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Re: Rules for flash photography?
« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2016, 06:56:47 PM »
I was just wondering concerning a security precaution and actors contracts. Since I've volunteered for Phoenix Comicon, which is fan-run, so many changes have been made in the past two years. No video taping or audio taping anywhere during the convention which includes panels, hallways where you might see an actor on way to photo ops or autographs, etc. Just recently I was accused, by a volunteer, of video taping during an actor panel, and I had to explain I was adjusting the zoom on the smartphone. There were many people accused of video taping. I swear...these young people don't get trained on use of smartphones at conventions. Only people allowed to video, audio, or live feed are those with professional media badges that represent major film studios, tv stations, major and local newspapers, and certain websites. Still photography was allowed but not in certain areas.
 
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Re: Rules for flash photography?
« Reply #31 on: September 02, 2016, 01:21:26 AM »
I was just wondering concerning a security precaution and actors contracts. Since I've volunteered for Phoenix Comicon, which is fan-run, so many changes have been made in the past two years. No video taping or audio taping anywhere during the convention which includes panels, hallways where you might see an actor on way to photo ops or autographs, etc. Just recently I was accused, by a volunteer, of video taping during an actor panel, and I had to explain I was adjusting the zoom on the smartphone. There were many people accused of video taping. I swear...these young people don't get trained on use of smartphones at conventions. Only people allowed to video, audio, or live feed are those with professional media badges that represent major film studios, tv stations, major and local newspapers, and certain websites. Still photography was allowed but not in certain areas.

Richard answered this several posts back - he said that the panels are definitely 'off limits' for video and that other elements of the con may also be, if they choose to use those elements for exclusive release.  Everywhere else - hallways, M&G, banquet, etc - is fine, unless someone specifically asks you not to.

We also probably won't allow video taping in the photo sessions or auto sessions b/c we need to get people through the lines.

The cruise - no official word yet there, so videotaping is probably okay.  But, again, if someone asks not to be photo'd or filmed, respect that.