Email below is typical of comments from livestream and from friends and colleagues who have been watching, are fascinated and want to be a part of this even if they can't physically be in the square: but they're having problems hearing what's being said in the assemblies.
I know this came up during our meeting on Sunday night and it may be on the agenda for this eve's meeting but since I'll be absent for that I just wanted to let you know that I've reached out to a movie sound crew who are interested in consulting -- I'm explaining the logistics of the setup and they're coming up with a few creative wireless solutions for us, which will vary in price. I'll keep you posted on this info but I suggest we meet Thurs to discuss.
I also think I would be great to try mixing a more coordinated multi-camera shoot of the GA, as was also discussed on Sunday night. Not sure if the 4G box has been tested yet but I would be great to throw a couple of 5Ds in the mix, with long lense capability so we can start to get some nice close angles. I have a 5D and lense package which I intend to continue covering the occupation with. Can I suggest that we plan to try this by Friday's pm GA? I have a feeling if we ramp up our efforts we may see the number of viewers start to increase.
Let me know what y'all think
Joshua van Praag
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I wanted to ask you something. I want to get the media team some wireless mics for the live feed. You can legally use though right, if they aren't amplified? You know I am an avid watcher of the live feed because I want to be a part of the evolution of this discussion and I'm stuck at work most of the time. I want to hear what they are saying and even with the peoples microphone it so hard to hear. The mic on the camera is to close to the media center so you hear all the chatter over there and not what is being discussed. I keep sending people the link to the live feed so they can see how amazing the discussions are down there but they can't understand what they are saying. I think it's so important that people understand this is not a movement that claims to have all the answers or has mapped specific demands. It's the dialogue that is imperative for all of us figuring out the best way to get off the disastrous path we are on. So hearing the conversation is so very important I think especially during the general assemblies. It seems that the majority of the time people come to the front to speak. Maybe they can pass the mic around around up there or one person could be in charge of getting it close to people when they speak?
I don't know shit about wireless mics. Do ones exists that are universal to all cameras? Would this even work? Tell me what you know...