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Example Session (title of your workshop)

  • Description: a brief description of your session
  • Proposer: your name
  • Facilitator: who will facilitate the workshop
  • Type of session: indicate if it will be a hack session, discussion, workshop, presentation
  • Time needed: either 1.5 hrs or 1.75 hrs
  • Equipment to bring: do participants need their laptops, cameras or other equipment?
  • Facilities required: indicate if you need a projector and screen or other facilities
  • Space: choose small, medium or large
  • Comments: anything else?

Sessions

Online Organising, Promotion and Communications Tools

  • Description: An introduction to wikis, blogs and IRC and a practical hands-on training. Tools such as [Tubemogul.com http://tubemogul.com] to distribute your video seamlessly to dozens of video sharing sites and to track their popularity. Also a look at commercial tools such as Twitter, blip.tv, Multiply, MySpace and Facebook and how to use these to get your message out.
  • Proposer: Anna
  • Facilitator: Sasha and Nate.
  • Type of session: workshop
  • Time needed: 1.5 hours
  • Space:
  • Equipment to bring: you and your computer
  • Facilities required: projector
  • Space: Debian computer lab
  • Comments: Risa and Dian can show Multiply - would they like to show this?
  • Day: Wednesday morning

Transmission Metadata Standard intro and discussion

  • Description: The Transmission Network is presently developing and implementing a metadata standard to help share and search content between projects. 0.9 of this standard has been release and 1.0 will be released soon. You can download the 0.9 version here http://clearerchannel.org/docs/tx_metadata_standard_0_9.pdf. This session will be an intro to the standard, why it will be useful and a chance to feedback on the proposal and suggest improvements.
  • Proposer: And
  • Facilitator: And, Andycat
  • Type of session: discussion and presentation
  • Time needed: 1.5 hours
  • Facilities required: projector
  • Space: Theora
  • Equipment to bring: you and your computer
  • Comments:
  • Day: Friday?

Introduction to FOSS

  • Description: I am thinking a significant portion of video makers participating are not familiar with the basics of FOSS principals and development practices. An intro would be good the first day to get people up to speed.
  • Proposer: And
  • Facilitator: Tiffiny, Andrew, Kris
  • Type of session: discussion and presentation
  • Time needed: 1.5 hours
  • Equipment to bring: none
  • Facilities Required: projector
  • Space: Ubuntu
  • Comments:
  • Day: Tuesday

Hack Session on TX.CC

  • Description: The http://transmission.cc site could do with a clean up, upgrade and addition of new features, particularly around aggregation. IFI watch have some new aggregation tools we could use to easily enhance the site and the projects in the network. Let's get together and hack up some improvements to the TX.CC site.
  • Proposer: And
  • Facilitator: And
  • Type of session: Hands-on
  • Time needed: 2 hours
  • Equipment to bring: you and your computer
  • Facilities Required: projector
  • Space: Debian computer lab
  • Comments: C'mon down TX geeks :)
  • Day: Friday?

Festivals Session

  • Description: Are you or your organisation running a festival as part of your work? Come together in this session to talk about how to collaborate, share content and cross-promote, plus talk about some of the issues we all face in putting on a festival, how to use online tools for organising and distributing your festival, and tips for creating really successful events. Including Freedom Film Fest, WildSpaces, Iron Horse festivals
  • Proposer: Anna
  • Facilitator: Parul, Hafiz, Mien, Anna, Asok, Yi-Hua, Relax, Kris
  • Type of session: discussion and demonstration of software and screening
  • Time needed: 1 hour and a half
  • Equipment to bring: you
  • Facilities Required: projector
  • Space: medium
  • Comments: need to check with all facilitators they are happy to co-facilitate,Discussion about how to build a Film Database around Asia, what kind of CMS tools could help each country to use that.
  • Screening: web documentaries on Bangladeshi festival and rickshaw ( riding on a rickshaw)".
  • Day: Wednesday?

