Creative Briefs: Medical

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Medical stock footage serves a wide range of sectors, including healthcare providers, educational institutions, filmmakers, and political parties. The demand for high-quality, visually appealing medical footage is steady in this ever-changing industry. Let’s look at the essential themes and images to help your medical stock videos stand out and appeal to many audiences.

 

Shotlist Thought Starters

Explore the most popular and most searched medical subcategories.
Please note that we will not accept AI-generated content into our marketplace. Learn more about our position on AI in this article.

Healthcare Professionalss

Highlight the committed individuals who are the foundation of the medical sector. We are looking for diversity in race, age, religion, etc.

  • Nurses at work: Demonstrate the various tasks of diverse nurses, from dispensing medication to providing emotional support for patients.
  • Scientists and researchers working with microscopes, test tubes, and other equipment in a controlled laboratory environment.
  • Doctor scenes: Capture the setting of a doctor’s office, including diverse patient consultations, describing x-rays, medical examinations, and the use of technology in diagnosis.
  • Pharmacists at work, filling prescriptions and organizing medications on shelves.
  • Receptionists: Show us the work of a receptionist at the hospital or private clinic.

Hospital Scenes

Hospitals offer dynamic scenes that cover a wide range of videos to express their spirit.

  • Empty hallways, doctor’s office, and close-up shots of wheelchairs, etc. cleared for commercial use
  • Emergency situations: Showcase the importance and urge of medical treatment with imagery of emergency facilities, ambulances, and medical personnel responding to crises.
  • Doctor-patient interaction: Show us scenes full of empathy depicting doctors engaging with patients, discussing diagnoses, and delivering care, emphasizing the humane side of healthcare.
  • Surgery footage: Capture well-lit, focused doctors in the surgery process, medical devices, and the surgical team in action.
  • The emotions: Showcase the emotions of other people involved in the hospital scenes, such as family members waiting in the hall, happy reunions, etc.

Medical Tech and Medicine of the Future

As technology continues to transform the medical industry, it is critical to understand the relationship that exists between innovation and healthcare. Please note that many artists rely on the heavy use of motion graphics to enhance their clips.

  • Medical Technology: Showcase cutting-edge medical equipment, from MRI machines to robotic surgical systems, illustrating the advancements in diagnostics and treatment.
  • Digital Health Records: Depict the use of computers and tablets in medical settings.
  • AI depiction and futurism in medicine: Experiment with motion graphics overlays in combination with medical footage.
    • Please note that we are looking for a depiction of AI, not AI-generated content.

Medicine in Detail

Show us the micro realms invisible to the naked eye, from bacteria under the microscopes to realistic motion graphics.

  • Bacteria under the microscope.
  • Real X-ray and MRI scans of a brain or other organs and body parts cleared for commercial use.
  • Motion graphics depicting the human anatomy, such as muscles, organs, spine, etc.
  • Graphic models of DNA, chromosomes, blood cells, neurons, and more.
  • Macro shots of pills and medication, feel free to experiment with slow-motion footage.

 

Submission Ideas

Pay attention to composition and lighting to capture real moments that reflect the true nature of medical environments. Include close-ups of medical tools, wide shots of medical facilities, and personal interactions between healthcare personnel and patients.

Get inspired by our collection of content we’re looking for here.

 

Suitable Keywords:

Our goal is to create a collection that supports diversity and inclusion. This is done by ensuring titles and keywords accurately and respectfully describe people of different races, ethnicities, disabilities, ages, religions, genders, and sexualities.

Make sure to always use inclusive language in your title, description, and keywords, and avoid offensive language, objectionable keywords, or stereotyped phrases that can be interpreted as being inappropriate and/or offensive, as it results in returning your items for additional edits from our curators or rejecting of your files.

Suitable keywords: hospital, patient, DNA, emergency, brain, doctor, blood, nurse, surgery, medication, pharmacy, bacteria, medical research, medical equipment, medical technology, health, hospital hallway, hospital timelapse, doctor and patient, doctor computer, taking pills, hospital emergency

 

Target Group

The target group of this content category is healthcare providers, educational institutions, filmmakers, video producers, researchers, scientists, ad agencies, and others.

 

Summary

  • Check out our marketplace for visual reference and inspiration.
  • Stand out and create something that pops out among the other search results.
  • USE THIS SPECIAL CODE IN YOUR KEYWORDS: MEDICALP5BRIEF
  • Ensure your submission falls under commercial use by submitting the appropriate release forms when necessary.

 
TOP Image: Happy Diverse Daughter Patient And Mother Talking With Female Doctor… by WavebreakMedia

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Creative Briefs: Technology

USE THIS SPECIAL KEYWORD IN YOUR METADATA SO WE CAN PROMOTE YOUR CONTENT: TECHNOLOGYP5BRIEF

Technology is one of the most progressive categories of stock footage. The rising popularity of incorporating artificial intelligence into our daily lives and the speed of new innovations make content revolving around Technology evergreen and in high demand. Discover 2024 trending Technology subcategories and get inspired for your next production.

 

Shotlist Thought Starters

Explore the most popular and most searched Technology subcategories.
Please note that we will not accept AI-generated content into our marketplace. Learn more about our position on AI in this article.

Smart Devices

With Metaverse, Apple Vision Pro, and other devices entering the market and enhancing our lives, buyers are looking for more clips depicting
a visual representation of VR and AR and people relying on smart technologies.

  • Computers, tablets, smartwatches, and other smart devices, smart homes, smart TVs in close-up shots.
  • Content depicting the use of AI in real life, such as algorithms running on screen, self-driving cars, and voice assistants.
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality – Wearing VR/AR headsets and interacting, VR/AR use in different environments, such as medical, home usage, education, etc.

People and Tech

Keeping technology under control requires professionals in the field and skillful operators. Show us the people working with tech. Please note that many artists rely on the heavy use of motion graphics to enhance their clips.

