Latest Blog Entry : February 2013
At a joint Occupy and DPAC meeting I discovered that 10,000 disabled people have died due to either their illness getting significantly worse or suicide and that all the deaths are linked to the 'fitness for work' test . DPAC asked for help from Occupy in a vigil action they have planned for the middle of this year, 2013. In an unofficial Occupy initiative the live streamers and I are going to help film and stream the DPAC meeting of the 9th of February.
At the moment Polly Tikkle Productions is still producing a short video promo for Polly Higgins' Wish 20 campaign.
Difficulties obtaining much of the footage have occurred. Greenpeace were the most prompt in their help. Resurgence and RSA are also willing to contribute footage as is independent film maker Leon Stuparic. The search for high quality footage of war, indigenous people and ecocide continues.
The company employed to film Polly Higgins' TEDx talk in Exeter want £150 to retrieve the footage from their archives. I am currently trying to talk him out of such pricing.I think I may have succeeded fingers crossed! - (I did succeed - sort of!)
Finger Pointing to the Earth: I am currently reading Fred Harrison's latest book The Traumatized Society on land property law and the inherit 'cheating' within it. A big thanks to Critical Thinking who have guided me to this discovery. His theory that land ownership goes against the laws of nature, which we are biologically and sociologically predisposed to conform to ties in strongly with the theme of Finger Pointing to the Earth which looked for the existential reason for the Israeli Palestinian 'situation' in the Holy Land, and found it in the poisonous concept of land ownership. Fascinating read.
In terms of Occupy, the feature documentary is in the development stage. Yep I have started logging the footage. There is a lot of it. I trust I can make something out of it and I welcome any support even in terms of advice on maybe how to fund this work.
I applied for f*u*n*ding at the Edge Fund and yesterday I found I did not get it. I wonder if the day will ever come were I actually get f*u*n*ding.
On a technical level I discovered Send to/Color in Final Cut Pro. I cannot believe I have been using this program for 12 years and never knew about it! You can only send sequences to Color and that has its trappings which means Motion is possibly still a better choice but WOW what a discovery!
I am still in London.