From:   J B <the1sabin@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Saturday, October 29, 2011 3:54:37 AM
To:   globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com
Subject:   [GlobalRevolutionMedia] #media content ideas
 

I know this should probably be in the forum, sorry.

Few possible content ideas:
What about a video/livestream, where people who've been misquoted by mainstream media can tell the whole story?

This could tie into a larger idea I've had about, telling the story of individual occupiers, perhaps in a video series? Originally it scared me because I was afraid it would come off shallow and very MTV.  But I think if there is a way we  could approach people with  respect and care it could be well done. There are so many stories behind the people who have commited themselves so fully to this movement, given up everything, to put themselves on the frontline, daily, and we need to put a camera on that.  I believe that this could be the viral content we have all been waiting for, people/public who don't get it yet, will identify with voices in the movement and be compelled to support, and we've all realized that once you cross the threshold, theres no going back. It would be nice, probably easier to shoot it all ourselves, but I wonder if there might be a better/more democratic way, could we just put a call out for video and see what comes in.   I was standing on the top of the plaza today looking at people who didn't really "get it" gawking at people holding signs and almost all of the cameras were pointing in.  This your chance to point the camera back at the world and say, hey this is the way we see our world from all of these different viewpoints... or if we were to shoot it, I wonder if you could even make it semianonymous for the interviewee, like that 99% tumblr? Do video posts instead, and put that on our website. 

Random 5am, I can't sleep, even though I'm far too tired thoughts,

Josh

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