Tech Discussion - Using Open Source Video Codecs / Ogg Theora for Online Video

  • Description: Using Oggs / Open Source Video Codecs in a full-fledged video website (taking http://pad.ma as the working example) A session more at geek level. The future of FOSS video codecs - what is the state of Ogg development at the moment, and what's going on with the potential for browser support of Theora? What current options are there for non-proprietary video formats? What's the deal with Flash going open? What's happening with Dirac?
  • Proposer: SanjayB
  • Facilitator: SanjayB (if possible, also Jan Gerber over IRC) / others working with Ogg, please add yourselves ?
  • Type of session: Discussion / Demonstration of Software
  • Time needed: 1 hour(?) (if others want to plugin in to this session with other projects / examples, perhaps it can be longer? )
  • Equipment to bring: Laptops / Internet (also do have the site setup on my local, so is not a worry).
  • Facilities required: Projector might be nice
  • Space: Medium (?)
  • Comments: Might be a slightly geek session - covering ffmpeg2theora as the video encoder, tools on the back-end to play and chop video, including the mod-annodex plugin for Apache and oggz-chop. Also generating jpegs / poster-frames at a particular time-code, generating the movie time-line as a pixel rendition of the film, etc, and of course, the Javascript player module that attempts to use an available Ogg Browser plugin and the BitTorrenting that makes the films available for download. Also want to get help / feedback on some of the difficulties faced, discuss possibilities of the upcoming(?) <video> tag, etc..

Would like to do another non-geek session exploring the non-technical aspects of pad.ma, including the idea of heavy text annotation layers over video, breaking up video into clips and making it searchable, the idea of a raw footage archive and what it could mean for documentary film / online collaborative video, etc. (if this seems interesting to people)

  • Day: Friday?

Walkthrough for Users - Comparison of Different Video CMS Projects

  • Description: A 20-min. each lay-person walkthrough / demonstration of the various open/free software online video projects, going through each's strengths and weaknesses, perhaps leading to more in-depth sessions with people interested in a particular one.
  • Proposer: SanjayB
  • Facilitator: pad.ma - Sanjay/Namita; Plumi/Plone4Artists - And/Anna/Andy/Nate; ShowInABox - Cheryl; FilmForge - Dongwon/Sasha
  • Type of session: Demonstration / Discussion
  • Time needed: 1.75 hrs
  • Equipment to bring: yourself
  • Facilities required: Projector
  • Space: Medium / Large
  • Comments:Might be good to have this early on and see if people find things that meet their needs that they can then explore / discover further ? Please add other video projects to the list, and please fill in as presenters.. ?

Yes, I will prep for presenting Show in a Box as a video CMS, and I added a more in-depth session for WordPress/Show in a Box in case anyone has interest in going deeper after this session ~Cheryl

  • Day: Wednesday morning

Videomakers Feature Requests for Developers

  • Description: A session to try and get a sense of what video-makers in the region are looking for in an online video website, perhaps with a focus on ideas to negotiate low / no-bandwidth conditions? Would really like to get an overall sense of what video-makers want .. FOR EXAMPLE FESTIVALS!!!!
  • Proposer: SanjayB
  • Facilitator: Sanjay
  • Type of session: open discussion
  • Time needed: 1hr (?)
  • Equipment to bring: your ideas:)
  • Facilities required: none
  • Space: medium / large (?)
  • Comments: I think the idea being to let video-makers delve into problems faced in the region and figure out how they could meaningfully make use of online video / what are features that most appeal to them, etc... (err.. if everyone thinks this is a good idea :-) )
  • Day: Friday?

Online/Offline video

Whilst many places in the Asia-Pacific region have good net access, many more do not. How can we make tactical use of online distribution tools to get content into offline spaces, and vice versa? It would be good to discuss ideas like 'burnstations' - local centres that can download content and make it available for burning on vcd/dvd, and brainstorm other practical possibilities.

How to design yourself an effective digital distribution strategy. Who is your audience? How can you reach them? What are you trying to achieve with your video production? A look at different distribution options out there and how to combine them to get the widest distribution possible using online tools, and how this fits in with DVD, screenings and community TV. Video-makers encouraged to come along to share their advice and experiences of distributing their work.

  • Proposer: And/SanjayB
  • Facilitator: Anna
  • Type of session: Discussion
  • Time needed: 1.5 hours
  • Equipment to bring: yourself
  • Facilities required:
  • Space: Ubuntu
  • Comments: put myself down as a facilitator as there were ?? :) anna.. i'm keen to talk about this, and wonder if some of the Indonesian participants might want to come along and play out how this might work in an Indo context?? could be a good example of the needs for such models, and an interesting thing to take to groups during my workshop series in Indo this year.
  • Day: Thursday?

