You View It, You Upload It, You Get Paid
You're shooting great photos and videos and sharing them on social media. We ensure that you get paid when publishers want to use them. YuVue connects photographers, videographers and GoPro shooters around the world with broadcasters, print and Web publishers. Our app ensures they see your work and that you're fairly compensated when they license it.
How It Works
You've invested time and money in your photography. YuVue maximizes your visibility and your compensation. Our smartphone app and Web platform enable you to license your photos and videos quickly and easily, and to get paid. YuVue combines our innovative technology and our team's wide-ranging expertise with a global user base to create an automated marketplace for crowd-sourced photos and videos that:
- directly matches high-quality images with the publishers who are looking for them
- speeds delivery of that time-sensitive content
- allows contributors to post to their social media sites
- creates transparent, market-based pricing for licensing that content
- and ensures that the creator retains control, copyright, and gets paid
We are working with Amazon Web Services, Crawford Media Services, Stripe, and Silicon Valley Bank to deliver on our promise.
What this Campaign is About
This campaign will allow us to release a Beta version of our app for testing by a group of Kickstarter supporters. By contributing to the campaign, you can become one of the first members of the international YuVue community as a Beta tester (in January 2015) or an early adopter (in March 2015). Both options will allow you to be among the first to get your photos and videos in front of our network of publishers and media outlets. You'll also help shape how YuVue works: your participation and funding will allow us to finalize our platform so that we can bring YuVue to market. Plus you'll get cool rewards, available only through Kickstarter! YuVue's functionality and user experience was designed in consultation with hundreds of journalists and international media organizations. Now we need your help too!
Who We Are
We are a team of technologists, documentarians and media execs committed to transforming the business of news-gathering by building a worldwide community of freelancers, and providing them with the resources of a professional news organization. We care passionately about how the news is made, delivered and consumed. And we believe that the power of the crowd can be harnessed to drive journalistic innovation. Meet the team, our advisors, and learn more about us here.
Funding Our Campaign
Proceeds from the Kickstarter campaign will allow us to finalize development work and launch the YuVue platform. But, most importantly, the campaign will help us grow our contributor network and raise awareness of a project that will fundamentally change the practice of photojournalism by empowering a global community of freelancers and civilian witnesses.
Risks and challenges
YuVue is a massive undertaking that aims to mobilize contributors and media organizations around the world. Beyond our passion, the YuVue team has the skills to execute. Our founders and advisors have built, launched and operated major international media businesses. Check out our team-members' bios, our Website (www.yuvue.com) and watch our "Who We Are" video where we describe our vision and how we will achieve our goal.
We plan to ship tangible rewards (i.e. T-shirts, caps and backpacks) to our donors as soon as we complete our Kickstarter campaign in December, 2014. The app will be available soon thereafter - we expect within 30 days - and our private Beta will begin with our Kickstarter contributors as testers. We will be keeping our supporters informed on our progress through the various phases of the campaign, our development, and the Beta process. Shipping delays, if any, will likely be due (we hope!) to high demand, which may require further production runs of our various tangible rewards.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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