New York, NY—Global content marketplace Pond5, in conjunction with DJI, unveiled the first wave of content in its premium collection of licensable aerial drone footage. Included in the launch of the Pond5 DJI collection are shots by FAA Part 107 certified pilots. The imagery covers a spectrum of landscapes and perspectives. They include natural terrain, urban cityscapes, rare shots of animals in the wild and also views of modern industry.
“The response to our call for filmmakers using DJI drones is truly inspiring,” said Jason Teichman, Pond5’s CEO. “We received a wealth of aerial footage to choose from for this collection. It’s also continuing to roll in nonstop. Moreover, being able to provide our buyers with shots of this quality captured by certified pilots speaks directly to Pond5’s mission of supporting filmmakers on both sides of our marketplace. As well as to the passion of the artists in the DJI community.”
DJI worked closely with video experts and curators at Pond5 on the genesis as well as launch of the collection. The goal is to make easily accessible the most compelling and award-worthy aerial footage shot with DJI products to customers searching for studio-quality shots to use in their productions.
“This collection marks the start of a new era for filmmakers looking to purchase and sell drone footage,” said Michael Perry, managing director of DJI, North America. “We’re always amazed at the sheer quality and diversity that pilots using DJI drones display in their work. Bringing this creativity to the millions of filmmakers who use Pond5 in a way that reinforces safe and legal drone operations is extremely rewarding.”
Pilots operating with a Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are eligible to apply to Pond5. Part 107 certification is required for U.S. commercial use. They will then have the opportunity to leverage Pond5’s knowledge in identifying the most in-demand shots. They may also potentially obtain assistance in preparing footage for licensing in the Pond5 marketplace.
Pilots certified in territories outside the U.S. may also submit their credentials. There are plans to further expand the scope of the collection to include certified pilots from all around the world. For more information on applying and to view the newly released Pond5 DJI collection, visit pond5.com/dji.
Pond5 is a video-first content marketplace. It provides filmmakers, creators and producers with the content and tools to improve their projects. The company boasts a growing global community of more than 60,000 professional visual and audio creators.
Pond5 strives to make it easier to find and use content to bring creatives’ vision to life. The company offers features like visual search for video and integration into all major video-editing software.