Juneteenth Call Out For Artists

On June 19th this year, Pond5 will be celebrating our third-annual Juneteenth fundraiser. To honor the anniversary of the final announcement of the end of slavery, each year we raise funds for two organizations whose mission matches our own; to support the marginalized and empower the underrepresented through creative expression. Over the past few years we’ve supported organizations like National Black Arts Festival, Second Chance Studios, and Queer|Art. We’re excited to announce our partner organizations in June.

In addition to cultivating relationships outside of Pond5, support of our own creative community is paramount to our mission. We partner with a diverse range of artists to give opportunities for exposure within the marketplace, and surface inclusive content that creators need to tell their stories.

As we celebrate Juneteenth, we’re excited to put together a collection of clips and tracks by diverse artists in our community. We’d love to hear from you if you’d like to be featured in this collection! Please share your storefront with us and a collection of content that is most representative of your background and culture, and we’ll do our best to include them in this celebratory collection.

Content in the Wild February 2022

 

Everything Everywhere All at Once, Lucky8 TV Shows,
Citizen Pictures Productions

Content in the Wild is a series about you – your success, your talent, and your hard work. In each regularly-released installment, we reveal three high-profile projects featuring Pond5 media – all deals brokered by our Creative Partner team who will stop at nothing to get your work the attention it deserves. Prepare to be inspired because this is where all your hard work shines!

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, collectively known as Daniels, the film is a hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi action adventure about an exhausted Chinese American woman (Michelle Yeoh) who can’t seem to finish her taxes.

    It stars Michelle Yeoh, well-known for her roles in Star Trek: Discovery, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, in addition to Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu, Jamie Lee Curtis and Jenny Slate.

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  • P5 Commentary

    Everything Everywhere All At Once, produced by A24, is set to premiere on March 25, 2022. Working directly with their production team for over 18 months on footage options gave us true insight into the style and cinematic techniques used, allowing us to identify the perfect shots to complement the film.

    See more on: https://a24films.com/films/everything-everywhere-all-at-once

    Pond5
    Creative Partner Team

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  • Lucky8 TV Shows

    Lucky 8 is a full-service unscripted production company headquartered in New York City, dedicated to telling immersive first-person stories. Since its inception in 2014, Lucky 8 has produced a broad range of programming for networks such as National Geographic, History Channel, MTV, and Animal Planet.

    Lucky8 partnered with Pond5 to cover footage for their History channel documentaries The Food That Built America, and The Toys That Built America. We also provided footage for To Catch a Smuggler, a documentary TV series observing the Department of Homeland Security adjust tactics to meet the increasing flow of narcotics coming across the land borders during the pandemic.

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  • P5 Commentary

    Lucky8 has been working with Pond5 since 2019, and we always enjoy partnering with their production team. Our dedicated support in helping them find the right clips to tell their stories has contributed to the success of several TV shows. We’re looking forward to future collaborations!

    See more of Greta Van Fleet here: http://www.lucky8.tv/

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    Creative Partner Team

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  • Citizen Pictures Productions

    Citizen Pictures is an Emmy-winning television production company and content hub focusing on creating lifestyle-centric programming from food, travel, and home to sports, true crime, and competition formats.

    Citizen Pictures reached out to Pond5 to get additional content for their show Guy’s Chance of a Lifetime and a documentary Restaurant Hustle 2021: Back in Business that takes an intimate look at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on restaurants.

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  • P5 Commentary

    Citizen Pictures was new to Pond5, and we were excited to have the opportunity to partner with them on two shows focused on food. Impressed by our vast library of content and enthusiastic customer support, they plan to utilize Pond5 again for future content needs.


    See more on: https://citizenpictures.com/.

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    Creative Partner Team

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Don‘t forget to check out the other projects as well! >> Go to Content in the Wild category.