Creating stills, animations and compositing videos with Blender

  • Description: A hands-on session to teach content creators how to create 2D/3D graphics (stills and animations) and composite video with Blender.
  • Proposer: Kai Xiong
  • Facilitator: Any other Blender user among us
  • Type of session: Workshop
  • Time needed: 1.5 hours
  • Equipment to bring: you, your computer to play with Blender, a mouse if you have one
  • Facilities required: projector, markers, whiteboard or big sheets of paper
  • Space: medium(?)
  • Comments:
  • Day: Wednesday or Friday


Intro to WordPress for Video

  • Description: Learn how to install and set up Wordpress for video using Show in a Box. Get help customizing your WordPress site, either with adding/learning to use plugins or with customizing the appearance. You can learn to use and customize components of Show in a Box here. Best practices for installing a WordPress VideoBlog, Overview of useful plugins and how to install/activate them, Overview of choosing WordPress themes that work well for video, how to install/activate them. This would not necessarily be a workshop where participants can DO all these tasks, but you would learn what you need for the decision-making process
  • Proposer: Cheryl
  • Facilitator: Cheryl, plus any WordPress/PHP or CSS guru who wants to help
  • Type of session: Workshop
  • Time needed: 1 - 2 h
  • Equipment to bring: Laptop with local install of Wordpress, Firefox browser + Firebug Addon helpful
  • Facilities required: any space good for a group with laptops
  • Space: just room for participants to sit, out of the rain
  • Comments:

Kris: I can help out with this - I'm very familiar with XHTML, CSS and WordPress.

  • Day: Thursday?

Video Compression Using FOSS

  • Description: A look at the various FOSS tools available for transcoding video on Mac, Windows and Linux, and a practical guide for using them. Demystifying all those settings, what do they mean?? How to get good results from transcoding, and a quick guide to the best settings to use.mediacoder/ffmpegx/gtranscode
  • Proposer: Anna
  • Facilitator: Anna, Kai Xiong
  • Type of session: Workshop
  • Time needed: 1.5 hours
  • Equipment to bring: Your laptop and some video to encode
  • Facilities required: Computers for all to use
  • Space: Debian Computer Lab
  • Comments:
  • Day: Wednesday afternoon



Videomaking for Online

  • Description: How does distribution online change the way you make video? What are some production techniques to keep in mind for the (very) small screen? What about "viral video" - how can you make a video that people will want to share widely, and pass on to their friends and associates? How is video blogging different from other genres? How to use social-recommendation schemes to get your video seen. Questioning the documentary form, and other genres too, in the age of online video.
  • Proposer: Anna
  • Facilitator: Cheryl, Ade, Hafiz and Zanny
  • Type of session: Discussion and presentation of online videos
  • Time needed: 1.5 hrs
  • Equipment to bring: Yourself, your examples of videos
  • Facilities required: Projector, sound-system, computer for showing websites
  • Space: Large
  • Comments: Any videomakers want to facilitate this?

Cheryl: I could facilitate or co-facilitate this. Somewhere I've got a "10 tips for successful online video" discussion that I lead for my students.

  • Day: Wednesday last session

Ripping Video from Any Source to Your Machine

  • Description: A hands-on workshop to show people how to use FOSS DVD ripping tools - Handbrake for Windows/Mac and Acid Rip for Linux. Also if people are interested we can discuss how to rip online video and save it locally so you can edit it. For example saving flv files locally, recording video streams to local file using vlc, and also screencapture! Also bring your DVDs to rip and upload to the TX-AP video-sharing site, to share with other participants.
  • Proposer: Anna
  • Facilitator: Lachlan and Sasha?
  • Type of session: Workshop
  • Time needed: 1.5 hrs
  • Equipment to bring: Your laptop and DVDs you want to rip
  • Facilities required: Projector
  • Space: Dirac Computer lab
  • Comments: Should we add burning DVDs from content online from this? Ie making them mpeg2s and then burning to disk? For mac burn is good for this, I'm not sure what is good on other platforms - And.
  • Day: Friday

How to install and setup Plone for Video (Plumi)

