Filming in public
Clearances and permissions (Copyright Law)
Media Privacy Law
Describe the details of constraint
Explain how the constraint will directly impact on your documentary If you want to film in certain places you I do not need to worry too need to seek permission as some areas much about filming in are not public but private property. public due to my “If you want to film on public land you documentary not being will need permission from the filmed in public. If I do film appropriate local authority or council. some voxpos then I will do They are responsible for public land, this in public spaces and public buildings, and roads and parking. just gain the views of the The UK Screen Agencies can help you normal public walking by. I get in touch with the appropriate local will need tog ain permission authority contact” from the people I will be filming also allowing them http://industry.bfi.org.uk/publicspaces to give their permission on being filmed. Copyright law is when things such as I will be using the feature music, archive footage and images are quite a lot as I will be having used. We cannot directly use sources archive footage, pictures which are not ours and which are not and also music from copyright free. This means we need to different artists I will seek get permission if we wanted to use permission from different anything contracts making sure I have the permission to use http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools these sources in my documentary. I will also clearly point out that I will http://www.copyrightservice.co.uk/ not be making any profit protect/p07_music_copyright from the project that I will be carrying out. The Committee that was appointed The issue I will be facing during my project is privacy in July 2011 to consider the issues. I will be addressing a operation of the law concerning privacy and injunctions in the UK has lot of topics and interviewing people, which published its report and means at some cases I will recommendations. Those need to keep their identity recommendations cover, amongst private. This means that I other things: will need to display the interview without showing 1. Maintaining the status quo in their faces if they want to the substantive law of keep their identity hidden , I privacy (i.e. based on may also need to change common law and the Human their names to make sure Rights Act) but enhancing the their identity is not also been given away by their 2. “Privacy” and the “public name. interest” should not be
defined in statute. It would be more flexible and less complicated to continue
allowing case-‐by-‐case judgments on their facts. http://www.taylorwessing.com/filead min/files/docs/UK-privacy-law-andpress-regulation-reform_April2012.pdf Libel and defamation Law
BBC editorial guideline 1
Defamation of character occurs when someone says something about you which is untrue and which is damaging to your reputation or results in some other damage to you A new and developing area of defamation law is defamation of character for statements published online. The law of defamation applies equally to the internet, however it can be more difficult to establish libel on the internet. http://www.contactlaw.co.uk/intereste d-‐in-‐suing-‐for-‐defamation-‐of-‐ character.html Avoiding Misleading Audiences Misleading the audience means displaying something as true or false but in fact this subject or topic has not yet been proof on either side of the story or what you are displaying is bias and fabricated.
BBC editorial guideline 2
This means that I should not present things, which have no truth towards them, I should also not give a bad reputation to characters and products which are not true and show them in a bad light. During my project I will be presenting case study’s which will have to be backed up with reference as I need to make sure I am not presenting false facts and statements
This will affect me when it comes to making my documentary because I will be displaying case studies and also talking about certain news stories. I have to make sure these stories are correct and nothing is over exaggerated or made up. This affects my work in a good way because it makes sure that I do my independent research before display anything false but at the same time it does affect my work when it comes to certain stories which I might not be able to show due to not getting confirmation on the actual event/topic actually taking place or happening.
When quoting an anonymous source, especially a source making serious allegations, we must take all appropriate steps to protect their identity. However, we should give the audience what information we can about them and in a way that does not materially mislead about the source's status.” http://www.bbc.co.uk/editorialguidelin es/guidelines Audience Expectations This will not really affect me
BBC editorial guideline 3
We should take into consideration the viewing audience judging on the time and day, which the program is shown. First we must judge by the content and the scenes, which are going to be shown and then consider if they are suitable for every viewer. Here are some of the things we need to consider: -‐ The likely number of children watching also taking into account the weekends and the holidays in which they will most likely still be awake later on in the night. Privacy
7.4.3 When filming openly in public and semi-‐public places, we do not normally obtain express consent from individuals who are incidentally caught on camera as part of the general scene, unless they are engaged in an activity where they have a legitimate expectation of privacy that is not outweighed by a public interest in showing them.
Ofcom Guideline 1
as my documentary will not include bad language or include any violence and scenes which people may find disturbing. This will be a positive for me as I do not need to take this into consideration due to the fact that the scenes and the content are very suitable for all ages and do not need to be put on after child viewing time ends.
This is a positive and negative when it comes to my project. The positive thing is that I will not be filming in any private property, which means I do not need any permission. I will also be doing vox pox which I will just gain the person I am interviewing’s permission and it will be filmed on private property which means I will not need any permission for that.
This means that I would need to tell the viewers what they are watching before hand so I do not offend anyone with the material I am about to show. I will not be having anything offensive in the documentary so this will not affect me a great deal.
Ofcom Guideline 2
Ofcom Guideline 3
choices about what they watch.” This shows that I have to make sure I know what I am talking about. http://www.independentproducerhand book.co.uk/232/4f-‐due-‐ impartiality/key-‐points.html Simulated news Sometimes entertainment shows and dramas, even documentaries, include fake news items within them, which can seem authentic. The Code states that broadcasters must ensure that there is no reasonable possibility of viewers being misled into believing they are watching real news items in such circumstances. Fake elements added to the show must be pointed out and labelled. The code states that broadcaster’s have to make sure that the things, which are presented in screen, are not fabricated to mislead the audience. http://www.independentproducerhand book.co.uk/232/4f-‐due-‐ impartiality/key-‐points.html
1. News, in whatever form, must be reported with due accuracy and presented with due impartiality. Presenting a story or item with "due impartiality" means presenting it in an appropriately balanced and fair way. 2.
Significant mistakes in news should normally be acknowledged and corrected on air quickly. Corrections should be appropriately scheduled.
This means that I cannot mislead the audience by making up false facts and figures or presenting things which are fabricated in a news form which may mislead people to think it is actual news. This will effect me as I will be showing some case study’s, I will make sure that I do not present it in a news form and also make sure I give reference and if there is not reference I will mention this.
This means that I must present all my evidence and my findings in a fair and just way. I should neither over use nor over dramatize things and should keep my information direct and very clear. This will affect me when it comes to the case study, as I need to make sure I am not adding things to the truth and also keeping all my points clear.
Politicians must not be used as newsreaders, interviewers or reporters in news programmed unless, exceptionally, it is editorially justified, in which case that person's political allegiance must be made clear to viewers. http://www.independentproducerhand book.co.uk/232/4f-‐due-‐ impartiality/key-‐points.html