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Old July 1st, 2015, 07:29 AM   #1
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Shooting in an Airport

Hi

Im doing a documentary, I'm following a subject from Hong Kong to Japan.

We will be traveling through the HK airport and Tokyo airport....I wanted to shoot in the terminal and the on the plane. Do I need permits or permission?

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Old July 1st, 2015, 08:16 AM   #2
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Unless you are filming on a phone, you will definitely need permission to shoot in an airport and as a matter of courtesy I would check with cabin crew on any flight..

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Old July 1st, 2015, 08:03 PM   #3
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Please don't say "shooting in an airport".
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Old July 2nd, 2015, 05:23 AM   #4
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I flew into the U.S. via Miami International last year, and apart for 3 cameras and various batteries in my backpack, I also had a table top tripod that folds up into an L shape. It went through the security scanner and was put aside while a security person mentioned that there was an odd shaped object in my bag that they were suspicious about. I said that there was a mini tripod that looks a bit gun shaped in silhouette that I use for shooting from table tops. She immediately waved over two burly armed security guys who insisted I completely unpacked the bag while they watched me closely. It ended with laughs and a handshake and they said to never mention the words gun or shooting at an airport, you can never be too careful.

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Old July 9th, 2015, 10:22 PM   #5
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hahaha, the "filming" in the airport actually went alright.

apparently in Hong Kong and Okinawa, no one cares if you're a one man crew with a C300.

I just went with the mentality, film until someone tells you not to. airport authorities didn't mind at all
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