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Arriving If you get lost when arriving please remember the opening event is is Friday 18th, 18:30 at the Cameleon Theatre. 3E Kostverlorenkade 35D 1054 TS Amsterdam.

Map : [ Cameleon Theatre [1]]

You can call this number if you get really lost! +31615422770

If you are online; then do come and visiting and find out what is going one in the IRC Channel. irc.freenode.net #transmission.cc


Audio and rough notes from the meeting: Amsterdam,_January_2008

Invite text for email outs

Vx:mission - Amsterdam 18, 19, 20th Jan 2008

VX:mission will look at how distribution of Social Justice Video is happening using Open Sources technology. It is a chance to find out about existing distribution projects, get feedback for your own projects or ideas, find collaborators and scheme about how best to distribute your video. This is event is associated with the transmission network. For more info check transmission.cc

This will happen with 3 days of events. A Show with films, info and discussion on Friday 18th Jan, A day of Geek central hacklab work on the 19th, and a day of public workshops on Sunday 20th Jan.


The kinds of things we'll discuss and work on are

* Open source Video Content Management and transcoding systems
* Translations and Subtitling tools
* Help files and Documentation to help people get involved
* Video Distribution Strategy

This gathering is planned in a association with FlossManuals.net and clearerchannel.org. It has a focus on how we can better document projects and user orientated help.

The Amsterdam meeting dates are 18, 19, 20 January 2008 To coincide with the Video Vortex Conference

Keep informed and find out full information on the Transmission Vmission page http://transmission.cc/vxmission

How to get involved

The best way to get involved it to sign up for the event discussion email list here http://lists.transmission.cc/listinfo/vxmission-discuss

Introduce yourself and say what part of the programme you are interested in. There are workshops that you can attend if you think you've got something to learn or to teach.

We also have a 200 capacity venue for our Film and Presentation night. So bring all your friends to that.

full details here: http://transmission.cc/vxmission


Amsterdam Dates 18, 19, 20 January 2008

VX:mission will look at how distribution of Social Justice Video is happening using Open Sources technology. It is a chance to find out about existing distribution projects, get feedback for your own projects or ideas, find collaborators and scheme about how best to distribute your video. This is an event of the transmission network.

This will happen with 3 days of events. A Show with films, info and discussion on Friday 18th Jan, A day of Geek central hacklab work on the 19th, and a day of public workshops on Sunday 20th Jan.


The kinds of things we'll discuss are

   * Open source Video Content Management and transcoding systems
   * Translations and Subtitling tools
   * Help files and Documentation to help people get involved
   * Video Distribution Strategy

This gathering is planned in a association with FlossManuals and has a focus on how we can document our projects to help them take off.

The Amsterdam meeting dates are 18, 19, 20 January 2008 To coincide with the Video Vortex Conference

Sign up for the event discussion email list here http://lists.transmission.cc/listinfo/vxmission-discuss

Summary of sessions

To see if you are registered for a session see here : - Registration

If you want to register- please email mickfuzz at rocketmail dot com

Saturday session - Limited spaces

Unfortunately spaces are so limited in the venue on Saturday that we have to prioritise existing members of the network and the people travelling from other countries. However we don't want to exclude people who have a lot to give or learn from these techncal sessions. So please do get in contact if you want to attend and we'll try to work something out.

Maps: [ Floss manuals studio + Cameleon Theatre [2]]

[ Ruysdaelstraat, amsterdam [3]]


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time location session name
Friday 18th Jan, 18:30 -22:00 Cameleon Theatre, 3E Kostverlorenkade 35D

1054 TS Amsterdam


A chance for Films, short presentations of projects, and workshop sessions to come
Sat 19th, 10:00 http://squat.net/ruysdael Drupal implementation of RSS aggregation, and video publishing
Sat 19th, 11:30 http://squat.net/ruysdael Subtitles proejct - DotSub presentation and tactical collaboration
Sat 19th, 12:30 http://squat.net/ruysdael Floss Manuals session
Sat 19th, 14:00 http://squat.net/ruysdael Giss.tv streaming network presentation
Sat 19th, 15:00 http://squat.net/ruysdael Show in a Box session
Sat 19th, 16:30 http://squat.net/ruysdael Plumi / Plone / Engage media session
Sun 20th, 11:00 http://squat.net/ruysdael Customising Miro Player - visionontv project
Sun 20th, 12:00 http://squat.net/ruysdael Subtitling Video and the Internet
Sun 20th, 13:00 http://squat.net/ruysdael Producing Collaborative DVDs for screenings via the Internet
Sun 20th, 14:00 http://squat.net/ruysdael Break
Sun 20th, 15:00 http://squat.net/ruysdael Network Distribution Services and International Screening Database
Sun 20th, 16:30 http://squat.net/ruysdael video.indymedia.org - planning meeting

vxmission event programme Friday 18th

Location:

cameleon theatre 3E Kostverlorenkade 35D 1054 TS Amsterdam Netherlands

VX:mission:

A night of films and ideas from the world of radical social justice video. VX:mission is a working gathering of video activist and open software technology hackers. We are working together to increase the noise of social justice video on the internet and the digital pirate airwaves. Join us on this night as we bring you videos, news from the digital underground and a plan to save us from the corporate digital vaccuum cleaners like YouTube.

