Gillespie Photography/Filming

All types of photography or filming, with the exception of recreational, require a completed Onsite Filming Application, signed Agreement, and written permission from authorized Museum representative and advance scheduling. Interviews with staff and/or subject experts are billed additionally. Additional fees apply for photography and video requiring special access to aircraft or areas of the Museum. Not all aircraft is available for access. Any filming or photography that involves adult content need to be scheduled after hours and will require additional fees for staffing. No vehicles are allowed on the property beyond the parking lot during normal hours of operations. Special considerations may be made but will required prior approval and a fee might be required.

RECREATIONAL  General visit photography by Museum guests conducted in designated areas during normal business hours. Images are for personal use only. Does not require special permission. Examples include taking a photo of family members in front of the Museum, photos of exhibits, etc.  No fee. 
COMMERCIAL  Any photography or videos produced for publication or promotional use. Examples include filming for a documentary, television productions, promotional images, interview recordings, etc.  $ 100/hr normal hours $ 300/hr after hours (min 3h) Requires additional site fee of $500 for Balboa Park, $250 for Gillespie Annex 

Any photography or video from which income is derived.
Examples include a photography shoot conducted in front of static displays, professional portraiture or headshots, photography for social media “influencers”, business marketing or promotion. 

$ 100/hr normal hours 
$ 300/hr after hours (min 3h) May require additional site fee. 

ARTISTIC  Photography or video created for use as an art form. Can be amateur or professional. Artistic photography taken for public display, reproduction, or sale requires special permission and may incur additional fees. Examples include creative photography of or using Museum exhibits, displays, objects, or facilities, as subject or background. Includes images taking interpretive liberties of museum objects. 

$ 50/hr normal hours 
$ 150/hr after hours (min 3h)
May require additional site fee. 


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