[open-government] [euopendata] New film about #opendata
Paola Di Maio
paola.dimaio at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 11:54:05 BST 2011
thanks a lot for info, its interesting background and some of it could be
attached as metadata for the resource, no?
- since this is your baby, well done for the initiative, and I will watch
Yes it will be good to have the raw footage available and also to harness
the media expertise of participants
to self produce information a variety of materials in relation to their
OK and OD activities and projects etc
Maybe more people can do filming and editing and could help you extend your
It would be good to have a public 'media library' too, which journalists
and media ww can use
so maybe just than rather direct translation, people could cut their own
local versions of the movies etc
On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 11:41 AM, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org>wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 12:24 PM, Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio at gmail.com>
> > I was at the camp, but have never heard about anyone doing a movie!
> We had a video production team on site shooting interviews with people
> - mainly speakers at the Open Government Data Camp . We packed as
> many interviews as we could into the limited time we had.
> There were a bunch of other people with video cameras who came down to
> shoot footage, including Andrew Mackenzie (in cc) who has told me he
> will upload his footage soon.
>  http://opengovernmentdata.org/camp2010/after
> > was this a project in collaboration with camp participants , or
> > was this discuss anywhwere and could people provide input?
> No. This was mainly my initiative. I mostly wanted to take the
> opportunity to get video interview footage with people who were
> travelling from afar - as otherwise making such a film could involve
> lots of travelling around!
> I would have liked to have done a rough cut, then solicited for
> feedback, then produced further versions based on feedback. But the
> editor only had a short window to do this - and is now off doing loads
> of other stuff for National Geographic, etc. I wish there were more
> hours in the day!
> We'll aim to upload raw footage soon, and - as this will be openly
> licensed - other can produce their own cuts/versions of the film from
> this. I will endeavour to make it clearer next time that people are
> very warmly welcomed to bring their own film cameras to get footage
> from events like this. It would be great to have a 'media team' next
> Incidentally - we'd *love* to hear from anyone who is able/willing to
> edit films. I edited something on our public domain work last year 
> but don't have any editing experience. (Any tips on free/open source
> editing apps would also be much appreciated!)
>  http://www.vimeo.com/15678944
> > Was this movie produced with public funding?
> No it was not.
> > Wonder who was it directed/produced by, who wrote the script, who decided
> > who was appearing in the movie and who not etc
> There was no script - it is cut from interviews with participants. We
> scoured the footage, categorising into types, and then turned this
> into a broad narrative (what, why, examples, how, conclusion).
> > The usual self governance (vs media propaganda) questions that
> > media savy persons like to ask :-)
> Indeed! This is definitely more like a pro- open government data
> promotional film by a small NGO who cares about this area, rather than
> - e.g. - an impartial documentary film about open government data. It
> aims to explain what open government data is, and to encourage people
> to get involved! I hope all this is pretty obvious when you watch it.
> Hope that helps.
> > Thanks for attaching more info
> > cheers
> > cheers
> > PDM
> > On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 9:19 AM, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org>
> > wrote:
> >> We're very pleased to announce the launch of a new film about open
> >> government data:
> >> http://opengovernmentdata.org/film/
> >> If you'd like to help translate this into your language, please visit:
> >> http://bit.ly/ogdfilm-translate
> >> Any help with publicising this (blogging, tweeting, forwarding, etc)
> >> would be *very* much appreciated!
> >> I hope you like it!
> >> All the best,
> >> Jonathan
> >> --
> >> Jonathan Gray
> >> Community Coordinator
> >> The Open Knowledge Foundation
> >> http://blog.okfn.org
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> Jonathan Gray
> Community Coordinator
> The Open Knowledge Foundation
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