Prices on Pond5 are set by the artists themselves, and start at just $1 for images and illustrations, $2 for sound effects and $5 for stock video and music. Pond5 artists come from all over the world, and earn an industry-leading 50% share of all sales. The agreement with artists is non-exclusive, and sellers on the site retain full ownership and rights to their content.
For buyers, Pond5 provides instant access to a vast media library, with professional quality content that can be be searched, previewed, and downloaded instantly from the website. The royalty-free license allows for in-perpetuity use in virtually any type of production. Pond5 content is regularly used in productions ranging from feature films and television programs to magazines, websites and video games.
“We’re looking to build the most artist-friendly marketplace for stock media on the web,” says Tom Bennett, co-founder and CEO of Pond5, “as well as the go-to creative resource for every media creator in need of raw material”. The artist-friendly approach has worked, says Bennett: “Thousands of contributors from around the world have combined forces to create the most comprehensive collection of stock media anywhere, available at prices that can’t be beat.”
Pond5’s collection has been growing at an accelerating rate, with thousands of new video clips and other assets being added each week. The site now offers:
- over 800,000 Royalty-Free Stock Footage Video Clips, most of which are HD
- over 6,4 million Stock Photos and Illustrations, soon over 10 million images
- over 500,000 Vector Illustrations
- over 46,000 Music Tracks
- over 78,000 SFX Sound Effects
- over 1,000 After Effects Projects
Pond5 will be exhibiting at the Frankfurt Book Fair (Hall 3.1, Booth A 118), Oct. 12 - 16, 2011, and will be giving away coupons worth $10,000 of free stock media on the site. Stop by the Pond5 booth early to receive your coupon!
Appointments with staff of Pond5 during the Frankfurt Book Fair can be arranged by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of its broadening international reach, localized versions of the Pond5.com website will be available in German and other major languages in the coming months.
Pond5 is a community-driven marketplace for stock media, featuring the world's largest collection of stock video, as well as millions of photos, illustrations, music tracks, sound effects, motion graphics projects, and 3D models. All media on Pond5 is instantly downloadable, and licensed under a simple royalty-free license. Prices are set by contributors, who earn 50% on each sale - among the highest royalties in the industry.
Pond5.com was launched in 2006, and is based in Brooklyn, NY.
For information visit www.pond5.com and follow Pond5 on Facebook and Twitter.