Miro Internet TV Blog - Archive for December, 2006

GigaOM Launches ‘NewTeeVee’

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

GigaOM has launched a new blog specifically about internet tv. NewTeeVee launches. Another sign that online video is still gaining a lot of momentum…

Video Fest uses Democracy Player to find films

Monday, December 4th, 2006

I got a very interesting note from Ross Swartzendruber the Programming Director of the Mid-Valley Video Festival in Salem, Oregon. He says “Many of our recent films for our Screentest events were discovered using Democracy.” He saw Joel Trussel’s “War Photographer” during a Channel Frederator episode and decided to go from there. Ross says:

“After the festival in February, we were approached by a few directors wanting to screen their works-in-progress throughout the year, so we started Screentest, a monthly event at Northern Lights Theatre Pub in Salem, Oregon. Since the filmmaking community around the Willamette Valley is still growing, we could only manage to schedule about 30 minutes of local programming for each 90 minute timeslot. We decided to use Democracy Player to find material to fill the program. Trussell’s imagery stuck in my head, as did the awesome soundtrack. I really wanted to share it with a larger audience. The audience was stunned. They all knew how much work had gone into producing the video and were amazed that a 30 MB file could look so good on the screen and sound so good.”

“Since then, Screentest has featured more than 40 films acquired using Democracy Player and has decide to create an award for “Best Creative Commons Film” during the 4th annual Mid-Valley Video Festival in February 2007. Democracy users are encouraged to enter. Visit mvvfest.org for more information.”

We have Facebook

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

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And when is there going to be a good open social networking tool?? These locked down sites are freaking me out…

Hiring a Software Developer

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

I want to make sure that everyone who saw us on Slashdot today knows that we are hiring at least one developer… I thought I’d better mention it again, just to be safe.

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