I was just wondering If me and a group of cadets would be able to record footage of us taking part in several cadet activities (drill, fieldcraft etc), in order to create a promotional video?
I thought it would be best to ask your guy’s opinion first, and to make sure there is no bizarre policy against a project like this?
I believe ACP50 is the authority on matters like this? I’m MCO on my squadron so have read it cover to cover and I can’t recall there being anything specifically ruling such a project out. However, I’m only using my mobile at the moment so I cannot check it.
Nothing at all prohibiting this. In fact, I’d say that this sort of thing was encouraged.
Do pay attention to the rules for photographing shooting and skill at arms training though.
As jacques says, this kind of thing is encouraged, as long as you are aware of the rules that go with it.
The best person to speak to on your squadron regarding these would be your Media & Communications Officer (MCO) or, if your squadron doesn’t have one or you don’t know who they are, your CO.
In particular, you should be aware of ACP50 and the section in ACP4 Ch 2 which deals with photography and videos, or make sure the video is reviewed & approved by someone who is before it is published outside the ACO.
Informed consent should be obtained from the parent/guardian of all cadets featured in the video and the cadets themselves. That means that parents should know that video is being taken of the cadets and its intended use. Your adjutant should have a record of whose parents has given such consent. However, even if a parent consents, a cadet may still be uncomfortable with being filmed, and their wishes should be observed.
Any videos should show cadets undertaking activities in a safe environment, with correct equipment and clothing. This is really just common sense, but also nothing suggestive or otherwise inappropriate. As jacques says, the strictest rules are those related to shooting and any form of training involving weapons, though it is easier to adhere to these with a video than a single photograph, and also swimming (for obvious reasons).
Most importantly, the cadets should enjoy taking part and you should enjoy doing the project
what happened to that cadet who was trying to make the British airways style video?
I made a spoof Amarillo video for our squadron…
Only for a ‘polite’ email to be sent by the wing commander from the wing chairman that it was deemed not suitable because the Squadron Banner was ‘waved’ at the end.
[quote=“ears” post=7721]I made a spoof Amarillo video for our squadron…
Only for a ‘polite’ email to be sent by the wing commander from the wing chairman that it was deemed not suitable because the Squadron Banner was ‘waved’ at the end.[/quote]
I know there is concern about bringing the ACO into “disrepute”, but whatever happened to having a sense of humour…?
Exactly my thoughts.
Would love to upload from an anonymous account… :whistle: