I Want People to Sign Video Release Forms on My iPad.. About 40 People..

Discussion in 'iPad' started by HappyDude20, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

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    Hi,

    I too am googling this but am starting the thread in wanting a discussion on the matter; plus the truth is, I love MacRumors.

    This Saturday I will be at a local mall with my video film project in mind as I approach different people asking them if they would want to be in a teaser trailer I'm filming for my university class. I created a beautiful Pages document with the legal pressings, space for individual's signatures and even a fancy looking emblem on the top corner of my university. I was about to go and print 40 copies of this document but figured I may as well just get the best signing app I can find. I'm going to approach about 40 people and want to have them sign it before I film them for about 2 minutes each. I'll be filming them on the new iPad as well. My concern in regards to finding an applicable app is that this one document template needs to reoccur over and over again 40 times and want an easy solution.

    Any recommendations?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If it's a legal document you should have a paper copy.
     
  3. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Agreed, I would NOT sign your iPad and would want it to be on a HARD peice of paper. :)
     
  4. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    I dont think either of these last 2 posts are factual.
     
  5. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    well, the reality of this situation is that i don't need any video release form. its a little project for class. the form was my idea and no one else is doing it in the class. the only reason I'm implementing this is cause i don't want to a weird guy approaching random people without having anything to back me up. its simply for show and to seem a bit more professional as i approach people this saturday.

    if an individual really wanted a hardcopy I'm sure these signing app can allow me to email it to them on the spot.
     
  6. cfs macrumors 6502a

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    I know for certain that e signatures are perfectly legit and hard copies are not needed. I know this from a friends lawyers at an insurance company.
     
  7. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    It IS A FACT that I would NOT sign the iPad but WOULD consider signing a paper release.:mad:

    Your statement is not factual:p

    A release is really not required as people in the mall have no reason to assume any privacy in a public setting. Like the OP said, it is for "show"
     
  8. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    I'd have no problem signing an iPad. I already e-sign for parcel deliveries.
     
  9. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Sure, but federal law preserves the right of an individual to not sign a legal document electronically. So, if requested, you need to have a paper copy (or copies) on hand. You could probably get away with the fair use justification if it came to a lawsuit (sounds like this is low profile enough that it won't get that far), but 40 pieces of paper costs you zero dollars. It'd be stupid not to have any available.
     
  10. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    True, but if someone asked a paper copy can't I just tell I'm a college student living in a digital age and just deny them of being on film?
     
  11. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    This strikes me as a solution looking for a problem OP. You seem to be looking for an excuse to use your iPad. Just bring it if you wanna play with it but also bring paper copies of your "release".
     
  12. AceCoolie macrumors regular

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    When I do stock photography photo shoots, I use an app called Easy Release that gathers all the required signatures and emails PDF copies to me and each model. It works great but you might want to have a stylus as people usually can't sign their signature very well with their finger.

    Edit: The releases are legal and are accepted by companies like iStock, Alamay, and Getty.
     
  13. brbruce0 macrumors newbie

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    You will be perfectly fine with a copy of the digital signature on a digital version of a form. I would recommend that you have the document saved as a PDF file, or just make sure you cannot edit the document except for the fact that they can sign it, with their finger or stylus. If need by you can take that file and email it to yourself and then print at home so you can have the paper copy that most everyone says that you need (but you do not). You would also be fine with the digital copy. In regards to a person demanding a paper copy.... well you won't be filmed and I will find someone else to take your place.

    I work in this type of industy regarding rights clearance for all different types of media. Photos, Videos, TV shows.

    You are going one step ahead by doing this so good for you.
     
  14. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with all of this. Make it into a PDF, then use an app like notability to let them sign on the PDF. Do expect some people to want a copy, but you could email it to them right then and there in front of them.
     
  15. rprata macrumors newbie

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    GoodReader. I use it for model releases, synced with a Dropbox folder. Never had an issue.
     
  16. DaveHuck macrumors newbie

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    Do your homework. A mall is NOT a public setting, but a privately owned location. You, technically, would have to gain permission from the building owner to use their location, then get releases from everyone in that location. Public settings relate to public roads and parks. Even public buildings can set restrictions on filming/photography, including areas of "sensitive" nature (military installations, monuments, utilities, etc.). If it is for editorial purposes, a release is not normally necessary. To be safe, just get a release from whoever you film/photograph if it is to be used for any type of commercial purpose (including display in a gallery).
     
  17. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    I do not agree. I assume that the photographer GOT permission to be filming in the mall. I do not agree that you need everyone in his movie/images needs to sign a release.:mad:

    But in the end, I could care less:p
     
  18. FamiliaPhoto macrumors 6502a

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    As a photographer I use an app called Easy Release. Works well and allows me to email the releases.
     
  19. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    I have used Softsign a few times to sign documents that were sent to me via email and never had any problems.

    I also, concur with others on having a stylus handy--makes it much more natural and user friendly for the signers.
     
  20. TrentS macrumors 6502

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    Easy Cheesy!

    Any drawing or sketch app that allows you to bring a photo or a document into the app as a background, would suit you just fine. Upload your document, have them sign it, then "save as" ( maybe by their name ) for each person.

    And I do believe digital signatures are legal. You think FedEx and UPS would use them if they were not legit?

    :D:D:D
     
  21. cfs macrumors 6502a

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    Lots of insurance companies are now using this.
     
  22. Derpage macrumors 6502

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    Why are you over complicating a piece of paper? In the time it would taken you to print it out, you've had the opportunity to read a bunch of posts in which none answer your question and lead to nothing but internet d-swinging.
     

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