  • Description: An introduction to the Plumi project, a video sharing content management system based on Plone. The sessions will be an overview of the Plumi feature set and a hands-on workshop for installing Plumi in a Linux environment. Also a look at future development roadmap and how to get involved in the project. http://plumi.org
  • Proposer: Anna
  • Facilitator: Andycat
  • Type of session: Workshop
  • Time needed: 1.5 hrs
  • Equipment to bring: Your laptop, with a python build environment , or you can use the local server.
  • Facilities required: Projector
  • Space: Debian Computer lab
  • Comments:Nate from Plone4Artists may like to contribute info about p4a also.
  • Day: Same time as video for online on Wed

Create your own video community site with Plone4Artists

  • Description: The Plone4Artists open source software provides a robust platform for building a video community site. It has the ability to easily aggregate videos that are hosted externally (saving you bandwidth costs) and engage viewers in dialog with commenting, rating and tagging of the videos. I will give an overview of the features, show how to set up a site of your own on a hosted service, and walk through the installation of the software for those who want to try to host it themselves.
  • Proposer: Nate Aune
  • Facilitator: Nate Aune
  • Type of session: hands-on demo/workshop
  • Time needed: 1.5 hr
  • Equipment to bring: projector
  • Facilities required: tables for participants to follow along with laptops
  • Space: Debian Computer Lab
  • Comments: This session could follow the general workshop about video CMSes where I can provide an intro, and then gauge the level of interest for a more hands-on discussion of Plone4Artists.

Introduction to GNU/Linux

  • Description: Introduction to GNU/Linux - what it is, how to use the dreaded command line interface. Bring your Windows laptop, and install linux on it! This session is for beginners to Linux

Also a quick look at Dynebolic.

  • Proposer: andycat
  • Facilitator: Andycat, Lachlan, Bono
  • Type of session: Hands-on
  • Time needed: 1 - 2 hrs
  • Equipment to bring: laptop, or computer, with Linux installed
  • Facilities required: computer lab
  • Space:
  • Comments: Note: we will not be dealing with dual booting in this session due to time constraints. Only installing over the top of your crufty winblows OS if you want.

Plone-based Video Sharing Sites Hack Session

  • Description: Hack session on plone-based video sharing sites, looking specifically at Plumi and Plone4artists
  • Proposer: AndyCat
  • Facilitator: AndyCat , Nate Aune (?)
  • Type of session: hacking
  • Time needed: 2 hrs
  • Equipment to bring: laptops
  • Facilities required:
  • Space: Debian
  • Comments: Advanced level working session on plone4artists, plumi. We will get straight into the source.

Show in a Box Hackathon

  • Description: Help develop Show in a Box. We have a lot of features we'd like to see, but are short on developers to implement them. Poke under the hood, make suggestions or actual improvements. We are looking for assistance with existing plugins and with customization of WordPress as a video-centric Content Management System.
  • Proposer: Cheryl
  • Facilitator: Cheryl, plus any WordPress/PHP/Javascript or other techie/code guru who wants to help
  • Type of session: Hack Session
  • Time needed: 1 - 2 h
  • Equipment to bring: Laptop with local install of Wordpress
  • Facilities required: any space good for a group with laptops
  • Space: debian
  • Comments:

Introduction to Joomla CMS

  • Description: Introduction to Joomla, setup and some video components. http://joomla.org
  • Proposer: Alvin
  • Facilitator: Alvin and Kai Xiong
  • Type of session: Presentation/discussion
  • Time needed: 1.5h
  • Equipment to bring: Laptop
  • Facilities required: Laptop, Projector, Internet access
  • Space: Debian
  • Comments:

Copyright/Copyleft - IP alternatives in the Asia-Pacific

  • Description: A session to explore Creative Commons and other systems for managing intellectual property and sharing of content. Hands-on licensing for filmmakers. How to publicise Also showing "thought thieves"?
  • Proposer:
  • Facilitator: Chow and Namita and Sasha
  • Type of session: Discussion
  • Time needed: 1.5 hrs
  • Equipment to bring:
  • Facilities required: Projector
  • Space: Ubuntu
  • Comments:

The Indonesian Scene - Video Art/Activism and Distribution

  • Description: A session in Bahasa Indonesia to discuss independent production video art, community and activist video in Indonesia. What distribution projects exist? How do different video communities share their video? What are the barriers to better distribution in Indonesia? How can online video be relevant to Indonesia?
  • Proposer: Anna
  • Facilitator: Ariani, Ade, Hafiz
  • Type of session: Discussion
  • Time needed: 1.5 hours
  • Equipment to bring: You
  • Facilities required: Projector and sound system
  • Space: Ubuntu
  • Comments: All the Indonesian participants can come to build this discussion together and share experiences and ideas for the future. Would be good if someone can translate into English - summarise each major point.


