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Job: Full-time Coordinator WWF Photo & Video Database – Singapore

Company: WWF International – Singapore Title: Coordinator WWF Photo & Video Database Job Description: I. Mission of the Department: Ensure the success of WWF’s global conservation goals by communicating the organisation’s work, profile and values to the widest possible range of media and audiences by creating and leveraging its photo…

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Pond5 Acquires Picmac – raises all artists royalties = 50%

Some great expansion work going on here from the busy team at Pond5! … Pond5 Inc have acquired Pixmac a stock imagery network based in the Czech Republic. Over 6,000 Pixmac photographers and illustrators are expected to join Pond5, bringing with them millions of images which will be available via…

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Watch: 5 Broken Cameras – 2013 Oscar nominated doc feature

2013 Oscar nominee | Documentary Feature | ‘5 BROKEN CAMERAS’ Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi ‘As Israeli settlers begin building homes and erecting a barrier wall in the West Bank village of Bil’in, a Palestinian farm worker documents the town’s resistance to the new settlement. Over the course of several…

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Watch: Canon C300 Field Test – Rick Gershon MediaStorm

Straight out of the box – Rick Gershon, Director of Photography at MediaStorm, was given the Canon C300 the day before he left for a shoot, a basic set up – without any heavy instruction manual reading – resulted in a smooth day’s shooting. They say: MediaStorm’s Director of Photography,…

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Stanley Forman 1921-2013 – founder of the ETV Library

FOCAL reports: Stanley Forman, Honorary Member of FOCAL International, internationally known documentary film distributor and producer and founder of the ETV Library, died last night (February 7th) at Harrogate Hospital, Yorkshire. For many years Stanley’s company, ETV Films Ltd., was one of the best sources for archive film about the…

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Pond5 ‘V2’ offers media contributor profiles amongst updated features

Media makers marketplace Pond5 have released version “v2” of their website. They say – ‘The site offers a dramatically improved experience for both customers and contributors, giving filmmakers, photographers, musicians, 3D artists, and all kinds of media makers a place to connect with fellow artists, sell their stock media, and…

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Twitter launches Vine – capture and share short looping videos

Twitter have acquired mobile phone video specialist software company Vine. Vine enables users to share short looping videos across Twitter and Facebook accounts, the iPhone App is free and available now. They say ‘Vine: a mobile service that lets you capture and share short looping videos. Like Tweets, the brevity…

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Job: Researcher – Zodiak Clips – London

Job Summary: Zodiak Clips is a new business within Zodiak Rights which will supply short form content into different markets. This new position will be primarily responsible for maximising business by researching through the Zodiak Clips archive. The role will involve both researching through material currently held on the Zodiak…

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Last Call: FOCAL Footage, Restoration & Skills Awards Nominations

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…

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Released: Catastrophic Tornado Footage – Joplin, Missouri

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…

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Pro Footage Training: Various Venues UK 12-16 November

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…

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Industry Event: Stock Footage Show – New York 15 Nov

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…

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MediaStorm Releases Updated Multimedia Content Gathering Guide

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…

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SNTV Books Into 2016 Summer Games – Opens Rio Bureau

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…

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ITN Source Supplies Archive Content For BBC 1960s Cinemas Project

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…

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BBC Worldwide Extends London Marathon Distribution agreement

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…