In “The Queen of Spain”, Penélope Cruz stars as Macarena Granada, an actor returning to her native place as a Hollywood queen to make a movie about Spanish queen Isabella I. The tragicomedy written and directed by Fernando Trueba is a sequel to Trueba’s “The Girl of Your Dreams” (1998) and will premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival. Framepool-Footage inside!
Growing up in a place like Hawaii with a magic attraction for surfers means getting to know the ocean. And waves. And everything happening on and off the shore. The events and iconic stars of the legendary scene around the “Pipeline” are a home fixture for surfer Eric Sterman and his camera drones.
The biggest waves in Hawaii break on the north shore of O’ahu in the winter and create perfect conditions for amazing tube rides. Year after year, they attract the best surfers in the world – to compete against one another. The tight-knit community comes together once again, one with its own rules not open to just anybody.
As a North Shore local, Eric Sterman is very much an insider and known by everyone. He is as obsessed with the quest for the perfect wave as everybody else here, but unlike the others, he chases it with drones. Now one of the most celebrated cinematographers in the scene, he shoots for prestigious brands and supplies us with incredible exclusive footage of gigantic waves and conquering heroes.
Having grown up surrounded by natural wonders, he has high expectations when it comes to filming them. Eric travels through the entire Pacific region with his unmanned aerial systems and brings us the most beautiful waves, beaches and landscapes in HD and 4K. He also takes us to the dream weddings of friends and right through displays of exploding fireworks.
Denise Pache | | Aerials, Contributor Corner, Nature films, Sports, Stock Footage Highlights | 4K, 4K Ultra HD, Aerial, Beach, Drone, exclusive, film maker, Hawaii, HD, HD stock footage, Pacific, tube ride | 0 Comments
A marvellous Amy Adams has to handle close encounters of a different kind in the intelligent SciFi thriller “Arrival”. This alien invasion story with a difference directed by Denis Villeneuve focuses on a linguist tasked with understanding the language of the invaders. But that isn’t the only mystery… Go to the cinema! You will also enjoy encounters of a more familiar kind: with footage from Framepool.
Many people find themselves in the same situation as our nice little family: old personal films are stored somewhere, but unviewable without the right equipment. Framepool has the solution: we can scan your films and review the material. If our experience tells us it could prove successful on the market, we will incorporate it into our archive and Framepool’s quality keywording will ensure it can be found.
As well as rescuing old films from oblivion, this means that they can, with a bit of luck, also provide you with some extra income.
Discover more about Framepool film rescue at firstname.lastname@example.org
Denise Pache | | General, Stock Footage Highlights, Technology, Zeitgeist – Vintage Film | archival film, film scan, historical Footage, private film collection, quality keywording, Stock footage | 0 Comments
The end of the year is a time for family. And the perfect time for Framepool to present a new collection of delightful personal family footage: Mom, Pop and two small boys beginning to discover the world around them.
Sometimes our job is like Christmas: a carton of Super8 films labelled “Garden” or “Istanbul, Mexico, America” or “Christmas 1970” turns up. We have no idea what kind of treasure has been entrusted to us until the material is scanned. Only then do we find a small family surrounded by Christmas presents, enjoying winter holidays, hiking on tidal mud flats, celebrating children’s birthdays and Easter. We see the sons as newborn babies and as they take their first steps, splash around in puddles, topple headlong into sand, meet dogs and chickens, squabble and cuddle. This terribly nice family wins over hearts.
We also found titbits like the squirrel using a man as a climbing frame, a home-made animated film with the legendary model railway “Märklin 0 Gauge” and many personal impressions from the world of the 1970s. Finding the right keywords for all this footage and getting it online keeps our keywording department busy.
We wish you a peaceful end to the year with these family images and as much fun as we had discovering this intimate and unusual footage:
Denise Pache | | Contributor Corner, Stock Footage Highlights, Zeitgeist – Vintage Film | 1970s, Birthday, Christmas, Collection, Easter, exclusive, HD stock footage, historical Footage, Märklin 0 Gauge, private film collection, Stock footage, Super8, vintage, winter holiday | 0 Comments
As some of you may perhaps know already, the enterprise Broadside Enterprises, Inc. from Los Angeles is now backing Framepool. The new investor plays an active role in the Hollywood film industry. “We will open up exciting prospects for Framepool in the largest film production market in the world,” says Christopher Petzel, CEO at Broadside, who hails from Germany. “And we will develop new products together and tap into new markets to achieve significant growth.”
