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Page 41 of 51 40 POST JULY 2014 STOCK FOOTAGE ME IMPROVES SITE, OFFERS OPTIONS TO BUY & SELL SINGAPORE — MotionElements is an online market- place for Asia-focused digital artists. The company's Website ( allows those who register to buy and sell elements, including keyed live footage, 2D and 3D animation, 3D models and other stock motion elements. Those who sell their material can receive up to 70 percent of the revenue. Pricing for broadcast-quality SD and HD clips can cost as low as $5. The site also offers free online format conversion between PAL/ NTSC, HD and 4K resolutions. In ad- dition, purchases are royalty free, allowing buyers to use elements forever. According to ME's John Tunay, the company re- cently relaunched its Website with a new user interface and numerous other improvements. They are also working on some major upgrades to their search engine. NEW & UNIQUE SHOOTS 4K SAN DIEGO, CA — New & Unique Vid- eos (www. newuniqu evideos. com), the sister company of Crystal Pyramid Productions (http://, has been shooting 4K footage recently. The company used a Red Epic to capture some interesting desert footage, including a curious coyote and a gigantic dust cloud cre- ated by a Ford Mustang. The company also shot timelapse footage of a full moon in the Southern California desert sky. Back in the city, New & Unique captured foot- age of the custom cars that came out to Chicano Park to celebrate its 50th anniversary. This vehicle footage was shot in HD and UHD. Mark Schulze, who is a partner in the company with Patty Mooney, says, "Today's video equipment is smaller, less expensive and yet far more robust than gear we had to pay tens of thousands of dollars for back in the day." New & Unique is in the process of purchasing AJA CION and Blackmagic Ursa 4K/UltraHD camera packages. "There's no reason to go anywhere without some way of capturing footage," says Schulze. STORMSTOCK TORNADO FEATURED IN SCARLETT JOHANSSON FILM UCLA PRESENTATION LOOKS AT PAST & FUTURE LOS ANGELES — Mirada ( recently produced a 10-minute film for UCLA that celebrates university's centennial and fundraising campaign. Mirada co-founder Javi- er Jimenez is a UCLA alum, and the company has participated in mentorship programs with UCLA students for several years. The film was produced at 5K-plus resolution and was developed from beginning to end by the studio. Jesús de Francisco directed the project, which was framed to fit visually and conceptually within the size and shape of the towering façade of UCLA's Royce Hall. The film combines archival stock imagery with original elements, along with extensive motion graphics and visual effects. Visuals were projected onto a 230-x 99-foot surface at 468,000 lumens. Part I honors the visionar- ies that founded UCLA almost a century ago. Part II is a journey through the history of the institution and its many luminaries, while Part III presents UCLA's visions for the future. The film was narrated by actor John Lithgow and scored by Atli Örvarsson. A Mirada team of more than 40 worked on the project for six months, and developed a custom pipeline to produce over 19,000 5K-plus image frames. Projection was facilitated by Cha- os Visual Productions using D3 software and eighteen 26K Barco projectors. ARLINGTON, TX — StormStock (www.storm recently provided storm footage for use in the theatrical feature Lucy, which stars Scarlett Johansson in the title role. Johansson plays a woman who is being used as a drug mule. When a package of drugs leaks into her system, she is able to access her brain's untapped potential. According to StormStock founder Martin Lisius, the film makes use of several tornado shots that he captured on Super 35mm motion picture film and high definition video. REENACTMENT DEBUTS NEW HISTORICAL HD COLLECTIONS RICHMOND, VA — Reenactment Stock Footage (, the histor- ical re-enactment and recreation stock footage library, has announced a number of upgraded and expanded collections of intense and cinematic HD military and historical stock footage. These collec- tions include a range from the American Revolution to 1920s & 30s gangsters — all exclusive, newly-shot HD recreations with accurate costumes, props, spe- cial effects and period actors. The recent History Channel airing of the three- part mini-series, The World Wars from Stephen David Entertainment, featured an array of footage that was licensed from Reenactment Stock Footage covering the 20th century conflict. It's now part of the organization's library of exclusive, royalty-free, historical re-enactment stock footage. According to the company, it is expected to add more than 200 hours of brand new and exclusive HD footage (with an increasing number available in 4K) of the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the American Civil War, California Gold Rush, "The Gangs of New York," Western Outlaws and Lawmen, and 1920s gangsters, as well as graphic and emotional recreations of the Vietnam War, to its library in 2014.

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