From:   Rachel Lears <>
Sent time:   Wednesday, November 16, 2011 9:41:13 AM
To:   Global Revolution Media <>
Subject:   [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Re: FOOTAGE FROM YESTERDAY

Hi all,

I was shooting all day yesterday but unfortunately I got everything

BUT the arrests at canal, bc at that time I was at Zuccotti bc I

thought that was where the shit was going to go down. (This happened

to a few of us and we decided to just stay put since there was no

other media team at Zuccotti.) In any case, I have great HD coverage

of the following (which I'm logging and transferring now):

-improvised GA at Canal (9am to about 10.30 am), including people

explaining what is going on

-Cops staking out Zuccotti

-Cops pushing people on the sidewalk at Zuccotti for no reason (the

most dramatic I think)

-improvised GA at corner of Cedar and Broadway, with play by play

leadup to reentry

-lots of coverage of reentering the park, plus the GA until I ran out

of cards and battery around 9 pm

-interviews thruout the day, including: Hilary's shocking testimony of

getting beat up with a baton during the eviction, a lawyer explaining

what is going on (around 11-11.30) predicting that appeals will go

back and forth; also a diverse group of other engaging characters

showing support (such as a retired police captain from philly, in full

uniform, asking the nypd to chill out)


Like I said I'm capturing this at home now- if anyone needs any of it

for editing today let me know and I can upload clips to a dropbox or



On archiving:

On Saturday at the meeting I brought up the idea of coordinating with

other archiving efforts that are going on, which have teams of very

capable people behind them and sometimes institutions donating

services. I have friends in the Think Tank that are working with the

NYU Labor Archive (Tamiment Library) to transcribe, archive and set

metadata for all audio files of their meetings; they are also

archiving video from youtube and would love to do more. I also have a

friend in the archiving working group who has another group of people,

from the Moving Image Archiving Program at NYU (though they are

working in an independent capacity, unlike the Tamiment people) who

are doing the same thing with video- though mostly youtube at this

point. My friend Samara in archives said she spoke to someone in media

(didnt remember who) who told her we were doing it ourselves and

didn't want their help, so they stopped pursuing us. But they want to

help us archive everything in full res and make it available online

with metadata. I'm sure they would also have good ideas/ resources for

archiving the livestream. A few meetings ago Dan also spoke about the site which can also archive video. I really think we

should try to coordinate all these efforts so work doesn't get

redundant and we can streamline this process. I'm happy to work with

Dan or anyone else to make this happen- let's discuss at the meeting





On Nov 16, 11:15 am, Victoria Sobel <> wrote:

> also a great idea bruce- additionally we have a very large quantity of

> captured footage- digitize/no ditigitzed/ streamed and auto logged or

> otherwise which often times does not get reviewed and archived in a

> coordinated way quick enough. besides digitizing the tapes- we can reach

> out to trusted people remotely do help with this archiving effort. not to

> mention the server with the first months content that could be sorted

> through as well.








> On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 11:11 AM, Bruce Wagner <> wrote:

> > Another side thought:  We need a volunteer archiver team.  They could be

> > physically located anywhere in the world, but they would capture, record,

> > and archive ALL of our live streams... so no live stream ever goes

> > unarchived for any reason.


> > Volunteers used to archive 100% of all live streams in this way,

> > for example. ( see

> >  On Nov 16, 2011 9:49 AM, "Katie Davison" <

> >> wrote: