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Part 3: Work as a Team
This 2-minute film is Part #3 of the 5-part "How to Film Protests" series, and covers the benefits of working in a team, and how to plan with your teammates.
As you film a protest, partners can prove invaluable--they can watch your back, guide you while you're fliming and walking, point out shots you might have missed, and help you stay aware of your surroundings. Before you start filming, team members should agree on their roles. For instance, on person can take far-off establishing shots, while another can take medium distance shots, and the third can do close-ups and interviews.
Always shoot with mulitple tapes or memory cards. If you shoot something important, take the card/tape out of your camera and pass it to a trusted teammate, who can protect it.