NEW YORK CITY and Las Vegas, NV (NAB), April 8, 2011-Pond5, the world’s fastest growing marketplace for creative components, is celebrating its five-year birthday at NAB in Las Vegas with a $100,000 stock media giveaway. One thousand coupons, each worth $100, will be awarded to NAB attendees. Coupons will be good for purchasing any stock media on the site, which features the world’s largest collection of royalty-free stock video footage, plus millions of stock photos, illustrations, music tracks, sound effects, and After Effects templates. Since Pond5’s prices tend to be the lowest around, a $100 coupon can buy multiple HD clips and music tracks, with enough left over for photos and sound effects.
Pond5 stock media coupons will be given out each day of NAB at Pond5 booths SL7413 and SU2009, and free beer will be on tap beginning at 3pm at booth SL7413. To be eligible to win a coupon, you will need to be a “fan” of Pond5 on their Facebook page, which you can do at facebook.com/pond5. As always, Pond5 artists will earn their industry-leading 50% royalty on all purchases using coupons or discount codes, with Pond5 covering the costs of the promotion.
At NAB, the Pond5 crew will be on-hand to meet with media makers and demo new features, including the recent addition of more than 5 million stock photos and vector illustrations — which, along with its extensive video, audio and AE libraries, make Pond5 a one-stop shop for virtually any media producer.
Pond5 will also be launching its new mobile application, which enables content creators to browse, preview, search and share Pond5 content on-the-go. The free app, which is in beta, was made using the HTML5 standard, and can be accessed from any smartphone or mobile device browser at http://m.pond5.com.
Big 5 for Pond5
In the five years since its launch in 2006, Pond5 has seen remarkable growth. Its collection has grown to millions of professional quality stock video clips, audio tracks, images and motion graphics templates. Hundreds of thousands of users now come to Pond5 each month, drawn by the broad range of accessibly priced stock media, as well as a speedy interface, simple licensing, and an artist-friendly business model.
Pond5 artists are given the freedom to set prices for their work, and receive half of each sale – a much higher rate than traditional agencies offer. The result is a broad range of high quality content, low prices, and a thriving community of artists from around the world, many of whom make their living producing stock media.
“We are thrilled to be celebrating our five-year birthday, and our fourth year at NAB, surrounded by the artists and media makers that are the essential element in Pond5’s success,” says co-founder and CEO Tom Bennett. “The amount of creativity that pours into Pond5 on a daily basis is awe-inspiring, and we feel honored to be able to provide a platform for it.”
Pond5’s selection, speed, simplicity, and accessible prices have attracted media producers from all arenas. Pond5 stock media has been seen and heard in programming on virtually every major television outlet, including ABC, NBC, PBS, Fox, Discovery, BBC, The History Channel, and others. It is used in productions by Dreamworks, in skits in “Saturday Night Live” and “The Daily Show,” and in a diverse “long tail” of media productions ranging from corporate, non-profit, educational and industrial productions to wedding videos, live events, digital signage, and video games.
Pond5 at MediaMotion Ball and Las Vegas SuperMeet, and on the BuZZ
Pond5 is a proud sponsor of this year’s MediaMotion Ball, held on Monday, April 11 from 5:30-11:30 p.m. at the Sahara Hotel’s Golden Room. First held in 1998, the MediaMotion Ball is still going strong, bringing together pros from across the industry. This year’s event includes dinner and a keynote speech by Brian Maffitt, Founder of Total Training and CEO of Flying Car Ltd, and an active member of the IMUG MediaMotion community. Visit www.mediamotionball.com for more information.
And of course, the 10th Annual Last Vegas SuperMeet will occur on Tuesday, April 12 from 4:30-11:00 p.m. at Bally’s Hotel Event Center, and will be celebrating its decade-long presence at NAB. Join Pond5, the FCPUG Network and post-production geeks from around the world at what is arguably the greatest show in Vegas, hosted by the inimitable Michael Horton and crew. And don’t forget the raffle! See http://supermeet.com/ for more details.
Pond5 is also sponsoring the official podcast of NAB 2011, the Digital Production BuZZ, which will be broadcasting live daily from the show room floor with all of the latest news and announcements. Listen in at the show’s website, http://www.digitalproductionbuzz.com, or download the program on iTunes.