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StormStock captures the wrath (and kindness) of Hurricane Harvey

For StormStock cinematographer and founder Martin Lisius, it was a storm like no other he’s witnessed. “Up until now, Hurricane Katrina was the most intense storm I’ve experienced,” he said. “There are three types of hurricanes; surge, wind and rain. Katrina is the record holder for storm surge, while Harvey now leads for flooding rains. Really, two exceptional storms occurring just within the last 12 years, both getting their super powers from the Gulf.”

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Chasing the Wind

The first storm photo I took was when I was 12 years old. It was a fat bolt of lightning I captured while shooting from the kitchen window of my parent's home in north Texas. That's when I fell in love with dramatic weather.

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Texas filmmaker acquires final elements for new documentary about storms 

“It has been more than 20 years that I began working on the original, and I felt it was time to produce a sequel to reflect on the changes we’ve seen in our discipline” Lisius said.

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Footage of Hurricane Matthew captured on 4K

Cinematographer and StormStock founder Martin Lisius has a very unique job. For nearly three decades, he has tracked and photographed some of the most violent (and beautiful) weather in the world. Last week, it was business as usual as he followed major Hurricane Matthew along the Florida coast, bracing against 90 mph winds, and enduring stinging, horizontal rain.

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StormStock DP Martin Lisius tracks and films "perfect storm" in Nebraska

StormStock founder and cinematographer Martin Lisius intercepted a "mega-supercell" thunderstorm in Nebraska last week and filmed it on 4K and 6K video. The isolated storm tracked across the rural Nebraska Sand Hills region for several hours producing tornadoes, giant hail and continuous lightning.

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StormStock nominated for 2016 Footage Library of the Year by FOCAL International

Prairie Pictures' StormStock (www.stormstock.com) has been selected as a nominee for the 2016 Footage Library of the Year Award by FOCAL International, The Federation of Commercial Audiovisual Libraries International, a professional not-for-profit trade association based in London.

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Filmmaker to produce sequel to severe weather documentary

Filmmaker, and veteran storm chaser, Martin Lisius has announced that he will produce, direct and write the sequel to his 1995 award-winning documentary "The Chasers of Tornado Alley" this spring. The full length doc (working title "TCOTA2"), will focus on a group of storm chasers known for their contributions to science and public safety.

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StormStock provides footage for three-part BBC weather series

StormStock recently wrapped on the new series "Wild Weather with Richard Hammond," due to air on BBC One in December. StormStock provided over 5 minutes of its spectacular imagery including tornadoes, hurricanes, lightning, and blizzards.

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Veteran Storm Chaser Releases New Book About Severe Weather Safety

Veteran storm chaser Martin Lisius has released a new book titled “The Ultimate Severe Weather Safety Guide.” It is currently available in paperback (76 pages) and on Kindle (83 pages) at Amazon, and on Nook (64 pages) at Barnes & Noble. The iBook version (57 pages), featuring additional photos and dramatic footage captured by Lisius, will be available at the Apple iTunes Store later this week.

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Prairie Pictures/StormStock founder Martin Lisius authors new weather book

StormStock founder and cinematographer Martin Lisius has published a new book titled "The Ultimate Severe Weather Safety Guide," which is currently available as an e-Book on Kindle and Nook, and in paperback. It is scheduled to be released on iBook, which will feature many dramatic and beautiful storm footage clips captured by Lisius.

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StormStock's Martin Lisius Faces Nature Unleashed

Looking at footage of street signs becoming projectiles in the midst of a tornado or a hurricane, it's amazing to think that whoever kept the cameras rolling through the extreme weather didn't get swept away or flung over the rainbow. But Martin Lisius, president and cinematographer at StormStock, has managed to capture nature's dark side while keeping his wet feet on the ground.

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