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Escape to the Skies with Four New HD Collections from Artbeats

22 January 2008

Stunning New Royalty-free Footage Captures Dramatic Aerial Imagery, Unusual Camera Angles and Vibrant Colors.

Myrtle Creek, Ore. –— Jan. 22, 2008 –— Soar through billowy white clouds and dazzling sun rays set against brilliant backdrops of purple, blue and pink skies with Cloud Fly -Thrus 3 HD, Cloud Fly -Thrus 4 HD, Cloud Plates HD and Sky Effects HD 2, four new collections from Artbeats. Featuring compelling aerial shots, unique camera angles and vibrant colors, these new royalty-free titles include superior quality, HD content that can be used for broadcast, feature films, commercial, multimedia, game development, independent production and more. To view or purchase these collections please visit Artbeats’ website at www.artbeats.com/skies.

Cloud Fly -Thrus 3 HD (40 clips) and Cloud Fly -Thrus 4 HD (39 clips) contain breathtaking cloud banks and dramatic dusk views that let viewers feel a part of the sky-high action. Cloud Plates HD contains 44 clips and utilizes unique camera angles to capture side, point-of-view, down and three-quarter aerial views, plus a variety of dusk, dawn, cloud and terrain shots. Sky Effects HD 2 includes 14 clips showcasing the striking colors of magnificent sunrises and sunsets, and is the second edition of this popular Artbeats series.

“Artbeats is continuing to push the limits of production value. We are now offering footage from shoots that cost five times what we were doing just a few years ago,” said Phil Bates, president of Artbeats. “Our recent Learjet shoot is just one example. We started the first day hiring the Learjet, an F-5 fighter, and Gulfstream IV for air-to-air shots. Over the next five days we took the Learjet equipped with two F900R's and chased clouds from California to Texas to Oregon. We are delighted to be able to offer these resulting titles to our customers.”


Pricing and Availability

The Cloud Fly -Thrus 3 & 4 HD, Cloud Plates HD and Sky Effects HD 2 titles are available now on the Artbeats website at www.artbeats.com. Artbeats' footage is available in HD-1920x1080, D1 NTSC-720 x 486 or D1 PAL-720 x 576 resolutions. Pricing for Artbeats’ HD collections range from USD $799-$1299; standard definition collections range from USD $399-$699. To learn more about these collections or view clips please visit www.artbeats.com/skies.

Artbeats also offers a wide range of free online Tips N Tricks and other creative resources that help customers make the most of their royalty-free stock footage. See them all at www.artbeats.com/tips.


About Artbeats

Artbeats, founded in 1989, is an award-winning provider of royalty-free stock footage for broadcast, feature films, commercial, multimedia, game development and independent producers. The Artbeats library includes nature, special effects, scenics, aerials, lifestyles, backgrounds and much more. Quality, resolution and pricing make Artbeats one of the leading choices by industry professionals. Free research from the company’s knowledgeable service representatives and access to online tutorials help customers locate and make the most of their stock footage resources. The library is always expanding and currently includes 421 titles, 138 of which are HD, as well as a growing selection of royalty-free solo clips. Customers can view the entire library online, and Artbeats’ comprehensive, user-friendly website makes it easy for customers to find, purchase and download royalty-free footage 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Artbeats is headquartered in Myrtle Creek, Ore. with a staff of artists, producers, technicians and marketers. For more information please visit the company’s website at www.artbeats.com. Some of Artbeats' clients include Disney, Dreamworks, Comedy Central, BBC, Cartoon Networks, The Asylum, MTV, Direct TV, Country Music Awards, American Idol, Universal Studios, Pixar, CNN, Activision and many more. For more information or to purchase clips, visit the company’s website at www.artbeats.com.