  • A hacker attempting to breach a system.
  • Cybersecurity experts training people in a room.
  • IT professionals monitoring networks and implementing security measures.
  • Hackers trying to break the security protocols.
  • Datacenter technicians enforcing security protocols.
  • The interaction between a human and robots in a positive light.
  • People sitting behind a computer, playing games, enjoying a console game, etc.

Technology and Industry

From data centers to manufacturing lines, innovations in industry have become a necessary for living smoothly.

  • A room filled with servers showing a constant flow of data.
  • Drone operators flying a drone.
  • Electric cars in use.
  • Establishing shots of the exteriors of a secure data center.
  • Robotic arms assembling goods in the production line.
  • Futuristic depiction of the industry – think of holograms, interaction with AI, etc.
  • Programmers actively working in a factory.

Robots in action

Automation in industry, as well as in our everyday lives, will use robots and smart devices more and more often.

  • Robots performing precise tasks.
  • Robots in manufacturing, healthcare, and exploration settings
  • Kids learning to program a robot.
  • Robot assistants in everyday life.

Surveillance and Privacy

Everyone, from politicians to social media security experts, cares about protecting people’s privacy. Connect smart technologies with their conceptual usage for or against people. Please note that to capture the essence of technology artists commonly use motion graphics.

  • Urban areas with visible surveillance cameras.
  • Facial recognition technology in use.
  • People using technology to protect their privacy, such as VPN, etc.

 

Submission Ideas

Don’t forget to pay attention to composition and lighting and capture authentic moments that showcase the essence of each subtopic.

Get inspired by our collection of content we’re looking for here.

 

Suitable Keywords:

Data, future technology, social media, computer, smartphone, artificial intelligence, tablet, business call, innovation, hacker, virtual reality, vr, augmented reality, ar, robot, technology research, new technology, technology workers, technology background, computer network, data centers, surveillance, cyber security, computer screen

 

Target Group

The target group of this content category includes not only technology companies that seek visual content for presentations, marketing materials, or internal use but also educational institutions, filmmakers, video producers, researchers, legal and compliance professionals, cybersecurity companies, and more.

 

Summary

  • Check out our marketplace for visual reference and inspiration.
  • Stand out and create something that pops out among the other search results.
  • USE THIS SPECIAL CODE IN YOUR KEYWORDS: TECHNOLOGYP5BRIEF
  • Ensure your submission falls under commercial use by submitting the appropriate release forms when necessary.

 
TOP Image: Computer, Global Analytics Hologram Or Woman Review Finance Data, Stock Market by Peopleimages

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Creative Briefs: Slow Motion

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Footage that manipulates our perception of time is always among our top-selling categories. Like the timelapse footage we called for last month, slow-motion content is also high in demand. Slow things down and capture the remarkable details of moments often missed by the naked eye in simple actions performed throughout our everyday lives.

 

How to Shoot a High-Quality Slow-Motion Video

A video recorded in slow motion plays back at a slower speed than the live action when the videographer captured the footage. The method for achieving this effect is to record at a frame rate higher than the typical frame rate for conventional video viewing and then play back the material at the standard frame rate. As a result, motion seems slower and more fluid than it would in real time.

You usually require specialized equipment to handle high frame rates to record slow-motion video. Here’s a list of thoughts to consider before you start shooting.

  • Camera: Seek a camera with high frame rates supported. Slow-motion recording is possible with many contemporary digital cameras, including DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and even your smartphone, which is potentially the cheapest option. Some video and cinema cameras are made specifically for fast recording and can offer faster frame rates.
  • Memory card: To handle the higher data flow that results from high frame rates, use a memory card with a large capacity and quick speed.
  • Lighting: At high frame rates, you might require more light to preserve image quality. Make sure your scene has enough lighting.
  • Tripod or stabilization: Use a tripod or other stabilization equipment for smooth, slow-motion video. Slower motion might make shaky video more obvious.
  • Check the frame rate: Make sure your selected camera can handle high frame rates. Videos in slow motion often have frame rates of 60 fps, 120 fps, 240 fps, and higher. Choose a frame rate that works well for the desired result. More dramatic slow motion is possible at higher frame rates, but they may require more light and result in larger file sizes.
  • Test the resolution: Test the resolution settings on the camera. Higher frame rates may cause some cameras to lose resolution.

 
Pro Tip: Check out our blog article on how to slow down your footage in Premiere Pro for a helpful tutorial.

 

Shotlist Thought Starters

Get inspired by the following subcategories to expand your portfolio with new, fresh, slow-motion content:

Slow motion city

Buyers are looking for fresh takes on the city life itself!

  • Urban Movement: people walking down busy streets, cars maneuvering traffic, and bikes on the move.
  • Architectural Details: iconic or unusual buildings with reflections in glass windows, moving shadows, or sunset city lights.
  • Public Transportation: footage of buses, trains, or subways coming and departing to highlight the dynamic aspect of public transportation.
  • Street Performers: Showcase street artists, musicians, or performers in slow motion.
  • Establishing Shots: Capture the city parks, important districts, etc.

Slow motion animals

From the beauty of animals at play to your happy pet resting at home, slow motion animal shots range from super cool to super cute!

  • Record birds or insects in slow motion to highlight the grace and precision of their flight patterns.
  • Animals, such as dogs or birds playing in water and capturing the splashes and ripples in slow motion.
  • Interaction between predators and prey in nature, focusing on the drama and intensity of these moments.
  • Slow-motion movement of animals sprinting, leaping, or prowling, catching the intricacies of their physicality.
  • Pet interaction with humans in slow motion.

Slow motion people

Cut back the hustle and bustle of busy city life, and slow down the rush with your lens.

