I've Been An Amateur Photographer For Years. This Clip Opened My Eyes About Filming Crowds And Cops!

This was originally created when the Occupy Wall Street movement was very active and the police encounters that happened featured riot gear, jackboots, tear gas, and lots of violent force. I'm so happy those days are over ... oh, wait. Anyway, here's a guide on to how to film when the situation gets rough out in the streets. See you there?

It's worth watching this when you have the time because it gets into strategies when you have multiple people filming. But these are the five key takeaways:

When things start to get ... interesting, shout it out. Get those cameras going!

Vertical video syndrome is a thing, y'all. Don't do it!

Especially when you're at an event where things might get out of hand (or things might fly at you), you'll want to stay in the game and record it for others by keeping a safe distance.

Similar to #3, don't become a statistic! Watch what's going on and film it, but if things get dangerous or otherwise begin to spiral out of control, get to a safe place or find a way to keep recording without risking life, limb, and equipment.

Make sure you know your rights when it comes to recording cops and other people and understand when you are stepping over the line. You can't record the events going on around you if you're in handcuffs, being dragged off to a police cruiser. Similarly, you can't make that great video you want to go viral if the cops intimidate you into surrendering your rights.


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On September 20 in the U.S. and September 27 in Canada, Lush will shut the doors of its 250 shops, e-commerce sites, manufacturing facilities, and headquarters for a day, in solidarity with the Global Climate Strike taking place around the world. Lush is encouraging its 5000+ employees "to join this critical movement and take a stand until global leaders are forced to face the climate crisis and enact change."

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The fine folks at Forbes are currently falling all over themselves trying to clean up the mess they created by publishing their 2019 list of 100 Most Innovative Leaders.

The problem: The list included 99 men and one woman. For those not so good with the math, that means according to Forbes, only 1% of the country's most innovative leaders are female.

Have you ever watched a movie that's so abysmally bad that you wonder how it ever even got made? Where you think, "Hundreds and hundreds of people had to have been directly involved in the production of this film. Did any of them ever think to say, 'Hey, maybe we should just scrap this idea altogether?"

That's how it feels to see a list like this. So how did Forbes come up with these results?

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There's something delicious and addicting about those trendy recipe videos circulating online. You've seen them before: the quick and beautiful play-by-plays of mouthwatering dishes you wish you were eating at this very moment.

The recipes seem so simple and magical and get you thinking, "Maybe I can make that five-cheese bacon lasagna tonight." And before you know it, you're at the store loading up on Colby-Monterey Jack (or is that just me?).

For some families, though, the ingredients and final product look a little different. As part of Hunger Action Month, the hunger-relief organization Feeding America is using our obsession with cooking videos to highlight the reality many food-insecure families face when they sit down for dinner: hunger, and no food in sight.

By putting a twist on the bite-sized food videos all over the internet, they hope to raise awareness that hunger is an unacceptable reality for too many families.

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