Artbeats Participates in Avid Back to School 2006 Campaign

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Myrtle Creek, Ore. --- Aug. 24, 2006 --- Artbeats, a renowned leader in high-quality royalty-free stock footage, today announced its participation in the Avid® 2006 Back to School Industry All-Access campaign. All qualified students who purchase Avid Xpress® Pro Academic, SOFTIMAGE®|XSI® Academic, or Pro Tools® Academic before Sept. 30, 2006, will receive a 30% discount on any Artbeats collection priced USD $399 or higher, and a free broadcast quality clip worth USD $199, both of which will be available for immediate download from Artbeats‘ website. Artbeats‘ extensive library of pristine imagery and high-quality footage is widely used for broadcast, feature films, commercial, multimedia, game development, independent production and more.

“Artbeats is thrilled to offer students a special discount on our footage as part of the Avid Back to School campaign,” said Phil Bates, president of Artbeats. “Using Artbeats‘ royalty-free stock footage with Avid‘s world-leading digital media software solutions will allow students to gain knowledge and experience working with the same quality content and technology that is widely used by many of today‘s well-known visual effects professionals.”

“By offering a free clip and a significant discount on Artbeats footage as part of Avid‘s Back to School campaign, students will have immediate access to Artbeats‘ vast library of broadcast-quality footage featuring unique and hard-to-obtain subject matter,” said Steve Chazin, director of education and new markets at Avid. “This will allow them to create high-quality productions on a shoestring budget using the same tools as industry professionals.”

Pricing and Availability

For information about the Avid 2006 Back to School Industry All-Access campaign, including details on how to purchase Avid Xpress Pro Academic, SOFTIMAGE|XSI Academic, or Pro Tools Academic and qualify to receive these special offers and discounts, please visit the Avid website at

. For information on Artbeats or to view clips from the company‘s extensive library of high-quality royalty-free stock footage, please visit


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, 153 of which are HD, as well as a growing selection of royalty-free single clips.

Artbeats is headquartered in Myrtle Creek, Ore. with a staff of artists, producers, technicians and marketers. 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