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Re: Introduction & DigitalBicycle (was: ALOHA ALL… )

By randomdevo | "randomdevo" <randomdevo@...> | randomdevo
November 11, 2004 | Post #1755 | Topic #1602

Aloha Daniell, Sorry for the delay...have been really busy. I am totally interested in your DigitalBicycle project and will talk with Akaku Programming Dept. as well as Sean McLaughlin our President/CEO to get more input on our end regarding involvement on that end. As far as AIRLAB goes, I will talk to the lead producers Jay April and Lou DiLiberto and see if they are interested in making AIRLAB available for this. What would we need? A dedicated computer and a broadband connection that is online 24/7? I look forward to this opportunity man...seriously. I'm all about free speech and awesome art! Randy Mills randy@... http://www.akaku.org http://www.randomdevelopments.com --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Daniell Krawczyk <dkrawc@g...> wrote: > Hello everyone (and particularly Randy, whose introduction I'm > actually responding to), > > Very nice to meet you. My name is Daniell Krawczyk and I work at LTC, > a PEG access station in Lowell, Massachusetts. I've been here for > about 16 months, and before this I worked for the Grand Rapids > Community Media Center in Grand Rapids, MI. Last summer, at the > Alliance for Community Media conference in Tacoma, I hung out with a > guy named Jack Hobbes from 'Olelo and he told me about cool stuff > going on at your center in Maui. Reading about the AIRLAB online, I'm > very impressed by the amount of original content you put on. I can't > wait to see (and possibly cablecast) it. > > I came to this list because of a project I've been directing called > DigitalBicycle that parallels the iPodder and videoblogging > developments and strategies. Basically, it's a centralized web > community that uses a decentralized peer2peer system to automatically > deliver Creatively Common'ed, cablecastable and re-editable, near DVD > quality (interlaced, 640x480, 29.97) community media files to public > access stations, program sponsors, and individual fans using RSS > enclosures and BitTorrent. Basically, producers and centers upload > information and small files to our web community / tracker, keep the > large files on their own dedicated machine, and as long as someone, > somewhere continues to share their files (including themselves) the > files stay available. > > > The community is built around a number of communication tools, can > easily be automated, and participation only requires a dedicated > machine and DSL-level bandwidth. Producers can make shows available > from their home computers and sponsors, centers, and fans subscribe to > specific RSS feeds and their computers automatically join the download > swarm. Hours later, the files are completely assembled on their hard > drive and ready to be imported into an NLE, exported straight to tape, > burned to DVD, played back live on a Television or cablecast using a > digital media server. While people are free to only download files > and watch them on their home televisions, they are encouraged to > sponsor their favorite videos and regular series at their local public > access station. > > We've tested the alpha system with the Commonwealth Broadband > Collaboration, a group of Community Media and Technology Centers in > Eastern Massachusetts, MNN in Manhattan, and a number of individual > producers. Our beta system will be launched in the coming weeks and > we'll be looking for beta testers so please let me know if you would > be interested in making some of the AIRLAB content and upcoming > videoblog entries available at that time. (Same goes for the anybody > else on the list that got this far in the message) > > If you are interested in learning more about the DigitalBicycle > project, we have a project blog up at http://10speed.ltc.org . > > A good starting point is an article on the system from the Community > Media Review at: > > http://10speed.ltc.org/2004/10/community-media-review-digitalbicycle.html > > and these illustrations from the article: > > http://10speed.ltc.org/2004/09/cmr-graphic-1-of-2.html and > http://10speed.ltc.org/2004/09/cmr-graphic-2-of-2.html > > We also have a listserve for the project which we'll be reviving soon > at: http://lists.ltc.org/mailman/listinfo/digitalbicycle > > As I said earlier, we'll be ready for Beta Testers soon, so if you'd > like an invite, let me know. > > Daniell Krawczyk > LTC > > Fri, 29 Oct 2004 22:20:04 -0000, randomdevo <randomdevo@y...> wrote: > > > > > > I know that Jay already has posted a sort of intro, but I would like to introduce > > myself formally... > > > > My name is Randy Mills and I live and work on the island of Maui. I have > > been working at the PEG access station here for the last two years and have > > been completely inundated by video these last couple of years, whereas > > before I was almost exclusively a film guy, both motion picture as well as still. > > I graduated from SFSU in 2002 with a B.A. in Cinema as well as a B.A. in > > Photojournalism. six long years and sixty thousand dollars later...I found a > > solid job on Maui and haven't looked back. > > > > I came across the motionshowing site via INDTV's blog and became > > immediately intrigued by what is happening. I want to be a part of it. We have > > tried some similar stuff on a local level here without much success, I think > > mostly because there is such a small number of us here, and also the majority > > of shooters here do stuff like corporate events and weddings and don't have a > > lot of time to play (or don't make time for it). We are still plugging away, > > however, and AIRLAB TV (Artist In Residence Laboratory) has been slowly > > but surely making its way to the web. About 4 months ago, we completed the > > first season on public access here on Maui, it was 13 long weeks of fresh > > programming. We did 9 original hours of television a week! If you've ever > > tried to do anything like this, you'd know it's next to impossible...but somehow > > we pulled it off and now have a huge library of stuff that we think is bigger > > than Maui. so that's where the web comes in. > > > > I look forward to learning how to "vlog" and want to participate as much as my > > time will allow. I'll be sendin you guys some cool stuff from the island...no > > worries, you'll just have to give me about a week to get one going. We're so > > busy at work right now prepping for the General Election, we do completely > > LIVE coverage of the elections, (local, state, and even national)...so it's gonna > > be a long night. I love production though, especially large scale, and look > > forward to it. Maybe I'll be able to vlog a clip of some of our coverage (some > > behind the scenes kine). > > > > Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself and what I'm about...hope you all got > > to see the intro video that Jay put the link up for...if not, it's at > > http://www.randomdevelopments.com/indtv/indtv.html...it's also on the video page > > of my website http://www.randomdevelopments.com with a whole gang of shorts I > > did while in college and some of my more recent stuff. > > > > Much Aloha, > > > > Randy Mills > > http://www.randomdevelopments.com > > > > > > > > Yahoo! Groups Links > > > > > > > > > >