Dealing with intellectual property concerns in pre-production will spare us from wasting time trying to “fix it in post” and concentrate more on an efficient workflow.
As contributors, we’ve all had assets returned due to a legal concern over an intellectual property issue or unreleased model. We discover too late that we forgot to mask or hide a logo, or that someone slipped in our frame with no model release, or we filmed in a place that had all this wonderful art hanging on the wall, again unreleased.
While some of these issues can be “fixed in post” unfortunately, most of them are not, so we’ll end up tabling the whole series as wonderful as it is simply because in the world of commercial-use stock media IP issues are a big no-no.
In this article, we’ll go over a few practical things to keep in mind before we press that record button on our cameras:
- Planning for a stock media series
- Athletic shoes
- About using tape
- Covering laptop logos
- Dealing with interior art
- Book sleeves
- Using shutter speed to blur logos
- Using shallow depth-of-field to blur backgrounds
- Scene blocking
Check out the YouTube playlist to see all published videos in this season.