As is currently happening in China: we have been working non-stop on the Chinese version of our webshop over the last few months, and it has just gone online.
Have a look: Framepool webshop in Chinese
More exciting projects are in the offing – we will keep you posted!
Everybody on Earth should see the film “Before the Flood”, the National Geographic documentary on the consequences of climate change made by Oscar award winners Leonardo diCaprio and Fisher Stevens (director). Starring Ban Ki-moon, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Pope Francis … And our footage, of course – anything else would be unimaginable given Framepool’s longstanding focus on this area!
BE FAIR, AND PLAY BY THE RULES!
An exception to copyright law exists, but is all too frequently misapplied: the right of quotation. Works protected by copyright may be used for the purpose of quotation. This can apply to academic works, news reports, satires, parodies or documentaries dealing with the topic under discussion. Countries including the USA and Israel also allow quotation in teaching and educational materials and by search engines.
The key concept here is fair use: quotations from works protected by copyright must be used within the framework of an independent work on the topic. Assembling “collections of quotations” is not covered. While no fixed rule exists that would define exactly how much can legitimately be cited from another work, borrowing too much will not be judged to be covered by “fair use” if a dispute arises. Even when sources are given, one may not use third-party material to embellish one’s own work.
As is always the case, rules differ and are interpreted differently in different places. As such, whether footage can be used for the purpose of quotation, and the form it can be used in, must be determined individually on a case-by-case basis to avoid unpleasant surprises. We would be happy to help you with this.
Enquiries to email@example.com
Denise Pache | | Contributor Corner, Good to know, Legal Matters | academic works, Copyright, copyright law, documentaries, parodies, quotation by search engines, quotation in educational materials, quotation in teaching, right of quotation, Rights clearance, satires, Third party rights, third-party material, USA | 0 Comments
“Stars are public persons, so using footage of them is fine.” True or false? The law on using footage of persons of public interest is ambiguous even in such tightly-regulated countries as Germany. Different spheres of law intersect here: freedom of opinion and press freedoms collide with privacy and publicity rights. But a rule of thumb can be derived from the numerous cases which have arisen:
When images or audio from people who have become famous because of their status, office, talents or exploits (such as politicians, artists, actors, or sportspeople) are used in the context in which the individuals in question have reached prominence, the public interest in information is generally valued more highly than the right of individuals to privacy.
George Clooney and his wife walking on a red carpet could legitimately be used (in an editorial context) to illustrate the topic of George Clooney as an actor.
But if the same material was intended for use in an advertising context, say to suggest that George Clooney has a preference for a particular toothpaste, Mr. Clooney could raise objections. He would most certainly be in a position to raise objections if a marital row captured on camera by chance were to be shared with a wider audience (private sphere!) But if the marital row just so happened to take place on the red carpet – well, that would be a different story again.
Denise Pache | | Good to know, Legal Matters | Copyright, freedom of opinion, freedom of the press, Personality rights, persons of public interest, private sphere, public interest in information, publicity rights, Right of publicity, right to privacy, Rights clearance, Third party rights | 0 Comments
Identifying and tracing rights holders sometimes proves impossible. This is typically because the identity of persons portrayed is unknown, or because a person cannot be contacted even after numerous attempts. In some cases, the time and place of a person’s death are unknown, so the relevant post-mortem publicity rights cannot be applied.
Does that mean that images or footage cannot be used? Not necessarily: we have the expertise and the experience to gauge the degree of risk involved reliably. If it is high, you still don’t need to risk your own neck when using protected works: we can offer you an indemnification agreement which ensures any claims for damages will be against Framepool and not against you. In this case, you bear no risk whatsoever.
The indemnification fee depends on the degree of risk involved and is calculated on a per-project basis, taking many relevant factors into account. They include the type and duration of use, geographical dissemination (national, continental, global), whether persons are contemporary or historical figures, and their significance for the general public and within the images. The fee applies to all third-party rights within a given project that cannot be cleared.
Note: We clear all rights. And when rights clearance is impossible, we still have solutions.
Denise Pache | | Contributor Corner, Good to know, Legal Matters | contemporary figures, Framepool, historica figures, indmenification, Personality rights, post-mortem publicity, Rights clearance, Third party rights, unknown identity | 0 Comments