  • Daily activities such as drinking coffee, reading, or walking highlight the beauty of ordinary moments.
  • Models walking in slow motion, focusing on clothing movement.
  • Slow-motion footage of crowds at festivals, concerts, or public locations to highlight their collective energy and movement.
  • Showcase dancers or performers in slow motion to emphasize the fluidity and emotion in their motions.
  • Close-ups of people’s faces are ideal for highlighting their expressions, reactions, and emotions.

Slow motion sport

Perfection in every single second. Amaze fans by capturing the details of that pivotal moment that decides the wins and losses at a high frame rate!

  • Close-up shots of athletes while tying their shoelaces, hands wrapping tape around wrists, focused expression as the athlete warms up.
  • Start-line moments, for example a runner crouched in the starting blocks, a tennis player bouncing the ball before a serve, a swimmer jumping into the pool
  • Extreme sport tricks in slow motion
  • POV shots from the action
  • Sports equipment in slow motion, such as a tennis racket, a golf club striking the bal, etc.
  • Victory and defeat in slow motion – capture the emotions of an athlete in various scenarios.

Slow motion elements

From colorful powders to mixing liquids, even the simplest actions captured in slow-mo allow the artist to add depth and interest to their projects.

  • Water droplets falling, splashing, or producing ripples.
  • The interaction of light and shadow in slow motion on various surfaces.
  • Blending different colors of liquids or powders in slow motion.
  • Slow-motion shots of smoke, fog, dust, etc.

Slow motion food

Capture the yummy essence of the cooking process that leaves the audience hungry for more!

  • Chefs’ careful and systematic methods, as they prepare food in slow motion, emphasize the artistry of cooking.
  • Slow-motion pour of liquids, such as sauces or syrups, onto food to highlight the textures and flavors.
  • Slow-motion sizzle and grill marks on food to highlight the sensory experience of cooking.
  • Highlight the presentation of beautifully plated dishes in slow motion.
  • The slow-motion rising of the dough, the melting of chocolate, or the baking process highlight the transformational nature of baking.

 

Submission Ideas

Don’t forget to pay attention to composition and lighting and capture authentic moments that showcase the essence of each subtopic.

Get inspired by our collection of content we’re looking for here.

 

Suitable Keywords:

Slow motion in connection with fire, water, rain, flag, people, explosion, ocean, fireworks, crowd, food, animal, nature, bird, city, dance, sport, bullet, smoke, liquid, running, swimming, powder, etc.

 

Target Group

The target group of this category of content includes filmmakers and content producers, as well as scientists and educators studying many phenomena in slow motion, photographers, advertisers, creatives, and artists to create experimental and expressive visual aesthetics.

 

Summary

  • Check out our marketplace for visual reference and inspiration.
  • Stand out and create something that pops out among the other search results.
  • USE THIS SPECIAL CODE IN YOUR KEYWORDS: SLOWMOP5BRIEF
  • Ensure your submission falls under commercial use by submitting the appropriate release forms when necessary.

 
TOP Image: Cucumber Slices Splashing Water In Super Slow Motion Close Up. Vegetable Falling by stockbusters

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Creative Briefs: Timelapse

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From dramatic clouds reshaping above to city lights transforming from shiny spots to colorful blurred lines, timelapse footage has something for everyone. The magic of speeding up time is one of the many reasons buyers are always looking for fresh takes in this content category. The key phrase, “Timelapse” is a considerable and noteworthy evergreen category on Pond5.

 

How to Shoot a High-Quality Timelapse Video

Creating a timelapse might seem to be a challenging task. However, with today’s cameras, video editing software, and smartphones, you can film and edit timelapses in just a few hours. Just because it’s “easy” doesn’t mean it’ll immediately look good. Watch the video below to learn how to master essential timelapse techniques.

 

Shotlist Thought Starters

Get inspired by the following time-lapse subcategories and expand your portfolio with the new fresh content:

City Timelapse

Capture the dynamic lights and movement of a city during the day and night, from sunrise to sunset above the city skyline to the busy life on its streets.

  • Iconic Skyline day-to-night
  • Dynamic flow of traffic during rush hour, emphasizing the hustle and bustle of urban life
  • The buzz of a crowded place in your city as the day progresses
  • Transportation in motion like traffic jams, commuting by trains, buses, underground, or boats

Urban Timelapse

Capture the spirit of individuals thriving in urban settings—whether it’s exploring markets, relishing moments in vibrant parks, partaking in the lively nightlife, or actively participating in the urban business landscape.

  • Capture a public square or park during an event, illustrating the changing crowds, activities, and atmosphere
  • The vibrant activity of a street market
  • Various activities in a city park, such as morning exercises, picnics, and evening relaxation
  • Changing ambiance of a café-lined street corner
  • Portray the social interactions and urban leisure throughout the day
  • Film crowds on the busy streets

Nature Timelapse

Nature never fails to inspire. From growing plants to terrifying cloud formations, nature leaves us speechless by its beauty.

  • The beauty of nature’s cycles, blooming trees and flowers, withering leaves, melting snow, etc
  • Timelapse of plants growing, both in nature and on isolated backgrounds
  • Mountain sunset to sunrise
  • Dynamic weather changes
  • Day-to-night sky in a pristine natural setting
  • Timelapse of a clear starry night

Timelapse or Progress

From painting a masterpiece to constructing a building, processes take time and, therefore, are perfect for timelapse footage. Don’t forget the property release from the owner!

  • A painter creating their masterpiece from beginning to finish
  • Construction of a building, showcasing the various phases
  • Timelapses of a renovation or a cleaning routine
  • Cooking a meal from start to finish
  • DIY creations process

Close-Up Timelapses

Time to bring your inner scientist to life!
Staged content in a safe environment is another popular timelapse subcategory. Think of rotten vegetables, decomposing trash, etc.

  • An apple rotting on a plate
  • Decomposition of a plastic bag
  • Floral macro closeups, such as blooming flowers
  • Architectural details during different times of the day
  • The play of light and shadow on different textures and structures

 

Submission Ideas

Don’t forget to pay attention to composition, lighting, and capturing authentic moments that showcase the essence of each subtopic.

