Video Activist Handbook - Second Edition

Video Activist Handbook - Second Edition

by Thomas Harding
     
 

This second edition of the highly popular The Video Activist Handbook includes numerous examples of contemporary video activism from around the world. The first book to provide the basic skills and know-how required for beginning video activism, it also offers a wealth of ideas on video strategies to those with some prior experience. Whether you are involved in

Overview

This second edition of the highly popular The Video Activist Handbook includes numerous examples of contemporary video activism from around the world. The first book to provide the basic skills and know-how required for beginning video activism, it also offers a wealth of ideas on video strategies to those with some prior experience. Whether you are involved in campaigning, non-violent direct action, or simply want to know how to make use of video as a political tool, this book is for you. • Covers the key topics in a step-by-step guide – from choosing and using the right equipment and planning when and where to shoot, to supplying to TV, making a campaign video and legal considerations • Combines clearly written and illustrated practical advice, backed up by a wealth of resources, with first-hand examples of successful video activism • Critically assesses the mainstream media agendas and offers a lively survey of the international video activist scene

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

'The global protest movement is growing because activists are learning to tell their own stories, to capture their triumphs on tape, and share them with others around the world. This book is about media that doesn't just cover activism, it is activism, a crucial part of the process of reclaiming public space and communities.' --Naomi Klein, author of No Logo

'Crucially, Harding covers not just the 'hows' and 'whats' of vid-activism, but also the vital 'why' question. Why do it? Because this is about democracy and empowerment. Vid-activism is about circumventing the hopeless conventionality, commercialism and conservatism of the mainstream media ... Buy it. Read it. Act on it. Your world will never be the same again.' --Charles Secrett, Director, Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth
This book is a must for local groups: indispensable and excellent value.
Wall Street Journal
For most antiglobalization activists most journalism isn't what they'd call helpful. "The new culture of guerilla media activism eschews objectivity" says Thomas Harding, author of "The Video Activists Handbook", a how-to guide that recently came out in a second edition. Mr. Harding says many guerilla cameramen see the mass media as pawns of large corporations. If people want to get out the word on the perils of globalization, he says, they need to do it themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745317717
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
08/20/2001
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
1.11(w) x 1.11(h) x 1.11(d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Harding is the co-founder of Undercurrents, Britain’s first video news service. He is a leading voice in international video activism and has written for the Independent, Guardian, New Statesman and New Internationalist.Thomas Harding is a leading voice in international video activism and has worked with fellow activists and taught courses on the potential of the new electronic media in the hands of activists, protesters and concerned citizens worldwide.

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