[Imc-SoutheastUS] FW: Call for International Video Segments - Say
No to Bush!
michael at mnn.org
Sat Aug 28 14:20:55 PDT 2004
Subject: Call for International Video Segments - Say No to Bush!
Call for International Video Segments
Say no to the Bush Agenda, Say No to U.S. Empire!
A WEEK OF UNCONVENTIONAL TV
The Independent Media Center is producing a week of live national
programming during the Republican National Convention in New York City.
There will be six hours of coverage in all, from Sunday Aug. 29 (10-11 pm
est) through Friday (9-10 pm est). The program will originate live from
studios at MNN and contain segment based reports and interviews from the
days events. This will be the only televised RNC coverage not subject to the
rigid made for TV script used by corporate media. With over 100 cameras
roving the streets, this promises to be the most comprehensive coverage of
the participatory politics taking place inside or outside of the security
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
We are seeking short video segments from around the world documenting the
voices of dissent toward the Iraq war, the U.S. administration and current
U.S. foreign policy. This is an opportunity for people around the world to
speak directly to US citizens about the the war, the elections and how the
U.S. is viewed by people in other countries.
We are accepting video segments beginning immediately and throughout the
week of August 29 - September 3. Especially helpful would be to receive some
pre-produced segments before August 29 to include in the A29 program on the
international day of action.
WHERE WILL THE PROGRAMS BE SEEN?
The programs will air live in NYC on Manhattan Neighborhood Network, ch 34
and nationally on FSTV, Dish network ch 9415. The programs will also
webstream live at http://mnn.org. We expect many public access and community
television stations to downlink the FTSV satellite feed and run the
This is an opportunity for videographers to get their material out quickly
to potentially huge audiences, and for all of us in the independent media
scene to continue improving our participatory production models for use in
similar media activist projects. Tapes will be available for screenings and
playback as requested by participants.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS - HOW TO GET INVOLVED
There is no real deadline, segments before Aug 29 would be helpful, but we
can accept material throughout the week of A29-S3. Outside of NYC, segments
can be sent via ftp to our server, either encoded as VP3 or DivX broadcast
quality files (see encoding instructions at: http://mnn.org/rnc/ftp.html).
Inside New York City, DV tapes can be dropped off to the IMC (or contact me
at michael at mnn.org).
These are some of the kinds of segments that may be useful, others are
welcome too - make a suggestion:
1) National/International Vox Pop: voices off the street in other cities,
what people are thinking about Bush, about the U.S. war and empire.
Passionate points of views with good establishing shots. These can be be 3-6
2) August 29 Rallies/Marches. Crowd shots and Graphic shots: well framed
shots of large crowds and close-ups of graphics, signs, and banners. This
could be 1-3 minute segments of loosely edited footage (possibly to be
re-edited into an opening sequence).
3) Coverage of speakers at Rallies: Short excerpts of the most passionate
and articulate speakers at various rallies/marches. Short excerpts of 1-2
minutes, either edited or left as raw selects.
4) You decide - suggest something or simply surprise us!
PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR PARTICIPATION!
If you intend to participate, PLEASE CONFIRM via email to michael at mnn.org.
Since this is a live studio based program, it helps if we can anticipate
video segment content and timing in advance. So, drop a line saying
something like: ³I¹ll do a two minute vox pop piece from the Rome rally²,
this way we can plan things better on this end. If you have not done VP3 or
DivX encoding for broadcast before, do a one minute test and send it to the
ftp server (above) for us to check out, we¹ll work with you to make the
Thanks in advance! We hope you can participate!
IMC Video Collective
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