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, photos, illustrations, 3D models, or After Effects templates, 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 all contributors: we currently list all accepted media formats and file types, as well as the entire uploading, tagging, and submission requirements on our contributor portal

What We Offer

  • A Global Marketplace of Buyers who will be able to search for, preview, purchase, and download your work instantly, online, 24 hours a day.
  • A Quick and Easy Workflow. Upload your clips, tag them with metadata, 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.
  • An Exclusive Video Program to Maximize Your Earnings. Earn more by uploading exclusive footage to your Pond5-only account.
  • 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 judgment in uploading your clips, and upload only those clips that are likely to be commercially viable.

You can find tons of helpful information on our contributor portal, including top categoriesbuyer requestscreative briefs, and data & trends.

Still need help? Contact us!

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