On Oct 13, 2011, at 7:58 PM, Abraham Heisler <firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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
> 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.