Appearance Releases BEFORE Rolling

Always get an appearance release signed before you even so much as turn on the camera.

If the subject will not sign a release before you film... DO NOT FILM THEM.

I've been on the wrong side of this situation exactly twice. 

Let me tell you, it'll never happen again.

The 100% foolproof way to guarantee smooth-sailing between you and your subject is to get that appearance release signed FIRST.

Then film.

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