|From:||John Kersten <email@example.com>|
|Sent time:||Monday, November 14, 2011 3:36:54 PM|
|Subject:||Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] #Film Production|
Permits are free.
However, you need to be backed by a film production company with an insurance policy worth $1M or more. You only need a permit if you wish to block the sidewalk or road, or if you have any equipment touching the ground besides a tripod. This is to ensure that productions cannot freely block traffic on municipal property. If all lights and equipment are handheld, anything goes.
The city, however, cannot issue a permit to shoot at Zuccotti Park. You'll need to go to Brookfield Properties for that :)
On Nov 14, 2011, at 5:25 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Permits require insurance I believe - filed thru mayors office film +tv. I've done it b 4. Few hundo for the ins., few hundo for the permit.
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
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> From: Dallas <email@example.com>
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> Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2011 17:23:55
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> Subject: Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] #Film Production
> can we obtain a permit for an "official" film location for zuccotti?
> a tricky way to get a better foothold on our little Acre O' Liberty.
> On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 4:42 PM, Christopher Rogy
> <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Hi group! The below is about compiling a Top 10 Tips for Filming Occupy
>> Protests, Arrests & Police Conduct that can be shared online and circulated
>> in print to aid video-makers.
>> With the new sea of Occupy video footage, it is more important than ever to
>> film and share with intention – and of course film safely and effectively.
>> This is not only to help record what is happening, but also to help ensure
>> that recorded videos may be optimally used for advocacy, raising awareness
>> and potentially supporting legal cases.
>> Here are our top 10 tips - please add yours and enhance them. What have you
>> learned while filming OWS events? What do you wish someone told you when you
>> started filming and sharing social change video?
>> PREPARE: Know your equipment. Turn off features to maximize battery life
>> (e.g. wifi search on phones). Have charged and extra batteries, use empty
>> memory cards and bring back-ups. Use a camera strap or tie your camera to
>> your wrist. Where possible, turn-on correct date, time and location
>> capturing features. Write the National Lawyer’s Guild’s phone number (or
>> other legal support team) on your forearm and save in case you need legal
>> support. (In NYC: 212.679.6018) If arrests occur, call in location, time and
>> name of anyone arrested.
>> FILM WITH INTENTION: Hold your shot steady (minimum 10 seconds), pan VERY
>> slowly, avoid jerky movements and zooming – move closer when possible. Get
>> multiple angles – wide, medium and close-up. Film for those who aren’t there
>> – what do they need to see to understand what’s going on? If violence or
>> abuse occurs – KEEP RECORDING if it is safe for you to do so.
>> ALWAYS CAPTURE: Date, time and location (intersections, street signs,
>> landmarks.) Get various angles when documenting the size/behavior of the
>> crowd, number and formation of police and any weapons they are holding or
>> using. Record any police orders or permissions given and the time and
>> officer’s name and badge number. Record when police are creating or moving
>> barricades or orange nets. Record any police filming protests or protesters.
>> CAPTURE DETAILS – INCIDENTS: If there is an arrest or violence, attempt to
>> capture the entire incident, including: time, location, number and
>> identities of involved individuals, and broader crowd or police
>> presence/behavior. Film or say names of officers, badge numbers or helmet
>> number into the camera. Work to get faces of those affected on film. Be
>> agile: Film from above if possible, or low through officers’ legs to capture
>> what’s happening. Consider verbally adding noteworthy facts of what was
>> happening before you started filming to give context while you film.
>> WORK AS A TEAM: If filming, have a partner to watch your back, help keep you
>> safe and alert you of other potential shots you should capture. If more than
>> one of you is filming, try to get separate angles of the same incident –
>> ideally keep each other in view and the frame. If you are at risk of arrest,
>> consider giving media card to friend for safe keeping and replace with empty
>> card and keep filming.
>> SHARING AND UPLOADING YOUR FOOTAGE FOR IMPACT
>> Regardless if you are uploading unedited or edited footage, it is essential
>> to provide the following information so your footage can be found and
>> coordinated with other footage. There are hundreds of videos on OWS, but
>> some lack this essential, useful information. Before uploading, do a search
>> for related videos and news like yours to help select useful title and tags
>> – always tag your videos! Select a Creative Commons license when uploading
>> so others can remix your video for advocacy purposes, and so it can be
>> collected and archived by others. Follow these tips.
>> TITLE WITH INTENTION: Keep titles brief and descriptive. Add date, location
>> and time. Use words you or one would use to find your video. E.g. Occupy,
>> New York City, Protest
>> DESCRIBE YOUR VIDEO: Always include date, location and details of what
>> happened BEFORE, DURING and AFTER recording. Consider starting with a URL
>> for viewers to find more info, e.g. http://www.occupywallst.org – November
>> 12, 2011 | Brooklyn, NY | then video description.
>> TAG YOUR VIDEO: Always add these tags -> date, time, city, specific
>> location, occupy wall street, occupy, ows. Use common tags found in your
>> search: ‘police brutality’ ‘arrest’ ‘pepper spray’
>> SAFETY or SECURITY CONCERNS? If you think faces need to be blurred or feel
>> the video may harm someone’s case or dignity, think twice before uploading.
>> Contact the volunteer legal team for advice.
>> SAVE AND NAME YOUR VIDEO: Do not rely on YouTube or other sites to save and
>> preserve your footage – it may be taken down and valuable technical
>> information is lost in the upload. Save original footage to your computer
>> and back up to an external hard drive. Name files and organize so they are
>> easy to find – add date, location and tags.
>> Are You a Graphic Designer or Know One? Wouldn’t it be great to have these
>> top tips as a flyer to share during OWS events? We think so. If you make
>> one, please let us know or contact us to collaborate (info below)!
>> WITNESS is an international human rights organization based in Brooklyn, NY.
>> It uses video to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations.
>> WITNESS empowers people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful
>> tools for justice, promoting public engagement and policy change. Over the
>> past 20 years, WITNESS has worked with over 300 groups in 80 countries, and
>> trained thousands of human rights defenders how to safely and effectively
>> use video for change.
>> See WITNESS training materials and how-to videos at witness.org/training and
>> see the latest at blog.witness.org
>> Please contact Chris Michael, WITNESS Training Manager, to help enhance and
>> add to this list via firstname.lastname@example.org or @WITNESSchris
>> Christopher Rogy
>> 416 Adephi St. Apt 4A
>> Brooklyn, NY 11238
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