From:   Abraham Heisler <abe@abrahamheisler.com>
Sent time:   Thursday, October 13, 2011 5:58:25 PM
To:   globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com
Subject:   [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Filming confrontations and getting arrested
 

To all #Media,

 

Over the next couple of days we will most likely see a lot of S##t go

down, especially confrontations with the NYPD. I want to remind

everyone that it is our duty as a working group and independent

journalists to capture as much as we can in order to tell the whole

world what is happening here. "The world is watching". In order to do

this in the most effective way, I'd like to mention a few things on 2

points.

 

1. When filming confrontations, everything gets chaotic and panicky.

BREATHE DEEP AND REMAIN CALM. When filming, try to be in a high place

to capture what is happening and as much as possible KEEP THE CAMERA

STEADY. Our instinct is to keep swinging the camera around, but it is

much better to KEEP THE CAMERA ON ONE ACTION AND STAY WITH IT. Count

to 10 before moving the camera to something else. I've found this

extremely helpful. No matter how close to the action you get, if you

do not get good footage, we can not share it with the world. Also,

STAY FOCUSED, both you and your camera.

 

2. As the #MEDIA team, we play an extremely important and tactical

position. Whether or not you wish to be a arrested IS YOUR OWN CHOICE.

But, as a member of media, I urge you not to be arrested. As cold as

it sounds, WE NEED YOUR FOOTAGE and WE NEED YOUR SKILLS. You have a

important purpose to play over this weekend and we all need you.

 

Also, I suspect that the authorities are aware of Saturday's plans for

action and don't feel that tomorrow morning's ultimatum is a

coincidence. I would not be surprise if they do another MASS ARREST

and hold everyone until SUNDAY. Food for thought, you make your

decision. Either way, I stand by you in SOLIDARITY.

 

Take these words and do what you will with them.

 

Yours,

-Abe

 

 

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