VideoFort’s offerings are so vast; we haven’t gotten through all the amazing footage. ~ Peter Stonier, VP of Storytelling, Conservation International
Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2013
Since its May 2013 launch, VideoFort HD stock footage has been embraced by professional video makers, film production companies, corporate marketers and major non-profits. Clients for their HD video clips also include hobbyist video makers, students and major universities.
VideoFort has attracted nearly 1,000 YouTube subscribers, another 1,000 Instagram followers, and over 10,000 unique visitors, all within two months. “We're still so new and we've only placed about 50% of our catalog online. We are working hard to get it up there and help all the new customers signing up every day," said Steve Gatena, founder and president. VideoFort has already published over 30,000 HD stock video clips at http://www.videofort.com for its members. “We’ve just completed the addition of 10,000 HD video clips including footage from India, Alaska, and Hawaii.”
Word has spread quickly. VideoFort.com visitors have watched more than 100,000 minutes of video production tutorials on their website. Users frequent 30+ tutorials created by Professional VFX Designers from London to Los Angeles. Hundreds of new users have signed up at VideoFort and clients are using stock footage for programming that ranges from Travel Channel shows to online university courses. Video clips that have also been downloaded for major motion pictures and TV commercials.
"We've seen an overwhelmingly positive response from all of our users,” said Steve. “The #1 piece of feedback I get from producers creating content for Disney, NBC, or Travel Channel is that they've never been able to purchase such high quality content at such low rates. It's an honor having clients who typically shop with Getty, Corbis, and T3 Media coming over to VideoFort. We work hard to provide quality content while maintaining prices that give film and video makers creative freedom.”
Peter Stonier, Vice President of Storytelling at Conservation International, is among the early adopters. “When we go out to the field to do our shoots, we use VideoFort footage to save time and money. For example, we’ll do a story about creating alternative livelihoods to forestry. Traditionally, we would have to get beautiful nature shots, get someone to lend us a helicopter or raise money to do aerials. With VideoFort’s aerial footage, we are more efficient, and more economical. We don’t have to spend as much time and money and can get on to our next story faster.”
“VideoFort’s offerings are so vast; we haven’t gotten through all the amazing footage,” Peter continued. “Whenever we talk about preserving nature, VideoFort has allowed us to present our message in the most cost effective, yet beautiful, way.” Conservation International also has a PSA on ABC, Saturday mornings, called Litton’s Weekend Adventure. “They have a group of shows like Born to Explore. Now we don’t have to film the Amazon; we can use VideoFort’s beautiful rainforest shots.”
Next, Peter is planning an overview piece featuring Harrison Ford. “He’ll be particularly talking about climate change. We’ll be using VideoFort footage instead of making another trip to the Amazon.”
Ease of delivery of large HD video files is one of factors that major video producers appreciate. "We had a great conversation with Scripps Networks Interactive following their purchase of our content for some shows that are planned for the Cooking Channel, Travel Channel, and Food Network,” said Steve. “They loved our stock video content, but were most impressed by the efficiency of our content delivery network. Our low-cost high-speed method for delivering large files enables us to instantly send footage to producers on the opposite end of the world." Steve explained, "It's important to us that creators around the globe have the freedom to acquire the content they need to tell their stories. VideoFort's infrastructure allows us to get film and video makers the content they need when they need it.
VideoFort launched on May 21st, 2013. Subscriptions start as low as $19 per month, and include free editing and visual effects tutorials.
VideoFort is the first all HD subscription-based stock footage provider to offer its members unlimited access to some of the world’s most exclusive content. With hundreds of hours of aerial footage and an extensive library approaching 100,000 HD video clips, VideoFort helps filmmakers, advertisers, and start-up businesses produce Hollywood quality video content instantly and at an affordable cost.
In addition to high-quality stock footage, VideoFort offers complimentary VFX templates, free filmmaking tutorials, and a creative forum where video producers can collaborate and interact. VideoFort offers the best footage for TVs, movies, commercials, YouTube videos, corporate media, sizzle reels, interactive video, and mobile communications. VideoFort encourages its members to "Explore. Create. Inspire."