Has this ever happened to you? You're standing on a busy street corner, minding your own business, when all of a sudden a masked gunman comes running out of a nearby bank with the cops in hot pursuit. Luckily, you have your video cell phone and capture the whole scene on video. You can sell the footage to us.
Did you film your nextdoor neighbour stealing your home-grown vegetables from your garden, did your video of an abusive carer lead to them being convicted of a crime? High prices can be paid for videos that lead to a crime being solved.
Maybe you were at a concert and the stage collapsed or on a plane, which makes an emergency landing. Perhaps you were standing in the crowd when a celebrity or member of the royal family made an unusual remark and you caught that remark on your phone footage. If you have taken video footage on your phone of an event that turns into something newsworthy, then you might have video footage you can sell.
Does your dog do an unusual trick, does your cat squeeze into tiny spaces? If you have wacky video of your pet then you could sell your story to the national press.
Taken some footage and later noticed a strange spirit in the background? If you have recordings of ghostly goings on then you might have a story to sell.
The monkeys at the zoo which almost turn over a car, your child saying something unusual, your wedding where the whole congregation suddenly breaks into a dance, a video of your first baby’s year – anything which touches the hearts of others, makes people laugh or think Wow is almost certainly a video to share with others…
Bute make sure..
• Keep your video exclusive – don’t upload to social media
• Don’t share your video with friends
• To retain copyright, don’t approach websites and papers directly
• Use an agent who can sell your video to multiple websites
• Get all deals in writing.