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CODES OF PRACTISE & REGULATION GRID COPYRIGHT WHAT IS COPYRIGHT LAW?

HOW DID YOU KEEP TO COPYRIGHT LAW IN THE AUDIO AND VISUAL ELEMENTS OF YOUR PRODUCTION?

The copyright law states that if any music or audio is copied in any way then this is classed as a violation and its breaking the music copyright law. Therefore if anyone is to use s music that hasn’t got copyright on it then it is illegal to use and you are breaking the law and you will have to pay a fine.

We kept our music video copyright free by asking permission from the unsigned artist if we had his permission to use his music video. He then confirmed that we were allowed to use it therefore the audio we used for our music video was copyright free.

OFCOM OFCOM REGULATION

DESCRIBE THE PARTS OF THE HOW DID YOU KEEP TO IT IN CODE RELEVANT TO MUSIC YOUR PRODUCTION? VIDEO PRODUCTION

PROTECTING UNDER 18s

Ofcom have made a set of rules and regulations that a artist has to abide by when making a music video. This is so that it protects under 18’s and so that they do not see anything that they are not allowed to see. These codes and rules limit what we can see in a music video before 9 o clock. So this Ofcom report stops us from seeing such as sexual content, type of clothing, violence, dangerous behaviour. All this is classed as harmful. All these things can give bad messages to younger viewers for example if there any harmful activities going on like drinking or taking drugs it could encourage the child to try bit or if there is any violence then they might think that this is cool and be violent in school.

We tried to keep to the Ofcom regulations for protecting under 18’s but it was quite hard considering our music videos theme had violence, urban lifestyles and drugs in it. However the violent and drug scenes we put in black and white so that it made visibility harder and also to show viewers this was the past and bad history of the main character so this could potentially persuade them to not do these things. The lyrics did not have any swearing in there which was good so their was no need to try and remove bad words, also there was so sexual content within the lyrics of in the video so we did not have a problem with that aspect either.

HARM AND OFFENCE

Ofcom regulations state that under 18’s need to be protected from harmful or offensive content in music videos. Potentially harmful or offensive content includes sexual behaviour, strong language and violence. If any of the footage has any of these points then the viewer must be

Luckily in our music video there was no strong language so that is one of the factors taken away. Also our music video is to match the lyrics of the song so it s easier to understand, for example the rapper talks about death and there are scenes in a graveyard. There were no sexual lyrics in the


warned in some way before the footage is shown. This is because extremely violent behaviour or abuse to anyone can be persuasive to the younger generation and may be copied. Therefore it has to have a warning to prevent this.

song so there was no need to have any sexual scenes in the music video. However there is a fight scene so there is violence in our music video. We tried to show that this was bad by making it black and white.

CRIME

Ofcom regulations state that any TV programme that shows crime which could lead on to people copying it must not be shown. Any description of crime which could lead to people copy must also not be shown. The footage must not show any reward or payment being given to any witness to the person committing the crime also it must not show any payment to any witness. It must show prosecution of the person committing the crime.

FAIRNESS

Ofcom regulations fairness sector states that anyone actin a major role within the music video needs to be fully informed about what their role consists of and what they will have to do, however this does not apply if the role is a minor role. There must be no stereotypical roles within the role to make sure that it is fair on everyone.

PRIVACY

The privacy sector in ofcoms regulations state that anyone in the music videos information such as name or contact details must be kept private and protected. This is done so the broadcasters do not receive any unwanted complains. However some information can be shown without the person’s permission. This is done by having a warrant. Also when filming if there are any random people standing and walking around they may have to

In our music video the theme was urban lifestyle so their was some crime scenes in there for example there was a fight and there’s a scene where a drugs trade takes place. However we showed that this was bad by making it black and white and we also showed as the music video progressed someone dying as a result of drugs and the main character throwing drugs and a cigarette away showing that he wants to leave his bad side and become good. In our music video there was only one main character who did most of the acing. Therefore we only really needed to explain one role and that was his. We played the music video to him and gave him a copy of the lyrics so he knew what the song was about and we told him that everything he was going to do would link in with the lyrics. After we showed him our shooting script which he analysed and he said he was k doing everything that it said on there. We then also told the minor actors what they would need to do which they did not have a problem with. We made sure that all of our characters information stayed private because we did not break any of these rules. Also when we filmed in busy areas where there was lots of people we had a couple of friends informing them that we are filming and that if they did not want to be on camera to wait until we paused the camera however no one didn’t want to get filmed.


be taken out because it can be classed as invading their privacy.

INSURANCE TYPE OF INSURANCE

DESCRIBE WHAT THE TYPE OF INSURANCE COVERS

HOW WOULD IT HAVE AFFECTED YOUR PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT?

PUBLIC LIABILITY

This is a type of insurance that covers anyone that is injured during the production and filming of the music video. This could be a member of the public or pedestrian that is walking along and hurts themselves or gets injured by a crew member or by and of the equipment the crew has.

We mad sure that no member of the public came to close to any of the equipment to avoid them being hurt and also to make sure that none of the equipment was damaged either.

COMPLETION

This ensures that the work will be completed by the set time on the script. It can also cover the loss of income that may have occurred when trying to complete the work.

We avoided this by keeping to the deadline that was set for us. Also

TRADE UNIONS WHAT IS THE ROLE OF BECTU IN MEDIA PRODUCTION?

HOW MUCH WOULD THE CREW FOR YOUR MUSIC VIDEO HAVE COST IF YOU HAD PAID BECTU RATES? (ITEMISE EACH ROLE AND THE NUMBER OF DAYS YOU FILMED/EDITED)

This is to make sure hat workers within media are working in a safe working environment. It also ensures that are being treated right and working reasonable working hours. Also it ensures that they are getting the wages they should be getting depending on their job role and how long they have been doing it for.

All of these job roles wages are after 10 hours of work. •

Lighting director £213 • Sund mixer £213 • Set designelr £198 • vision mixer £186 • Director £ 198

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