will be giving away coupons worth $10,000 of free stock media at the Frankfurt Book Fair (Hall 3.1, Booth A 118), Oct. 12 - 16, 2011. Pond5’s online collection
includes more than 800,000 royalty-free stock video clips (the largest archive on the web), along with millions of other assets, including stock photos, illustrations, music tracks, sound effects, and After Effects motion graphics projects.
Recently, Pond5 opened its doors for contributors of 3D models as well; the 3D collection will launch for buyers later this year.
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 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 (http://www.pond5.com/) 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: