The Octagon Project has been filming documentaries in Israel since 2005, and specifically using 360° video cameras since July, 2013.
In its tour videos The Octagon Project had obtained written permission from every shrine and every archeological site that required such permission on the date of filming. Additionally, we were given verbal permission to film at these same locations on the day of filming by the local attendants at each site.
All shrines controlled by the Custodia Terrae Sancta (the Franciscans) were filmed prior to February 11th, 2016. Subsequent to this date the Franciscans have officially disallowed any 360° filming of their shrines going forward. This stipulation reads, “7. No permission will be given to film with 360-degree cameras.” Christian Information Center
The Octagon Project respects the right that the Custodia Terrae Sancta has over all activity at their shrines, and we have agreed to fully comply with this stipulation. Therefore, as of February 11th, 2016, we are no longer doing any 360° filming at shrines exclusively controlled by the Custodia Terrae Sanctae.
Copies of specific written permissions may be furnished to appropriate parties upon request.
Legal counsel for The Octagon Project is provided by The Justice Foundation - Texas Justice Foundation