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  • Business Writing 2 day starting 8 June
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  • Sub-Editing 5 week starting 21 June
  • Picture Research 2 day starting 22 June
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”The London School of Publishing’s unique Picture Research course has provided me with insight, background knowledge and an understanding of the legal background I need to pursue a career in this field. The course has given me a valuable foundation, especially in copyright law for my current job as a Picture Researcher at Welcome Photo Library.”

Caroline Morley – Picture Researcher, The Welcome Trust

For more information visit the LSP website.

British Pathé awarded Footage Library of the Year

British Pathé press release  – 26 May, 2017

British Pathé, the company behind the world-famous Pathé newsreels, documentaries and cinemagazines, has been awarded the coveted “Footage Library of the Year” prize at the 2017 FOCAL International Awards. The ceremony was held on 25th May at the Royal Lancaster London Hotel and hosted by Hardeep Singh Kohli.

Alastair White, General Manager of British Pathé, was there to accept the award. He said, “We’re absolutely delighted to be honoured in this way by our industry colleagues. We have a dedicated and hardworking team, and it’s wonderful to see their efforts rewarded.”

Among the multitude of excellent documentaries and dramas British Pathé contributed to, both in the UK and around the world, there was Netflix’s gripping series The Crown and Ron Howard’s theatrical release The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years. Such projects led to a record-breaking year for British Pathé’s licensing business.

FOCAL highlighted British Pathé recent initiatives, the most significant of which was BRITISH PATHÉ TV (www.britishpathe.tv), a new online on-demand channel offering an extensive range of archive-based full-length documentaries, interviews, and classic movies. Created as an alternative to the current mainstream broadcast channels, it aims to appeal to specialist audiences such as history buffs, royal watchers, cinema aficionados, and train enthusiasts. (more…)

Camera Press at 70 – a lifetime in pictures

© Brian Aris/Camera Press

Founded in 1947, Camera Press celebrates it’s Platinum anniversary this year with Camera Press at 70 – a lifetime in pictures. Drawing on an unparalleled collection of images, and featuring work by some of the most iconic names in the industry this exhibition offers a fascinating insight into photography from the 1940s to the present day.

On display will be the work of photographic legends such as Yousuf Karsh, Cecil Beaton and Jane Bown through to contemporary names that include Andy Gotts, John Swannell, Jason Bell, Jillian Edelstein, Chris Floyd and Laura Pannack.

The exhibition will feature two further 70th anniversaries: 1947 was the year the young Princess Elizabeth wed Prince Philip and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) was founded. The first photographs distributed by Camera Press were of the wedding of the future Queen, and this famous image by Baron will sit alongside more recent unique portraits of Princess Diana, The Queen’s Jubilee and the christening of Prince George. The exclusive BAFTA portrait collection will shine a light on many of our best loved actors from the worlds of TV and film.

Also included in the show are photographs by three generations of the Blau family: founder Tom Blau, his son Jon and granddaughter Emma.

Curated by Emma Blau
17th May – 10th June 2017
Art Bermondsey Project Space, 183-185 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UW

www.project-space.london

Opening times:

Mon: By appointment
Tues – Sat: 11:00 – 18:00
Sun: Closed

Admission Free. Nearest tube: London Bridge

Enquiries : events@camerapress.com / 0207 378 1300

Capture instantly displays images live at CEPIC 2017

Capture Ltd press release  – 25 May, 2017

 

Capture Ltd is using its ground-breaking DISTRIBUTOR system at CEPIC 2017 – meaning images taken at the event will be available online just seconds later.

DISTRIBUTOR is particularly geared for live events and allows rapid, effortless distribution of all digital assets and metadata to multiple simultaneous global destinations – including social media desks – within 30 seconds of shutter click.

Save valuable seconds by distributing to all your social media targets from one elegant page.

Attending CEPIC from the Capture team will be Abbie Enock, CEO; Steve Lake, Head of Managed Services and Felicity Bazell, who is account manager for the managed collection, Mint Images, and will be representing them at the event.