Machinima and Games

  • Description: How to use video games and virtual worlds as filmmaking tools for social justice and education, and a look at game mods that have been used for educational purposes.
  • Proposer: Sasha
  • Facilitator: Sasha and Kris
  • Type of session: Workshop
  • Time needed: 1.5 hrs
  • Equipment to bring: you
  • Facilities required: projector and sound system
  • Space: Theora
  • Comments:

G8 Coverage

  • Description: On 31st May to 2nd June there will be a media preparation for media activist to get together and discuss about the media setup in G8 Japan. And this is a start with people who are interested in doing media coverage at G8 in Japan to discuss tactics for independent media and such.
  • Proposer: Em Black & Yukihiro
  • Facilitator: Em Black
  • Type of session: Discussion
  • Time needed: 1.5 hours
  • Equipment to bring: you, and your ideas
  • Facilities required: none
  • Space: Small discussion space
  • Comments:


a case study of a video podcast station

  • Description: The making of Asia247.tv...
  • Proposer: Sam Hui
  • Facilitator: Sam Hui
  • Type of session: Discussion
  • Time needed: 1hr
  • Equipment to bring: no required
  • Facilities required: computer & projector
  • Space: Theora
  • Comments: Will Tiffiniy help with this session? Cheryl points out that video podcasting and RSS is quite integral.

Community Based Video

  • Description: A session to explore different ways of working with and within communities, discussing various human rights approaches.
  • Proposer: Anna
  • Facilitator: Dian, Asok, Maulana, Rudianto, Prakkash and Siraj
  • Type of session: Discussion with presentations
  • Time needed: 1.5 hrs
  • Equipment to bring: none
  • Facilities required: Projector, sound system
  • Space: Ubuntu
  • Comments:
  • minutes: here

Video Making and Distribution Under Repressive Regimes

  • Description: What kind of censorship occurs in the region, and how do you work against it? Seelan will show "One Nation Under Lee" and talk about experiences in Singapore.
  • Proposer: Anna
  • Facilitator: Seelan
  • Type of session: Discussion and video screening
  • Time needed: 1.5 hrs
  • Equipment to bring: none
  • Facilities required: projector and sound system
  • Space: Ubuntu or Theora
  • Comments:

Sharing Stories in Indigenous Communities

  • Description: When producing and distributing video with indigenous communities there are questions to ask about whose story is being told, and who is telling it? How are the rights to tell stories managed by communities where these stories are part of cultural traditions?
  • Proposer: Anna
  • Facilitator: Jo
  • Type of session: Discussion and presentation
  • Time needed: 1.5 hrs
  • Equipment to bring: you
  • Facilities required: Projector and sound-system
  • Space: Theora
  • Comments:

Indymedia Session

  • Description: What is the role of Indymedia in sharing social justice and environmental media video in the Asia-Pacific? Where is the Indymedia network at? What's going on with the video.indymedia.org project?
  • Proposer: Anna
  • Facilitator: Jong
  • Type of session: Discussion
  • Time needed: 1.5 hrs
  • Equipment to bring: none
  • Facilities required: none
  • Space: Dirac
  • Comments:

Video Production and Distribution In Labour Movements

  • Description: A look at media for labour movements in Japan and Korea, including Media Culture Action and Labornet Japan.
  • Proposer: Anna
  • Facilitator: Yukihiro and Dongwon
  • Type of session: Discussion, presentation and video screening
  • Time needed: 1.5 hrs
  • Equipment to bring: none
  • Facilities required: Projector and sound-system
  • Space: Theora
  • Comments:

Tech Discussion for Subtitling and Annotations

  • Description: A discussion of the various options for subtitling and annotations. What are the best possibilities for community-added subtitles? How do we manage archives of subtitle files? What applications are available for adding subtitles? A look at pad.ma and MetavidWiki, which both use Ogg Theora for adding annotations via a web-interface for re-distribution.
  • Proposer: Anna
  • Facilitator: Sanjay and Anna
  • Type of session: Discussion and presentation
  • Time needed: 1.5 hrs
  • Equipment to bring: you
  • Facilities required: Projector
  • Space: Theora
  • Comments:

