The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is launching a new Web destination for stock footage professionals, NFB IMAGES www.nfb.ca/images. The site was available online on 24 April.
NFB IMAGES will allow researchers, producers, directors and editors from around the world unprecedented access to stock footage, giving them the ability to view, edit and share online. Advanced research tools make finding the shots easier, with free downloads for immediate offline editing. Backing all this up is a bilingual team of stock footage experts to help filmmakers meet tight deadlines, providing superb research assistance and rights clearance support.
The NFB’s storied history in audiovisual excellence goes back 70 years.
The NFB is in the process of digitizing its entire stock footage collection – including hundreds of hours of high-definition material – so that all footage will soon be available to preview, edit and share, all online.
“The NFB collection is Canada’s national audiovisual treasure,’ said Tom Perlmutter, Government Film Commissioner and NFB chairperson. “As Canada’s public producer and distributor, and a leader in digital content, we’re committed to using the latest technologies to increase access to this world-class resource. NFB IMAGES is a major step forward in the NFB’s digital strategy.’