Re: [videoblogging] video not allowed
- If someone has a chance to go to the Met, let me know if this is an
option. There were some great scenes that I would loved to have filmed
there, but the guards were watching like hawks and I get really
nervous about trying to be sneaky; just don't have the personality for
it I guess, I'd rather have an in-your-face argument about how you're
an idiot to not let me do it! <grin>
On Fri, 4 Feb 2005 15:58:49 -0500, Michael Meiser
> I was up at the Detroit Institute of Art (the DIA as they call it) and
> they told me I needed a "permit" to shoot. Then they had me sign this
> little sticker, and I had to wear it like a name tag. They didn't keep
> any record though. They didn't ask me any questions either. I though it
> was sort of silly, but I didn't mind it.
> I personally think the whole thing is just irrational paranoia. Like
> the banning of Kodak cameras from beaches when they first came out.
> We're all going to have to get use to being on camera.
> How'd that SNL parady of the Casino movie go? The bit bear watches
> the... and the eye in the sky watches us all.
> On Jan 29, 2005, at 3:11 AM, Deirdré Straughan wrote:
> Having seen the video of the guy getting in trouble with the police
> for filming in the NYC subway during the Republican Convention, I was
> alert to signage about where I could and couldn't film... and didn't
> see any. I never saw a sign anywhere in the MTA that you can't use a
> camera of any kind, though I did not try my luck.
> I didn't notice any signage in the Metropolitan museum, either, and
> lots of people were taking pictures, which the guards said nothing
> about in most areas, as long as they weren't using a flash
> (understandable). But when I got out my video camera, I was stopped by
> a guard. "But what's the difference between this and using a still
> camera?" I asked him politely. "I don't know, but that's museum policy
> - no video." I don't get it and, anyway, I could have been shooting
> video with a digital still camera with no one the wiser! I looked on
> the Met site to try to find someone I could ask about this, but
> there's no obvious email address to inquire about museum policy.
> best regards,
> Deirdré Straughan
> http://straughan.com (personal)
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