Projections For Liberation
Collectively Free’s objective with Projections for Liberation (much like with our other projects) is to challenge the culture of speciesism on a community, rather than just an individual level. Since the event will occur in public spaces, people will have the opportunity to engage collectively.
We can post videos on social media all day long but that doesn’t mean people will play them. So we need to hit the streets and show the reality of what happens behind closed doors and what we are supporting when we choose to consume animal products. - Raffaella Ciavatta
When people are targeted individually, they tend to put up more walls and get more defensive. When it’s the larger unit being challenged, however, people tend to be more open to listening, more perceptive and more open to change. To maximize our reach, we plan on realizing PLs in a variety of neighborhoods in NYC – engaging a wide variety of people and communities.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
- Projector: we use this Epson. Anything with a 2,500-3,000 lumens is preferable. Do not use anything lower than that. Be careful with buying used ones. Usually the bulb will die shortly after and it can be costly to get a new one.
- Marine Deep Cycle Battery: we use this one. It can run up to two hours. A deep cycle 75AH battery. To learn more about the different types of batteries click here. NOTE: The battery is pretty heavy, around 50lbs.
- Inverter: we use this one.
- Battery Charger: we use this one. It charges very slowly (48 hours to fully charge it) but it is cheap.
- Cables: we use these ones.
DO’S AND DON’TS
- Test everything before going out.
- Keep the battery charging as much as possible. The drip-chargers aren’t capable of over-charging the battery.
- Take care not to knock or bump a projector while it’s on (non-LED projectors, which is most) is the easiest way to kill a bulb. The filament inside the projector is very very hot, and fragile. Jarring movement can easily break the filament, be careful.
- Take care not to tilt or swing the battery during transportation.
- (OPTIONAL) Use the voltmeter test the battery. If the battery drops below 11.2 volts (roughly), its probably time to use the remaining power to cool the projector. Turn it off, let it cool down.
- Recharge your batteries ASAP once drained.
- Recycle dead batteries. Lead acid batteries die pretty quickly, especially when not used regularly or left uncharged for long
- Connect POSITIVE clip to POSITIVE on battery (RED). Clip to the wider knob-looking thing, not the threaded rod.
- Connect NEGATIVE clip to NEGATIVE on battery (BLACK). Clip to the wider knob-looking thing, not the threaded rod.
- Plug charger into outlet.
SET UP PROJECTION
- Connect POSITIVE cable (RED) to INVERTER FIRST, BATTERY SECOND. When connecting to the battery, slide cable over threaded rod first, then tighten with nut.
- Connect NEGATIVE cable (BLACK) to INVERTER FIRST, BATTERY SECOND. When connecting to the battery, slide cable over threaded rod first, then tighten with nut.
- Turn on inverter FIRST, THEN turn on projector and DVD player.
- Turn off projector and DVD player.
- Turn off inverter.
- Unplug projector and DVD player from inverter.
- Disconnect NEGATIVE cable (BLACK) from BATTERY FIRST, INVERTER SECOND.
- Disconnect POSITIVE cable (RED) from BATTERY FIRST, INVERTER SECOND.
- Pack up & go
TOTAL COST: $1,000
I don’t have the means to start my own PTC.
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Should we leaflet?
Yes! Download our 1/4 page literature and have designated people to engage with passersby. Activists in mask should remain faceless and invisible.
What footage do you use?
Contact us and we will send you the footage.
How to loop a video on a CD?
Always, always loop the video! It will make your job much easier. Depending on which software you have, make sure to select loop video.