Apr 14, 2015

AP Archives Will Tout Massive Video Holding at ACSIL Footage Expo 2015

Important Historical Collections Now Digitized;
Global Shooters Add News Footage Daily

AP Archives will be showcasing its extensive video holdings during the ACSIL FOOTAGE EXPO at NY’s Midtown Loft and Terrace on April 29, 2015.   Much more than a newspaper cooperative, the AP is now at the center of video newsgathering and has digitized important historical collections, including the recent digitization of 40,000 hours from the UPI/ITN archives, much of which has not been seen for 40 years.

“Many TV and video producers still think of us as a newspaper entity,” said Claribel Torres, Director, Digital Media and Entertainment for AP Archives.  “But we’ve been capturing video for decades, and we’re adding footage daily through feeds from our 4000 journalists around the globe.”

Besides the material captured by its journalists, AP Archives also partners with TV operations in Russian, China, even North Korea.    This, combined with historical news material from WTN (1963 to 1995) and UPI/ITN (1967 to 1985), makes AP Archives an essential source for news, public affairs, historical and educational producers.

“We also have great entertainment video,” remarked Torres.   “For example, we just processed 3000 cans of film that was stored in a London bunker that has unusual celebrity footage, such as the exclusive coverage of Liz Taylor’s 40th birthday party.  So we’re not just news; we are entertainment as well.”

AP Archives has a demanding metadata standard that aids researchers who work through their on-line system.   Through a major re-organization, AP Archives now provides access to all of AP’s content, including video, photography, text, and sound banks.  This is of increasing value to AP Archive’s multimedia clients, such as Cengage and Scholastic.

Claribel Torres will be AP Archive’s representative at the ACSIL FOOTAGE EXPO and advanced appointments can be scheduled with Ms. Torres at 212.621.7623.

The ACSIL FOOTAGE EXPO is a global marketplace and conference that attracts buyers and sellers of stock and archival footage.   Organized by the nonprofit trade association, ACSIL, which represents the collective interests of stock and archival footage sources, the EXPO will be held on April 29, 2015 at NY’s Midtown Loft and Terrace (267 Fifth Avenue, NY).   A full slate of conferences has been scheduled with speakers from production, legal, digital media, research, financial and footage organizations.  More information about the EXPO is available at:  http://www.acsil.org/events/expo2015

AP Archive is the film and video archive of The Associated Press – the world’s largest and oldest news agency. The collection includes over 1.7 million global news and entertainment stories dating back to 1895 sourced both from AP’s own coverage and from our premium content partners. Hours of new footage are added daily with coverage from AP’s global news gathering network. If an event happens anywhere in the world, you can be sure that AP covers it.  www.aparchive.com


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