Jerusalem – Free… and now in HD

Free Israel Photos and Jerusalem.com have a common goal: to share Israel’s beauty with the world while new movie, JERUSALEM, aims to do the same with stunning 3D aerial photography.

Free Israel Photos was created to provide people with great photos of Israel, free of charge.

A labor of love by Israeli photographers Ilan Graicer and Segev Shilton, the site offers downloadable photos as a desktop wallpapers or for use in presentations, online or print.

Graicer and Shilton state, “After seeing what was available when you search “israel”  “photos” on the web, we decided to give our photos away, hopefully to make Israel look a bit better.”

The photographers add that they add more photos from their frequent trips around Israel, “but only when they are exceptional and meet our standards.”

Graicer is an designer of computer games, applications and virtual worlds who has worked with Warner Brothers, Peter Gabriel, Pixel Multimedia and others. 

Shilton — in addition to being a self-confessed gadget addict — is CEO of Jerusalem.com, a website whose mission is to make Jerusalem accessible to the world through online media. Jerusalem.com features virtual 3D tours of Jerusalem, HD videos and HD photos.
 
Earlier this month, Shilton announced a partnership between Jerusalem.com and National Geographic Entertainment, which has produced a new film made exclusively for IMAX and giant screen theaters, JERUSALEM.

We first wrote about JERUSALEM in 2011 and the trailer, which featured amazing aerial photography. The 2013 trailer is even more stunning with 3D effects that nearly leap off the screen.

The movie’s producers are asking the general public to spread the word about JERUSALEM by sharing their website link, joining their Facebook page and Twitter communities and encouraging others to do the same.

JERUSALEM will screen largely in museums and science centers. In addition, the producers are interested in working with special event organizers and/or groups interested in seeing the film. JERUSALEM will be released in September 2013.

About Rachel Neiman

A veteran media professional who has lived in Israel since 1984, Rachel has been part of the ISRAEL21c organization since 2008. Prior to that, she served as managing editor of Globes Online, the English-language edition of Israel’s leading business daily, and before that, at The Jerusalem Post, as a business reporter, feature writer, and consumer columnist. Rachel began writing about Israeli technology companies at LINK Israel’s Business and Technology Magazine and is a professional Hebrew to English translator. In her spare time, she is an active member of the Havurat Tel Aviv congregation, and the Holyland Hash House Harriers, part of an international running and drinking disorganization.