San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 17, 2013
SmartShoot, the largest marketplace of professional photography and video production, announced today that it has paid over $16 million to its network of photographers and filmmakers since its founding in 2005.
Filmmakers in the SmartShoot network have garnered various awards and accolades including the National Telly award and two Emmy nominations.
“Working with SmartShoot helps harness my editing skills in terms of speed and storytelling. SmartShoot is fantastic for filling in the gaps between larger jobs.” says Cord Cameron, a SmartShoot filmmaker, who won an Emmy award in 1981 for Escape Boards a short film featuring renown skateboarding champ, Tony Hawk.
In October 2012, SmartShoot opened its marketplace beyond its early enterprise customer base (Yelp, Google, Groupon, etc.), allowing anyone to post custom video and photo projects and receive quotes and proposals from professional freelance photographers and videographers.
In just three months since the launch of the marketplace, Justin McCarthy, Co-founder and CEO of SmartShoot, says that requests have ranged from wedding photography to Kickstarter videos to animated videos, with “most requests receiving at least one quote within an hour of posting the job.”
McCarthy, says, “the goal of the SmartShoot marketplace is to bring the power of visual imagery to everyone by connecting customers with the best creative talent.” According to McCarthy, “celebrating and featuring the incredible talent of our creative network (our secret sauce) helps convey to our customers the possibilities they can achieve using SmartShoot. This marks a historic moment for SmartShoot and is a tribute to the amazing work that our network has created.”
Since its founding in 2005, SmartShoot has delivered over 56,000 photo and video projects and has shot in more than 6,700 cities.
SmartShoot is a marketplace that connects customers with the best local filmmakers and photographers, bringing the power of professional photos and videos to everyone.
The SmartShoot filmmaker and photographer crowd-sourcing platform allows individuals and businesses to post photo or video projects and receive quotes from ranked, rated, and vetted professional photographers and filmmakers.
SmartShoot has delivered tens of thousands of photography and video productions for individuals and businesses. Clients range from individuals and small businesses to some of the world’s premier brands, including Yelp, Google, YouTube.