Artbeats Captures Stock Footage of Rare Dual Tornado

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Epic stock footage shots of multi-vortex wedge tornado, supercells, and extreme weather now available for film, TV, commercials and more.

Stock Footage of Dual Tornado near Wakefield Nebraska

These images show the positive lightning strike between the two tornadoes.

"To be in exactly the right place at the right time to view, experience and capture dual tornadoes spinning in front of me was surreal.” said Phil Bates, Artbeats CEO and director of the shoot.

Artbeats, known for their innovative aerial and effects footage, have made rare tornadoes, supercell storm structure and extreme weather accessible to the world in 5K resolution. This is an exciting advancement for the stock footage industry, due to the highly difficult nature of obtaining tornado and storm footage of this magnitude. All footage was shot using a RED EPIC camera outfitted with Red’s Motion Mount to keep lightning from creating split frame artifacts.

“After four years of storm chasing, my efforts finally paid off with bigger dividends than I could have imagined. To be in exactly the right place at the right time to view, experience and capture dual tornadoes spinning in front of me was surreal.” said Phil Bates, Artbeats CEO and director of the shoot. “But it was not just about tornadoes, the rotating cloud structure and turbulent nature of supercells brings a totally unique category of nature imagery to our library. I am ecstatic about these shots," he continued.

Phil traveled for seven days in June, on the high plains of Wyoming, Nebraska and South Dakota with experienced chasers Skip Talbot and pro-photographer Jennifer Brindly Ubl. “They graciously let me take up most of the room in the SUV for bulky tripods and camera gear.” said Bates. “I was privileged to work with people who share my passion for weather, who expertly positioned our vehicle to get those incomparable shots yet still keep us out of harms way.”

Pricing & Availability
Premium selects of the footage are currently available at artbeats.com/storms2014 with more to follow in the coming months. Individual high-definition clips are priced at $299-$999 each. The High-res 5K clips are $399-$1399 and the R3D files can be purchased for an additional $200.

About Artbeats
Artbeats, founded in 1989, is an award-winning provider of royalty-free stock footage for broadcast, feature films, commercial, multimedia, game development and independent producers. The Artbeats library encompasses an extensive array of royalty-free SD, HD, RED and Stereoscopic 3D high-resolution clips, from over 100 unique brands, in a variety of subjects including aerials, cities, nature scenics, special effects, medical animations, international locations and much more.

Artbeats is headquartered in Myrtle Creek, OR with a staff of artists, producers, technicians and marketers. Some of Artbeats' clients include Dreamworks, Comedy Central, BBC, DirecTV, American Idol, Pixar, CNN, Activision and many more.

For more information, please visit http://www.artbeats.com, follow Artbeats on Twitter, or become an Artbeats Facebook Fan.

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