Re: Capturing New York's distinctive thrum

From: owen (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Oct 29 2007 - 06:11:02 PDT

The new proposed rules look good. Artists photographers and
independent filmmakers can shoot (handheld and with a tripod!) more
Any law has it's flaws but this new proposal directly addresses the
issues brought to the attention of the Mayor's Office by the ACLU and
the grassroots groups.
Good work done by all who lent a hand. Bravo Mayor's Office.

Owen Plotkin

On Oct 28, 2007, at 10:35 PM, Jim Carlile wrote:

> How dumb. Some of you guys just shot yourself in the foot.
> First of all, under the "old" proposed rules, even a film crew with
> extensive equipment was allowed up to 30 minutes to film WITHOUT
> having to get a permit. Now, if you have a truck or any kind of
> obtrusive equipment, or block more than half the sidewalk, you
> gotta get a permit-- no matter WHAT.
> Smart move, guys. Under the older proposed rules, you could have
> legally gotten shots on the run. But not any more. And a permit for
> extensive equipment will STILL cost you insurance-- something the
> NYT article leaves out.
> There's no freebie time period any more.
> You guys have shafted yourselves and you don't even know it. Under
> the old rules, solo photography-- the bulk of people's concerns--
> was allowed without any limitation. So what was the big worry for
> most people?
> Remember the wise old adage, you better watch out what you wish
> for? It's sure true here.
> Even worse, these new rules will never work. They are going to get
> abused. Within a week there are going to be neighborhood complaints
> about permit-less photography for extended periods of time, and
> then guess what? The "mayor's office" will be compelled to address
> them-- which means stricter rules-- and no chance of freebies for
> organized groups. You think you've got a great deal here, but in
> reality, you blew it for small scale independent filmmaking.
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