What is Pond5?

Pond5 is where artists from around the world come to buy and sell work, get inspired, and ultimately drive creative possibility and success for all involved.If it’s out there, it’s in here.

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.
  • Competitive Commissions on All Sales. 
  • Monthly Payments by Check, Paypal, Skrill/Moneybookers, or Payoneer. 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 Option 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, Media 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 content of all categories and genres, including:

  • Classic Stock Video and Photos: fashion, lifestyle, sports, and location-based media
  • Editorial and News Content
  • Motion Graphics, Motion Backgrounds, and VJ Loops
  • Archival Media 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.


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