Pond5, the leading marketplace for licensing royalty-free footage and other media, has announced the launch of its archival footage collection to producers and creative professionals across the globe. Expertly curated by international historians, the new Pond5 Archival Collection is one of the most comprehensive video libraries of historical moments and everyday life from the past 100 years. Included is rare footage spanning the 20th century, from major global events to authentic scenes of everyday life.
Pond5, funded by Accel Partners and Stripes Group, improves creative workflow through its innovative artist technology, easy-to-use platform, best-in-class licenses and support. It has a growing library of more than 8 million royalty-free video clips, plus millions of photos, music tracks, sound effects, and other high-quality media.
Highlights from the collection include stunning footage of World War II, the Space Race, and the 20th century’s most important world leaders. Also featured are a wealth of clips acquired from European footage agency Framepool, ranging from rarely seen historical moments to home video footage of daily life from throughout the decades — much of which is now exclusive to Pond5. All video in the Pond5 Archival Collection is available with a royalty-free license featuring worldwide usage in perpetuity, and has all been digitally converted and restored with the majority now available in high definition (HD).
“Offering outstanding archival footage has been one of the most frequent requests from our customers, so we wanted to be sure we could deliver something truly special with this collection,” said Pond5 CEO Jason Teichman. “Now, the countless producers and editors who rely on Pond5 for their films, TV shows, documentaries, nonfiction programming, educational content, and other creative projects can find all the historical media they need on our platform, as well. We are very proud to offer so many unique views into history, and this is just the latest step in making Pond5 the one-stop resource for all creative professionals.”