A message from our Managing Director, Jon Cornwell
The last few months have been like a whirlwind in the Newsflare offices; In January we concluded a major investment round and since then the team has grown significantly.
Along with the fresh faces in the office, each week we add fresh clients to the growing number of organisations that license your videos. In the last fortnight alone names like the New York Daily, Sweden’s Aftonbladet as well as production companies like Juma Entertainment and Renegade Pictures have joined our client list.
The most dramatic change that we have seen over the last six months has been the dramatic increase in the demand for engaging video. Broadcasters and websites are now being joined by major brands and training companies as buyers of Newsflare video. It is also worth highlighting that as the world’s climate seems to be increasingly unpredictable, we in turn are receiving and licensing more and more footage of extreme weather from all around the world – a quickly uploaded 40 second clip not only provides eyewitness footage of a breaking weather event, but also secures the author a respectable share of license fee.
Another trend that we are seeing is more and more footage captured by quad-copters or “video drones” as they are often referred to. Whilst the various air safety regulators around the world clearly have some important work to do in issuing fresh guidelines for the safe use of these devices, there’s no doubt that they are already an important source of video footage for a range of subjects; sports, weather, conflict, to name just a few. The footage is often shot from such a fresh perspective that it proves highly engaging to viewers and buyers of video alike.
In the context of all this exciting video we are well aware that we have important work to do to improve all our members experience of Newsflare. With that in mind, if you have any ideas on improvements you would like to see, then we’d really like to hear from you. Please email us on email@example.com or fill out our survey here