(New York--November 23, 2010) Footage.net, the stock, archival and news footage search engine, announced today that over 60,000 screening clips from UK-based Skyworks, an independent TV production company and world leader in aerial HD filming, are now available for viewing and download through Footage.net’s stock footage search platform.
Through this new alliance, Footage.net users will be able to view and download Skyworks’ digital stock footage screening clips, and Skyworks will reach a new and growing user base for its stock footage licensing business.
"As Skyworks' US archive has expanded very rapidly with the addition of over 200 hours of US footage alone, it seemed logical to partner with the most effective US portal for stock footage" said Colin Mills, Marketing Director, Skyworks.
"Skyworks is delighted to be joining Footage.net,” said Michael Lewis, Archive Manager, Skyworks. “With its collections now on-line and an ever expanding client base, Footage.net is a great means for media professionals to access the largest HD Aerials Archive in the world."
Skyworks has the world's largest collection of aerial HD stock footage, providing creative professionals with access to over 60,000 clips from the UK, Denmark, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Iceland, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxemburg and the United States of America. Skyworks shoots in top-end High Definition, employing Sony’s HDCAM SR field recorder and the Cineflex aerial camera system to provide the ultimate aerial package of stability, portability and picture quality.
“Over the last year, we’ve really increased the volume of world-class contemporary stock footage that’s accessible through our site,” said Domenick Propati, President of Footage.net. “The Skyworks collection, with its deep cache of high-quality HD aerials of some of the worlds most beautiful cities and landscapes, is a fantastic addition to our footage search platform.”
At Footage.net, researchers can search over 30 footage databases simultaneously from a single site, compare results across multiple collections, find the best motion content and save time. With a growing collection of over one million online screening clips, millions of detailed text records and its newly released clip download functionality, Footage.net offers creative professionals the tools they need to discover and obtain the best motion content quickly and easily.
Footage.net is the world’s premier online footage search engine. Since 1994, Footage.net has been the film & video production industry’s most comprehensive resource for serious stock footage research, providing access to over 6 million records and one million online screening clips. Powered by its new video-friendly architecture and improved search capabilities, Footage.net provides researchers with the tools they need to fully utilize its vast footage database, view images, manage results, communicate with Footage.net's content partners and download over 250,000 world-class stock footage clips from some of the world’s top footage companies.
Skyworks specializes in aerial filming in High Definition, and is a world leader in the production & supply of top-end aerial footage with the world's largest HD aerials archive. By matching the latest technology with some of the most experienced aerial Directors/Cameramen, Skyworks is able to deliver some of the best quality Aerial HD footage available today. Skyworks is also a leading UK based independent production company that has produced well over 100 factual productions for international broadcasters including the BBC, ITV, Discovery and the Smithsonian Network. In the UK, Skyworks is best known for its ‘walking’ productions including Wainwright Walks, Norman Walks and Julia Bradbury’s Railway Walks for the BBC. The upcoming Iceland Walks series takes the format to exciting new frontiers. Skyworks has supplied its stunning aerial imagery to some of the very biggest productions including Simon Schama’s History of Britain, BBC2’s Restoration, History’s How the Earth was Made, and Pioneer’s The Volcano that stopped the World.