[Boston-video] on the intro tip
tangle7 at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 9 20:50:40 PDT 2004
Hi. I'm Tiff.
I'm the moderator of this list, which means nothing
much besides reading and deleting spam.
I'm a bit of what you'd call the burned out
disgruntled idealistic activist.
I started doing indymedia stuff in July of 2001 after
graduating art school where I was doing a lot of
political video and installation stuff. I was at one
time super hardcore in my devotion to IMC....
I first organized a multi-media political event, which
incidently ended up being a week after 911. Some
proceeds I gave to Boston IMC and screened the very
beginnings of the FTAA project.
I miss building fun spaces to learn.
We formed a video collective and got a slot at CCTV in
October of 2001.. There was about 4 of us who spent
all of our time going out and filming actions in the
city and editing them into our 1 hour show that was
originally changing every couple weeks. After a few
months, the show obviously became harder to produce..
We extended our network with other imc's that were
doing the same thing and exchanged tapes. And CCTV
has been mad cool during this whole time, sponsoring
our show with none of us being actual members of cctv
and they let it faid into cycling about once a month,
which it is now.
When my partner in crime moved to Israel to do IMC
stuff there (check her screenings coming up soon!) I
was left as the only coordinator for the show. Around
this point, some bad politics were going down with us
all trying to collaborate on pieces, with egos
bouncing off each other, and my idealistic cravings of
keeping it solely a collective effort, starting to
wonder why people were really doing the work, with my
"hey, why did you credit yr company and not give the
Everyone was burning out regardless and I hate
constantly harassing people to keep making stuff or
finding new recruits, but i did it because no one else
I have continued making the show mostly on my own when
i gave up trying to create a video collective, tho
occasionally helped by a couple of the originals.
I then became more involved with Boston IMC as an
organization and spent all my efforts trying to get it
more active and money and life etc. With another
print IMCista, Ria, I attempted to organize a bunch of
stuff. We created a whole convergence space and plans
for Festival Del Pueblo but there was about 2 people
who cared. We started getting the website more
functionable, pressing our concerns and changing some
of IMC's policies.
We organized a networking party, which was a huge
success surprisingly. We invited all the people who
were already creating great independent media in the
city and tried to get us all working together better.
And sometin was brewing, however I personally was so
exhausted from organizing that I never initiated any
follow thru. We lost out on that one for sure.
However we continued to organize other art type events
to get a couple bucks and expose indymedia.
I've worked intensely with numerous IMC's in and out
of the country during big convergences.
The last time I was super active with boston IMC,
almost a year ago now, I was still trying to
radicalize it, getting it into other communities and
such, with little success.
I was tired of spending tons of time writing articles
that were never published etc etc..
And I decided it was time to get back to making some
of my own work on my own terms..
Plus I wasnt livin in boston.
Things have really picked up in Boston, as they should
with a huge convergence coming upon the city.
I was always planning on being active during the DNC
I have become skeptical of some motives in the group,
while some of my inquires have gone completely
un-answered at this time. And I want to say strait
up- that i aint playing any games and we ALL need to
work together if we want to make the world anything
that we preach we want it to be for the sole reason of
creating this alternative!!
I would like to help coordinate in the space and can
produce some during the convention.
I would have gone to the training, had i been invited
after asking if there was a meeting.
I'm not super into making protest videos anymore, but
I feel like this will be history that I can bear with
it. I'm more interested in quality interviews and
helping legals. I can help train with logistics and
I'd like to talk about some conceptual junk with yall,
so we dont make those same ol mistakes during
I have a mini-dv cam, but the mic jack is wack, so I
am seeking something with good sound to work with as
I have a decent mic.
And anyone who has any video political work or thinks
they'll have work, contact me about getting it on the
air after the DNC at CCTV.
Plus any ideas of collaboration, like mockumentarizing
Ok. First let's meet.
But unfortunately, this weekend is bad for me.. I
could do sunday, perhaps!, only briefly on a break
Some week nights are ok. generally after 7pm.
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