Director Steven Greenstreet (Killer At Large) captures a side of the protests that goes unnoticed by most:
A lot of fantastic media has been created about the “Occupy” movement. I was watching one video in particular and commented to a friend, “Wow, seeing all those super smart hot chicks at the protest makes me want to be there.” He replied, “Hmmm… Yeah, let’s go with that.”
We instantly went to Tumblr and made http://hotchicksofoccupywallstreet.tumblr.com. Our original ideas were admittedly sophomoric: Pics of hot chicks being all protesty, videos of hot chicks beating drums in slow-mo, etc. But when we arrived at Zuccotti Park in New York City, it evolved into something more.
There was a vibrant energy in the air, a warmth of community and family, and the voices we heard were so hopeful and passionate. Pretty faces were making signs, giving speeches, organizing crowds, handing out food, singing, dancing, debating, hugging and marching.
It made me want to pack my bags and pitch a tent on Wall Street. And it’s in the light that we created this video.
And we hope it makes you want to be there too.
CAMERA: Two Canon 7Ds.
LENS: 17-55mm, 70-200mm, 18-135mm
AUDIO: Rode Video Mic Pro
Shot in 60 fps
Music: Theme from “Fast, Cheap and Out of Control” by Caleb Sampson