Get inspired by our collection of content we’re looking for here.

 

Suitable Keywords:

Timelapse in connection with city, nature, people, sunrise, sunset, construction, clouds, street, stars, business, industry, crowd, 4k, cityscape, aerial, night, plant grow, day to night, people walking, etc.

 

Target Group

Whether enhancing documentaries, influencing advertising, or spicing up social media content, timelapse footage is a captivating and versatile visual tool for many professionals and creatives, ranging from filmmakers, video producers, and marketing ad agencies to tourism, scientists, educational institutions, etc.
 

Summary

  • Check out our marketplace for visual reference and inspiration.
  • Stand out and create something that pops out among the other search results.
  • USE THIS SPECIAL CODE IN YOUR KEYWORDS: TIMELAPSEP5BRIEF
  • Ensure your submission falls under commercial use by submitting the appropriate release forms when necessary.

 
TOP Image: Time Lapse Image Of The Night Stars by tobkatrina

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Creative Briefs: 360/VR

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360/VR or 360-degree Virtual Reality is a type of footage that allows viewers to step into another world and explore it from every angle – in the end, it makes them feel like they are there! Unlike traditional videos, 360 VR videos let viewers interact with the content by turning their heads while wearing a VR headset to explore the environment, making it an engaging and immersive medium for various purposes. This technology is constantly pushing the boundaries of how we consume material.

With new emerging technologies like Apple Vision Pro and Meta Quest 3, we expect the demand for 360/VR experience will increase dramatically. This month, we’re looking for fresh takes on various 360 VR subcategories

 

Equipment to Capture High-Quality 360 VR Video

To create high-quality 360 VR videos, you’ll need some crucial equipment. While the specifics will vary depending on the scope and intricacy of your project, here is a baseline list of equipment you’ll need:

  • 360-Degree Camera: Invest in a high-quality 360-degree camera that can capture all angles simultaneously. Popular options include the Insta360 Pro, GoPro Fusion, and Ricoh Theta.
  • Stabilization Equipment: To achieve smooth, shake-free footage, consider utilizing a tripod or other special 360 VR camera equipment.
  • 360 VR Editing Software: You’ll need software to stitch together your footage and edit your recordings. Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X are popular options.
  • VR Headset: A VR headset, such as the Meta Quest or HTC Vive, will allow you to preview and edit your content in a genuinely immersive environment.
  • Audio Equipment: Don’t forget to record high-quality spatial audio to enhance the viewer’s immersive experience.

 

Shotlist Thought Starters

Get inspired by the following 360/VR subcategories and ignite your imagination with these initial ideas on what to shoot.

360/VR Animation

Imagination is endless, and thanks to VR, we can experience worlds filled with mythical creatures, dreamlike environments, and mind-bending abstract art that surrounds us from every angle.

  • Fantasy environments suitable for games, main menus, etc.
  • Space animations from the spaceship interiors
  • Space environments like galaxies, etc.
  • Virtual real-world like environments, such as office interiors, home interiors, etc.

360/VR Cities

Provide an opportunity to explore a city as if on vacation with a deep dive into different cultures and traditions from the coziness of a sofa!

  • 360 VR shots at famous places like squares, well-known landmarks, parks, etc.
  • Timelapse shots of crowds moving in the cities
  • Casual places like streets, neighborhoods, etc. during the daytime and nighttime
  • Countryside 360/VR videos

Sports in Virtial Reality

Buyers will feel the adrenaline rush when your 360 VR sports videos allow them to see the world from an athlete’s perspective, as well as become
a visitor to a sports event.

  • Extreme sports experience, such as skydiving, mountain biking, motocross, bungee jumping, wingsuit flying, parkour, etc.
  • Recreational sports include swimming, fishing, riding a boat, running, hiking, etc.
  • Sport events

360/VR Aerials

Enrich your portfolio with a bird’s-eye view that allows viewers to explore the world from an exciting and unusual vantage point.

  • Panoramic views of natural wonders, such as mountains from above
  • Cityscapes from above
  • 360/VR POV shots from aerial activities like paragliding or hot air balloon rides
  • Bird’s-eye view of landscapes, landmarks, or events.

Nature in 360/VR

From the pristine lakes, lush forests, and majestic mountain ranges to life underwater, captivate the audience with the mysterious worlds.

  • Bodies of water – lakes, ponds, waterfalls, or even the world underwater – think of a scuba diving experience, shots of pristine lakes, majestic waterfalls, etc.
  • Forests – especially 360/VR videos with a high-quality sound of chirping birds, breeze, bugs, and other typical sounds distinctive for forests will be in high demand.
  • Beaches – 360VR videos from sandy and rocky shore lines.
  • Mountains – views from the top of the mountains, hills, and other vantage points with spectacular perspectives.

 

Submission Ideas

Don’t forget to pay attention to composition, lighting, and capturing authentic moments that showcase the essence of each subtopic.

Get inspired by our collection of content we’re looking for here.

 

Suitable Keywords:

360, 360VR, 360 VR, 360/VR, Virtual Reality in connection with keywords like nature, city, underwater, space, animation, sport, beach, aerial, mountain, clouds, forest, waterfall, nature timelapse, landscape, nature water, city building, city skyline, city timelapse, city street, forest, mountains, scenery, etc.

 

Target Group

360 VR videos have numerous applications, making them appealing to a wide range of buyers, including travel and tourism organizations, educational institutions, marketing agencies, and gaming and entertainment studios.

 

Summary

  • Check out our marketplace for visual reference and inspiration.
  • Stand out and create something that pops out among the other search results.
  • USE THIS SPECIAL CODE IN YOUR KEYWORDS: 360VRP5BRIEF
  • Ensure your submission falls under commercial use by submitting the appropriate release forms when necessary.

