Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Camera people and runners wanted for Climate protest

Have you heard about the great climate swoop???

On the 17th & 18th October 2009 hundreds of activists will swoop on the
UK's biggest coal fired power stations, E.ON's Ratcliffe-on-Soar in
Nottingham and shut it down.

It is now just days away, and preparations are being made by the Climate
Camp documenting team to do coverage of the events. And Climate Camp TV
will be publishing everything from videos, to stills, to geotagged messages
from mobile phones.
The plan is in place, we're going to have lots of teams of stills and
video camera people out in the field all dotted about the place, getting
fantastic material, and then be sending tapes and cards back to an edit and
upload point near by, so it gets on-line with in hours.
We need camera operators and runners to help us on our mission to document
this unprecedented direct action.

It's a relatively low arrest risk, but people should be aware that the
police won't take too kindly to hundreds of activists trying to shut down a
power station. We don't anticipate this role to be high risk but it needs
to be a consideration and you do have to be prepared to cope with potential
stop and search situations. We will prep crew on how to deal with this and
brief them on their rights.

Our plan requires a team of tape couriers to run material back... and we
don't have any yet! We desperately need about 8 to 10 people to step up for the vitally important role. We are hoping for people who can bring their own bikes, but we can supply too.

It's a really fun way to get to see a lot of the action, and will be a
crucial part of getting independent media out on the day, so we really hope
that we can inspire you to come work with the documenting team for this
special mission.pease get in touch if you think this might be the right thing for you.

Without camera operators, our plan cannot work, we have some but not
enough! Join us for an exciting day and capture some fantastic footage. As
a camera operator there will be different assignments to choose from.
Perhaps following the march from Nottingham to the gate, or perhaps
following an affinity group's action throughout the day. You will enable us
to report on what is happening and create professional films within hours
direct from the point of action!
We're in search for another 6 camera operators.
Great if you have your own camera, but we also have some capacity to lend.
If you're up for the challenge then get in touch!