Raw footage that I RECorded on the early morning of November 15th, 2011, when the NYPD broke up Occupy Wall Street protests in NYC.
I'd been chewing over various Occupy Wall Street video ideas for a while in my head, but around the time Joe posted his footage and started the collab I'd settled on the idea of putting the modern visuals with old audio. Initially I was going to do a mashup of great speakers, but I ended up not liking that a) they were all old white dudes and b) it made the whole thing feel very disjointed. Eventually I settled on the LBJ Great Society Speech that he gave at the University of Michigan commencement in 1964. (It's public domain even though the site says it might not be - I called the LBJ Library to check, because I'm that paranoid. As the very nice Texan librarians told me, "all presidential speeches should be in the public domain, so y'all should be okay using them".)This is partially because it's a great, relevant speech, and partially because I really enjoyed telling everyone who wanted a description of what I was working on that I was "basically going to Lydon B. the crap out of their Johnson".
Har, har, I'm hilarious.
Anyway, as always, everything's a work in progress, leave comments and suggestions, blah blah blah, et cetera.
(Note: Archive.org has a great selection of footage from OWS, and I used quite a bit of it. If you're curious, check the resources, I'll be putting a text record with a list of all the videos I used and links to them.)
the 99% blues
I finally went and RECorded a few hours of Occupy Wall Street footage. I'd like to gather a whole bunch of Occupy records. Contribute your photos and videos of the movement. Contribute your thoughts in written form or talk into your camera from home. Write a song or a poem. Draw a cartoon. You know, be creative.
All of my raw footage is going to be uploaded soon so check that out once it's there!
Thanks again <3
This man is known for doing this sort of thing. He lived in some trees on the UC-Berkeley campus for 100 days protesting plans to cut the trees down. Now he's all that's left of the occupation at Frank Ogawa Plaza.
Ohlone is the name of the Native American tribe that lived where Oakland is now before its occupation/colonization by non-natives.
Hey guys, I made another video with the new footage that Joe posted last night and I really loved the final result. I took some testimonials again, I think they give to the record this documentary thing, it's nice. I kept the same music that for me, totally combines to the purpose of the video.
Hope you enjoy it. Thanks <3
In the middle of the night last night, NYPD decided to raid Zuccotti Park where the #OWS occupation had been centered, pretty much since it began. I was heading to bed when I heard about it, but instead decided to grab my camera and head over there. I ended up RECording about 3 hours raw footage. This is just a small sampling of some of it. I'll be releasing more soon.