The Nathan Rae Productions Ethical Policy informs you which events, companies or organisations which we will and will not work for. If you are not in one of the groups below, please contact us for a quote.
Not withstanding the three statements below, we will not engage in activities which are illegal in your jurisdiction* which includes copyright infringement. On the other hand, we will film other people engaging in illegal activity if that is part of a sensible brief.
Arms Industry: We are ok with showing depictions of violence for entertainment (eg. films or computer games) or real violence between consenting adults (eg. boxing), but we will not help a client promote the use of violence or the threat of violence for problem solving (eg. war and oppression).
Pyramid Schemes, Multi Level Marketing or Other Scams: Although many of these practices are not illegal we will not help anyone promote or enable them. Stories of financial success are very powerful, but if your business plan relies on a large turnover of uninformed "losers" for every winner, we wont help you tell them.
"Alternative" or Non Science Based Medical Practices or Devices: People telling their stories of how they were healed are very powerful, and are often more convincing than scientific data. But if you don't have the scientific data to back up these stories, we will not be working with you.
Nathan Rae Productions also have some Principles which inform the way we work with clients, within the company, and with the people who we are filming.
Openness - Although we are very sensitive to and will never disclose client information, Nathan Rae Productions has an open and honest approach when it comes to costing projects, wages, and hiring subcontractors. Eg, we publish all our standard pricing online. Being open with all stakeholders helps everyone relax, get creative, find new efficiencies and ultimately make the product better.
Lightweight Is Usually The Better Option - As we are a live streaming production company we do not need to use full broadcast equipment. Normally end consumer equipment is the best option as we use uncompressed HDMI feeds throughout the workflow, until it is massively compressed for streaming anyway. Though we own everything we need to do a full 3 camera multi day live stream suitable for most events and venues, we do hire specialist equipment as needed.
* Unless you are protesting unjust laws or practices in your jurisdiction.**
** Though first you'll have to convince us that your cause is just*** and is one we should support.
*** Yep, Ethics is complex and should never be reduced to an inflexible written statement or policy.