 
TOP Image: Swiss Mountain Lake Nature Drone Drone Air 360 Vr Virtual Reality Drone Panorama by VividCafe

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Creative Briefs: Politics

USE THIS SPECIAL KEYWORD IN YOUR METADATA SO WE CAN PROMOTE YOUR CONTENT: ELECTIONS2024

Politics is a vital component of human society, as it influences daily life by aiding resource allocation, group decision-making, and societal problem-solving. In 2024, 19 nations, including the United States, will elect new leaders, making it a crucial topic for creators using stock media.

Politicians and their marketing teams prepare multi-media campaigns long before they launch. Use this guide for inspiration to enrich your storefront with graphics, photos, and shots of highly discussed political topics and issues.

 

Freshen Existing Political Content

You don’t need to go back to the wild with a camera around your neck every time there’s an Election. Work smarter, not harder! If you’ve previously uploaded work related to Politics and the topics are still relevant, recycle your content! Here’s how to do it.

  • Update graphics to 2024: We strongly advise updating your visuals and re-submitting your work to Pond5 if you are a graphic designer, illustrator, or After Effects producer. It will be much easier to switch from 2022 to 2024 than starting over again. By taking this action, you’ll demonstrate to potential customers that you keep up with the latest trends.
  • Update the metadata in your uploads: The primary focus of politicians worldwide is proposing solutions to topics, including healthcare, industry, government, business, military, education, and the environment. Look at previous creative briefs dedicated to some of the issues mentioned above, and review your current portfolio to add the conceptual keywords that match these highly-discussed topics. Reference these articles on how to add tags to your existing work and your Pond5 Guide to Keywords for instructions and helpful tips. And don’t forget to change the year to 2024!

 

Shotlist Thought Starters

Get inspired by the following political subcategories and ignite your imagination with these initial ideas on what to shoot.

The Electoral Process

All touchpoints of the Electoral process. Think close-ups of ballots, voters waiting in front of polling stations, commercially cleared shots of the crowds, etc.

  • Election officials and volunteers helping with the voting process
  • Close-ups of ballots
  • Conceptual footage, such as people holding the “I Voted” sign, etc.

The Key Issues and Political Topics

Depict the crucial topics politicians discuss, such as healthcare, business, industry, environment, family, or military.

  • Discussions of hot-button political issues such as healthcare, immigration, and climate change.
  • People engaging in conversations or forums about these topics.
  • Political public speeches.
  • Icons and symbols associated with trending political discussions.

Political Campaign

Capture the essence of political campaigns from your city or town!

  • Political campaign posters and graphics featuring different candidates.
  • Campaign rallies, speeches, and behind-the-scenes moments.
  • Campaign staff working in campaign offices or on the ground.
  • Merchandise such as buttons, yard signs, and bumper stickers.

The Buildings of Politics

Focus on establishing shots of cities and the buildings crucial for politics – governmental buildings, town halls, headquarters of the political parties, etc.

  • The United States Capitol
  • The White House
  • The Headquarters of the United Nations
  • European Parliament
  • Local Town Halls and essential government buildings

Activism and Protests

Activism and Protests are inseparable elements of politics. Look around for events that resonate with the community in your city.

  • Capture people’s emotions during footage of protests, demonstrations, and civil unrest related to political issues.
  • Peaceful protests and activists sharing their motivations and messages.
  • Get close-ups of protest signs, banners, and slogans.
  • User Generated Content (UCG) is always in high demand.

Note: Always stay safe and make sure your submissions have the proper metadata for Editorial use.

  • Suggested format: PLACE, CITY, COUNTRY, (MONTH, DAY, YEAR)
  • Example: Dallas, Texas, United States (March 1, 2024)

 

Submission Ideas

Remember to capture various angles, perspectives, and emotions to create a well-rounded stock media collection for each topic. Pay attention to composition, lighting, and capturing authentic moments that showcase the essence of each subtopic.

Get inspired by our collection of content we’re looking for here.

 

Suitable Keywords:

voting, politician, environment, healthcare, family, industry, activist, government, military, education, Congress, United Nations, corruption, parliament, presidential election, political speech, protest, government building, government meeting, political campaign, voters, debate, politics, elections, ballot, merchandising, buttons, pins, I voted, etc.

 

Target Group

All groups, especially political marketing agencies, video producers, advertising, etc.

 

Summary

  • Check out our marketplace for visual reference and inspiration.
  • Stand out and create something that pops out among the other search results.
  • USE THIS SPECIAL CODE IN YOUR KEYWORDS: ELECTIONS2024
  • Ensure your submission falls under commercial use by submitting the appropriate release forms when necessary.

 
TOP Image: Voters Putting Ballots In Bin by SeventyFour

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Creative Briefs: Military


USE THIS SPECIAL KEYWORD IN YOUR METADATA FOR YOUR MILITARY FOOTAGE SO WE CAN PROMOTE YOUR CONTENT: MILITARYP5BRIEF

The military is one of the most discussed topics among politicians, government officials, and society. Join us as we cultivate and capture the various landscapes of military life, one frame at a time. Whether you’re an experienced military videographer or photographer looking to add extra value to your portfolio or simply fascinated by military life, buyers want your perspective.

 

Shot List Thought Starters

Get inspired by the following military subcategories and ignite your imagination with the initial ideas on what to shoot.

Homecoming Time

Capture emotional family reunion moments when our brave soldiers return home safe and sound. Footage of soldiers leaving for basic training or a new tour of duty is also in high demand.

  • Emotive shots of family members waiting at an airport, train station, or homecoming event.
  • Close-ups of welcome home signs and banners.
  • Capture emotional expressions as troops reunite with loved ones.
  • Shots of celebratory gatherings or parties after the homecoming.

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Military Training

Military training includes physical fitness, weapons proficiency, tactical skills, discipline, teamwork, sharp senses, and a strong mind. Film our heroes as they train.

