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Old September 28th, 2007, 08:00 AM   #1
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Shooting the Vegas strip

Is it illegal to film the Vegas Strip/Downtown Las Vegas/Hotels for stock type footage? I'm talking about all exterior shots on the street/sidewalks.
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Old September 28th, 2007, 08:55 AM   #2
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Mark,

first, there is the question of shooting in Las vegas. Take a look at this thread:
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=16285

Then there is the question of whether you can use the footage you shot in a project such as for stock footage. I am no expert there, but I could see potential issues with recognizable names of hotels etc. Maybe it's not an issue, but I would consult with an expert in this area.

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Old September 28th, 2007, 02:00 PM   #3
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Hey Mark,
Up here in Seattle you have to have a permit to film on any public property. Here is a pdf concerning film permits in las vegas.

http://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/Files/FilmPermit.pdf

Even if you don't "have to" have a permit to shoot I would recommend you do. In this day and age you always want your legal ducks lined up in a nice row.
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Old September 28th, 2007, 05:31 PM   #4
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Permits would be the major concern, if applicable.
Any business/logo/etc. displayed publicly, IF SHOT INCIDENTALLY, I think is simply a public location.
You could, for example, paint a picture and sell it without any copyright issues.

That is, at least, what I think is true...

I'm no expert. Confirm it, certainly.
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Old September 28th, 2007, 07:36 PM   #5
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thanks for all the info!
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Old September 28th, 2007, 09:28 PM   #6
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i would say that if you looked/acted like a tourist ( wear shorts and colorful shirt) with a video camera w/light tripod ( hand size - i'd include HVX200 size ), maybe rent a few kids to be around you - you can shoot all you want ..
now if you have a crew of 10 and actors etc then i'd get some permits ....
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