Media Share Project
Do you work with non-profits that are in pretty constant need of video footage from exotic spots on the map?
I know we do.
The problem is finding footage I can use to illustrate the story I’m trying to tell.
What if we created a free members-only site where trusted friends from all over the world could upload their footage they take on their iPhones, tablets, Androids, DSLRs, etc.?
Here’s what we’re thinking:
We envision a place where we can find footage from Afghanistan, India, the Arab Gulf, Pakistan, etc. from a variety of normal people equipped with mobile devices or better.
The artists upload to a folder they are given access to
Someone checks out the footage and ensures the quality is good enough (and by good enough our standards are pretty low when we’re looking for anything).
Someone may edit the footage into a more concise offering, then add it to a collection broken down by country.
The artist retains the rights and works with the individual/group wishing to use the footage to determine if there is payment needed, security issues to be aware of, model releases available (if needed), etc.
Why not just use stock footage sites? True, there are many out there but the cost can be prohibitive and many times I can’t find anything usable on the specific location I want.
Want to be involved as an artist or user? Send us an email.