  • Close-ups of military equipment and weapons.
  • Soldiers participating in physical fitness drills and exercises.
  • Tactical training exercises, such as live-fire exercises or urban warfare simulations.
  • Instructors giving orders, and soldiers following commands.
  • Shots of soldiers in classrooms or workshops, learning various military skills.

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Life At the Base

The military base is the second home of the soldiers. From a strict daily routine to free time, upload the everyday life of soldiers at their military base.

  • Establishing shots of the military base, including its layout and surroundings.
  • Daily routines of soldiers, such as morning formations, mealtime, and downtime.
  • Scenes from the base amenities, like dining facilities, recreation areas, and medical facilities.
  • Soldiers working together on various tasks and missions.
  • Close-ups of soldiers interacting, demonstrating camaraderie, and engaging in downtime activities.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Military bases are restricted areas. Military equipment and experiments may also be classified. Please check with local authorities to ensure filming is permitted. Proof of authorization may be required for acceptance by our curation team.

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Saluting To Veterans

Honor those who served and protected their country in prior years. Upload footage of the brave men and women who risked their lives to save ours.

  • Shots of veterans in uniform, medals, and ribbons.
  • Soldiers and civilians saluting or showing respect to veterans at ceremonies or events.
  • Veterans sharing their experiences and stories.
  • Close-ups of medals, ribbons, and military memorabilia.
  • Footage of flag-raising or flag-lowering ceremonies in honor of veterans.

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The Cargo Time!

Anti-war activists and people who raise their voices in the name of peace are an inseparable part of the military topic.

  • Peaceful protests and demonstrations against war conflicts.
  • Signs, banners, and artwork conveying anti-war messages.
  • Moments of reflection, such as candlelight vigils for peace.
  • Community events and discussions promoting peaceful solutions to conflicts.

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Military Tech

The military industry invests billions of dollars in technology and often invents the most innovative technological prototypes worldwide.

  • Close-ups of advanced military vehicles, such as tanks, armored personnel carriers, and fighter jets.
  • Footage of military drones, both in operation and during maintenance.
  • Soldiers using cutting-edge technology, such as night vision goggles or communication equipment.
  • Shots of military exercises involving high-tech weaponry and equipment.
  • Detailed shots of military robots or autonomous systems, highlighting their capabilities.
  • Please check with local authorities to ensure filming is permitted.

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Editorial: War Conflicts

If you focus on documentaries of war conflicts, your work is in high demand!
Note: Please don’t submit imagery of
Terrorism even for Editorial use.

  • Footage of war memorials, monuments, or cemeteries.
  • Scenes from conflict zones, documenting the impact of war on civilians and infrastructure.

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Editorial: Military Parades

Discipline, precision, and military capabilities are all showcased in the military parades. Capture these patriotic moments of honor and pride.

  • Wide shots capturing the grandeur and scale of military parades.
  • Close-ups of marching soldiers and their uniforms.
  • Military bands and their performances.
  • High-ranking officials and dignitaries reviewing the parade.
  • Spectators, both civilian and military, observing and reacting to the parade.

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If you want more inspiration from our Artist community, look at our existing footage in this collection!

 

Submission Ideas

Remember to capture various angles, perspectives, and emotions to create a well-rounded stock media collection for each topic. Pay attention to composition, lighting, and capturing authentic moments that showcase the essence of each military subtopic. Don’t forget to focus on the positive imagery of the soldiers. Don’t forget to check with local authorities what are the conditions for filming.

 

Suitable Keywords

War, Soldiers, Army, Fighter Jet, Military Family, Nuclear Explosion, Army Training, Navy, Military Parade, Submarine, Veterans, Military Base, Aircraft, Salute, Warfare, Tanks, Military Technology, Military Drone, Troops, Soldiers, Missile, Combat

 

Target Group

All groups, especially corporations, marketing agencies, video producers, advertising, politicians, etc.

 

Summary

  • Check out our marketplace for visual reference and inspiration.
  • Stand out and create something that pops out among the other search results.
  • USE THIS SPECIAL CODE IN YOUR KEYWORDS: MILITARYP5BRIEF
  • Ensure your submission falls under commercial use by submitting the appropriate release forms when necessary.

 

 

Top image: Soldier Reuniting With Her Husband At Home by JacobLund .

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Creative Briefs: The World of Science


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Since the birth of humanity, our natural curiosity has compelled us to investigate and solve the mysteries of the natural world. For thousands of years, various cultures and their greatest minds have significantly contributed their innovations to our lives. Science has fundamentally changed how we live, enabling us to address complex problems from space exploration to understanding medicine – in the end, because of science, we can raise the standard of living. Switch the lens and dive into the world of science, this month’s creative brief theme.

 

Shot List Thought Starters

Get inspired by the following science subcategories and ignite your imagination with the initial ideas on what to shoot.

People of science

Capture the scientific adventurers – researchers,
lab operators, biologists, chemists, physicists,
and other curious minds in action!

  • People in lab coats conducting experiments and analyzing data.
  • Scientists collaborating in a laboratory setting.
  • Researchers presenting their findings.
  • Lab workers operating scientific equipment and instruments.
  • Scientists dressing up for an experiment.

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The realms under the microscope

From mitosis to zoomed-in monsters, showcase the realms that are invisible to the human eye.

  • Time-lapse footage of cell division during mitosis.
  • Macro shots of microorganisms like bacteria and protozoa in a drop of water.
  • Time-lapse footage of fungal growth and spore release.
  • Footage of blood cells.
  • Microscopic imagery of humans, such as human hair under a microscope.

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Scientific equipment

Submit shots of the tools and safety gadgets that make
science efficient and allow us to improve
the world we live in.

