Pond5 is an online marketplace for buying and selling stock media. If you are a rights-holder of professional quality video, audio or after effects projects, you are invited to partner with us in selling your media online. This is an opportunity for media makers everywhere to earn money licensing their work for use by others – simply, quickly and easily. We're always accepting new submissions in all categories!
Note to photographers and illustrators: we currently do not accept uploads of photography in any other format than JPG or any type of vector illustrations.
What We Offer
>> A Global Marketplace of Buyers who will be able to search for, preview, purchase, and download your video or audio instantly, online, 24 hours a day.
>> A Quick and Easy Workflow. Upload your clips, tag them with info, submit them to the curator and earn. It's that easy.
>> 50 Percent Commissions on All Sales. Simple, straightforward and very competitive in the stock industry.
>> Monthly Payments by Check, Paypal or Moneybookers. As your clip portfolio grows, this can mean regular, ongoing income from a relatively small initial investment of time.
>> You Set the Price for Your Media. Buyers pay what you want them to pay, and you can change the price whenever you like.
>> A Non-Exclusive Contract and Complete Control Over Your Work. You retain all rights to your work, and can do whatever you like with it, including sell it elsewhere or instantly remove it from the Pond5 marketplace, no strings attached.
>> Aggressive Marketing on Your Behalf. Extensive, ongoing campaigns designed to bring business to your doorstep.
>> Realtime Data on Clip Sales, Buying Trends, Footage Requests, and More. All the information you need to make the most from your stock media sales.
>> An Artist-Built, Artist-Friendly Community of Media Producers. Our active community forums include special sections available only to sellers for discussing the ins and outs of the stock industry.
What We’re Looking For
We’re looking for dazzling, amazing, significant, and staggeringly beautiful motion and audio content of all categories and genres, including:
• classic stock video and photos: fashion, lifestyle, sports, and location-based footage
• editorial and news content
• motion graphics, motion backgrounds, and VJ loops
• archival footage from all eras
• music beds and beats
• sound effects and ambient noise
• original songs, both digital and recorded.
Regardless of the style of your stock media, it should be of extremely high quality. Commercially-oriented work should be professionally shot or recorded and carefully chosen. Editorial and archival content should be informative, powerful, and tagged with accurate contextual information. Please use your good judgement in uploading your clips, and upload only those clips that are likely to be commercially viable.
Put Your Footage, Music or Photos to Work for You
Step 1: Upload your work in the form of short (5-60 second) clips (or up to 10 minutes of audio). (All files should adhere to our specific digital media specifications). You will need access to a high-speed internet connection to do this, as media file sizes are sometimes very large.
If you do not have access to a high-speed internet connection, then you can submit your clips on a hard drive or DVD (not more than 6 DVDs per submission) to the address listed on our contact page. Make sure to clearly mark any materials you send to us with your username and a return address.
After you upload your files, we will automatically process them, creating a low-resolution, watermarked version for previewing, and extracting all the relevant technical information (duration, size, format, etc).
Step 2: Tag your files with info, including a description, keywords, and a price. Using our intuitive Keyword Assistant, you can quickly add common keywords to your clip. Using our Tag Templates, you can process clips that share common tags at the same time. When you’re done, you submit your clips to a curator for review.
Step 3: Earn! After your clip, track or image has passed the review process, it will be placed online. Buyers everywhere will be able to search for, preview, pay for and download your content: instantly, online, 24-hours a day.
Each time a clip, track or image is purchased, you will be credited 50% of the price you have set. On the 15th of every month, you will be able to receive your earnings by paypal or by U.S. check.
It’s that easy.
To get started, you will need to sign in or click here to register for a new account.