[Imc-dnc-discuss] Fwd: a favor and some answers about our work
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Tue Jul 27 15:03:43 PDT 2004
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> From: tiffany dumont <tangle7 at yahoo.com>
> Date: Tue Jul 27, 2004 02:25:41 PM US/Eastern
> To: boston-video at lists.indymedia.org, imc-boston at lists.indymedia.org
> Subject: [IMC-Boston-Discuss] a favor and some answers about our work
> greetins video activists!
> Thanks everybody who has been working hard over at the
> CCTV space and in the streets!
> And anyone who is doing PRINT or AUDIO and wants to
> collaborate with a video person, during interviews for
> example, please send us a word.. Then we can get more
> quality interviews to have the visual documentation
> included to be put on our show.
> For folks who dont know:
> We have a 20 min. slot for cambridge community access
> every day during the convention and we have been
> collaborating on works the past 2 days.
> Things have been a little crazy over there, so i just
> thought we might want to clarify what's going on...
> We have a deadline at 12am to give our finished piece
> to cctv.. We have been told we can have a little
> leeway with that, but the past 2 nights we haven't
> finished the piece till the sun was rising and this
> means we're keeping the cctv coordinator up to kindly
> include us in their segments they donated to us.
> While some of this had to do with technical problems
> with the equipment that cctv said we had access to, it
> was close to impossible to have anything done by
> Now we have a better idea for the space's capabilities
> and who we're working with, so hopefuly things will
> run smoother in the next few days.
> We have a small editing space and it became very
> cramped with just 4 people and 2 systems to work on
> and we have the hallway space with 2 computers, one
> with final cut, and another with imovie. There was 3
> of us out there. So we were collecting footage from
> all over the place under tight time pressures and
> minor technical issues. It was helpful to have
> people bringing in their own equipment, like the
> cameras and laptop with ample space, where we ended up
> editing the final piece together on last night.
> We had some expert final cutters come in at 10pm who
> essentially saved us with their zippy editing and kind
> collaborative vibes. We all got to know each other
> very quickly and managed to produce something out of
> all the pressure.
> Please bring food and water and badges.
> We also noticed a lot of us had similar footage and
> because we all didnt know each other pre-march we
> didnt realize we were working on top of each other.
> I'm suggesting we send ideas out to this list for
> segments pre-segmenting, or just where we think we
> might be shooting video.
> If people shoot stuff and arent editing but want their
> video to be part of the show, we need good logging
> notes that include titles for tapes, beginning and
> ending timecodes and descriptions of what it is.. And
> please be very selective in this process as we are
> getting tons of video and only have 20 min. for a
> show. It would even be cool if these people want to
> stick around for a bit to see what everyone else is
> working on and how their video might work into the
> People can leave tapes at cctv OR at the convergence
> space at the community church.. We will make a box for
> the space where tapes can be dropped off and we should
> have an imc volunteer let us know if there are tapes
> that need to be sent over if they cant get them over
> We should maybe enable the dispatch list, if we find
> something especially interesting that isnt part of the
> known schedule.
> It would be nice to get more than the less typical
> protest footage pieces into our 20 min. show.
> ie: I want to do a longer segment on the Eyes Wide
> Open exhibit and want to do some personal interviews
> but i dont have good audio on my camera and am looking
> for a camera to use my mic with. So if anyone wants
> to help me, please send me word!!
> Ok ok.. That's all for now. If anyone wants to add to
> this please do.
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