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HDARCHIVES.com is operated by Lumiere Media, Inc., an award-winning independent production company based just outside Philadelphia, PA. Founded by French-Born, Emmy-nominated filmmaker Frederic Lumiere,
Since it's formation in 2001, Lumiere Media has developed and created compelling, immersive, and engaging programming for various television networks around the world including Cinemax (Tomorrow is Today), National Geographic Channel (The Wereth Eleven), Military Channel (RAW WAR: The Lost Film of Dak To), and TF1 (Sacrifice). Apart from heading the full-service production company, founder Frederic Lumiere has also collaborated on projects for History Channel (WWII in HD, 70's Fever -Producer/Director/Editor), and A&E Bio (Biography anthology - DP/Post Supervisor). Specializing in archive and reenactments, Lumiere Media produced an innovative nine screen installation in 2013, comprised entirely of HD archival footage gathered from around the world, that wraps the entire theater of the Arromanches Museum in Normandy, immersing viewers in a full 360-degree, one-of-a-kind experience.
Lumiere Media also offers color grading and other production and post production services for television series such as Against The Odds (American Heroes Channel), Hero Ships, Hippies (History), One Giant Leap (Discovery)
, The Irish Two Nations, One Heart (PBS).
All national /archives stock footage have been scanned directly from film using state-of-the-art technology by National Archives approved vendors.
Our specialty is war archival footage and we constantly search for the next historical discovery from the depth of archives. Many reels in our collections have never been seen before.