Los Angeles (PRWEB) July 9, 2008
FootageBank HD, the sole footage company specializing in High Definition (HD) content, announced today they have been selected as the only HD house representing footage from the acclaimed Faces of Earth series produced by the American Geological Institute (AGI) and Evergreen Films for The Science Channel. The series uses computer-generated imagery (CGI) to show events such as the formation of the continents and dramatic simulations of the Ice Age forming over the earth and then receding, leaving the oceans and continents behind. Following the story from the formation of the planet to the evolution of the continents, the producers filmed aerial coverage of some of the most beautiful and dramatic locations earth; from Africa and Europe to the Pacific Northwest.
In addition to providing these images to their broadcast clients, FootageBank HD will work with AGI's existing partners - including the American Geological Institute Foundation; The Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin; and the United States Geological Survey - to provide clips from the collection at no charge for their use and study.
"The high definition images used in this series are truly unique and we selected FootageBank HD as our stock footage partner because of their complete understanding and appreciation of the market that could best utilize them," said Christopher Keane, director of communications and technology at AGI. "It was also important to find a company who could appreciate the philanthropic side of what we do and the scientific groups that should benefit from the use of these images. FootageBank HD had that desired combination of best serving the business and scientific community."
The Faces of Earth four-part series explores how the Earth is constantly remade by the forces of nature and employs state-of-the-art computer graphics, aerial photography, and science in exploring Earth's past, present and future geologic story. From the formation of the planet to the emergence of life, and the dynamic internal and external processes that have shaped our world and culture, Faces of Earth brings Earth to life. To learn more about Faces of Earth and to watch trailers from the series go to http://www.facesofearth.tv.
"Our clients are clamoring for creative and unusual images of the earth in formation, effects of the Ice Age and global warming, as well as depictions of science, space and evolution," said Paula Lumbard, founder and president of FootageBank HD. "Having worked with the Faces of Earth series since its inception, it is exciting to see the quality of images it has produced and an honor to be representing such a body of work."
About The AGI:
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is a nonprofit federation of 44 geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 120,000 geologists, geophysicists and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment.
About FootageBank HD:
FootageBank HD is a privately-held company based in Los Angeles founded by industry icon Paula Lumbard. Lumbard anticipated the coming demand for High Definition (HD) motion content in 2002 when she opened her second footage company. FootageBank HD continues to be the only footage house specializing in HD content and is dedicated to shooting and aggregating collections of HD images to serve the rapidly growing demand for HD content in the film and television marketplace. For more information, please visit http://www.footagebankhd.com.