Pond5: 900,000 Stock Video Clips And Counting

Posted on 12/20/2011 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

In 2011 Pond5’s collection grew to over 900,000 and is expected to reach 1 million by early 2012.  Currently this is largest collection of video clips on the web.  In addition, the site offers 7.6 million still photos, 677,000 illustrations, and one of the deepest audio collections in the world, with more than 200,000 sound effects and 100,000 music tracks. Pond5 also has a small collection of customizable After Effects templates.

“We’re delighted with the expansion of the collection this year” said Tom Bennett, the site’s co-founder and CEO.  “We’re proud to represent an incredibly talented pool of artists that continue to break creative ground, and they’re adding amazing work at an awe-inspiring pace.”
The site has attracted thousands of content creators from around the world with an artist-friendly model that features high royalties, the ability to set prices yourself, and a fast, no-hassle interface.  

Prices are set by contributors, who earn 50% on each sale – among the highest royalties in the industry.

Free Offer

To celebrate its successful year Pond5 is offering customers 50 media files free of charge between now and December 31st.  Included in the offer are 15 high definition video clips, 25 sound effects, 6 music tracks and 4 After Effects project templates. Customers may download any or all of these files instantly. All the files come with a simple royalty-free license, which allows unlimited use in any production, globally and across all media.

The company was launched in 2006 and is based in New York City.

Copyright © 2011 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-251-0720, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of www.selling-stock.com, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to: http://www.jimpickerell.com/Curriculum-Vitae.aspx.  


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