We're looking forward to meeting the hundreds of professional buyers and producers of footage, photography and illustration set to attend.
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 05, 2016
Footage.net will exhibit at Visual Connections Media Expo NY, the annual media expo in New York, on October 27 at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Visual Connections NY offers a unique opportunity for creative directors, designers, editors, publishers and producers to find creative inspiration and new providers of assignment and stock visual media, pick up tips about legal issues, trends and new resources, and network with peers from leading creative and editorial companies.
“This is our second time exhibiting at Visual Connections Media Expo NY,” said David Seevers, Footage.net Chief Marketing Officer. “And we're looking forward to meeting the hundreds of professional buyers and producers of footage, photography and illustration set to attend.”
It's been exciting to participate in the evolution of Visual Expo NY, with footage providers and footage buyers showing up in ever-greater numbers over the last few years. Half the exhibitors now license or produce footage, and 15% of the attendees spend over $100,000 a year on footage – almost the same proportion as for stills (17%).
“Visual creatives who routinely use stock benefit from seeing the work of some of the world’s top photographers; and those who mainly commission new content benefit from seeing the wide variety of stock available when time or budgets are tight,” said Deborah Free, Co-President of Visual Connections.
68 Visual Media Companies Exhibiting
22 of the 68 exhibitors are new to Visual Connections NY and represent the full gamut of stock and commissioned photography, motion and illustration. They include artist reps ETC Creative, Illustration USA, Renee Rhyner, and Robert Bacall Reps; 360° panoramas specialist 360Cities; movie and TV archives British Film Institute, British Pathé and CNN Collection; user-generated content specialists EyeEm, Newsflare and Scopio; research tools from Capture, DMLA, Stockindexonline; and many other stock agencies.
Keynote and Sessions
The ever-popular annual Keynote Q&A will focus on the issues surrounding publishing and sourcing visual content on social media platforms. The panel includes two intellectual property attorneys, Nancy Wolff and Bob Stein, with interestingly different perspectives. The first afternoon session will look at cutting-edge technology to help with finding the right visuals fast. This is followed by presentations by four leading producers and photo/videographers and discussion around how to go about commissioning or producing high quality shoots that combine motion and stills. The final session is with guest speaker Anna G. Dickson from Google talking about how “Navigating the new world of imagery is trickier than it seems.”
Prizes & Refreshments
In addition to the sessions and a great line up of exhibitors, Visual Connections is offering some special prizes, including a $2000 travel gift certificate. Free food and drinks will be provided, as well as beer and wine after 5:00. Attendance is free and advance registration is encouraged.
For full details and registration for free entry, please go to visualconnections.com/FOOTAGENET.
Footage.net is dedicated to connecting footage customers with footage providers. We make it easy for creative professionals to search the world’s top archives from a single site, and for footage providers to present their content to active footage customers. Now equipped with enhanced ecommerce tools, Footage.net provides a seamless pathway from footage search to footage sale. With 4.5 million online screening clips and over ten million detailed text records, Footage.net offers footage customers the tools they need to discover and obtain motion content quickly and easily. Our Global Search partners include some of the best-known companies in the stock footage industry, including AP Archive, Getty Images, ITN Source, FootageBank, Framepool, Historic Films and NBC News Archives, as well as some exciting new specialist collections, such as NatureFootage, CriticalPast and Celebrity Footage. Footage.net is also home to the Zap Email, used every day by creative professionals to send footage requests instantly to over 50 top footage providers.
About Visual Connections
Visual Connections is a marketing services company focused on connecting buyers with suppliers of photography, footage, illustration and other media. The company owners, Deborah Free and Edward Leigh, have over 50 years combined experience in the industry and have run trade fairs, for Picturehouse then Visual Connections, since 2003.