Category: History

“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” — Harriet Ann Jacobs   Spring is finally here! The dark, long evenings are fading, replaced with early, bright mornings. Give your branding a fresh touch with our spring-themed footage collections. From Spring’s effect on culture to scientific time-lapse studies of flowers in bloom, there’s something for every…

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“Animation is not the art of drawings that move but the art of movements that are drawn.” — Norman McLaren   Animation is the means by which still images are made to appear as if they are moving – at least, in the traditional sense. In the past, 2D images were drawn on clear cells with slight modifications between them – an arm gradually moving,…

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“Happy is the man, I thought, who, before dying, has the good fortune to sail the Aegean sea.” Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek Beautiful beaches, glistening sea, white-washed houses, and the ubiquitous Frappé – just some things that are conjured up in the mind when thinking of Greece. In our Around the World series we turn our attention to this beautiful holiday destination. Not just…

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“America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn’t standing still.” E.E. Cummings In our Around the World series we turn our attention to the USA, currently the most powerful nation in the world. Take a look at our hand selected…

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“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” – Charles Dickens Charles Dickens, author and social critic, is one of the most well loved authors in the world and the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. He has created some of the most iconic literary characters of all time, and enjoyed unprecedented success during his…

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Historic Women on Film

Posted by February 11, 2019

”She has fought many wars, most internal. The ones that you battle alone. For this, she is remarkable. She is a survivor.” — Nikki Rowe, Author   This week in footage, we cast our eyes to the past to spotlight some of history’s fantastic female icons. Regardless of their place of birth, these women or their organisations are remembered by history – some for their achievements…

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Cinema History: On Film

Posted by January 25, 2019

“Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out” — Martin Scorsese   Cinema can be both an exciting escape from reality as well as a fascinating reflection of society. From across the decades, we are proud to offer clips of classic cult masterpieces, such as Nosferatu, Metropolis and Charlie Chaplin, as well as rare footage of pioneering early filmmakers at work….

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“Health is not valued till sickness comes” — Thomas Fuller   Have you broken any New Year’s Resolutions yet? Wellness is such a huge topic on everyone’s lips at the minute, and every little helps – especially when it comes to the way you treat your body! Get inspired with some fitness lightboxes, and discover the different ways health topics are covered in footage.   Diet…

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From the birth of Bauhaus, to the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, we take a look at some of the major anniversaries coming up in 2019    1. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. – Died 6th January 1919. 100 years The 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909 dies. “Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.” – Theodore Roosevelt Jr….

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The three countries that make up Scandinavia – Denmark, Norway, and Sweden – are all constitutional monarchies with some of the longest-serving royal families in Europe.     Despite their long histories, these royal houses are as progressive and forward-looking as the countries they serve, and these modern-day kings, queens, princes, and princesses remain popular with monarchists across the globe as well as with Scandinavian…

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