  • Essential safety items, such as lab goggles, lab coats, gloves, respiratory protection, etc.
  • Close-ups of scientists using pipettes, test tubes, and beakers in experiments.
  • Footage of microscopes, centrifuges, and other lab equipment in operation.
  • Time-lapse of lab equipment setups for various experiments.

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The atomic animation

Buyers are interested in animated science-related videos, as the visuals are easy to digest.

  • 3D visualization of atoms, molecules, cells, and other biologic structures.
  • Animated sequences of molecular structures and interactions, such as DNA, mitotic stages, fertilization, etc.
  • Human anatomy and physiology in animation – animations of the brain, beating heart, digestive system, etc.
  • Animation of various viruses, such as the cold virus, flu, etc.
  • Animated visualizations of atoms and their subatomic particles.
  • Animated sequences of nuclear fission and fusion processes.
  • Animations of nanomachines and their potential applications.

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Inside the lab

Capture establishing shots of the strongholds of science – the labs, research centers, and more!

  • Day and night exterior establishing shots of the facilities, such as labs and other institutions.
  • Footage of scientists working in well-equipped and organized labs.
  • Shots of scientists’ workstations featuring computers, notebooks, and reference materials.
  • Time-lapse of research centers showcasing their modern architecture.
  • Time-lapse of a laboratory’s daily activities, showcasing the bustling environment.
  • Footage of emergency eyewash stations and safety showers in labs.
  • Close-ups of safety equipment like fire extinguishers and chemical spill kits.
  • Shots of astronomers and astrophysicists using telescopes and observing the night sky.
  • Time-lapse of telescopes moving to track celestial objects.

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Scientific workflow

From mixing chemicals and using a centrifuge to laser experiments in the physics lab, science is fun! Enlighten us with fresh takes on scientific processes.

  • Time-lapse of 3D printers creating scientific prototypes.
  • Close-ups of chemical reactions in test tubes and beakers.
  • Shots of scientists loading samples into a centrifuge and spinning it.
  • Footage of physicists conducting experiments with lasers.
  • Shots of scientists analyzing data on computers and using specialized software.
  • Shots of research teams discussing results and planning the next steps.

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Submission Ideas

Remember to capture various angles, perspectives, and close-ups to provide versatile and dynamic footage. Pay attention to composition, lighting, and capturing authentic moments that showcase the essence of each transportation mode.

 

Suitable Keywords:

Laboratory, Scientist, Microscope, Cells, Research, Satellite Dish, Chemistry, Atom, Astronomy, Molecule, Physics, Genetics, Science Technology, Experiment, Biology, Cell Division, Chemistry Lab, Evolution, Observatory, Chemicals, Test Tube

 

Target Group

All groups, especially corporations, marketing agencies, video producers, advertising, medical companies, pharmacy, etc.

 

Summary

  • Check out our marketplace for visual reference and inspiration.
  • Stand out and create something that pops out among the other search results.
  • USE THIS SPECIAL CODE IN YOUR KEYWORDS: SCIENCEP5BRIEF
  • Ensure your submission falls under commercial use by submitting the appropriate release forms when necessary.

Top image: “Microscope With Metal Lens At Laboratory. Medical Equipment.” by romaset.

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Creative Briefs: Transportation

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With a history spanning over 5,000 years, transportation has continuously evolved from humble beginnings with horses and the invention of the wheel to monumental achievements like the space shuttle’s first flight. Unsurprisingly, transportation remains an evergreen content category, consistently in high demand. Fasten your seatbelts, get inspired, and let your imagination take flight with this month’s Creative Briefs Topic: Transportation.

 

Last call to boarding!

Walk us through the whole airport process from check-in to boarding. Commercially cleared footage, in particular, has a tremendous potential to become the next best-seller.

  • Wide shot of the airport exterior with planes taking off and landing.
  • Travelers checking in at airline counters.
  • Footage of luggage getting scanned at security checkpoints.
  • People walking through the airport terminal.
  • Close-up of boarding passes scanned at the gate.
  • Passengers boarding the plane. Cabin crew greeting passengers.

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Fast and Not So Furious

From summer road trips to annoying traffic jams, cars are one of the most popular types of transportation. Don’t forget the gaining popularity of electric vehicles!

  • Time-lapse of cars on a busy highway or city street.
  • POV shot of driving on a scenic road.
  • Traffic jams with frustrated drivers.
  • Electric vehicle charging at a charging station.
  • Close-up of an electric car dashboard and controls.
  • People getting in and out of different car models.

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Choo-choo On the Rails

Buyers want everything from vintage locomotives to high-speed trains, waiting at the station platform, boarding, or romantic views during the golden hour. Trains are eco-friendly, more affordable, and always in high demand.

  • Vintage steam train passing by.
  • People waiting at a train station platform.
  • Passengers boarding a modern high-speed train.
  • Inside shot of a train cabin with passengers.
  • POV shot of the passing scenery from a train window.
  • Train conductor checking tickets.
  • Departure and arrival boards at a train station.

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Aye, Captain!

Boat transport is sometimes the only way from point A to point B. From kayaks and canoes to speedboats, ferries, and cruise ships, upload the onboard lives of passengers and crew.

  • Kayakers paddling through a river or lake.
  • Speedboat cruising on the water
  • Ferry docking and passengers getting on/off.
  • Sailboat gliding on the open sea.
  • Captain and crew operating a boat.
  • Aerial shot of boats sailing in a harbor.

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Public Transport

One of the most economical options for commuting is via public transportation. Capture your city’s buses, taxis, and underground system and still get to work on time!

  • People entering and exiting subway stations.
  • Trains, buses, trams, etc. arriving and departing from platforms.
  • POV shot of riding on a subway train, a bus or other vehicles.
  • Underground tunnels and tracks
  • Commuters on escalators and moving walkways.

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Vroom With a View

Sometimes, two wheels are enough to see the spectacular scenery around you. Show us the POV footage from a motorcycle and the beautiful machines and people operating them – no matter if you’re a Harley Davidson Biker or a city rider on the latest Vespa!

