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Video Release Form Template

A video release form is a consent granted by a person to a third party to utilise a video in which they appear for the benefit of that third party.

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What exactly is a video release form?

One of the most ignored phases in the video production process is obtaining a signed video release form. In your effort to create the finest possible video for a project, you may record trademarks, persons, private property, or children accidentally. You then move on to commercially publish and share your work. As you did not take the time to obtain agreement from your subjects to appear in your video, this scenario may have serious legal ramifications. Essentially, you're invading your subjects' privacy and profiting from their presence—a major no-no! A video release form is a legally enforceable contract between a videographer and a subject in which the subject grants ownership of the film to the videographer.

To begin, you only need agreement from individuals if you want to use a film for commercial purposes. If you're utilising a film for your own collection or editorial purposes, for example, you don't need a video release. If you're making commercial videos, you'll need to utilise a standard video release form in a variety of scenarios, including collecting footage of:

  • Individuals
  • Private Property
  • Trademarks
  • Artwork
  • Landmarks
  • Logos
  • Pets Keep in mind that all of the subjects must be identifiable in order for consent to be granted.

When is a video production release form not required?

If the individual or place cannot be identified, a video consent form is not required. You can, for example, record footage of random bushland that resembles many other landscapes. Or you take a photograph of a generic food on a plate, and it's nearly hard to determine who owns it.

A release form is not necessary if you can demonstrate that your subject is unidentified beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Video Release Form

I,___________________________________., hereby give and allow to take, edit, change, copy, display, publish, distribute, and utilise any and all video captured of me for any lawful reason.

This authority applies to all languages, media, formats, and markets that are currently known or may be found in the future.

This authorisation will remain in effect forever unless I cancel it in writing.

I forfeit my right to review or approve any completed product including my likeness.

I acknowledge that I have been compensated for the use of my likeness or that I have consented to this release without compensation. I relinquish any claim to royalties or other remuneration resulting from or linked to the use of the video.

I understand and agree that these materials are the property of_________. and will not be returned.

I hereby indemnify and release ____________. from any and all liabilities, petitions, and causes of action that I, my heirs, representatives, executors, administrators, or any other person may bring while acting on my behalf or on behalf of my estate.



Signed: _____________________________________.

Name: _____________________________________.

Date: _____________________________________.