Recent Press Releases Expands Extreme Weather Footage with StormStock

Spectacular weather footage from StormStock, the world’s leading solution for high quality, extreme weather content, now searchable through 

New York – October 31, 2011 –, the stock, archival and news footage search engine announced today that preview clips from StormStock, the world leader in extreme weather content, are now available for viewing through’s stock footage search platform.

Through this new alliance, users will be able to screen preview clips from StormStock’s footage collection, and StormStock will reach a new and growing user base for its specialty footage licensing business.

"We are excited to partner with and further expose the quality and breadth of the StormStock collection to media professionals worldwide,” said Martin Lisius, StormStock founder and President of Prairie Pictures.  

“StormStock is a pioneer in the field of extreme weather filmmaking,” said David Seevers,’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Martin and his crew are passionate about capturing the awesome power of hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning, blizzards, volcanoes, and other dramatic weather events and disasters. They frequently put themselves in harms way to give viewers a front-row seat to nature at its most extreme, and we’re thrilled to have their clips up and running on our search platform.”

Lisius holds the distinction of capturing the first-ever violent class tornado on 35mm (1998), the only 35mm images of Hurricane Katrina making landfall (2005) and the first-ever tornado on 3D (June, 2011).  StormStock’s work can be seen in numerous TV commercials, documentaries, TV programs and feature films including the Academy Award winning doc “An Inconvenient Truth.”

“We’re constantly looking for unique ways to shoot material for StormStock,” said Lisius. “We’ve been shooting on Super 35mm since 1997, building an extensive collection of high-resolution content along the way and positioning ourselves for a seamless transition to HD. Recently, we’ve begun moving into 3D production and are very excited about the possibilities of this new format.”

StormStock’s clips will be available for screening through alongside motion content from some of the world’s most prestigious footage companies, including Getty Images, FootageBank, Framepool, and CNN ImageSource. 

About is the world’s premier online footage search engine, providing creative professionals with the tools they need to discover and obtain the best motion content from the world’s top footage companies quickly and easily from a single site. At, researchers can search over 38 footage collections simultaneously, view over one million clips, communicate instantly with our content partners and download over 250,000 world-class stock footage clips. 

About StormStock

The Prairie Pictures StormStock library, founded in 1993 by cinematographer and storm chaser Martin Lisius, is recognized as the highest quality collection of storm imagery in the world. The majority of StormStock footage originates on premium formats. Our images are licensed to film and television industry producers worldwide for use in broadcast, theatrical, commercials and corporate video productions, and to print media professionals for use in advertising, periodicals and other publications. We shoot our own material, allowing us to maintain the quality of our product from creation to delivery. Since StormStock is operated and maintained by photographers, we possess an intimate knowledge of our collection and can quickly locate and deliver the best possible imagery to our clients.

Press Contacts:

David Seevers

Chief Marketing Officer

(415) 609-7642


Martin Lisius

Prairie Pictures/StormStock

(817) 276-9500