On August 15th 1961, East German soldier Conrad Schumann was the first to flee from the GDR – during the construction of the Berlin Wall. The photograph showing his jump over the barbwire is one of the most famous and widely known pictures of the cold war.
Join us for a flight over one of the most popular holiday locations in Europe: Bavaria. Certainly you already have some associations connected with the Southern part of Germany: Big lakes and mountains, nice little villages, a lot of cows and popular traditions. And yes, most of this is true 😉 But we will show you this lovely region from another perspective…
In German the term “ins rudern kommen” which can be translated into “start to row” is used for a situation when you get difficulties in the things you do. For example when you get stressed by the next deadline or when seeking for the correct answers in a job interview. But we can assure you, that you’re sitting in one boat with many others rowers.
On august 6th 1932 Konrad Adenauer opened the first German Autobahn. The revolution in transportation made the term Autobahn known all over the world. At the opening only few vehicles could reach the top speed of 120 km/h. Today the German motorways are famous for the lack of speed limit. But motorways are very special in every country. Wide and crowded in the USA or new, long and also crowded in China, which since 2011 has the most motorways in the world.
Grüezi Switzerland – enjoy your national holiday! We congratulate with 26.000 stock footage clips shot by our contributors.
Today we are sitting in our office at 36°c, wistfully watching video clips of your mighty glaciers – and dreaming of fresh air and green meadows. In the footsteps of your beloved “Heidi”, some of us once even climbed on your highest summit, the Monte Rosa – an unforgettable experience!
(Hopefully climate change will not destroy your ice giants. Our Green Cart initiative aims to help them by avoiding CO2 in film production.)
Anyway, we wish that your natural beauty will stay forever – and continue to serve as a motive to our filmmakers. This flight over the Mythen is Framepool’s contribution to the Swiss national holiday 2013 – enjoy!
Now it’s out: the son of Prince William and Kate is called George Alexander Louis. To prepare him for his future “Royal Baby” tasks, we unveil a video of his granduncle Prince Andrew at Balmoral Castle in October 1960. It’s an example of great sovereignty – but we are certain that George Alexander Louis will behave in no way inferior to his granduncle when it comes to representation…
Interested in more stock footage around the British Royals? Have a look at Framepool.com!
In July 1933 a crowd of over 40.000 people welcomed the aviator Wiley Post in New York City, who had circled around the world alone in 8 days. Aviation was still an adventure and aviators and aviatrixes like Lindbergh, Post or Amelia Earhart gave the proof that the plane will become the main transportation system for long distances. Post used a high-wing, single-engine Lockheed Vega, one of the most famous record-breaking aircraft of the early 1930s. Our stock footage clip, scanned from film to HD video, shows the confetti parade in New York City after his return from the flight, July 23, 1933.
More stock footage clips showing Wiley Post at Framepool.
On 28 August is the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. This film is edited from our HD stock footage and dedicated to Martin Luther King – one of the greatest political leaders of 20th century. More than 250.000 participants made the March on Washington to the greatest demonstration for civil rights and freedom that America had ever seen so far. The stock footage has been shot on 16mm film and transferred to HD by Framepool.
Stephan Bleek | | Zeitgeist – Vintage Film | 16mm, 1963, civil rights, Copyright, freedom, HD, historical, historical Footage, March on Washington, Martin Luther King, Stock footage, United States of America | 0 Comments
The 8 July 2013 marks the 175th birthday of the aviation pioneer Ferdinand von Zeppelin, who founded the Zeppelin Airship company. On 2 July 1900, Zeppelin made the first flight with the LZ 1 over Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen. Framepool presents a lot of unique archival filmclips that illustrate the history of the Zeppelins and in particular the tragedy of Lakehurst, where the airship LZ 129 exploded, thus terminating the age of the Zeppelins. This HD video clip shows the airship Hindenburg crossing over New York and the drama of its explosion when landing in Lakehurst airfield on 6 May 1937.