplace, a business network event for the video and stock footage industry, are launching a similar event in New York on 15 November.
They say; ‘Given the increase in use of moving image on tablets, the web and smart phones, and the proliferation of TV channels and independent production houses, footageMarketplace provides a great opportunity to increase your knowledge of the stock footage available. The event brings together 28 major international stock footage libraries, each showing their specialist footage collections as well as launching recent acquisitions.’
“At the London event, just seeing what is available sparked ideas for projects, as well as being a valuable source of business contacts for the future,” said show organiser Robert Prior, “Our visitors – directors, producers, researchers, editors and designers – said that it would definitely be viewed as a permanent annual event for them and we expect it to be equally valuable for the visitors to the New York event.”
See which footage libraries are attending Here
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They say: ‘MediaStorm Field Guide featuring interactive guides, photo galleries and videos from the MediaStorm Online Training series and the MediaStorm Storytelling Workshop, the new iBook is the most comprehensive field guide we’ve produced to date.’
Serving as a quick reference for multimedia teams in the field, the guide covers important concepts from picking appropriate gear, to setting up audio correctly, to shooting b-roll and backing up media.
Additionally, each chapter’s most important points are conveniently repurposed into a series of checklists to make it easy to remember best practices even when on the go.
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SNTV, the joint venture between IMG Media and The Associated Press, has announced it will open a new bureau in Rio de Janeiro.
The sports video news agency will locate its new bureau at AP’s office, as the city readies itself for the 2016 Summer Games, a major event in the country’s sporting history.
Martin Kay, managing director of SNTV, said: “Rio de Janeiro will consistently provide the biggest news stories in sport in the run-up to the next Olympic Games so it is essential that we have a presence on the ground as the stories break. Opening the Rio bureau will make sure we continue providing the unrivalled sports news service that our customers expect.”
Ahead of hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Summer Games in 2016, the city will also welcome the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, as well as the Soccerex Global Convention later this year and the Sportel Rio conference, the international sports programme market for television and new media, in March 2013.
The Rio de Janeiro bureau will be the fourth permanent location SNTV has outside London. Its other offices are in New York, Beijing and Singapore.
Founded in 1996, SNTV has become an indispensable service for more than 400 international broadcasters. In January, the company became the first and only sports news agency to operate in high definition.
BBC FOUR has commissioned a 20-part series called ‘Britain on Film’ that will use archive footage from over 500 Rank Organisation cinema documentary films to give modern audiences a new visual perspective on the 1960s.
ITN Source, the footage licensing division of ITN, is supplying ten hours of archive to BBC Scotland, which is producing the series. The content is entirely sourced from Rank’s ‘Look at Life’ series, which was shown in Odeon and Gaumont cinemas from 1959 until 1969. The vast majority of this footage has never been seen on television before.
The original footage is taken from 35mm colour reels, with ITN Source restoring some content that had deteriorated over time. The series is Executive Produced by David Okuefuna and is commissioned by the Controller of BBC FOUR, Richard Klein.
“After I was approached by ITN Source, who alerted me to the vast spread of the Look at Life series, I realised there was a wealth of content to bring the sixties to life,” said David Okuefuna, Executive Director of Britain on Film. “The films shine a light on every element of the decade, not just the ‘swinging sixties’ stereotype. We hope this series will be a richly enjoyable trip down memory lane for some – and a window on an unfamiliar world for others.”
The scheduling of Britain on Film has yet to be finalised, but the first run of films are expected to appear on BBC FOUR between now and March 2013. Further details will follow in due course.
BBC Worldwide has extended its international TV distribution agreement for the Virgin London Marathon, which was set to expire in 2015, ahead of Sportel Monaco 2012. The deal will see BBC Worldwide distribute coverage of the event for a further three years, up to and including the 2018 event.
The 2012 Virgin London Marathon was licensed to 196 territories, with new licensees transmitting the event for the first time including Central American channel ESPN Sur and pan-Middle Eastern broadcaster OSN. Other licensees set to broadcast the 33rd London Marathon, which takes place on Sunday 21st April 2013, include CCTV-5 in China, SuperSport in South Africa, Globosat in Brazil and Sky Network in New Zealand.
Danny O’Toole, Head of Sport for BBC Worldwide Sales & Distribution, commented, “The Virgin London Marathon is a historic race and an incredible spectacle, attracting the very best male and female international long distance runners year after year. We’re really excited to continue distributing one of our most iconic sporting events, and we hope to secure many more new licensees in the coming months.”
“How many of you think content is more valuable than distribution? How about the other way around?
It’s an age old debate. What’s really the difference? Audience.
One has an audience- the other owns it. You need to be in the audience business and that’s what I’m going to talk about today….”
Watch YouTube’s Vice President and Global Head of Content, Robert Kyncl, deliver the Media Mastermind Keynote at the MIPCOM conference in Cannes, France this week.
ITN Productions is launching a new citizen journalism channel later this year on YouTube as part of YouTube’s original channels initiative. The “Truthloader” channel will showcase the work of citizen journalists from all around the world with original daily programming from amateur eyewitnesses and passionate online campaigners. The citizen journalism will be curated by social media experts and professional journalists at ITN Productions.
Truthloader will start with three distinct strands:
• A daily appointment-to-view presenter-led bulletin rounding up the day’s top citizen journalism from all over the world
• A weekly studio debate conducted over Skype and Google hangout by passionate citizen journalists
• A weekly feature showcasing content and ideas from the world of conspiracy theories
“With our track record in digital content and expertise in groundbreaking citizen journalism, ITN Productions is delighted to be part of YouTube’s original channels content,” said Mark Browning, Managing Director of ITN Productions. “There has been a huge focus on the power of online citizen journalism – from the Japan tsunami to the Arab Spring – but how do viewers know they can trust what they’re watching? With Truthloader, our experts will separate truth from fakery and bring the very best in eyewitness accounts to audiences worldwide.”
You Tube say: “YouTube Original Channels have awesome content from stars of music, TV, film, and sports, plus the world’s most innovative media brands. It’s compelling video designed for the ways people watch (and advertise) today.”