Exceeds Three Million Clips

Posted on 8/1/2013 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0) has compiled a collection of stock footage clips that number more than 3 million and includes collections from Getty Images, FootageBank, Framepool, CNN ImageSource and Shutterstock.

Recently, they added StormStock’s new HD footage of dramatic weather events that reflect the planet's changing climate including severe flooding, giant hail, potent tropical storms, monster thunderstorms, and violent tornadoes. "As the climate shifts, and warming in some regions increases, we are seeing and capturing these more profound events," said Storm Stock founder and cinematographer Martin Lisius

In addition to the more common people/lifestyle/business/travel clips that make up the bulk of so many stock footage collections FootageBank is now the US representative and distributor of caught-on-camera clips from London- based Rawcut TV. Rawcut TV's user generated archive clips include CCTV of street crime such as fights, muggings and vandalism, shopkeepers fighting back, police pursuits filmed by helicopters or dashcams, bad drivers and unique closed-circuit footage of workers behaving badly.??"

We do a significant amount of business with producers of scripted programming and have found the demand for surveillance clips as well as caught on camera video growing each year," says Paula Lumbard, President of FootageBank. "Each fall we try to have something new to offer the shows when they return from summer hiatus. This year it is unusual citizen generated content mostly of mishaps, near misses and crime."

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