Discover Creative Freedom with the Free Collection


Millions of content creators worldwide rely on stock media to enhance their projects and productions. We’re thrilled that Pond5 is part of the solution and are committed to making stock footage more accessible. We allow every creator to experience Pond5 through our free collection of complimentary HD & 4K stock footage videos, photos, and music tracks. Whether you’re a filmmaker, musician, marketer, or student, you’ve got stories, and we’ll help you tell them.

The Free Collection is the perfect answer for any creator looking for inspiration. Find a world of stunning stock footage, images, and music for every project. We’ve collaborated with talented artists worldwide to bring you over 3,000 inspiring free stock videos, images, and music tracks. With this collection, you get instant access to the stunning array of content available at Pond5 and, most importantly, can create world-class stories for free.


Explore. Download. Create.

What is the Free Collection? In short, it’s your creative toolbox: a ready-to-use selection of fresh content to choose from for your next project. What’s more, by providing footage, photos, and music, you’ll get a taste of the creative freedom available in Pond5’s expansive repertoire.


What’s Included in the Free Collection?

Whether it’s for a website, social post, or video production, we know the best-performing projects require quality visuals and sound. So, here’s what you can expect when you use assets from the Free Collection:

  • Unique aesthetics and captivating soundscapes by professional global artists
  • Free stock videos and images of trending topics in 4K and HD
  • Free music tracks across a wide range of tempos, styles, and genres
  • Full permission for usage in commercial products
  • Exposure to artists from around the world that can inspire your future creative work.


Why Create a Free Collection?

Pond5’s marketplace is built on a per-asset pricing model, so you may be wondering why we’ve made the choice to offer free media. Well, it all started with our Free Clip of the Week.


Free Clip of the Week


Since we’ve received so much great feedback about our weekly free clips, we’re offering even more free assets! We love that these free downloads keep you engaged and delighted, whether it’s your first time using Pond5 or you’re a long-time customer. 

Additionally, our weekly free clip also offers increased exposure (and income!) to featured artists. After being selected for a free clip feature, artists see revenue rise by an average of 10% in the following month. The Free Collection aims to build on that success, offering participating artists broad exposure to millions of Pond5 customers around the world.


We designed this product to engage users in the breadth and depth of the Pond5 library and show visitors how much value they’ll unlock with our full collection. But, before they do, they can always sample our content with items from our Free Collection.


Simply put, we want you to be as excited about the content on Pond5 as we are! 


Begin Easy Browsing

Start exploring stunning stock footage, image, and music tracks here by media type or by category. Since our collections are designed for intuitive browsing, you’ll soon be immersed among high-quality, relevant, and innovative scenes.

Here’s a quick glimpse of what you’ll find on the collection page:


Pond5 Free Collection - Free Stock Videos, Photos and Music

Pond5 Free Stock Photos

Pond5 Free Stock Music


Endless Creativity, Continuous Inspiration

While the production process has changed for many over the past few years, creativity always continues to thrive. Together with the ever-innovative artists in the Pond5 community, we proudly offer this brand new source of inspiration.

Ready to take your story to the next level? We can’t wait to see what you create.

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