Capture DISTRIBUTOR is part of Capture’s suite of ‘building block’ products that address every step of the digital and commercial licensing workflow – including elegant, shop-window, front-end Capture WEBSITE.

If you would like to have a chat about any of Capture’s technology or expert outsourcing services, please do let us know so we can set up an appointment with one of the Capture team.

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Intelligent visual search launched by Visii and Artimage

Artimage press release  – 18 May, 2017

A ground-breaking artificial intelligence (AI) visual search tool – the first within the UK arts space – has been launched by AI specialist Visii for digital image licensing platform Artimage.

Artimage showcases and licenses a growing repertoire of over 15,000 images of exceptional modern and contemporary art from nearly 150 renowned UK and international artists including Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon and Tracey Emin.

Disrupting keyword search, Visii’s intelligent visual search tool gives customers the power to discover artworks they’ll love based on their visual preferences. Through successive artwork selections, Visii returns visually personalised results, making browsing even large catalogues an easy, fast and highly engaging process. Customers can focus on a subject, an artwork’s composition or an artist’s style, without needing to describe it or know of its existence; meaning discovery of hidden gems now becomes possible and easy. Visii Artimage visual search close-up 1 - Image courtesy of ArtimageVisii uses advanced artificial intelligence methods to infer customers’ interests and generate visually relevant results. Its deep learning technology analyses thousands of visual descriptors within each image, the comparison of which is incredibly fast, returning results from large catalogues in less than 350 milliseconds. (more…)

Nature Picture Library introduce SCOTLAND: The Big Picture

Nature Picture Library are delighted to introduce  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture, the latest in a series of multi-photographer projects exclusively represented by them.

© SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / naturepl.com

© SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / naturepl.com

SCOTLAND: The Big Picture is a small team of photographers and film-makers working in Scotland to produce high-impact visual communications, combining ecological science with inspiring storytelling. The project aims to make the case for a wilder Scotland, with a specific focus on the restoration of native woodland and natural processes.

There is now a dedicated gallery section on naturepl.com, where you can browse edited highlights of the collection and the SCOTLAND: The Big Picture showreel. So far there are 1700 stills and 300 video clips online, and many more will be uploaded during the year.

Capture instantly displays images live from fotofringe

Capture Ltd press release  – 26 April, 2017

Capture Ltd is using its ground-breaking DISTRIBUTOR system at fotofringe 2017 – meaning images taken at the event will be available online just seconds later on fotofringe.capture.co.uk.

Come to the Limehouse Room to see the Capture system in action. DISTRIBUTOR is particularly geared for live events and allows rapid, effortless distribution of all digital assets and metadata to multiple simultaneous global destinations – including social media desks – within 30 seconds of shutter click.

Save valuable seconds by distributing to all your social media targets from one elegant page.

Capture DISTRIBUTOR does exactly what it says – its helps to manage assets through their distribution journey, whether that is instant, global dissemination direct from camera, or sending out content on a regular basis to agents, or any other distribution method.

Functions include automatically preparing metadata for agent distribution, in-the-background delivery via FTP, simultaneous delivery to multiple destinations and the automated delivery of assets based on a folder or job. Whatever the distribution requirement, the journey is tracked and communicated. (more…)

Natural History Museum showcases unique collection

Capture Ltd press release  – 26 April, 2017

The Natural History Museum is showcasing its award-winning imagery and unique content at fotofringe 2017 – having chosen Capture Ltd as its partner in bringing the extraordinary collection to market.

Natural History Museum Images includes award-winning material from the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, as well as exclusive images of the museum’s specimens.

Capture delivered a turnkey solution to the museum, including a digital asset management, business and ecommerce platform that includes innovative dual-stream purchasing via both credit packs and traditional ecommerce payment methods.

Helena Jensen, Head of Commercial Intellectual Property, said: “We are delighted to see our remarkable content being made available online – and the Capture team have been great in reflecting our commercial requirements and delivering a terrific platform that we know will go from strength-to-strength.” (more…)