How To Film Protests: Video Tip Series for Activists at Occupy Wall Street, in Syria and Beyond

The thousands of human rights-related videos being created and shared – from raw documentation of human rights violations in Syria to the Occupy protests and the range of police abuse and misconduct therein – illuminate the role that citizen video is playing to not only inform us but also to motivate us to take action.

Video Advocacy Example: Civic Media How To’s

On Sunday December 11, 2011 The New York Times published an extensive article illustrating the role of livestream technologies in the Occupy Wall Street movement. The following day, seventeen mediamakers, including members of the Global Revolution livestream team were arrested.

Livestreaming From Your Mobile Phone: An Interview with Bambuser

As part of our focus on tools and tactics for #video4change activists, we’re paying close attention to the emergence of livestreaming. One of the most popular tools to livestream from your mobile phone is Bambuser.

Occupy Wall Street: A Day of Global (Video) Action, Nov. 17, 2011

If you are like many WITNESS staff, you are tuned into the events of today’s global actions in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Despite the recent events in New York City, Oakland, CA, and other cities where “permanent” encampments were cleared away, protesters around the U.S. and the world are back in city centers protesting today.

Top 10 Tips for Filming #Occupy Protests, Arrests & Police Conduct

We have seen some great videos coming out from the Occupy movement around the country – from documenting mass actions to capturing police misconduct and abuse. Many courageous filmmakers, first timers and experienced professionals, are using best practices to record what is happening, and it is paying off. See this most recent example of video being used to help hold a Dallas officer accountable for shoving a protester off a ledge:

Cameras, Livestreaming and Activism at Occupy Wall Street

Walking through the city of tents at Liberty Plaza, home of Occupy Wall Street, it is immediately striking how many cameras there are floating about. Pointing this out, filmmaker and member of the media working group, who goes by the name of Fix, jokes with me that it sometimes feels like Liberty Plaza is an “occupied surveillance machine.”