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I Don’t Want To Be Filmed

This week on Deli Bytes, David will be talking about what if I don’t want to be filmed.

Check out the video above or on YouTube and if you like it, share it! We also summarised the tips below, so have a read if you don’t have time to watch.

You’ll find these days when you purchase a ticket to an event or a corporate conference, there are usual a clause in those terms and conditions which allows them to use your likeness in a video.

If you don’t want to be filmed can sometimes be problematic. So here is the best way to approach that.

First of be sensible, an event for a corporate conference isn’t going to be viral anytime soon. It’s not going to happen massive global reach. It’s very likely it will be put out to everyone that attended the events and all their contacts, friends and family etc.

So it’s not going to be a huge global phenomena that you’re going to worry about. That said you might have a conflict of interest, something to do with your business or you might be in a witness protection.. who knows?

If you really don’t want to be filmed just go up and talk to the camera crew. Remember not to be confrontational to them, it is not them who decided to put this video together – it’s those who are organising the event (if you weren’t notified). Just go up to them and have a quick chat, let them know that you prefer not to be included and it is not an unusual request. They will probably to do all that they can to frame you out on whatever they are shooting or make a note on it to pass on to whoever is going to be editing the footage to make sure you are not included in the edit if they do accidentally capture you.

The last thing you want to do is to please be accommodating and sensible, say you are at a concert and you don’t want to be filmed- don’t directly on the front row and start reaching out to musicians cause that’s going to make life really difficult for the camera crew to not include you as you will be in all the best footage.

Just keep that in mind, look where the cameras are. Maybe position yourself out of the way and if that means being back of the room it’s just a sacrifice you might need to make to make sure you are not included. So if you make their life easier and they will be able to do their job the best way they can and in the end you both will be happy.