  • Introductory short Indymedia films
  • Summary of imc-video situation 10 mins
  • more short Indymedia films 10 mins
  • Demo of Plumi - 10 mins
  • Engage Media films - 10 mins
  • Demo of ifiwatch.tv, using Drupal to aggregate, sort and generate media feeds - 15 mins
  • Films from ifiwatch.tv, Zoe - 20 mins
  • Demo of Floss Manuals - 10 mins
  • Demo of Video docs on Floss Manuals - 10 mins
  • Films Mick - 20 mins
  • Demo of VisiononTV - 10 mins
  • VisiononTV films - 10 mins
  • Films Pennie - 20 mins
  • Recap / summary 10 mins
  • Films Ben - 20 mins (tbc)

Local collectives are invited to add to the programme; please get in touch mickfuzz@rocketmail.com

Hacklab sessions - Sat 19th Jan

Location: Flossmanuals studio 3E Kostverlorenkade 35D 1054 TS Amsterdam Netherlands

Show in a Box 90 mins

Flossmanuals 90 mins

What,_who,_why_the_standard Metadata implementation 120 mins

Drupal implementation 90 mins

Public Workshops- Sun 20th Jan

Please register for these workshops - email vxmission-discuss@lists.transmission.cc

Location: http://squat.net/ruysdael


Collaborative Social Justice Web 2 DVD project - 60 mins

Subtitle Website for Social Justice films - 60 mins

Floss manuals and Video Documentation project - 60 mins

Screening Database and online distribution - 60 mins

Customising Miro Player and distributing it. = 60 mins

Imc-video development and direction - 90 mins

Workshops

Each workshop will begin with one or more presentations of current projects.

Drupal as a Video Distribution platform

Co-ordinators Mick Fuzz, Zoe Young, Mark b (tbc)

Summary: Looking at Film Forge and ifiwatch.tv as examples. Pros and Cons of Drupal

Aggregation : http://ifiwatch.tv

IFIWatch.TV exists to aggregate independent media on the International Financial Institutions - that is, on the World Bank, IMF and Regional Development Banks. This video portal has lately been redesigned to suck relevant feeds from online video publishing websites, display appropriate content and enable users to create their own feeds from the results of searches for video that interests them. To reach its full potential as a new model 'node' in emerging independent media networks, the system will require more and more feeds to feature standardised video metadata, so that content management systems can automatically sort and present video information in ways that make it easier for humans to find the media they want. The Transmission Metadata Standard is now ready to implement, and we will be promoting this to all who wish to facilitate more effective exchange of online video.

Video Upload and distribution : http://wiki.koumbit.net/FilmForge/

FilmForge is a distribution (or profile) of the Free/Libre Open Source Softare content management system Drupal, tailored to the needs of videomaking communities. FilmForge makes it simple to install and run your own video sharing site.

audio from the session

Video Documentation

co-ordinator Adam Hyde
Presentation Floss manuals system and new Video related docs on Flossmanuals and Suitcasemanuals.net

In this session we'll be looking at Floss manuals system, new video distribution documentation and other relevant work. FLOSS Manuals provides quality free manuals about how to use free software.

There are new manuals on Video Encoding, Video Distribution and DVD and subtitle creation. We hope that this can be useful for the Video activist and independent video production community.

giss.tv

co-ordinator tati
Presentation giss tv

giss.tv is an independent voluntary platform for sharing streaming resources between different groups. It was born after the piksel festival and has been evolving since then aroudn our empathic networks.

Is a ring of icecast2-kh servers that allows automatic forwarding when the main servers are full of clients. also provides a web interfaceto open a mountpoint and create a landing webpage for your channel, with chat, information for next scheduled streams, etc.

it started between several admins from servers that had an icecast and wants to be a way of sharing resources, as the streams can reach peaks but the streaming servers usually have more power than they need (until they need 20 times their power!).

We are working closely with the icecast developers in the kh branch, that allows automatic relay forwarding. Icecast version: Icecast 2.3-kh18c from: http://www.icecast.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/


We are being used by many small radios, and some more commercial ones, but the idea is to serve free content streams. We are still in development and have some big questions to answer, like:

  * How can we provide admin tools or sharing options to the adins of theservers?
  * How can we really protect the anonimity of the streamers? (icecast

serves the IPs - specially asked by indymedia)

  * How can we link the users with the streams they might like? (working

currently in rss feeds, and yellow pages stuff.

