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Guerrilla Television

Author
Michael Shamberg, Raindance Corporation
Publisher / Label
Henry Holt & Company
Country
USA
Language
English
Publication year
1971
Type of publication
Book
Number of pages
108
ISBN
9780030867354

Index

1. Guerrilla Television 5
Some theory 5
People 10

2. Tools 21
The Porta Pak 22
What to consider when buying a Porta-Pak 24
How to build a Porta-Pak support system 24
Videotape versus film 29

3. How to Bankrupt Broadcast Television 33
Tactics 40
Anti-ads 40
Screen-within-a-screen 41
Information collages 41
Still-frame and slow-motion 41
Play with political ads 41
Debunk the myth of prime time 43
Build up a public affairs archive 43
Electronically distort the video image 44

4. You Are Information 45
Kids making their own TV 46
Self-processing 48
Collective processing 49
Street television 52
Video environments 53

5. Community Video 57
Set up a storefront theater 58
Use the master antenna in apartment buildings 59
Mobile showings 59
Programs and programming 60
Playback environments 61
Video festivals 62

6. Videotape As an Analytic Tool 65
Decode bureaucratic structures 65
Multi-monitor juxtapositions 66
Analyze behavior 66
Video games 66
Videotape in therapy 66
Institutional tape 66

7. Networking : Videocassettes and Cable Television 67
Videocassettes 68
Cable television 75

8. Economic Support Systems 83
Video tool-up 84
Ongoing support 87

9. Cybernetic Strategies and Services 91
A media bus 92
A cultural data bank 95