G8 Info Session

  • Description: Takuro from Japan will come to give an info session on organising for the upcoming G8 meeting in Japan. provide some information about the legal concerns, geographical information and traffic access.
  • Proposer: Takuro
  • Facilitator: Takuro
  • Type of session: Info session
  • Time needed: 1 hour
  • Equipment to bring: you
  • Facilities required: projector and sound system
  • Space: Ubuntu
  • Comments:

Pirate Radio

  • Description: A practical workshop in how to set up a pirate radio transmitter, and a discussion of how to set up pirate TV.
  • Proposer: Jong
  • Facilitator: Jong and possibly And
  • Type of session: Practical workshop
  • Time needed: 1.5 hrs
  • Equipment to bring: you
  • Facilities required: Projector
  • Space: Ubuntu
  • Comments:

Live Video Streaming

  • Description: A workshop to explore options for doing live streams at events, and pseudo streams for transmitting archive content in a continuous stream.
  • Proposer: Sasha
  • Facilitator: Sasha
  • Type of session: Workshop
  • Time needed: 1.5 hrs
  • Equipment to bring: you
  • Facilities required: none
  • Space: Debian computer lab
  • Comments:

Practical How-To Use Creative Commons for Videomakers

  • Description: A demonstration and hands-on workshop to show how to attach different Creative Commons licenses to your video, using the Transmission media-sharing site. What do each of the licenses mean? How to share your work giving others the rights you choose.
  • Proposer: Namita
  • Facilitator: Namita
  • Type of session: Workshop
  • Time needed: 1.5 hrs
  • Equipment to bring: you and your computer
  • Facilities required: Computer lab and projector
  • Space: Debian
  • Comments:

Online News Portals and Blogs

  • Description: How can online news portals help to share news across borders in Asia? A look at the Coulloud, Malaysia Kini and HongKong In-Media projects.
  • Proposer: Sam
  • Facilitator: Sam, Chow and Indra
  • Type of session: Discussion
  • Time needed: 1.5 hrs
  • Equipment to bring: you
  • Facilities required: projector
  • Space: Ubuntu or Theora
  • Comments:

Programming Content Management Systems for Social Change

  • Description: A session for geeks at TX-AP to introduce their video-sharing applications and other software.
  • Proposer: Andycat
  • Facilitator: Anna, Cheryl, Andycat, Nate
  • Type of session: Discussion and presentation
  • Time needed: 1.5 hrs
  • Equipment to bring: you and your code :)
  • Facilities required: Projector
  • Space: Debian Computer Lab
  • Comments:
  • introduce each tech project
  • what is missing in FOSS solutions for online video?
  • cross-CMS collaboration on features - eg. subtitling, indytube, in-browser editing, video-comments via web-cam, embed code standardisation - working in different CMSs
  • mobile integration - up and down
  • what is the server infrastructure in the region, and what can be done to improve it?

Drupal for Video

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  • Facilitator: Sasha, Dongwon and Dongjun
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  • Day: Wednesday?

TX Custom Miro Player Hack Session

  • Description:Hands on session on building a custom tx.cc Miro player. http://wiki.transmission.cc/index.php/TransmissionMiroPlayer
  • Proposer: And.
  • Facilitator: Tiffiniy
  • Type of session: Handson
  • Time needed: 1.5 hours
  • Equipment to bring: yourself and yr computer
  • Facilities required: medium space
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  • Comments:
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Pad.ma

  • Description: More in-depth on pad.ma
  • Proposer: Sanjay
  • Facilitator: Sanjay
  • Type of session: Presentation
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Mobile Activism

  • Description: What tools are available for sharing content with mobiles. Over 3 billion people in the world now have mobile phones, far more than have Internet access. How can video activists connect with mobile activists and developers to leverage the power of mobile phones for social change.
  • Proposer: Sasha
  • Facilitator: Cheryl and Kris
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A general pool of ideas for sessions. Please refine your ideas into the session format above so we can begin to program the sessions.

Funding and sustainability, or, how to eat and pay the rent while changing the world

  • Description: We'll discuss the benefits and drawbacks of different models for sustaining projects and organizations, like: all volunteer, foundation funding, selling stuff (dvds, tshirts), fundraising parties, donations, worker-managed collectives, and more!
  • Proposer: Mien
  • Facilitator: Sasha
  • Type of session: We have a working FM transmitter and we're gonna make a live pirate radio station here at transmission!
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Cross Border Collaboration - Video Artivists in AP Unite!

