Rules of Wedding Car Companies

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BirtyBoy1
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Accompanying the latest booking form was a leaflet from the car company advising of the following:

1. Only the driver is allowed to open or close the door and lowering of windows.

2. The following is not allowed:

Removal of headrests
The carrying of cases in the car
Placing feet on bumpers
Sitting on bonnets or wheel arches
Kneeling on seats

The above are all fair enough and probably refer to photographer.

But the best one was "videoing whilst the car is moving is not allowed".

Suppose next we'll need a license to film the cars.

Phil

baz1
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Maybe the driver Chewing gum, Smoking and turning there back
On the videogropher when opening the champagne should
Not be allowed either !!!

mooblie
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Slightly off topic:

Chewing gum is a favourite of mine (not). And I'm talking about the bride here - and of course, no:it doesn't appear in the photos, but, oh yes: it appears in the video.

I suppose some brides don't care - chewing all the time is what they do. :(

Martin - DVdoctor in moderation. Everyone is entitled to my opinion.

mooblie
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Quote:
Originally posted by BirtyBoy1:

But the best one was "videoing whilst the car is moving is not allowed".

I wonder how they intend to stop you, as presumeably it is on the public roads? And when in private grounds, the car owner/company is unlikely to have any jurisdiction?

Martin - DVdoctor in moderation. Everyone is entitled to my opinion.

red
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You've seen the one of the guy who falls into a pond while using his video camera. This is where they're coming from I guess.
In the past someone has probably strolled out in front the car, camera to eye, and nearly got themselves flattened. Being completely absorbed in the shot, they probably didn't notice either!
I wouldn't think they'd make too much fuss when it's done properly.
I'd ignore that rule anyhow, the cars pulling up is another of those 'must have's' as far as I'm concerned. People pay a lot of money to hire those vehicles and deserve to have them on film as part of their day.
Mooblies right, how would they stop you anyway?

branny
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Quote:
Originally posted by BirtyBoy1:
But the best one was "videoing whilst the car is moving is not allowed".

A pretty standard request, which refers to cam operators riding in the car. It avoids video guys n gals resting their under cam tripod plate on the mahogany/leather dashboard and gouging their logo into it. Yes, I know, 'we never do that', but some clowns have, hence the stipulations.

Do not follow, I may not lead. Do not lead . . . I may not follow.

Roryquo8
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Re-Videoing while car is moving. My father (he drives) and my self over take the wedding car on a long stretch of road, usually a dual-carriageway, draw level for a few seconds to get a wave from B n G and then slowly draw away. A great shot, if you get it and we are VERY careful that there is no possibility of any accidents. Haven't seen this done before but then again you have to be a bit nuts!!
Cheers,
Mike

The-Video-Compa...
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From the Health & Safety side, I can understand the car company covering themself by printing this. I imagine that they would be fully aware that it isn't going to stop us from getting the shots anyway.

Same As It Ever Was! :(

SIFI
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I am sure Branny is right. The rule is stipulated about videographers getting in the car and kneeling on the seat to film B&G in the back. I don't blame them for this.

If however they mean you cannot film them externally they can take a running jump. No car driver is ever going to stop me filming the car unless he runs me over.

Simon

Simon

Barry Hunter
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Recently earned a few Brownie points from the Brides father, the wedding cat was approaching the venue to turn in, I was positioned to get the shot, Behind me I heard the blaring of a horn of an impatient motorist who had stopped just behind. I wanted that shot! Got it & was rewarded with a drink for my "Devotion to duty" from dad. I wasn`t in any real danger as I could see the road behind via a reflection but no one else knew that.

Barry Hunter
aka Dangermouse Productions

Barry Hunter videos4all.org

busbyvideo
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I used to film the car as I overtook it, but unfortunately my son no longer helps me, so its just me to film and carry all the equipment.

If there is time. i stop in a layby and get a shot of the car driving by.

Mike