RightSmith: Exclusive, Global Provider Of Amazing Race Footage

Posted on 3/21/2017 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

RightSmith Group, specialists in the licensing and management of high-value media archives, has partnered with Profiles Television, creator of The Amazing Race, to commercialize its enormous archive of stunning stock footage from the world-renowned TV series. Hundreds of hours of pristine footage covering more than 85 countries is now exclusively available for licensing by creative professionals via the RightSmith content licensing portal.

Famous for its spectacular locations, The Amazing Race is unquestionably one of the richest video archives in terms of geographic variety and cinematographic excellence. Since 2001, and over the course of 28 seasons, The Amazing Race series has consistently captured the beauty and drama of every location on which it has been filmed. Along the way, it has garnered 15 Primetime Emmy awards, notably for Cinematography and Picture Editing.
Working in close cooperation with the show's creators, Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri, the experts at RightSmith's media services team provided guidance on how best to assess, categorize and index thousands of hours of footage to maximize its market potential.

Creative professionals now have instant access to high-definition stock footage from The Amazing Race shot in thousands of locations on six continents: Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. The entire archive has been meticulously catalogued for fast search and easy licensing, and features many of the wonders of the world portrayed in The Amazing Race.
Some of the epic shots available for licensing include the Grand Canyon, the pyramids of Egypt, the Great Wall of China, the Sahara Desert, the Great Barrier Reef, beaches of Tahiti, and the Swiss Alps -- just to name a few. Also included are remote locations such as Mongolia, the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, and tiny villages in Azerbaijan. In many instances, high-definition drone and aerial footage is available, along with dramatic POV shots. Note: the archive does not include footage of the contestants.

"Our Amazing Race footage is extremely unique and highly desirable. RightSmith worked with us to make sure our vast catalogue is indexed and showcased so that creative professionals can easily find stunning video clips that will add drama and visual impact to their projects," said Elise Doganieri, executive producer at Profiles Television.

"RightSmith is continually looking for premium film and video archives that are in high demand by creative professionals. The Amazing Race needs no introductions, as Elise and Bertram consistently focused on producing cinematographic excellence of breath-taking locations," said Jackie Mountain, president, RightSmith Group. "Our partnership with The Amazing Race is indicative of RightSmith's mission to aggregate and commercialize high-production-value footage that will enable creatives to add dramatic visual impact to their projects."

RightSmith is shaking up the stock footage industry by combining years of curation experience and business know-how with advanced technology that makes it easy for content creatives to access, find and license the best stock video from around the world.

Copyright © 2017 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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