How-To: Shoot Evergreen Footage

Evergreen footage is a great way for Stringrs to make extra cash when breaking news is slow. Check out our brief video guide for making your footage stand out to our customers.

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Stringr is a video marketplace and we accept all kinds of footage. Whether you are responding to a footage request or  just shooting independently.

If you choose to shoot non requested footage, it is always great to capture what the industry calls “evergreen” footage. Also known as beauty shots. These shots can be used over and over again.

The footage is typically a visually pleasing wide shot. It can be used as a filler, opening, ending or can stand alone.

Here are a few tips in shooting evergreen footage.

Pay attention to your composition. This gets you that beautiful, clean shot. Keep an eye on all edges and remember the rule of thirds. However, changing the composition is where great creativity comes to play.

You don’t have to be in a park to get evergreen footage. These shots can be wide city shots, landmarks or even creative time lapses.

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