Brazilian enthusiasm for soccer captured with the ARRI AMIRA

Framepool is proud to offer some of the newest and best shots from Brazil, filmed with the recently released ARRI AMIRA.

The FIFA World Cup in Brazil will be starting soon. This event inspired documentary filmmaker Jens Hoffmann to create a documentary about young Brazilian soccer player. He started this project, called Mata Mata (all or nothing), three years ago. He began his work using the ARRI ALEXA, because the dynamic range was very important for his project. The great range allowed him to film even in poor or heavily changing lighting conditions. In September 2013, ARRI presented the ARRI AMIRA, a more sophisticated version of the ALEXA, which is specifically designed to meet the needs of documentary filmmakers. During progress of his film project, Jens Hoffmann got the opportunity to try the new AMIRA. He used this camera for shots of children playing soccer in Rio de Janeiro in the district Cidade de Deu (City of God), which became famous by the movie with the same name. The AMIRA was selected for these recordings to capture the action of the football game in slow motion at 200 fps. This shoot was also a crucial test for the AMIRA. The action-packed scenes, at around 40° C with a lot of dust and dirt, put the camera and the camera man to the test. The complete interview with the filmmaker can be found at ARRI News.

The fantastic results of this video shot are already available for licensing at framepool. Even if the footage is not online at our website yet, you can license them with support of our sales staff.

The world of film is a world of color

The world of film is a world of color – at least since the middle of last century. But until now, at most of stock footage archives, you could only conduct your footage search with black & white keywords. Consequently, this complicated the path from your idea to the perfect shot. However, patterns and color contained in an image can now widen the circle where just words reach their limits.

Our new footage search by similarity “Visual Search” extends search capabilities within the Framepool webshop significantly. Now it is possible to find and sort our shots by color and other visual information, and you can discover similar footage by using a reference shot. The purely visual information of a shot can now be used to conduct a more sophisticated conceptual search.

Just give the visual search a try and let the results speak for themselves!

The real Monuments Men at Work: Berchtesgaden July 1945

This newsreel footage produced in Germany by the US Group Control Council (USGCC) in August 1945 shows the loading of looted art in Berchtesgaden and Neuschwanstein Castle.

In June 1945 the Munich Central Collecting Point was opened in the former Nazi Party Headquarters close to the Königsplatz downtown Munich. Central Collecting Points were established in Munich and Wiesbaden, to house and sort the thousands of works of art being found by Monuments Men in repositories across Southern Germany, and the Central Collecting Point in Munich was designated to primarily hold ERR (Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg) loot, Hitler and Goering’s collections, and other masterpieces found in Berchtesgaden, Neuschwanstein and the Altaussee salt mine.   

Volcanoes – Fear and Fascination

Volcanoes fascinate but spread fear and terror at the same time. They can devastate whole regions during a very short timeframe, but also provide the basis for new life. The lava emerging from a volcanic eruption gives rise to islands and creates mineral-rich soils where plants grow well. Thanks to these fertile soils, roughly half a billion people worldwide live in close proximity to active volcanoes. Many of them are well aware of the danger – but they take this risk in exchange for abundant crops and warm thermal water. Especially on Iceland and in Japan, bathing in hot springs is very popular. But not only the physical well-being benefits from the hot water, it is also being used for energy production.   

Yummy, yummy

Are you hungry? Then this video is nothing for you. You should at least have a deliciously looking carrot in reach before pressing the “play” button. ‘Cause this video is made by real gourmets. Foods are shown in their most appetizing perspective: vegetables or meat, milk or wine, herbs or honey – everything so fresh and juicy, creamy and crunchy, luscious and mouth-watering that you will hardly stand not taking a bite of your carrot. It’s already too late? Then please go on – bon appétit!

BTW: Even we are slow food fans, our footage is being delivered so fast that working on your project will become a pure relish.

Winter Olympics, 50 Years ago…

Only a few more days until the opening of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Some of our colleagues (real fans…) are already watching archive videos of ski and bobsled races to get trained for the upcoming spectacle. Even it might be thrilling for only very few people to study vast amounts of ice skater movements, we thought that the following video is really diverting – it covers a US reportage of the Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruck, exactly 50 years ago.

Let’s wait and see if Sochi can compete with Innsbruck in terms of new sports, tourist attractions and elegant winter fashion ;-)

Let’s go Brazil

Parabéns! On January 25 Brazil is celebrating the 460th birthday of its largest city São Paulo. Good occasion for the Brazilians to get into party mood – after all, this year is going to be tougher than usual for their stamina. But who ever experienced the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, will have no doubt that the FIFA World Cup 2014 will be one of the most cheerful events ever! If you are traveling to Brazil for the world cup, please train your condition before boarding a plane.

But Brazil should not be cut down to soccer and carnival only, this fascinating and beautiful country has so much more to offer. Magnificent landscapes,  impressive mega cities and an incomparable multifariousness make Brazil a dream destination – even if one cannot dance Samba (yet).

Martin Luther King Day 2014

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a day to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King – one of the greatest political leaders of 20th century.  King helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. More than 250.000 participants made the March on Washington in August 1963 to the greatest demonstration for civil rights and freedom that America had ever seen so far.

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character – I have a dream today.” In 1968 King was planning a national occupation of Washington, D.C., to be called the Poor People’s Campaign, when he was assassinated on April 4, in Memphis, Tennessee.

Today we see that this dream is about to come true. The fight for civil rights goes on every day but many things have changed. Fifty years after the March and 45 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King America has the first African American to hold the office. “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

The stock footage has been shot on 16mm film and transferred to HD by Framepool. Framepool can offer more HD stock footage clips about Martin Luther King for online licensing.

Happy New Year!

Everything prepared for a great New Year’s Party?

No matter if you are celebrating in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Cape Town or Sydney: We wish you a glamorous and joyful New Year’s Eve! Have a great start into a very happy new Year 2014!

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