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Interview: Ben Jones, Head of Motion – Science Photo Library

Here is the first in a series of interviews by PAN’s stock footage industry news site Footage News called ‘Getting-To-Know-The-Library’ – more to follow – enjoy!

Name: Ben Jones
Position: Head of Motion
Stock footage Agency: Science Photo Library – SPL

Explain Science Photo Library in a sentence:
We collate and create unique, accurate and informative clips about the world around us, the processes that shape it, and the research that reveals how it works.

Q. When did you decide to start offering stock footage?
Around the start of 2007, although it had long been discussed.

Q. What was your best seller this month (MAY)?
Q. Are any of your stills contributors supplying footage?
Q. Which footage subjects are you looking to increase content in?
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