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Tackling policemen during night shoots: It is always better to get a proper permission probably in the name of “college assignment” or “awareness short film”. But if in case, you didn’t do it, then it all drops down to the road that you choose, And how you tackle, talk and negotiate if in case, you are caught. Sometimes the location can act in favor of you. See to it, that your location is well protected. For example, in one of our shoots, the road that we selected was a side road to a main highway bypass road. So even if a jeep is approaching, we could see the lights and signal the team to hide.
But supposing, you are caught, then it is very important to make sure that someone approaches in the front and talk to them, so that others especially the ones in charge of equipment can safely hide them including the memory card. If they ask the memory card, be prepared to give them a dummy one. Always it is best to tell them that this is a college project. If time is ticking, allow them to take bribes but sometimes, another set of policemen can come and start the whole show. So it is best, if you ask the first set of policemen to give a small informal written note. Talk to them. Don’t lose patience. Protect the most valuable things on the set. Always find a solution by negotiating. Do not fear. But don’t go harsh as well.

Guerilla Filmmkaing: Tackling Policemen

Tackling policemen during night shoots: It is always better to get a proper permission probably in the name of "college assignment" or "awareness short film". But if in case, you didn't do it, then it all drops down to the road that you choose, And how you tackle, talk and negotiate if in case, you are caught. Sometimes the location can act in favor of you. See to it, that your location is well protected. For example, in one of our shoots, the road that we selected was a side road to a main highway bypass road. So even if a jeep is approaching, we could see the lights and signal the team to hide. But supposing, you are caught, then it is very important to make sure that someone approaches in the front and talk to them, so that others especially the ones in charge of equipment can safely hide them including the memory card. If they ask the memory card, be prepared to give them a dummy one. Always it is best to tell them that this is a college project. If time is ticking, allow them to take bribes but sometimes, another set of policemen can come and start the whole show. So it is best, if you ask the first set of policemen to give a small informal written note. Talk to them. Don't lose patience. Protect the most valuable things on the set. Always find a solution by negotiating. Do not fear. But don't go harsh as well.

Posted by Student Filmer on Friday, February 16, 2018

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