Stray Cinema: Open Source Film-making on the Web

first_imgWhile YouTube and onlinevideo is all the rage currently, I often wonder if there’s anything on these videowebsites other than mentos-cokeexplosions and bad singing.Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy YouTube as much as the next person – but I am also a bitartsy-fartsy, so I like to see artistic stuff being done on the Web too. One such projectis Stray Cinema, which describes itself as “an opensource film project”.Stray Cinema invitespeople to create short films, based on raw footage that was filmed in London on a digitalcamera. The idea is that participants download the footage and edit parts of itinto their own 2 minute film. Links to freeediting software is provided – e.g. Avid, WindowsMovie Maker, Video EditMagic and Wax. The films are then uploaded onto YouTube and embedded into the Stray Cinemawebsite. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Stray Cinema is also contacting independent musicians and bands, via social networkingsites like MySpace, to incorporate their music into the process.Once there are 30 film submissions on the website, the community of Stray Cinema userswill vote for their favourite films. The top 5 films will be screened in London alongsidethe directors cut. There will be VJ’s at the event, mixing film footage to live music.Also there will be a live audiovisual webcast, live web-chat, vodcasting and blogging.The date for the event is yet to be determined.Stray Cinema is aiming to be an annual event, repeating the process with raw footagefilmed in a different city each year. All of this is being run by 7 people and there are479 registered users. OK so it’s not a trendy startup with millions of users, but to mymind it’s excellent use of Web technologies. Check it out if you’re interested in filmand how web 2.0 technologies can be used to create and promote independentfilm-making. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Video Services#web richard macmanus Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img

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