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8 tips for surviving an alien invasion

By: Katherine Butler on Nov. 11, 2011, 9:40 a.m.
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Careful with that video camera

If aliens were to invade, who wouldn't want to capture the event? But this can be a tricky. Filming an alien invasion would put you right in the middle of the first attack wave. And as alien movie buff James McMahon notes, it is possible to take your filming duties too seriously.

In reference to the film “Cloverfield,” McMahon writes, “it was quite ridiculous that none of the characters, faced with a gigantic extraterrestrial creature striding through New York … didn’t put the video camera down at least once.” So, if you decide to film, use common sense and make sure your video camera is not a hindrance to your survival.