As a current ASU student you may Film (which includes photography, motion picture, video recordings, or written or spoken statements) at many facilities and locations on all ASU campuses for class projects, provided you first secure permission from authorized ASU decision makers. If you are a current ASU student and Filming for commercial use, you must follow the procedures under the "On Campus Filming Application" tab.
Please review the below video tutorials for both safety and location request procedures.
ASU Film: Safety Guidelines from ASU Sch of Film, Dance & Theatre on Vimeo.
ASU Film: Location Guidelines from ASU Sch of Film, Dance & Theatre on Vimeo.
Filming for classwork is restricted to Monday–Thursday after 5 p.m., Friday after 2 p.m. and all day Saturday and Sunday.
NOTE: For classwork Filming, the application must be submitted at least four business days prior to shoot date, as ASU requires this amount of time to process your request. (Non-classwork Filming requires 10 days for processing. Please see "Filming On Campus Application" tab)
Upon submitting your Student Film/Photo/Video Shoot Application, download and print the following documents:
The Student Filming Agreement and Safety Policy document is used to secure authorization for the shoot location/facility. A separate agreement must be completed for each location request. It is each student's responsibility to obtain permission from an authorized ASU decision maker who will sign and approve each Filming location that you would like to use.
An approved ASU Location Permit will be emailed to you as a PDF within two business days after your completed forms are received. The permit includes instructions for contacting ASU Police in advance and on the day of your production before you start to film.
To request to Film on campus, please complete and submit the Classwork Filming Application.
NOTE: For all ASU Exterior and Interior Locations, students must apply at least 3 days before your scheduled shoot through the online application. That time is required to generate the permit and notify ASU Police. You must be filming for an ASU Class to gain access to ASU Exterior and Interior locations. Permits are emailed as a PDF to the student that has made the request at least 24-hours before your scheduled shoot date.
Most exterior locations are available Monday - Thursday from 5 - 12 am, Friday from 2 pm - 12 am, and the weekends are completely available from 5 am - 12 am.
There are several ASU Signature Buildings that students cannot film in front of. They include Sun Devil Stadium, Wells Fargo Arena, Old Main and Gammage Auditorium.
Exterior locations not listed below can be requested by submitting your application and putting Professor Chris LaMont as the Authorized Facility Representative. You do not need his signature on the paperwork.
Special Permission Needed:
++ There is currently no specific contact name at the SDFC to give you permission to film.
Unlike the Exterior Location request process, you will need to get permission from whoever is responsible for the location to sign the Facility Location Release form. This is the form online that you will need to download, get filled out and signed by whoever is responsible, and then upload with your online application form.
Interiors are more difficult to get access during the weeknights, but the weekends are always available.
Interior Locations with Contact Info
This application is for a single location only. If you have multiple locations, please submit them one-after-the-other to process the request faster. Requests must be submitted at least three business days before your requested filming day(s).
Please ensure that the signed Student Filming Agreement and the signed ASU Film Policy are both attached to this application before submitting.
By submitting this form, I acknowledge and understand that the Student Filming and Safety Policy and ASU Film Safety Policy Declaration documents must also be completed, signed and submitted at least three business days prior to the shoot date in order to receive approval to film on-campus.