On assignment for a video project with Burlington City Arts and Cortex, I captured this video during one of the “Occupy Vermont” rallies in downtown Burlington’s City Hall Park.
Anticipating a decent crowd, which was scheduled to begin immediately after the busy farmers market, I brought the handy GoPro and rigged it onto a trekking pole to use as a boom. [A trick that works well if you’re skiing or biking too.] Good thing, I think the video captures the full scope of this particular park use: protesting.
Apparently, the demonstrators are planning an overnight stance in the coming weeks –and according to this news byte, they might benefit from some key messages and spokesperson training: When asked what the purpose of the occupation will be, Will replied, “That’s a good question. We’re open to suggestions.”
As far as the video project, consider this as a micro teaser. If you don’t do well with suspense, read this story about the park via Seven Days: Help Imagine the Future of Burlington’s City Hall Park.
I’ll publish a post on this project soon….