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    Get your learn on in this episode of the Pondcast, featuring a chat with Ryan Lewis, adults playing with blocks, and a chance to win $50 and a Pond5 coffee mug!

    Media Maker Spotlight - Macklemore + Ryan Lewis!

    Pond5’s Media Makers come from all walks of life and many different backgrounds. Grammy Award-Winning music producer and film director Ryan Lewis is one of those Media Makers. 

    Video clips from “Same Love” and “Macklemore X Ryan Lewis Fall Tour- Midwest (Episode 4)” used with permission by Macklemore, LLC. 
    Music from “Make The Money (Instramental)” used with permission by Macklemore, LLC. 

    Upload your content, set your own prices, and get 50% of whatever you sell through the marketplace! No sign up fees, no cost to upload your media, and full control over your library with the most artist-friendly market in the world!

    Dear Pond5 community,

    We built Pond5 with the goal of empowering media makers, and we’ve made great progress towards that end — Pond5 now offers the deepest and most diverse catalog of stock video on the web, plus millions of other creative assets, at the best prices anywhere.  This means that creators around the world have access to an ever-expanding palette of creative possibilities that wouldn’t be available to them otherwise.  And for the 30,000+ artists selling their work on the site, Pond5 is a means to earn money doing what they love: creating media.

    We’re incredibly proud of, and grateful for, the progress the Pond5 community has made over the past 8+ years — but we’re only just beginning our adventure.

    Today we’re delighted to announce that we are raising our first major financing, for just over $60 million, from Accel Partners and Stripes Group.With this financing we are doubling down on our commitment to build out the world’s most vibrant and artist-friendly marketplace for creativity. The capital will help us accelerate product development, build our global team, and expand our marketing efforts on behalf of Pond5 artists.

    Accel and Stripes are two outstanding firms that represent the very best in the industry.  They are a perfect fit for Pond5.  Just as our focus is on artists, theirs is on supporting entrepreneurs to build great businesses.   We’re honored to be joining the ranks of the amazing companies that they have worked with, and we’re delighted to be welcoming John Locke from Accel and Dan Mariott from Stripes onto our board of directors.  Their insight and expertise will bring a ton of value to the Pond5 community.

    While this is a major milestone in Pond5’s evolution, it is also just a stepping stone to the next phase. We will continue to remain 100% focused on the artists that buy and sell on Pond5, and we recognize that our work is only beginning when it comes to creating the best possible experience for the Pond5 community.

    Everybody makes media — it’s part of what it means to be human.  From the earliest cave paintings to the invention of photography to viral videos today, humans have shown that communication through rich, visual  media is central to our condition.  Our hope is that together with the Pond5 community we can provide a place for media creation to flourish, and help make the world a little more interesting and a little more beautiful.

    We’re incredibly excited to be moving into this next phase of our adventure with you!

    -Tom & the Pond5 crew

    Stock videos we never thought would sell, but did!

    As the world’s largest stock media marketplace, although we celebrate the wondrous, crazy, and occasionally just bizarre clips that come through our site, sometimes here at Pond5 we curate things despite thinking they will never sell, and we LOVE it when our artists prove us wrong! Here are a selection of our favourite weird but wonderful clips that we didn’t think would sell, but did!

    The Matador with a passion for modern dance:

    SOLD: 22 TIMES! Find this clip here: Disco Wrestling Footage

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    The soft toys that magically disappear…

    SOLD: TWICE! Find this clip here: Disappearing Toys Timelapse

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    The guitarist who just happens to dress as an astronaut in the privacy of his own home:

    SOLD: ONCE! Find this clip here: Musical Astronaut Footage

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    The monkey that finds the camera HYSTERICAL:

    SOLD: 5 TIMES! Find this clip here: Laughing Puppet Monkey

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    The hood without a head!

    SOLD: TWICE! Find this Clip here: Creepy Headless Hoodie Man

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    The man who really loves milk:

    SOLD! 4 TIMES! Find this clip here: Messy Milkman Footage

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    The Fashionista Fairy Tale:

    SOLD! TWICE! Find this clip here: Fairy Tale Panorama



    And some that haven’t sold (yet!):

    The passionate love/hate affair between a man and his mannequin:

    Find this clip here: Mannequin Slap Footage

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    The condom that protects against more than just unwanted pregnancy:

    Find this clip here: Condom Goalkeeper Footage

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    The Grand Marching band of Holland!

    Find this clip here: Dutch Swan Marching Band

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    The chilli that was chilly:

    Find this clip here: Chilli Condom

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    The phantom loaf:

    Find this clip here: Screaming Bread Footage

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    And, why not end the year with a festive Christmas foot!

    Find this clip here: Christmas Stock-ing Foot-age!

    Find all these clips in this collection: "Videos we didn’t think would sell!" and make sure you come and check out the wonderful (and sometimes a bit weird!) world that is Pond5.com, the world’s Stock media marketplace!

    Awwwwwww yeah food post.

    Pond5 Desserts

    Happy Holi from Pond5!

    Feelin’ thirsty?  Pondcast Episode 2 is up!  For all your shirtless man needs.  You know we all got those needs. 

    Starring our own Ryan and Michelle - showcasing artists, our library, and where we’re appearing around the world at trade shows!

    Tell all your friends! Anyone who follows us on TWITTER in March 2014 will be put into a random draw to win $50 site credit on Pond5.com!

    You can use this to buy clips for your Youtube videos, pretty pictures for your projects, After Effects to make your workbook divine, and much more! Simply follow twitter.com/pond5 and we will announce the winner in the beginning of April :) Get your Follow On!

    Please note: You will have to create an account with Pond5 to use the $50 site credit prize, and anyone following with multiple accounts will be disqualified.

    (Tweety Enter Key Graphic by Pond5 Artist Cienpies)

    Pond5 <3 Adobe Premiere Pro

    Hey media makers!  Working on a project in Adobe Premiere and don’t want to break your groove when you search for stock? With the Pond5 plugin, you can browse footage, test it out, and bring it into your project without ever leaving Premiere!

    Smooth sailing.

    Check out the Pond5 Plugin for Premiere Pro here, and enjoy 50 FREE clips to get you on your way!

    ≈ beautiful loopable cloud journey from Pond5 ≈

    A Valentine because we love ya.

    Pond5 <3 Adobe Premiere —————- Filmmakers of Tumblr, this is for you.

    Femme Mannequin Lips Kissing

    disminucion:

    雪翡翠, ogulee yu

    (via animals-everywhere)

    laughingsquid:

    Nostalgia, A Group Show Inspired by Nostalgic Toys and Games at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco

    Humans look at least this silly on a first date, so don’t judge.

    (via randompic)

    de-preciated:

    By TomNC on Flickr.

    (via pikxchu)

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