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Buyer Requests: Holidays Around the World, Holiday Shopping, Holiday DIY

Most Wanted in October

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Our buyers love holidays! If you haven’t already prepared an extensive library of FOMO-worthy vacay content, September’s the perfect month to start. This month’s Buyer Requests ask for fresh takes on
Holidays Around the World, Holiday Shopping, and Holiday DIY

Holidays Around the World

Holidays Around the World

USE THIS KEYWORD: BRWORLDHOLIDAYS2021
We’re looking for unique holiday traditions from Russia to Mexico, India to Uganda, China to Luxembourg, and anywhere in between! Southern hemisphere, go on and show us that sunny Christmas with swim shorts. There’s also Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the Winter Solstice—we’re looking for all of it! Focus on unique rituals, food, clothing, etc., and show us how YOU are celebrating holidays.

Shot List Thought Starters

  • Grocery shopping for traditional food
  • Close ups of traditional food being served
  • Typical local traditions connected to celebrating holidays
  • Shots of traditional gift givers, such as Santa Claus, Baby Jesus, St. Nicholas, etc.
  • Symbolic artefacts such as a menorah
  • Landscapes showcasing the weather during the holiday season
  • Shots of unique characters in costume, like the Krampus or Italy’s Befana
  • Carol singing or other public celebrations
  • Already have shots of how your city is decorated for the holidays? Don’t forget to tag them!

Suggested Keywords

Winter Holidays, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas, Holiday, Celebration

Target Group

All groups, but specifically ad agencies, corporate clients, non-profit organizations, TV production companies, etc.

PRO TIPS

  • Always keep in mind that authentic-looking content which has been cleared for commercial use is much more popular than overtly “stocky” clips—especially for filmmakers, who often want to mix their own footage with our media.
  • Clips that are cleared for commercial use should never show any logos or 3rd party intellectual property unless the owner signs a property release. Any recognizable person in the clip should sign a model release.
  • We highly recommend considering diverse actors or models of all ages, ethnicities, races, religions, genders, and sexual orientations.
  • Choosing the right metadata is crucial for the search algorithm. Never stuff your metadata with irrelevant keywords.
Holiday Shopping

Holiday Shopping

USE THIS KEYWORD: BRHOLIDAYSHOPPING2021
Let’s face it: Christmas and winter holidays may be getting more and more commercial, but giving (and getting) gifts is just so much fun! We all know that one person who’s already started shopping for Christmas gifts. Why not capture the shopping fever that is slowly eating away at our wallets?

Shot List Thought Starters

  • People shopping on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, etc.
  • People of any color, ethnicity, gender, or religion shopping
  • Editorial footage of crowds and queues in shopping malls
  • Shopping online, package delivery from e-shops
  • Shopping for non-traditional gifts, such as cryptocurrency, etc.
  • Advertising for sales

Suggested Keywords

Holiday Shopping, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Sale Shopping, Cryptocurrency, Christmas Shopping, Gift Shopping

Target Group

All groups, but specifically ad agencies.

Holiday DIY

Holiday DIY

USE THIS KEYWORD: BRHOLIDAYDIY2021
Some merrymakers prefer to handcraft their gifts! If you’re into custom wrapping paper, wood carving, advent calendars (you name it!) you’ll feel at home with this request. Our buyers are looking for “Do It Yourself” content, so get creative when shooting your content! What about Stop Motion? Timelapses? 2D animation? Feel free to try something new!

Shot List Thought Starters

  • Shots of people creating candles, painting pictures, doing collages, etc.
  • Stop motions of DIY gift cards, holiday cards, envelopes and custom gift wrappings and boxes, etc.
  • Homemade food, drinks, and even toiletries! Think of mulled wine, homemade soaps, decorated gingerbread, etc.
  • Christmas traditional decor, such as wooden nativity scenes, wreathes, etc.
  • DIY 24-day Advent calendars are increasing in popularity
  • Think of embroidery, knitting, sewing, and more!

Suggested Keywords

DIY, Do It Yourself, Crafting, Painting, Sewing, Knitting, Embroidery, Carving, Cooking, etc.

Target Group

All groups, especially Ad agencies, non-profit organizations, TV productions, etc.

PRO TIPS

  • Submit completed and signed model releases for every recognizable person in the shot.

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