Category: Copyrights and licenses

Festival Mondial des Cinémas Sauvages

APPEL A FILMS SAUVAGES ! jusqu’au 30 mars 2017 Inscriptions des films en ligne : Le Festival Mondial des Cinémas Sauvages veut montrer des films libres dans leurs manières de se fabriquer, libres dans leurs manières d’être diffusés. Pas de critères de durée, de genre, de date de réalisation, de nationalité, de support (nous […]

Collaborative filming, Copyrights and licenses, Films and Projects

AXIOM Beta Crowd Funding Launch AXIOM Beta: The first open digital cinema camera apertus° was started by filmmakers who were fed up with the limitations of the tools they had to work with every day. Compared to 50 years ago, cameras today are technologically far superior, but at same time a lot less accessible. AXIOM Beta intends to fix […]

Collaborative filming, Copyrights and licenses, Hardware

“Cisco to release an open-source H.264 codec”

Exciting news for online video and/or another case of strange corporate bedfellows (as Cisco woes Mozilla spurning Google?). Read on…

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Webm in – H264 out

From “The WebM project – a VP8 video stream and a Vorbis audio stream wrapped in a Matroska container re-branded as a WebM container – launched by Google, openly supported by every major chip maker, is going to be the major codec for Google’s Chrome web browser. Yes, Google is dropping H264 support from […]

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For immediate redistribution

20 open source movies, that can immediately be re-edited and -distributed. (From

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GPL workflow

The Apertus project aims to create a powerful, free and open (in terms of liberty) cinema camera that filmmakers love to use. The project is based on the Elphel open source camera. The Apertus website has a new sub site ‘about the research to achieve a 100% free software workflow to post-process video under Linux.’ […]

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Remix Cinema workshop

March 24-25, 2011, University of Oxford, UK Welcome to Remix Cinema: the collaborative making, deconstruction and distribution of digital artefacts, a workshop exploring the role of audio-visual remix practices in contemporary digital culture. Organised by the Oxford Internet Institute – OII (University of Oxford) in collaboration with UNIA Prácticas y Culturas Digitales (Universidad Internacional de […]

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Unlogo, the Corporate Identity Media Filter

. Something to look out for: A promising project that is still in a very early stage. Unlogo is a web service that eliminates logos and other corporate signage from videos. On a practical level, it takes back your personal media from the corporations and advertisers. On a technical level, it is a really cool […]

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Buy cheap copies !

Article in La Liberation on the intervention of artist Tania Bruguera who sells copies from video’s from the Centre Pompidou collection in the streets during exhibition Voir / Revoir. Read article in French Below a French to English machine translation

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Open letter to Google: free VP8, and use it on YouTube Open letter to Google: free VP8, and use it on YouTube

The Theora codec is derived from the proprietary VP3 codec, released into the public domain by On2 Technologies. Google has now bought the On2 company. The Free Software Foundation has published an open letter to Google: “With its purchase of the On2 video compression technology company having been completed on Wednesday February 16, 2010, Google […]

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