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#1 stephen defilippi

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 02:48 PM

Hey, I'm preparing a plan to do some documentary 16mm film work in south india. Do i need permits or special permission for this (im in Canada)? I was at the Indian foreign office a couple of weeks ago preparing my visa for travel but hesitated to ask in case it opened a huge issue up.

I'm doing an amateur production, was originally bringing an arri 16st and nagra, but now ive downsized to a Bolex 16 and small Marantz recorder, both of which are less conspicuous and lightweight. I don't want to use digital at all.

I figure it will attract less attention also.

I have been there before, and have a support network for my story, im just concerned about getting bogged down in paperwork or refused.

thanks
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Posted 04 January 2007 - 12:10 AM

You could ship everything to one of your friends.
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Posted 04 January 2007 - 01:37 AM

Hey, I'm preparing a plan to do some documentary 16mm film work in south india. Do i need permits or special permission for this (im in Canada)? I was at the Indian foreign office a couple of weeks ago preparing my visa for travel but hesitated to ask in case it opened a huge issue up.

I'm doing an amateur production, was originally bringing an arri 16st and nagra, but now ive downsized to a Bolex 16 and small Marantz recorder, both of which are less conspicuous and lightweight. I don't want to use digital at all.

I figure it will attract less attention also.

I have been there before, and have a support network for my story, im just concerned about getting bogged down in paperwork or refused.

thanks


I traveled to Thialand, and throughout that part of the world with a Bolex, and really wasnt hasseled to much, only in airports when it came to x-raying film, which obviously I couldnt open.
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Posted 04 January 2007 - 01:38 AM

Hey, I'm preparing a plan to do some documentary 16mm film work in south india. Do i need permits or special permission for this (im in Canada)? I was at the Indian foreign office a couple of weeks ago preparing my visa for travel but hesitated to ask in case it opened a huge issue up.

I'm doing an amateur production, was originally bringing an arri 16st and nagra, but now ive downsized to a Bolex 16 and small Marantz recorder, both of which are less conspicuous and lightweight. I don't want to use digital at all.

I figure it will attract less attention also.

I have been there before, and have a support network for my story, im just concerned about getting bogged down in paperwork or refused.

thanks


Hi Stephen,

If you have a support network, then it is better get the SPONSORSHIP/ INVITATION letter
for your project along with permission letters from the concerned govt. departments,
you can attach the copies of the Invitation & permission letters,
should not be a problem to get visa,
unless the subject is not involved any controversial matter,

If you can tell me about the places where you are going to shoot and a line about the story,
I may be able to tell you from which of the departments you may need to get the permissions,

regards
murthy
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Posted 10 January 2007 - 11:45 AM

Hi Stephen,

If you have a support network, then it is better get the SPONSORSHIP/ INVITATION letter
for your project along with permission letters from the concerned govt. departments,
you can attach the copies of the Invitation & permission letters,
should not be a problem to get visa,
unless the subject is not involved any controversial matter,

If you can tell me about the places where you are going to shoot and a line about the story,
I may be able to tell you from which of the departments you may need to get the permissions,

regards
murthy


Do you think I need to worry about permits if I only shoot hand held??
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#6 Murthy SNB

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 10:23 AM

Do you think I need to worry about permits if I only shoot hand held??

No you need not worry,shooting with bolex hand held

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#7 Hasan khan

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 04:19 AM

I dont think it would be that big of a deal in SOuth India.
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