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More footage and easier access from Corbis Motion

Corbis is launching its new, updated Motion website today which will greatly improve the client experience, says director of Corbis Motion, Doug Segers. Besides the overall visual revamp, the Corbis Motion site now offers more clips to choose from in an easier, more accessible manner. Segers takes realscreen through the new features and highlights the benefits for non-fiction filmmakers.
April 6, 2009

Corbis is launching its new, updated Motion website today which will greatly improve the client experience, says director of Corbis Motion, Doug Segers. Besides the overall visual revamp, the Corbis Motion site now offers more clips to choose from in an easier, more accessible manner. ‘We’re able to offer 100% digital search preview, which for us is substantial,’ says Segers.

A project in the making since last August, the new site allows registered clients to log on 24/7 and download a high-res comp unassisted, edit that in editing programs and if the client opts to buy, they can order the master material and drop it right into the production as edited.

The revamped site offers non-fiction filmmakers a much more robust licensing model that’s new for Corbis, which appeals to the doc market as a whole. Previously Corbis Motion offered a per-clip licensing model. ‘We’re licensing, for documentary uses, [on a] per-second basis as opposed to per clip and that can end up being a much more cost effective offer for documentary filmmakers.’

Another highlight is the amount of content that’s been amassed; an estimated extra 270,000 clips, thanks to a partnership with Thought Equity Motion that brings content from National Geographic, HBO Archives, Paramount Pictures, MGM Studios Inc., Sony Pictures Entertainment and Smithsonian Channel to Corbis Motion. High definition, rights managed and royalty free clips are available.

Corbis Motion has also gone global, by offering the library to clients that were unreachable before. The site is now multilingual, with English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Japanese options. Currency is also now open to U.S. dollars, Canadian dollars, British pounds, euros, Australian dollars and PayPal for e-commerce transactions. ‘The language aspect alone is huge and when you add the commerce capabilities to that, the offer is that much more compelling,’ says Segers.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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