Global ImageWorks to Make Entire Footage Database Searchable through Footage.net
New York – May 26, 2009 - Global ImageWorks (www.globalimageworks.com), a boutique full-service stock footage company, and Footage.net, the stock footage search engine (www.footage.net), announced today that Global ImageWorks is adding its entire database to the Footage.net search platform.
“We are extremely pleased to have Global ImageWorks on board,” said Footage.net president Domenick Propati. “At Footage.net, we’re focused on making footage research as simple and efficient as possible. The addition of this unique, high-quality collection to our search platform will greatly enhance our ability to help footage users discover the best motion content as quickly and easily as possible.”
The Global ImageWorks database, which includes fully searchable text records as well as 10,000 screenable sequences, most averaging 3 to 5 minutes in length, will now be available for search and screening through Footage.net along side the other world-class collections currently hosted on the portal. Footage.net users will also be able to send Zap requests directly to the Global ImageWorks sales team.
“As a content-oriented library built by professional researchers, Global ImageWorks has chosen to digitize entire sequences and make them available for screening through our website, and now through Footage.net,” said Global ImageWorks president and founder, Jessica Berman-Bogdan. “Whether a client is doing deep research or looking for just a single stock shot, we believe this method gives clients greater creative choice by allowing them to view the content in its original context, which ultimately reduces research time by not having to click in and out of hundreds of short clips.”
Footage.net’s newly reengineered search engine returns results by relevance from over 25 major footage providers, allowing footage researchers to compare results across multiple collections, see who has the best content and save time. Footage.net’s advanced search functionality allows researchers to pinpoint shots by date, collection and/or category, or limit searches to clip-based results only. In 2008, researchers performed over 100,000 searches on the Footage.net database.
About Global ImageWorks
Global ImageWorks is a full service company providing stock footage library sales, research and rights management services. Global ImageWorks has uncovered rich, high quality footage sitting in the vaults of filmmakers, cinematographers, journalists, and production companies that provide unique views of the world we live in. Although the Global ImageWorks website features a user-friendly online database, the company prides itself on its personalized service and encourages clients to call and speak directly with the knowledgeable and friendly staff. There is no charge for research of their footage collections.
Footage.net is the world’s largest non-competitive aggregator of stock footage databases, allowing footage researchers to search over 25 of the world’s top collection from a single site. Since 1994, Footage.net has been the non-fiction production industry’s most comprehensive resource for serious footage research, providing access to the largest roster of stock, archival and news footage databases on the Internet. Footage.net exists to help footage researchers find the right motion content, and provide its content suppliers with leads and customers. Since its launch over 14 years ago, Footage.net has built a core constituency of stock footage researchers and continues to add new registered users at an average rate of 400 per month. The Footage.net platform has been fully redesigned and now offers a more robust search function, better organizational tools and the ability to add preview clips to the database.
For Global ImageWorks
Global ImageWorks, LLC
65 Beacon Street
Haworth, NJ 07641
PO Box 460735
San Francisco, CA 94146