  * How can we clean the server of commercial music, when our own groups use it as part of their material? (how can you convince apunk radio that the clash is not punk enough for us? is it needed?)

The servers that currently are on the ring are, between others:

hackitectura.net stream.r23.cc coclea.tv cplibre.org radiovague.com whitmanlocalreport.net rabbit.goto10.org bek.no labbs.net

and everybody else that want to join.

TSS:

theora streaming support is a toold developed by Lluis gomez y Bigorda and Yves Degoyon after a workshop about streaming in Palestine.

Is a simple graphic interface to create the longest pipeline in the life on a video activist :)

Is written in C and not well documented (yeah, I said I will do it...) and the main goal is to facilitate the saving of configurations and quick metadata changes for non technical people.

http://gollum.artefacte.org/tss/

Show in a Box

Co-ordinators: Jay Dedman and Ryanne Hodson (from http://ryanishungry.com)
Presentation: Show-In-A-Box, Word Press video distribution system

Many video creators are shy of the web since they want to make sure their work looks good online. Being artists ourselves, we know that presentation is very important. Being media activists, we also know that using open source tools and sane copyrights are also important.

WordPress is a fantastic blogging tool and we’ve been using it to run videoblogs for a few years now. Over time we’ve begun to develop and use some tools that make WordPress better suited for video. Show-In-A-Box was created to bring these all together and create the ultimate videoblogging platform.

http://showinabox.tv/wordpress/about/

We are making custom WP plugins to better manipulate video. We are also making beautiful, original themes that better showcase video. We have video tutorials and a strong community to help guide newbies to creating their own videoblog to document the world around us.

We'll show lots of awesome examples of what online video can look like using free and open tools.

Customising Miro Player

Co-ordinator: Richard Visionontv
Presentation: Transmission branded Miro player (Richard), and Visionontv customised Miro player (tbc)

Collectives are changing the Miro player so that they can offer a download of the player with their own channels, search features and other features added.

We'll look at how this is done and what it means to video networks.

Subtitling Video and the Internet

Co-ordinator Harcesz
Presentations Proposal for a new subtitle website, Subtitle workflow for creating DVDs

This session will look at some of the issues and opportunities facing film makers who can use the Internet to co-ordinate, create and distribute subtitle for their films.

  • Specifically this session will look at plans for an open source DotSub type library website for for social justice films or working with DotSub to achieve the needs of the transmission network.
  • Outlining a workflow for creating a multiilinguial DVD via online collaboration.

Video.indymedia.org

Co-ordinator Clara
Presentation What is the current situation with imc-video site.

A discussion bring people up to date with developments concerning a global indymedia video site. The aims would be to search across video feeds created by regional IMCs and provide a space to upload video .

There is a wiki page on this subject on the global indymedia wiki

http://docs.indymedia.org/view/Global/NewVideoIndymediaOrgProposal

Producing Collaborative DVDs for screenings via the Internet

Co-ordinator Mick Fuzz

How can we create DVDs in a Decentralised way. Is there a demand for a European wide DVD of social justice events to be used for screenings.

Past projects RuffCuts and the indymedia ENR have looked a decentralised way of creating CDroms and VHS's for screening at public venues. Broadband technology opens the door for a new level of collaboration. Broadcast quality Video files can be exchanged and on-line translation tools used to create and distribute multilingual DVDs.

We look at the question, are there existing networks of Video producers who can benefit from these technology and explore possible future projects and how can they work together.

Network Distribution Services and International Screening Database

Co-ordinators Simon Worthington, Laura Oldenbourg and Merijn Oudenampsen
Presentation Mute Agents site

Existing distributors consistently fail the cultural sector and have not taken sufficient advantage of the Web for e-commerce and social networking. The mission of NDS is to provide an alternative. Using the Web's ability to help people share information and collaborate, it enables the global promotion, sales and fulfilment of goods, improving cultural producers' sustainability and visibility at national and international level.

The system works by creating a global web of locally-inputted information, ranging from producers and agents to outlets and goods.

Two core barriers to the creation of a global market place for independent cultural products are high freight costs and a parity of goods' prices. We are tackling these through systems we (and others) call 'Community Couriering' (CC) and Peer-to-Peer E-commerce (P2P EC). With CC, people carry goods for less than commercial couriers' rates (when they are taking certain routes for other purposes already); with P2P EC, producers and buyers negotiate prices to index them to the purchasing power in the relevant region rather than via a straight currency conversion (this is known as Purchasing Power Parity http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purchasing_power_parity ).

See: dev site http://agents.metamute.org and our work area http://3d.openmute.org