Amyl wrote:Wish there was a way to stop this kind of thing....
There is. . .
Ask him if he has a video camera tag. If so, try to find out who he is and where he's from, and pass all that info along to Media Mecca.
If there is no camera tag, offer to walk him to Media Mecca to get one (just to be helpful, you know!)
Also, try engaging a camera person in conversation. Have a discussion about participation. Share your views about photographers who don't ask permission of their subjects. Ask the camera person about what they plan to do with their video, or what sort of shots they are trying to compile.
If there was a particular person being filmed without their awareness, you could always let that person know what was going on, or simply step between the camera and that person, effectively blocking the view.
Kinda like the old Smokey Bear saying, "Only YOU can prevent forest fires". . . "Only YOU can prevent spectating"