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Video and Image Requests

Location Requests

Both internal and external organizations are often interested in filming and/or taking pictures on the University of Cincinnati’s campus.  The University must monitor and control video and photo shoots on campus to ensure the content is appropriate, adequate safety measures are in place, and the University receives appropriate consideration for access to and affiliation with the University's brand.

In order to streamline the review of requests and ensure that an appropriate representative is signing agreements covering these projects on behalf of the university, the following procedures have been established to request permission to film on campus, or use images of the university (video, still photos, or branded product placement) for any productions.

Approval process for location requests to film and/or photograph at the University of Cincinnati

1.    Begin the process early to allow sufficient time for review.

2.    Complete the online location request form describing your project. 

3.    After the review of the request has been completed, we will notify the requestor of the status of the request.  If the request has been approved, we will draft a photography/location agreement and send it to the requestor for review and signing.

Approval to film and/or photograph on the University of Cincinnati’s campus for a project does not constitute approval to film and/or photograph on campus again without seeking additional approval.

Production Requests

External organizations may be interested in using the University of Cincinnati’s photographs, videos, and/or licensed products for use in their productions.  The University must protect the integrity of its brand by monitoring and controlling use of its photos and videos by external organizations, and ensure the University receives appropriate consideration for the use of its trademarks and/or brand.  Therefore, the University has developed the Use of University Trademarks for a Production request process.

Approval process for Use of University Trademarks for a Production:

1.    Begin the process early to allow sufficient time for review.

2.    Complete the online production request form describing your production.

3.    After the review of the request has been completed, we will notify the requestor of the status of the request.

Approval to use photographs, videos, and/or licensed products for a production does not constitute approval to use the photographs, videos, and/or licensed products again without seeking additional approval.

Contact

For further information or assistance, contact the Trademarks & Licensing Office.