During this webinar we explored the complex area of footage licensing with, Ben Jones, Head of Motion, Science Photo Library. The session offered a unique opportunity to come to grips with unfamiliar terminology and differences in footage and stills licensing.

The webinar covered:

Terminology: formats, resolution, and distribution types (e.g., OTT)

Footage trends: content, technology, and usages (e.g., sizzle reels)

Differences / similarities to stills research and licensing: metadata, software tools

Standard types of requests: amount and types of footage, including subject types

Risks, rights protection and clearance: complexity in clearing rights


Ben Jones, Head of Motion, Science Photo Library

Portrait of Ben JonesBen runs the footage division of Science Photo Library, having launched it in 2009. The growing library of some 90,000 clips covers a wide range of topics from medical scans to astronomy, science education to science stock, and has contributors from around the world. It has a diverse client base in TV production, educational publishing, museums, advertising and more.

Science Photo Library has commissioned and produced many of the clips, and works with scientists, animators and production companies to provide a unique and specialist collection of videos, backed up by detailed technical information.

He has also been on the board of the footage archive trade body FOCAL International since 2015.

When: Thursday 25 March at 16:30

Where: Zoom

Free of charge to BAPLA members

Flexible fees for non-members

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