Included in the launch of the Pond5 DJI collection are shots by FAA Part 107 certified pilots that cover a spectrum of landscapes and perspectives — from stunning natural terrain to urban cityscapes, shots of animals in the wild, and sweeping overviews of modern industry. The content is supposed to provide buyers in the Pond5 marketplace with numerous options for their film and video projects.
DJI has been working closely with Pond5 on the genesis and launch of the collection, helping to ensure that the aerial footage shot with DJI products is made easily accessible 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.
By applying to join this program, pilots operating with a Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which is required for US commercial use, are presented with the opportunity to leverage Pond5’s industry knowledge in identifying their most in-demand shots, as well as potentially obtaining assistance in preparing their footage for licensing in the Pond5 marketplace. Pilots certified in territories outside the US are also encouraged to submit their credentials, as there are plans to further expand the scope of the collection in the near future to include certified pilots from all around the world.