Programmatic CE-Film and Photography Special Use Permit

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This project addresses the issuance of special use permits for filming activities in Yosemite National Park and the El Portal Administrative Site. Specific locations are designated for this permit with criteria identified for location types that include existing day use areas, paved/unpaved parking areas, paved/unpaved trails, wilderness areas, Sequoia groves, and riparian areas. Types of filming requests may include TV commercials, movies, social media, documentaries, B-Roll clips (scenic footage), still photos for print (magazine, books, trade show materials, etc.), and other media types.

Film and Photography draft permits are completed by the Office of Special Park Uses, reviewed for compliance by multiple park subject matter experts, and must be approved by park division chief(s) involved in the permit (depending on shoot locations) prior to the park Superintendent or Business and Revenue Management Division Chief's final review and approval. Park employees monitor filming activities to ensure protection of resources, compliance with permit conditions, and to address activities that have the potential to conflict with visitor enjoyment.