Video of anything. Anywhere.

Stringr has a network of over 125,000 videographers to get you the footage you want, when you need it. Learn more

What is Stringr?

Stringr is a video platform that allows customers to source, edit, publish and monetize video. Stringr has more than 100,000 videographers who respond to custom video requests in near real time. Drop a pin on a map and ask for the video you want. From there, access a full suite of video capabilities that take you from concept, to creation to making money.

Read about how customers use Stringr here.

How it works

Request footage

from our network of 75,000+ videographers

Search the archive

for thousands of available videos for instant use

Preview video

for shots and quality before you download


videos licensed and ready to publish

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In the Press 

About us

Stringr was started by two friends – one a former news producer and the other a product manager and consultant who started his first company in high school. Lindsay Stewart spent over 10 years in TV news producing segments for ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News and Bloomberg, among others. That’s when the idea for Stringr came to her. Brian McNeill spent over 15 years in product management and management consulting which are fancy words for – he’s a business guy. Brian had the idea for his first company in high school and launched SureSize shortly after that. 15 years of big company experience made him yearn to go back to building a company from scratch.

Offices in: New York, London, Los Angeles

Videographers: Everywhere

Stringr is an innovative platform that allows media organizations to browse request and purchase video from a growing network of 100K contributors. It is the largest contributor network of its kind and provides a simple solution for outlets seeking video .

The media organizations can preview all footage. If they like what they see, they can immediately download the video. Once they do, you (the videographer) will get paid the next business day!

Stringr also brings work to you! If you download our app and enable push notifications, Stringr will notify you when the media outlets want something filmed.

Stringr pays its videographers via PayPal. When a video is downloaded by a customer, our videographers receive payment by the end of the next business day. If your video is downloaded on a Friday or on the weekend, you will receive payment by the end of the day on Monday. If your video is not downloaded, you will not receive payment.

Download the Stringr app from the Google Play store or the App Store. Once downloaded, create an account, turn on your location services and turn on app notifications. When a customer requests video in your area, Stringr will notify you through the app. You, along with other Stringrs in the area, can accept the request, shoot video, and upload it directly through the app.

If your video is used, you get paid! Every time a different media outlet downloads your video, you get paid.

You can also view requests on the Stringr website. Sign up or sign in using the same credentials as the app, and click ‘Local Requests’ to view opportunities near you.

No. Stringr video can be taken via phone or camera. To upload footage from your camera, simply go to and log in. The ‘upload’ button will give you the tools you need to upload your video, name it, and tag it correctly.

A requested video will always have the payment shown on the request. If you upload a video on your own (not in response to a footage request) and it sells, we pay $40 per video or set. If multiple customers download your video, you get paid multiple times! We also keep the videos in our archive, so your video might sell later—weeks, months, or even years after you shot it. 

No. We use the service PayPal to pay you for your videos. You can read more about how and when PayPal issues 1099 forms here:

Stringr customers are a mix of broadcast and digital news agencies from across the world, and innovative production companies, brand and advertisers looking for more content.

You can change your email at any point by logging into the app and going to profile. There, click ‘edit’ on the top right hand corner, and you will be able to change your email. 

Credentials are handed out on a case by case basis for video requests such as press conferences. If someone does ask you for credentials, please call us at 212-653-8868.
Customers request all kinds of footage like b-roll exterior shots, shots of crowds, public spaces, events and interviews.