Policies & Forms

For more information regarding TRF policies, and forms for shooting permissions, see below. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF files.

Shooting Policies

All Emerson College students must follow these policies while shooting film/video or recording audio on Emerson College property, public property, and private property, and must follow these procedures to secure permission from the appropriate parties.

Permit Requests

Students should submit the appropriate permit request to the Equipment Distribution Center (EDC) manager at least one week prior to a location shoot. Forms are available at the Equipment Distribution Center (EDC), and below:

Request for Tufte PPC and Journalism TV Studio Permit Form - A4

Production Safety Forms

  • Safety Form S1
    Safety Form S1 is a location checklist. Students fill out the form in order to raise issues concerning safety. If a student has checked “No” on all of the questions, then there are no safety issues concerning that shoot that need to be addressed. The professor should sign off on the checklist and file it. If a student checks “Yes,” then a dialogue will open up between the student and professor. If the student checks “Yes,” this does not necessarily mean the student will not be able to shoot his or her intended idea. It begins the discussion of making movies in a safe manner.
  • Safety Form S2
    If a student answers “Yes” to any of the questions on the S1 form, then the S2 form must be filled out. The student will note the question number and give an explanation of his or her intention. If it is reasonable and safe, the professor will sign off on the form and then file it. If the professor does not deem the shoot safe, an alternative method should be figured out. If it cannot be resolved, the student and/or professor can consult Lenny Manzo.

TRF Facilities Policies and Procedures

TRF Postproduction

VMA Student Production Safety Manual

Paramount Film Sound Stage Documents

Tufte PPC TV Studios Documents

Talent Release Form

The Talent Release Form for Emerson College to use, reproduce, copy, exhibit, or distribute video tapes, audio tapes, photographs, or computer files: