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Happy Holidays!

The whole team of Framepool München wishes you a happy and safe holiday season—and a great new year!
Karoline, Uli, Jeanette, Lorena, Stephan, Atsuko, Elke, Tatjana, Svetlana, Susanne, Ulrike, Denise, Peter, Ulf, Satu, Tom, Anne, Cosimo.
Furthermore: Esra, Ines, Ivan, Michael, Petra, Philip, Thomas, Ursula, Wanja.


“Visual Jazz” The invention of the TV-Commercial picture language

Shirley Clarke is a goddamn genius. I hope people compare me with her someday. Shirley and [Lionel] Rogosin are really interested in their subjects, in finding out about what they think and feel
–John Cassavetes

In 1958 the later Oscar awarded avant-garde filmmaker Shirley Clarke was commissioned to create 25 short films to be presented at the Brussels EXPO and that should document America as a “society in motion”. The result was a milestone in short-film history. The films were silent and non-linear montages, edited in Clarke’s “visual jazz” style, responding to the choreography, movement and rhythm inherent in the medium.

Clarke brought that drive toward movement into her films to visualize “motion”, that was in the late 1950s an apt term to describe American culture. Expressionists brought movement to painting, Beats made their poetry “bop” jazz had the world grooving, and Clarke brought that same drive toward movement into her films. Clarke had an background in modern dance and had shot in 1954 one of her earliest films “Paris Parks” with Martha Graham where she found a way to use editing in order to create movement.

She weaves a mix of dazzling optical effects with clever contextualizing—never merely presenting her subject, but interjecting a point of view and complicating a straight-forward reading.

Good examples are:

Shirley Clarke “Nite Lights” USA 1958  

Shows various types of neon and electric lights in U.S. cities.

Shirley Clarke “Gas Stop”, America 1958   

Men drive automobiles along highways and have them serviced at gas stations. A car is lubricated and washed. The edit of this sequence shows what is nowadays the standard TV-Commercial picture language.

Shirley Clarke “Bridges” USA 1958

Shows a montage of railway and highway bridges in various parts of the U.S.


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A smart dog

How a dog can earn a living: Money problems among the employees of the film skilled crafts. One must find solutions.
The dog shows how it goes.


He organises a bucket and places begging to a street corner.
Then he goes to the butcher with the money in the bucket because he knows that people are his friends and will help him.
The butcher gives him the meat portion corresponding to the sum got by begging.
Morality: With the dog this works, because people can be stirred from dogs and help them, however, are not necessarily tuned towards her equals as socially.
Italian newsreel show of 1964. Footage of Framepool.
New Feature:  License Still Images from Video Clips

New Feature: License Still Images from Video Clips

Finally – here is the eagerly awaited new feature!

Framepool now introduces the ability to license still images directly from any of the 750,000 video clips in our footage library!

Gone are the days in which your still and video images don’t match! Now, the same shot for your spot and print advertising is just a click away …promotional digital video media and printed corporate communications united at last!

Going further, there are plenty of images not existent or being digitized from the original photographs. Think of all the shots of historical events that only exist as frames. Archival footage now scanned from 35mm or Super35mm film footage can provide even better quality stills as many original photographs of that point of time.

And the advent of new HD, 2K and 4K digital recordings provide an even higher resolution source for still images, and footage at the same time.

And we have them all …millions of images! Easy to license and even easier to download!!

Shotdetails Stills English

Example for STILL “Easy” License for shot # 860-212-842 http://footage.framepool.com/en/shot/860212842-david-randolf-scott-apollo-15-moonwalk-astronautics-moon’s-surface

Easy Easy – The Easy License

Easy Easy – The Easy License

New at Framepool.com: The Easy License

Regardless of whether you need full video clips or only some still images, Framepool’s new feature, the Easy Licensing tool makes your life easier and is cost-effective through convenient online licensing.

The simple tool leverages our expertise in licensing to generate a price quote for the most common and standard usage needs. It saves you time and money by getting your media to you as quickly as possible!

With Easy Licensing you are just a click away from the most common footage and stills licensing packages, all of which include our guarantee for rights clearance agreements for the lifetime of your project.

Come, see and license.

An example of our Easy License:

Shotdetails EasyLicense V11


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


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