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Video as Evidence: Filming Secure Scenes – Shot List

While footage showing an alleged crime may very well be valuable as evidence, it can also be valuable to have documentation of the aftermath of a human rights violation.

This shot list provides quick guidance on filming multiple angles of the scene, as well as documenting details of key evidence. Consider printing this out as a two-sided reference card and bringing it along when filming.

For additional information about filming the scene, see the section on “Filming Secure Scenes “in the Video as Evidence Field Guide.

The Video as Evidence Field Guide is drawn from conversations with attorneys, investigators, analysts, legal scholars, funders and our peers working on-the-ground where the violations happen, and will aim to improve the reliability and effectiveness of video shot as human rights documentation. Learn more at

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