If all goes as planned, we’ll be live streaming today’s right to record panel where I will be joined by a Constitutional law professor and an attorney from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.
I say that because nothing ever goes as planned when you’re depending on technology. Especially the way things have been going this week.
It’s been hectic to say the least, especially considering a film crew flew in from London this week to work on a documentary about Photography is Not a Crime.
Asella Villar and Paola Rodriguez arrived Wednesday to work on what will be a two-part 50 minute documentary for a Spanish language television station that will be broadcast throughout the world in a couple of months.
This has been the most intense series of media interviews I’ve gone through since launching the blog in April 2007, which I’m proud to say, has received a respectable amount of media coverage over the years.
But this was the first time when I’ve been asked to revisit the locations of my arrests and altercations and describe exactly what took place those nights.
This was also the first time I had a media crew follow me to one of my morning photo assignments – which has nothing to do with PINAC – and record me as I take photos before interviewing my long-time client about my professionalism.
And this was the first time I was required to drive all over town on a Friday night looking for a voltage transformer in order to convert their video lights from European voltage to American voltage, which, of course, was only available at a Radio Shack miles away that was about to close in 30 minutes, meaning we were never able to purchase it.
But that didn’t stop them using the available lights we had, including one of my house lamps, to create a very professional setting for Mickey Osterreicher’s interview last night.
Osterreicher, general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association, will be moderating today’s panel, which is scheduled to begin at 1 pm Eastern Standard Time and should last until 3 p.m.
Osterreicher arrived in South Florida yesterday after speaking on a panel about this same issue at a National Sheriff’s Association conference in Washington DC earlier in the day.
So if we appear to be tired during today’s panel, it’s because we are all running on fumes.
PINAC crew member Taylor Hardy has set up the live stream site, which can be accessed here. So it looks like we’re good to go.
However, if you don’t get a chance to see the live stream, we will also be video recording it on another camera, which I will eventually post.
Below are some pictures from the last few days with the film crew. They are a lot of fun but also very serious about their work, willing to spend hours on a single shoot just to get it right.
So I’m really looking forward to this documentary.
If you live in South Florida, come check us out today at the panel, address below. More details here.
West Regional Library
8601 West Broward Boulevard
Plantation, Fl. 33324