Noted video portrait artist, Joan Logue has been documenting the “Occupy Wall Street” event since it began to until December 7th. Her pieces ( here ) are short takes on Occupy actions and activity around in Zuccotti park and Brooklyn, combined with precise framings that adds to the familiar feeling footage while not overcrowding it. Unabashedly Pro-OWS, they are accompanied with a short text that gives context to the footage. A valuable resource, the very last one filmed, “Occupy Wall Street: Day 80 Brooklyn East New York” is a classic in mic-check footage (written by Jeffrey Masko). For a comparison of the effectiveness of video strategies, see our earlier post here.
(Definition from Wikipedia of mic-check: The speaker begins by saying “mic check”. When the people near the speaker respond “mic check”, the speaker knows they have the group’s attention. The speaker says a short phrase, part of a speech, and then pauses. Those that can hear what the speaker has said repeat the phrase in unison, and when finished, the speaker says another phrase, then pauses again waiting for a response, etc., until the speaker’s speech is complete).