Shoot FOOTAGE. Get paid.

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How it works

Get notifications

Receive footage requests for opportunities near you

Upload video

Upload your videos via Stringr app or website

Media outlets search FOR video

Media outlets can search the video archive by location, date and description

Get paid

When media outlets download your video, you get paid the next business day


Simply put, Stringr is a marketplace that allows media organizations (such as TV news stations) to buy video from both amateur and professional videographers.

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.

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.

Make sure your videos are broadcast-ready with clear, steady shots. And if you are filming from a smartphone, hold it horizontally!

When uploading, tag liberally and accurately. Customers can search videos by location and keyword, so the better tagged your video, the more likely it is to be picked up.

For tips & tricks, visit our blog or Youtube page

If you have the Stringr app installed, you will be notified about nearby requests by media outlets when they want something shot.

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.

Uploading is simple. First, register on our website or through our iOS or Android apps.

On our website (recommended for larger files), go to the ‘Upload Content’ tab, click ‘+ ADD FILE’, and select your video.

On our apps, go to the ‘Upload’ tab and tap ‘+’. You can also tap ‘Capture’ to record a new video. 

Don’t forget to add tags and describe your video to improve the chances of it being purchased. This will also help the searchability of your videos later on!

No, not yet! We are currently focusing on video content only.

Stringr accepts most major video formats including AVI, AAC, FLV, MP4, and 3GP.

Absolutely! Download either our iOS or Android app.

Then capture and upload video directly from your phone!

Interested in learning more about Stringr? Send an email to and a member of the Stringr team will get in touch.

In the Press 


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.