A Man With a Movie Camera explores filmmaking in a unique and raw way. Dziga Vertov films everything he sees and his camera follows him everywhere in order to depict a Soviet city as accurately as possible. It made me wonder about the concept of consent while filming. Obviously, this is something that has become much more prevalent in today’s media than it was back in 1920’s when Vertov made his film. Nowadays, filming someone requires clear permission, release forms, blurring faces of those who don’t agree to be filmed, etc. It’s become such a standard practice that basic release forms are available to download online. But back then, what were the rules of consent in terms of making films like A Man With a Movie Camera? Aria brought up a great point in her post about cameras becoming smaller, more discrete and easier to hide causing privacy to potentially be violated. But during the time A Man With a Movie Camera was made, there was no way the camera could have been hidden or made discrete in any way. So what did early filmmakers do in terms of consent from their subjects?