  • Description: How do we engage video artists and activists in collaboration across borders in the Asia Pacific? How can meetings like Transmission, video and art festivals, and regional websites encourage sharing with our neighbours? Ariani can show some of the Gangways video. How can we make our voices as video activists in the Asia-Pacific louder, and strengthen our bonds?
  • Proposer: Anna
  • Facilitator: Ariani and Dongwon
  • Type of session: Discussion and video screening
  • Time needed: 1.5 hrs
  • Equipment to bring: none
  • Facilities required: Projector and sound system
  • Space: Dirac
  • Comments: Any others interested in facilitating this session?

Dongwon, Seelan, Mien, Sunshine, Benny, Em Black, Relax should get involved in this session to talk about regional video activist networks

Festivals Video-Sharing Hack Discussion

  • Description: What online systems can we use to share content between social justice and environmental video festivals in the Asia Pacific? A discussion of tech possibilities and user needs.
  • Proposer: Relax
  • Facilitator: Relax
  • Type of session: Discussion
  • Time needed: 1.5 hrs
  • Equipment to bring: none
  • Facilities required: none
  • Space: Dirac
  • Comments: See what comes out of the Festivals session to determine how to approach this.

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Ideas for Sessions

the schedule is now full!!! :)

Draft Proposals

Video Activism 101

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  • Proposer: Anna
  • Facilitator: Mien
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Software Licensing

  • Description: A look at the various licenses available for free and open source software.
  • Proposer: Sanjay
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Electronic Civil Disobedience

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  • Proposer: Jong
  • Facilitator: Jong, Sasha?
  • Type of session: Discussion of electronic civil disobedience: theory and practice.
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Discussions

  • Online Video for Social Change - how can video distribution online be an effective tool for social change?
  • Non-profit vs. commercial video distribution - free media/free beer - how to relate to large video sharing spaces?
  • Online / Offline Distribution Models
  • Intro to TX, it's projects and possible txap futures?
  • How to better share content - towards end of the week
  • G8 coverage session?
  • Indymedia - where is it at, how do we relate to it?
  • The Commons vs. Intellectual Monopoly Rights - fighting the new knowledge enclosures! creative commons, copyleft, FOSS, Open Source Medicine, Free Beer, Mass Piracy vs. patents and copyrights, biopiracy, RIAA and MPAA, Big Pharma, Big Software. CC localization, The Pirate Party, Open Access Journals, Medical Prize Fund, and other interesting forms of promoting the Networked Commons.
  • Migrant Media. Sharing experiences of migrant worker video and media workshops.

Development

  • Sub-titling and annotations
  • Documentation
  • Metadata Standard
  • Transcoding solutions and discussion of current issues, particularly in relation to FOSS codecs.

Hack Sessions

  • working on transmission.cc site, adding feeds, improving features, upgrading etc.
  • intro to and working on tx Miro player - http://wiki.transmission.cc/index.php/TransmissionMiroPlayer
  • transmission.tv: let's make a 24 hour streaming transmission channel. we could use Miro to subscribe to all the transmission feeds, download everything to a server somewhere, and stream it using shoutcast or something :) Also we could test out cutting into this feed with live streams.
  • plone
  • drupal
  • wordpress
  • pad.ma
  • Email Security using Encryption (PGP/GPG key signing) , LUKS based file system encryption -- AndyCat

Workshops

  • Vodcasting - miro/siab, plumi, blip, filmforge, itunes - cheryl, anna, tiffiniy, sasha/dongwon
  • Wonderful World of Wiki - Wikis for beginners
  • Internet Relay Chat - How and why to hang out on IRC
  • video editing on linux - kino/kdlenlive/cinelerra - needs a facilitator - yukihiro? kai? someone?
  • How to install and setup Drupal for Video (FilmForge) - Sasha/dongwon?
  • How install Pad.ma - Sanjay - needs adding
  • Streaming: how to set up a video stream of live or recorded content (using VLC?).
  • Introduction to bittorrent? - why is it good, what's out there for downloading, how to get on them, - azureus.
  • Open Content Licensing - namita
  • dvd authoring - qdvd author, avidemux, burn - need a facilitator
  • subtitling - jubler, dotsub, etc. - teach ourselves - needs a facilitator