The world is changing and mobile filmmaking captures political movements as they happen. YouTube channel WITNESSToolKit released an insightful video on how to film a protest to ensure that your video makes an impact.
- Prepare to Film
- Know your audience and what you want your film to accomplish.
- Visit the location in advance. Know where to position yourself for good video and audio as well as accessible exit points.
- Before You Film
- Understand the risks to yourself, those you are filming and their communities.
- Know if you need to protect people's identities. It's your responsibility to protect those you are filming.
- What to Film
- Determine what specific images and audio will best engage your audience.
- Vary your shots to keep viewer's attention (establishing, medium, close-up).
- Film details to support your story (signage etc.).
- Record date, time, location in your shots.
- Capture first person accounts and interviews.
- Missing a key piece of footage? Ask someone to recount what happened.
Watch the entire video for more details: