From:   Dallas <>
Sent time:   Monday, November 14, 2011 4:12:03 PM
Subject:   Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] #Film Production

well, i just mean, we use the system to beat the system. how do we

get to 100% if we don't include them in our reindeer games?


On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 6:03 PM, Justin Wedes <> wrote:

> Jazz fingers way down, Dallas.


> The revolution will not be rented from the 1%.


> -Justin


> On Nov 14, 2011, at 5:59 PM, Dallas <> wrote:


>> right.  so we rent the park from brookfield for $100K a month, and

>> send the NYPD home, saving taxpayers millions in NYPD overtime.


>> i can dream.


>> On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 5:36 PM, John Kersten <> wrote:

>>> 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 :)


>>> John Kersten

>>> Director/DIT


>>> 206-999-1281



>>> On Nov 14, 2011, at 5:25 PM, 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


>>>> -----Original Message-----

>>>> From: Dallas <>

>>>> Sender:

>>>> Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2011 17:23:55

>>>> To: <>

>>>> Reply-To:

>>>> 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

>>>> <> 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.




>>>>> 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. – 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 and

>>>>> see the latest at


>>>>> Please contact Chris Michael, WITNESS Training Manager, to help enhance and

>>>>> add to this list via or @WITNESSchris



>>>>> --

>>>>> Christopher Rogy

>>>>> 416 Adephi St. Apt 4A

>>>>> Brooklyn, NY 11238