FootageBank HD Signs Deal Representing 70mm Footage Highest Resolution Film Format Now Available in HD

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FootageBank HD, the sole footage company specializing in High Definition (HD) content, announced today they have been selected as the only HD house representing high quality 70mm footage provided by K2 Communications, a production and distribution organization specializing in emerging non-traditional media programming, including Giant Screen films, Digital 3D & 2D, Video on Demand, interactive media, branded content and High Definition television.

FootageBank HD, the sole footage company specializing in High Definition (HD) content, announced today they have been selected as the only HD house representing high quality 70mm footage provided by K2 Communications, a production and distribution organization specializing in emerging non-traditional media programming, including Giant Screen films, Digital 3D & 2D, Video on Demand, interactive media, branded content and High Definition television. K2’s catalogue for distribution and footage licensing includes Giant Screen films, music concerts, documentaries and action sports programming. The titles are a mixture of K2-produced and owned product, as well as programs from outside producers which K2 distributes for certain media.

“Because these films were made in the highest resolution film format and then mastered to HD, we saw FootageBank HD, with its focus on the HD market, as an ideal footage house partner,” said Mark Kresser, vice president of distribution for K2 Communications. “While many of the filmmakers have occasionally licensed their own film clips, most of them do not have the time, staff or infrastructure to focus on this marketplace. Through packaging a number of our 70mm titles and having FootageBank HD market them to their target audience, we saw an opportunity to provide another value-added revenue stream to our producers.”

Clips from the 70mm films currently available at FootageBank HD include:

Search for the Great Sharks                                                                                                

The Greatest Places                                                            

Great Barrier Reef                                                                

Tropical Rainforest                                                                

Ring of Fire                                                                            

Producer: Science Museum of Minnesota

Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk                            

Vikings: Journey to New Worlds                                        

Ultimate G’s: Zac’s Flying Dream

Producer: Sky High Entertainment

Chronos                                    

Producer: The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, La Geode, and Magidson Films

“The images coming to us from K2 are amazingly beautiful as they originate on 70mm film and are then mastered to HD D5. I am thrilled to be working with the content from K2 and to offer our clients such new and spectacular coverage of locations and events,” said Paula Lumbard, founder and president of FootageBank HD. “From Stonehenge, to the Great Barrier Reef, to time-lapse interiors of high tech factories, all of the images are fully released and on our site ready and downloadable as preview quality QuickTime movies.”

About K2 Communications

Founded in 1996, K2 Communications is a leading edge production and distribution organization specializing in emerging non-traditional media programming, including Giant Screen Films, Digital 3D, Video on Demand, Interactive media, branded content and High Definition television. K2 has extensive experience supervising large-scale entertainment projects from concept to completion, and an impressive track record securing corporate sponsorship for its projects. K2 is located in El Segundo, California. For more information, please visit http://www.k2communications.com.

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.

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