Subject: Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Livestream and other media - Attn to people on the ground
From: Victoria Sobel
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 01:03:42 -0400

You are both right. The quality of our footage is shaky and we will have to work on it. However the technology is new, fairly fragily, and slightly unwieldy (most definitely heavy) and many of the situations we find outselves streaming are high intensity/very chaotic. Given what we already know we will have to, through skillshares and training, develop a way to improve on some aspects of our practice. We have every possible intention of improving- this is a good problem to have.

thank you all for your imput

On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 12:48 AM, J B <> wrote:

Id like to publicly apologize for my previous email. I was out of line.  It was sent after too many sleepless hours. Wolf, you're right the shaky footage is tough to watch. We have a budget and therefore a duty to provide a better livestream, and are working diligently to this end.  Were are charting new territory with this livestream, I hope you'll join us for the journey.

Thank you to everyone for your incredible work in this first month.  Media is our way to tell the story of this movement.

We're all in this together.


On Oct 16, 2011 2:09 PM, "J B" <> wrote:
Well Wolf, we're doing our best.  If you think you can have a steadier hand while wearing a 20 pound back back and holding a camera over your head for 6 hours in the middle of a chaotic surging crowd, please feel free to join our team.  

Thanks for your input,


On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 12:18 AM, Wolf <> wrote:
Please..... enough with the shaky cam. For the world this Livestream
is all we have. A non stop panning/ bouncing camera that alternates
between the backs of heads, backs, a light, a wall, and a side shot of
a cop all in 6 seconds is dizzying. Please find a way to steady cam
this when in the crowd. In addition, it is hard for the world to see
what NYPD is up to if a camera is swinging wildly.

For instance, earlier before the horse incident when they were moving
in around 46 and 6th, camera was all over the place in the span of
seconds. Net effect for Livestream: zero