Framepool offers over 40.000 World Heritage video clips online. Hidden places like the volcanoes of Kamtschatka, but also famous ones like the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal or the Hagia Sophia of Istanbul. 25.000 minimum HD and 5.500 unique and extraordinary premium aerials filmed by the best camera men and women with state of the art technology. Most of them with the possibibilty to license them exclusively as Rights Managed footage, with a spectacular and special perspective or camera movement… Go to your premium World Heritage footage supplier:
This question, addressed to Footage “Guru” Jim Pickerel, is of high importance not only to filmmakers, but also to producers looking for exclusive footage material to be used in ambitious projects. On his web portal selling-stock.com, Pickerel recently released a list of the top 10 international stock footage agencies.
Notably, 3 of the 10 named companies do not include footage from other producers in their archive: AP (The Associated Press), ITN (Independent Television News) and INA (Institut national de l’audiovisuel) promote only their own content and news footage.
3 more companies do not offer exclusive rights managed material:
Shutterstock, Videoblocks and Pond5 market only Royalty Free footage, meaning the same clips may be used anytime by anybody else and for any other project.
Whether filmmaker or footage buyer – whoever needs to set setting a standard for exclusivity, legal certainty, service, and quality, is dealing with a smaller range of agencies worldwide. After Corbis was sold in May, theses are the 4 biggest stock footage companies:
|Getty Images||Framepool||Wazee Digital||Dissolve|
|Head Office||USA: Seattle, WA||EU: Munich, GER||USA: Denver, CO||CAN: Calgary|
|Court of Jurisdiction||New York
(Arbitration in 6 nations)
|AMER: New York
|Established / Staff||1995 / ~ 1.600||2001 / 43||2003 / ~ 100||2013 / < 50|
|RM Clips||> 1,5 million||> 700.000||> 350.000||> 160.000|
|Clips total||> 2,6 million||~ 800.000||n.a.||> 1 million|
|Still Photos / licensable stills||
🔵 / 🔴
|🔴 / 🔵||🔴 / 🔴||🔵 / 🔴|
|Offline Research internal / external sources||🔵 / 🔵||🔵 / 🔵||🔵 / 🔵||🔵 / n.a.|
|Rights Clearance internal / external clips||🔵 / n.a.||🔵 / 🔵||🔵 / n.a.||🔵 / 🔴|
To speak plainly:
Framepool’s portfolio of Rights Managed footage is about to be the second largest worldwide and in Europe we are the number one by far.
Compared with our competitors, Framepool offers:
- the biggest share on Rights Managed footage, with approx. 90 % of the total holdings.
- depending on location, the option of concluding a license agreement in Europe or in the US thus providing legal certainty with intercontinental concerns.
- the possibility for individual film shoots by over 800 cinematographers worldwide, as addition to research at external sources
- extensive know-how on media legislation and clearance of footage material from other resources, such as fYouTube or Vimeo, as well as rights negotiations with celebrities , etc.
- the biggest footage supply of Unesco World Cultural Heritage Sites, including close to 6,000 aerial shots.
- a vast category of historic footage material (60% of this is available in HD), curated by historians.
Susanne Lehnert | | Contributor Corner | Aerial, Corbis, Dissolve, Europe, footage, Framepool, Getty Images, HD, historical Footage, Rights, Rights clearance, Rights Managed, Royalty Free, stills, Stock footage, United States of America, USA, Video, Wazee Digital | 0 Comments
This Earth Day, we want the whole world to love Earth even harder.
Using stock footage helps save the environment a vast amount of CO2. And you don’t have to cut back on quality. We have the whole world available from Film, HD to 4K. So you can see Mother Nature like you’ve never seen her before.
Splendidly stage-managed by the agency McKinney, with sexy footage from Framepool:
Susanne Lehnert | | Good to know, Nature films, Press Area | 2016, 4K, 4K Ultra HD, CO2, environment, film, footage, Framepool, Green Cart, green producing, HD, Landscape, showreel, Space, Stock footage, Video | 0 Comments
Framepool.com now offers licensing of still images from its video clip collection
Video technology and photography are constantly changing. Today, modern cameras all record high-definition video and the standard in professional video production is 4K. So if you’re looking to use stills for large format printing there’s now a whole new pool of images for you to tap into!
You can safely print borderless A4 or US Letter size, at 300 dpi, from 4K stills.
And even get high resolution poster prints from 6-8K stills.
Consistent look for your content mix – static and moving
This is especially interesting for overlapping media projects. Choose your still image for a print ad and have a perfectly matching video clip available for other digital content applications, or vice versa.
Get the best image quality for rare motifs
Contrary to the often similar imagery of other photo stock agencies, Framepool features rare shots of subjects and events, otherwise not available as photos.
The original historic footage material is scanned to highest resolution HD or 2K, a quality which you won’t find with conventional photo archives. And if the material is available on 35mm film negative, we can provide you with footage and images in stunning 4K! Contemporary film material of course is readily available in 4K which allows trouble-free high res printing in 300 dpi.
Another improvement in the making: Our webshop will soon feature first film clips in 8K.
You choose the perfect moment
Having the choice of at least 24 frames per second will enable you to choose the picture perfect moment as well as interesting sequences or stroboscopic effects. Features, that are appreciated by your creative team.
Save on licensing
Framepool rates for single stills start at USD 50. Any additional required license for a video may be acquired later at any time, which will help you considerably when budgeting your production.
With our Easy Licenses (covering the most frequently requested license scenarios) for still images and videos you are set to download your fully licensed photo in just a few clicks.
Pay only what you need – If you’re project requires specific licensing, you can use our detailed license calculator for custom pricing.
Revel in a truly great selection
Featuring stock footage material of over 750,000 videos with thousands of subjects, Framepool offers more then 6,000 hours of footage material online. Counting at least 24 licensable frames per second, this stands for a massive pool of fresh and unique still images.
Switch from the Video tab to the Stills tab.
Click on an image to choose one or more of its keyframes to license as still images.
This means we provide you with a still image for every single second of the shot.
And no worries if your desired image might be located just inbetween two selected keyframes – we always deliver all 24 frames of the respective second within the film (half a second before and after your selection will be included in the download).
You can license your images directly or collect them in a project to share with colleagues, to request a specific quote or to save as part of a larger research.
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
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:
Shows various types of neon and electric lights in U.S. cities.
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.
Shows a montage of railway and highway bridges in various parts of the U.S.
Stephan Bleek | | Contributor Corner, Zeitgeist – Vintage Film | 1958, Advertising, archival film, Brussels, Collection, commercial, film maker, footage, Framepool, HD, historical Footage, New York City, Oscar, Paris, Shirley Clarke, Stock footage, USA | 0 Comments
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!!
“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
Ulrich Gollwitzer-Masch | | Contributor Corner, Nature films, Stock Footage Highlights | 4K, 4K Ultra HD, Beauty in Nature, Coral Reef, Diving, Dolphin, footage, HD, Sea Life, showreel, stills, Stock footage, Tropical Fish, Underwater | 0 Comments
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
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.
Ulrich Gollwitzer-Masch | | Aerials, Contributor Corner, Nature films, Sports, Stock Footage Highlights, Technology | Action, Aerial, Alps, Backcountry Skiing, Brazil, Climbing, Drone, Extreme Sport, Extreme Sports, Germany, HD, Highline, Landscape, Multicopter, Octocopter, showreel, Slackline, USA | 0 Comments
Schloss Elmau in upper Bavaria is the location of the G7 summit June 7 – 8, 2015. The cineflex HD aerials were shot exclusively for Framepool.