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Pond5 / Is POND5 still active?
« on: February 28, 2018, 14:33 »

Hey, I'm relatively new, and just adventuring into creating stock footage since a couple years (I'm working and studying so no full dedication, but I'll have plenty of time in some months.)

I have successfully created a portfolio in videohive, shutterstock, videoblocks (now storyblocks) and some others that I now discarded, so I can focus on the ones that sell/pay better. I'm sticking with Shutterstock and Videoblocks. Videohive is an exception. I use it because it allows to search and find out what's selling and build some statistics on  ideas to produce. I've sold many items there, but it really pays too little.

Now, Pond5 was always a mistery. I have bought clips there before and I thought it was great, but when I started submitting, my uploads didn't get reviewed.

I went up adding my portfolio there, some 32 clips. Then I quit trying, since all were marked 'Pending review' for several months.

Now, after more than 2 years, they finally REJECTED all of the 32 clips at once.

For the records, I am a video and animation professional and have worked at both sides of advertising agencies for years (as art director and as video provider). I know that is no warranty of acceptance or quality, and I'm sure there are lots of professionals that are better than me, but I'm pretty sure of what is useful for video, and I have been selling the same clips at at least 3 stock companies for the last couple years.

Is that what I should expect from Pond5?

Hi everyone!
I am very happy to have found this group.

I have some newbie questions and I would like to know your opinion in these matters:

- I uploaded some SIX items to Pond5 and VideoHive. No big deal, just good quality images with minimal color grading, not technically or topic-wise controversial - (i.e. a timelapse driving on a road in the country, some angles of bingo balls rolling inside a cage...). However they are sitting there for 10 days now awaiting review. Is this normal? How much time do Pond5 and VideoHive take for review and approval?

- Maybe a dumb question - to those who sell in several sites, do you have a unique username for all of them? Or different names? What do you suggest?

- I also do motion graphics and music, and I intend to sell some motion graphics related 'gigs' in FIVERR. For instance, selling a template AE project in VideoHive and Pond5, and at the same time selling a 'service' in fiverr which is using my own template to produce videos for the clients there (i.e. a photo slideshow). I wonder if you guys are doing such a thing already. Are there any legal problems with this, using my own template, which sells in VH and Pond5, to do gigs online in Fiverr?

Thanks very much for your illumination!

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