Filming in public
Clearances and permissions (Copyright Law)
Media Privacy Law
Libel and defamation Law
BBC editorial guideline 1
Describe the details of constraint Explain how the constraint will directly impact on your documentary I must make sure to gain When filming the interview permission prior to filming when inside the Snow + Rock store I filming in certain locations as will need to make sure I have governed by law. their permission to film there. I must ensure to gain the This may be an issue as I permission from the original intend to use some archive source if I wish to use somebody footage and include some else’s work within my own as set music in my piece. I would out by copyright law. therefore have to use copyright free music or get the artists permission and use as much actuality footage as possible. Article 8 ECHR which guarantees My main issue here will be a "right to respect for privacy and that I am interviewing people family life" from state parties, and so I will be facing some subject to restrictions as privacy issues. Because this prescribed by law. isn’t a sensitive topic I won’t have to go to the extent of concealing peoples identities This law places restrictions on I will mainly have to be careful what we are or are not able to say not to too heavily criticise a about other individuals or specific manufacturer or companies, but if criticism of a individual and I will ensure this person or company reaches a by only using facts when level deemed to be unfair and has mentioning others in my caused significant harm there are documentary. forms of legal action which can be taken Privacy The BBC respects For this guideline I will make privacy and does not infringe it sure that the people I without good reason, wherever in interview have seen the the world it is operating. The questions prior to the filming Human Rights Act 1998 gives and are comfortable protection to the privacy of answering them I will also individuals, and private information about them, but inform them or how they will balances that with a broadcaster's be portrayed in my right to freedom of expression. In documentary beforehand. regulation, the Ofcom Broadcasting Code states "Any infringement of privacy in programmes, or in connection with obtaining material included in programmes, must be warranted."
BBC editorial guideline 2
Children as Contributors We must always safeguard the welfare of the children and young people who contribute to our
As I am planning to have some vox pops which may include some children I will have to make 100% sure that I have
content, wherever in the world we operate. This includes preserving their right to speak out and to participate, as enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Ofcom Broadcasting Code obliges broadcasters to take "Due care ... over the physical and emotional welfare and the dignity of people under eighteen who take part or are otherwise involved in programmes."
the permission of their parents and that they are comfortable with the fact that this will have to be posted on YouTube for a certain amount of time.
BBC editorial guideline 3
Accuracy The BBC is committed to achieving due accuracy. This commitment is fundamental to our reputation and the trust of audiences, which is the foundation of the BBC. It is also a requirement under the Agreement accompanying the bbc charter. Accuracy is not simply a matter of getting facts right. If an issue is controversial, relevant opinions as well as facts may need to be considered. When necessary, all the relevant facts and information should also be weighed to get at the truth.
Because I am involving manufacturers in my documentary I will have to ensure that I only use facts when evaluating their products. Also when describing some of the better known athletes from winter sports I must make sure that all the facts I have used are completely accurate.
Ofcom Guideline 1
Ofcom Guideline 2
Ofcom Guideline 3
Harm & Offence Broadcasters are encouraged to think carefully about the expectations of their audiences and providing viewers with information, so they are able to make their own informed choices about what they watch. Material that may be harmful or cause offence must be justified by the context.
Privacy To ensure that broadcasters avoid any unwarranted infringement of privacy in programmes and in connection with obtaining material included in programmes. Fairness Broadcasters and programme makers should normally be fair in their dealings with potential contributors to programmes unless, exceptionally, it is justified to do
This means that I will have to make it clear to the audience that there may be some aspects of my documentary which some people may find distressing such as footage of peoples falls which clearly result in serious injury.
This means that I will have to make sure that all the footage I use has been approved by the contributors such as the interviews and that they are happy with their portrayal in the final documentary. Meaning that I will have to continue on from the privacy section and ensure that they are comfortable withall of their contributed footage and that they are fully informed of
otherwise. It may be fair to withhold all or some information where it is justified in the public interest or under other provisions of sections of this code.
the time period for which this will be broadcast and the content I have used as well as the context.