  • POV shot of riding a motorcycle through scenic landscapes.
  • Close-up of motorcycle engines and details.
  • Bikers in a group ride.
  • People wearing motorcycle gear and helmets.
  • Motorcycles parked in a row at a gathering or event.

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On the Road

Professional drivers spend the majority of the day behind the steering wheel. Create content of workers loading trucks at the warehouse, views from inside the cabin or the cargo in the back, as well as the everyday life of truck drivers.

  • Trucks being loaded and unloaded at a warehouse.
  • Interior shot of a truck cabin while driving.
  • Truck driver interacting with paperwork or GPS.
  • POV shot of driving a truck on the highway.
  • Truck stopping at a rest area or truck stop.
  • Trucks of different sizes and types on the road.

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Like a Boss!

Is land transportation, not your thing? Then capture the luxurious lifestyle of the rich and famous traveling on helicopters, yachts, or private jets.

  • Aerial shot of a luxury yacht sailing in the sea.
  • Helicopter taking off and landing.
  • Interior shots of a private jet with luxurious amenities.
  • Yacht party with people enjoying the view and activities.
  • VIPs boarding a private jet or luxury vehicle.

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In Harmony With Nature

Are you a friend of nature and travel your daily commute to work using a bike, in-line skates, or a skateboard? Submit the lifestyle footage of doing so!

  • Cyclists riding on urban streets or scenic paths.
  • People using electric scooters or skateboards for commuting.
  • Commuters with backpacks riding bikes to work.
  • In-line skaters skating on city streets or in parks.
  • Shots of bike lanes and bike-sharing stations.

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Submission Ideas

Remember to capture various angles, perspectives, and close-ups to provide versatile and dynamic footage. Pay attention to composition, lighting, and capturing authentic moments that showcase the essence of each transportation mode.

If you want more inspiration from our Artist community, look at our existing footage in this collection!

 

 Suitable Keywords:

Airport, Plane, Driving, Traffic, Train, Travel, Car, Traffic Jam, Motorcycle, Helicopter, Truck, Electric Car, Yacht, Boat, Canoe, Kajaks, etc.

 

 Target Group

All groups, especially corporations, marketing agencies, video producers, advertising, and politics, as Transportation and Infrastructure are among the key topics to discuss.
 

 Summary

  • Check out our marketplace for visual reference and inspiration.
  • Stand out and create something that pops out among the other search results.
  • USE THIS SPECIAL CODE IN YOUR KEYWORDS: TRANSPORTATIONPOND5BRIEF
  • Ensure your submission falls under commercial use by submitting the appropriate release forms when necessary.

 

Creative Briefs: Mine More Profit From the Industrial Footage


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Industry runs the world’s economy. Therefore it isn’t surprising that industrial stock footage will always be in high demand by corporate clients. Our buyers look for fresh takes of industrial footage straight from the heart of the business to enhance their visual storytelling. So get inspired, prepare for your next production, and mine profit from Industrial Footage.
 

Think Green

Many industries plan to go green and look for footage of renewable energy sources such as wind turbines, hydroelectric power, solar panels, heat pumps, and other green energy. You can also submit themes around recycling, pollution, and other key topics related to renewable energy.

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Under Construction

From timelapses and hyperlapses to slow-motion shots of cranes and construction workers, our buyers are thirsty for fresh takes of natural-looking shots straight from the construction site.

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Trust the Process

Ever wonder how they make the product you just bought? There are TV shows dedicated to the topic! Take us behind the curtain with clips from the production line. But please ensure you have a properly signed property release from the owner – because you’ll be showing us intellectual property and 3rd party know-how.

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The Future of Production

Every single day, AI and robotics help us save time and resources. Show us the machines that help create and make things with an efficiency we would not be capable of otherwise.

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The Cargo Time!

Manufactured products are stored and shipped to shops and happy customers. Buyers are interested in footage of warehouses and the shipping process. Think of cargo ships, planes, trains, trucks, etc.

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The Hard-working People

Construction workers, miners, machine operators, factory workers, engineers, and many more dangerous professions are symbolized not only by safety helmets and vests but also by the hard work that defines the world we see today. Capture these folks in action!

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Traditional Energy Sources

Natural gas and fossil fuels are still the dominant way of supplying energy to the masses. Therefore this type of footage is still very much in demand. Submit clips centered around factories, oil rigs, mines, etc.

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 Submission Ideas

  • Renewable energy – establishing shots of wind turbines, hydroelectric facilities, solar panels, etc.
  • Timelapse and hyperlapse footage of construction sites
  • Machines in slow motion (robotic arms, cranes, oil rigs, etc.)
  • Proud workers in safety clothes cleared for commercial use
  • Products being manufactured on detailed shots, production lines cleared for commercial use
  • Establishing shots of factories, manufacturing facilities, oil rigs, mines, etc.
  • Cargo ships, planes, loaded trucks, trains, etc.

If you want more inspiration from our Artist community, look at our existing footage in this collection!

 

 Suitable Keywords:

Construction, Renewable Energy, Manufacturing, Warehouse, Factory, Worker, Power Industry, Oil Rig, Mining, Cargo Ship, Recycling, Pollution, Robot Manufacturing, Machine, industry timelapse, industrial robot, oil industry, industrial meeting, the industrial revolution, economy, engineering, coal, production line, industrial worker

 

 Target Group

All groups, especially corporations, marketing agencies, video producers, advertising, but also politics as Industry is one of the key topics to discuss.

 

 Summary

  • Check out our marketplace for visual reference and inspiration.
  • Stand out and create something that pops out among the other search results.
  • USE THIS SPECIAL CODE IN YOUR KEYWORDS: INDUSTRYPOND5BRIEF
  • Ensure your submission falls under commercial use by submitting the appropriate release forms when necessary.