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This article was published on January 20, 2015


    Pond5 is putting 80,000 photos, videos and sound clips into the public domain today

    Pond5 is putting 80,000 photos, videos and sound clips into the public domain today
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    Finding royalty-free video, photos and sound clips may be getting a little easier following the news that Pond5 is releasing a huge number of items into the public domain.

    Announced today, the Pond5 Public Domain Project has been conceived with content “specifically for media makers,” Pond5 said. Included in this first batch of content are 10,000 video clips, 65,000 photos, “thousands” of sound recordings and “hundreds” of 3D models.

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    In the collection you’ll find things like George Meliés’ 1902 movie A Trip to the Moon, footage from the 1952 Helsinki Olympic games, NASA rocket launches and 5,000 previously unseen video clips. Pond5 said there are also notable speeches from historical figures (like Winston Churchill) and audio clips from composers like Beethoven and Chopin.

    To make things even easier, the video footage has been split down into individual shots to save users time with their own editing.

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