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How does consent work?

Before filming commences, you need to get consent from the people who will be involved. This can be done by creating a simple release form for your participants to sign. You will need to include a clear statement that they know and agree to being filmed, for what purpose, and a place for them to sign. If you are filming young people, you can ask their parents for written consent. SlackPress are happy to provide consent forms for your production and guide you through the process.

What if you need your video to be in a public area?

It’s best to ask for permission from any member of the public that will show up in your videos.


However, if the area is too big or public to get written consent from each person, don’t worry. You can place signs around the area ahead of time informing people that filming is taking place – just make sure they are large enough for people to see them clearly. This allows those who do not wish to be part of the video to avoid the area during that time.

What if you don't want to be on camera?

Make sure you respect the rights of those who don’t fancy being filmed. If anyone requests to not be seen on video they can be blurred out.

Our camera team can also be creative with close-up shots and focus when filming in a largely public place, so those in the background will not be identifiable.

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