- Shoot in landscape mode - it films a larger area.
- Learn to edit videos - shorter is more impactful and people are more likely to watch.
- Be as quiet as possible so that the audio of the scene is caught.
- Use an app (such as CopWatch) that uploads video as soon as you take it so if something happens to your phone, the video is preserved.
Miller's website, Photography Is Not a Crime, actually has a section for videos of police doing the right thing. He points out that while nobody likes being filmed at work, cops doing their jobs as they should don't need to worry.
Miller states that you do have the first-amendment right to film police interactions as long as you're not getting in their way. That doesn't mean they won't try to stop you, he points out. But a 14-year-old white kid in McKinney had the guts to do it.
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