David Holloway a Realtor in Lake Greenwood South Carolina is in the process of transitioning towards being a videographer. This video ad is one of his recent works.
David asks the question: "do I need a model release for the family near the end of the video?"
First of all here is a summary of the general guidelines for when you need a model release.
I'm not a lawyer and and this is not legal advice but my guess is:
- Yes, to be safe you need a release for the woman she is identifiable and it's not clear if this is a public place or not. The man and the kids are not identifiable.
- The three ladies walking across the street are clearly in a public place and are on camera for a very short time duration and not really identifiable.
What's your judgement on David's question?