Dances with Dolphins

“Cousteau Diver” Didier Noirot submerges with 4K into the realm of Neptune

Fulfilling his childhood dream as a scuba diver on Jacques Cousteau’s team, was the stepping stone for Didier Noirot (photos below, in the middle with Captain Jacques Cousteau) that led him into an exciting life filming the world’s oceans. His imagery can be seen in the Emmy awarded BBC documentary series “Planet Earth” produced by Mark Brownlow and David Attenborough. Today, Noirot is counted among the best underwater filmmakers in the world.

A pioneer when it comes to underwater HD cinematography, these days Noirot films with the Red Epic camera. We are very excited to be able to present his unique footage shot in 4K within the Framepool webshop.

Among other techniques, his distinctive style includes close-ups of marine animals and long steady shots. His Red camera floats through the blue underwater world as if it was a marine creature itself, following sharks, circling shoals of fish and “dances” with dolphins.

Footage from Didier Noirot on Framepool: Footage by Didier Noirot

Footage used in this showreel: footage.framepool.com/en/shots/7570898836769987079

Matterhorn – Mount of the Mountains

Since the first ascent of the Matterhorn by the team of Edward Whymper 150 years ago, over 500 mountaineers lost their lives. Even Whympers rope party lost the team members Michel Croz, Robert Hadow, Charles Hudson and Francis Douglas on the descent. After their overwhelming triumph on the top of the spectacular mountain they fell from the north face.

The 1200 metres high north face of the Matterhorn is besides Grand Jorasses of Mont Blanc and the Eiger north face one of the „big three“ in the Alps.

Whympers milestone first ascent was more a spontaneous act after he heard by pure chance that Jean-Antoine Carrel would start first for the ascent. He built a team and started right away on his own on July 14, 1865.

The Whymper route along the Hörnli ridge is still the most known and most frequented way to climb the astonishing landmark of Switzerland.

Come on the spectacular ridge walk to the Matterhorn.

All footage shown can be licensed on: footage.framepool.com/en/shots/1821609557175849613

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Not for People with Vertigo

New footage at Framepool: Spectacular Aerials shot by an extraordinary team.

Thomas Markert and Sven Schmid  are not only engineers and filmmakers, but also extreme sports athletes and globetrotters. Our newest team of footage suppliers have created jaw-dropping HD footage with self-constructed multicopters containing active gyro-stabilized systems. No matter what terrain they are faced with, the two founders of “Aerovista” are able to handle their drones with ease and apparently have no fear of heights! Watch the reel but be aware, it’s not for the faint of heart.

Aerovista shoots with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, almost entirely in the lossless Cinema DNG Raw format. 13 stops of dynamic range make it perfect for creative color correction and showing each single detail of both snowy peaks and dark valleys.

By the way, if you prefer the raw material, you can get it from Framepool on request.

From an early age, Thomas Markert loved to build and construct remote control airplanes and rockets. As a designing engineer for aircraft engines, Thomas gained expert knowledge which he then put to use to professionally develop Aerovista camera copters.

Mountains have always been the passion of Sven Schmid. In his book “Journey into the Unknown”, Sven writes about his bicycle adventure, a trip from Argentina to Canada. Dr Schmid’s knowledge is based on many years working as design engineer in aerospace technology in Germany, the USA, and in Brazil.

Aerovista Footage online at Framepool and ready for download

 

Trümmerfrauen – German Women Clearing the Ruins of Berlin in 1945

Trümmerfrauen (literally translated as ruins women or rubble women) is the German-language name for women who, in the aftermath of World War II helped clear and reconstruct the bombed cities. The fascinating colored films were shot in Berlin in June 1945 by a film team directed by William Wyler.

William-Wyler-Footage showing Trümmerfrauen in Berlin at Framepool

Happy kids – footage for commercial or editorial use

Framepool – fresh, new and natural!
We are delighted to present our new exclusive footage. Wonderful moments of childhood and adolescence. This footage has an authentic natural look which is so much in demand, the joys of childhood and teenagers in beautiful coming-of-age shots. Kids just like yours.

See kids doing everything that makes them happy – playing barefoot in the mud, running through meadows; hiding in corn fields, exploring the woods; swinging, jumping, running, climbing; laughing, singing, playing and generally making a complete mess. These images capture the innocence of childhood and could almost have been taken for the family album. They are images of joy.

Now online and ready to be downloaded

 

80 years ago – Baseball legend Babe Ruth retires

Muhammad Ali was the ‘Greatest of all Time’ , Pelé was simply called ‘O Rei’ (The King), but Babe Ruth was the ‘Sultan of Swat’. He slammed 714 home runs over the fence, his career Slugging Percentage is still unbeaten.

Babe ‘The Bambino’ Ruth won 4 World Series with the New York Yankees. After he was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Yankees, he caused a 86-year period for the Sox without winning any title, the so-called ‘Curse of the Bambino’. There were Yankee players like Yogi Berra or Joe DiMaggio, who won more World Series, but the old Yankee Stadium owned the nickname ‘The House That Ruth Built’ for many years. His earned titles in the early 1920ies made Ruth a national, maybe world wide icon.

On May 30, 1935 he had his last Major League plate appearance for the Boston Braves and  became one year later one of the first Hall of Famers in Baseball.

 

The Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism with Archival Footage of Framepool

The Königsplatz in Munich is the location of the new Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism. The new center has been built on the estate of the former “Brown House” – the headquartes of the Nazi Party the central of terror during the Third Reich. Framepool has carried out research for archival films that are shown in the exhibition and the app of the new museum.  

Liberation of Munich April 30, 1945

On April 30, 1945 American troops reached the City of Munich. 2 days prior they had liberated the Nazi Concentration Camp Dachau, 20 miles away from the city. The same day a group of resistance fighters, the “Freiheitsaktion Bayern” (Mission Free Bavaria) had tried to gain control over the city but were defeated by SS units that were placed close to the city. Cameramen of the US Army Signal Corps filmed the advance to Munich of the 45th US Infantry and the 20th Armoured divisions. The films of April 29 and April 30, 1945 show some fights between American units and groups of SS soldiers hidden in the woods during their approach to the city. An American soldier is carrying the towns signpost “München – Hauptstadt der Bewegung” (Munich Capital of the Nazi Movement) as Hitler had denoted the Bavarian city. Inside the city American vanguards met groups of citizens willing to help them move ahead. There was no fighting downtown Munich, nevertheless the Nazi Wehrmacht and their broadcaster spoke about heavy resistance. The film shows vanguards moving towards the city center through Dachauer Straße, the surrender of the city, authorities in the police headquarters and people downtown Munich welcoming the US tanks with white rags. Joyous and celebratory scenes were shot at the Lenbachplatz where children are lifted up to American tanks as a sign of freedom.

All footage has been collected and scanned on HD by Framepool and is available at Framepool.com

Liberation of Munich

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