OceanFootage Adds Collection from Celebrated Filmmaker Howard Hall!
Pacific Grove, CA. June 4, 2004 – OceanFootage, the world’s largest and finest online collection of ocean stock footage, announces that it has added a prestigious new collection of superb footage from award-winning cinematographer Howard Hall.
“ We’re thrilled to be able to offer Howard Hall’s superb and beautiful footage to customers through OceanFootage,” comments OceanFootage Founder Dan Baron. “Now Hall’s footage can be viewed and purchased with immediate delivery by OceanFootage online – and all while he’s out shooting the footage and doing what he loves best.”
Hall is also enthusiastic about the new partnership. “Through the OceanFootage website, we can sell footage to clients who can’t wait for us to produce preview tapes and make dubs,” Hall comments. “OceanFootage definitely provides the most modern tools for selling our material."
The new collection available on OceanFootage from Howard Hall Productions will include the company’s most spectacular material as captured by Hall and his wife, and longtime production partner, Michele Hall (also an Emmy winner). The footage is startling in its beauty, and includes everything from gracefully swaying Kelp Forests, to frolicking Sea Lions, slow-moving Sunfish, graceful Sea Turtles, schools of ghostly Hammerhead Sharks, singing Humpback Whales, and dozens more. The footage includes a wide variety of Dolphins, Sharks (over a dozen species), Whales, Manta Rays and other big marine animals, as well as Schooling Fish of all kinds and a wide range of marine life and environments. The footage also includes some of Hall's personal favorites, with several breathtaking, colorful and beautiful minutes in different Coral Reef habitats (complete with Anemones, Clownfish, and Morays, just to name a few).
Hall's image capture system is state-of-the-art 24p high definition video. His material is available in 24p 1080 high definition video or any standard resolution down-conversion, and will also be available for immediate download in down-converted DV.
The footage from Howard Hall Productions also includes several scenic views on the ocean’s surface, as well as devastating looks at the loss of marine life that can occur due to undersea pollution, nets, overfishing, and other man-made threats. With this in mind, Hall adds, "Thanks to OceanFootage, we hope to spend increasing amounts of our time capturing images of marine wilderness in the highest resolution possible – before these environments are simply gone."
The leading website for viewing and purchasing ocean stock footage online, OceanFootage is a fast, comprehensive, and superb quality stock footage solution that offers a truly exciting and revolutionary partnership with the footage providers who take part in its community. In addition to Hall, OceanFootage currently works in conjunction with more than 100 talented ocean cinematographers worldwide – many of them among the most acclaimed in their fields, such as Bob Cranston, Nick Caloyianis, and Pawel Achtel. Thanks to OceanFootage, these providers have much more control than they would with any other company, and are able to set pricing, constantly monitor their progress, put their newly digitized footage up for sale directly via the website, and more.
About Howard & Michelle Hall
As award-winning filmmakers who specialize in capturing marine wildlife on film, Howard and Michele Hall are among the most celebrated in their field. They have authored several books about diving, underwater photography, and marine wildlife, including Secrets of the Ocean Realm, Successful Underwater Photography, and more, as well as several children's books. They have produced such television films as Secrets of the Ocean Realm, Seasons in the Sea, Shadows in a Desert Sea, and Jewels of the Caribbean Sea. Their IMAX films include Into the Deep and Island of the Sharks. Their footage on the deep has garnered Emmy Awards for both Howard and Michele, and has appeared in a wide variety of films, programs, and commercials, as well as PBS, IMAX, National Geographic, ABC, the BBC, and many more.
Founded by a team of accomplished
ocean video producers and marine experts, OceanFootage provides
the world’s largest and
finest online collection of ocean stock footage. The people at
OceanFootage have gone to great lengths - and depths - to provide
the most diverse and visually stunning footage collections available
anywhere. From DV to HD video and film, OceanFootage’s
large collection and industry-leading e-commerce interface offers
clients the best in search, preview, purchase, and delivery for
rapid and easy access to ocean footage.
For magnificent footage of the ocean realm, please visit www.OceanFootage.com.
View the special “Sharks” footage collection online: View Sharks.
For more information on OceanFootage and its new look, capabilities, and services, please contact the company’s founder, Dan Baron, toll-free at (866) 375-2313, or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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