Specialist Footage Research from Robert Harding

Posted on 6/29/2012 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Following its acquisition of Specialist Stock and its move into the footage side of the stock image business Robert Harding World Imagery has created its Comprehensive Research Facility (CRF) which not only offers research of its own collections but will also research a range of satellite suppliers including BBC Motion Gallery, NHNZ, Footage Search and SKYWORKS amongst others.

Run by Julie-anne Wilce, it provides one-stop footage research to TV broadcasters, NGOs, News, Publishers and educational clients. Julie-anne has years of research experience in a variety of high-level positions including being Greenpeace's photo librarian. She joined marine expert Tom Walmsley at Specialist Stock in 2006. Now her wealth of experience continues to benefit Robert Harding customers.

"We are able to offer our varied customers a huge array of footage under one umbrella, which saves costs and time," Julie-anne says. "We are of course particularly strong in the environmental area and have exclusive representation of International NGO archives such as: Greenpeace, Save the Children, Christian Aid."

In addition to the free research they are able to supply low-res selections and hi-res material delivered in the format of the client’s choice, not only from their own collection bur from satellite supplier collections as well. Robert Harding enjoys special relationships with its suppliers and therefore clients need not worry about minimum fees eroding their budget.
The CRF has a track record of contributing to prestigious programs including Whale Wars - Animal Planet on Discovery Channel, River Monsters - Animal Planet on Discovery Channel, Light the Ocean - National Geographic, Nature Shock - National Geographic, Natural World - BBC Natural History Unit.
New markets are opening up for video material for the latest generation of eBooks, smartphones and tablets. Harding expects to be able to supply footage for these uses as required. For research contact: whyvr-naar@fcrpvnyvfgfgbpx.pbz

Copyright © 2012 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of www.selling-stock.com, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to: http://www.jimpickerell.com/Curriculum-Vitae.aspx.  


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