Introducing the Bridgeman Footage Team

Helen and her team work behind-the-scenes making sure all footage needs are taken care of. Read on to hear more about them and their favourite clips from the archive... 


Helen Walker


I manage the footage archive here at Bridgeman, which means overseeing existing and incoming footage collections, editing and cataloguing new content coming into the archive, and providing footage research to support Account Managers in our offices around the world. 

My role is always stimulating thanks to the variety of content we have in our ever-expanding archive. With every new clip that I catalogue or research request I carry out, I learn a bit more about history — whether it be details from the fall of the Soviet Union or life in the Weimar Republic. 

It is very tricky to choose a favourite clip from the archive but, if pushed, I would have to say scenes from the silent German horror film, Nosferatu (CMD779486) from our Chronos Media collection. As a lover of cinema (and of all things dark and spooky), the shot of Count Orlok’s shadow ascending the stairs is iconic!

If you are interested in submitting any footage with us, or would like to make the most of our free research resource, please contact me at









Adrian Gibbs


I look after Bridgeman's relationships with our many suppliers, who include museums, art galleries, libraries, historic houses, private collections, artist and artists’ estates. We have a team of researchers and cataloguers with specialist historical and art historical knowledge who prepare the large numbers of new images and clips that we are continuously adding to the archive. Millions of pounds have been paid to our collection partners over the last 10 years.

My favourite footage in the archive is Inside Job, a film by David Dawson. This intimate documentary chronicles the great art historian, Sir John Richardson's visit to Lucian Freud's studio in 2009 and includes the artist at work and discussions between the two childhood friends.


Victoria Bridgeman

I am Bridgeman’s CEO and strategic force behind Bridgeman Footage. When not running Bridgeman from our headquarters in London, I get to travel to many amazing cities to see our clients and collections as well as our international offices in Paris, Berlin, New York and LA.

One of my favourite clips in the archive is a WW1 battle scene on the Italian Front. I have watched it time and time again, and each time I cannot believe that what we are watching on our screens is happening for real in front of the camera.  With the WWI centenary approaching, we are all being deluged with images and literature, and Bridgeman is proud to represent collections like Chronos Media and the exclusive Buff films.







Paola Fumagalli


I help handle the marketing for Bridgeman Footage and the other Bridgeman brands. I am also busy supporting our social media channels, creating show reels and conjuring up Photoshop magic for the website and promotional material.

My favourite footage clip in the archive is Alfred Hitchcock on Fear. In this sub-clip from a longer programme made in 1972, the master of suspense discusses the joys of inducing fear in his audiences.


Find the perfect clip

To help you get the most out of Bridgeman Footage, we have put together a set of brief Search Tips as well as links to suggested lightboxes and more detailed search assistance:

To explore the wealth of our footage collection you can:

·       browse within our 3 main categories of art, history or culture
·       go straight to the fascinating selection of highlights within our collection featured in our Editor’s picks lightbox.
·       keep up to date with new archive additions and featured lightboxes on our Footage news page
·       or simply enter keywords into the search bar, remembering to select ‘footage’. 
·       for help finding clips for your specific project, see our useful Search tips to find exactly what you need.
·       for sales enquiries, contact or your dedicated Account Manager.

Register or login to your account to start creating lightboxes of footage and images. Alternatively, to gain inspiration from some suggested lightboxes click through to see art-related, historical and conceptually themed searches.

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