Two weeks ago there was what I think may turn out to be a significant milestone in the world of video mashups. It didn't receive any mention on this list (because we've all been running around like crazy), but I thought some of you may want to know about it.
Shortly before the South by Southwest Music Festival, Outhink, IODA (the Independent Online Distribution Alliance) and Ourmedia joined forces to sponsor a video mashup event. Five indie music labels agreed to have one of their bands' songs used as the music track for a video mash-up. I invited a half-dozen videobloggers from this list to participate, and Ryanne Hodson, Josh Leo, Steve Garfield, Annaliese Rittershaus and I wound up producing 2- to 5-minute video shorts. The rules were minimal: grab whatever video footage or photos you've shot, or public domain or CC-NC licensed material, and mix into a visual collage that works with the music. We then showed them to the bands and labels, and they were blown away. So was I. I was especially fascinated by the three different treatments of the same song by three vloggers. As I told The Herms, why pay a director $100,000 to make a music video when you can get talented vloggers to do it free, or cheap? Outhink hopes to facilitate a media remix marketplace that brings together different constituencies -- say, a band looking for a talented remix artist could come to a site to check out his past mashups -- and, eventually, there should be a commercial marketplace for these kinds of talents. Check them out on the Outhink Media Showcase site: http://www.outhink.com/mediashowcase/showcase.htm or on my blog here: http://www.newmediamusings.com/blog/2006/03/mashups_showcas.html jd lasica ourmedia.org realpeoplenetwork.com Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/videoblogging/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/