Miro Internet TV Blog - Archive for April, 2007

Make Internet TV is Here

Monday, April 16th, 2007

We are thrilled to announce a new site we’ve been building: Make Internet TV.

Make Internet TV (MITV) is a massive resource full of step-by-step instructions for shooting and creating video. We think it’s the best place to get started with internet video.

The site covers shooting, editing, licensing, publishing and promoting video on the internet; it illustrates these topics with screenshots, photos, screencasts, graphics, text and more. It’s essentially a free online book about video creation and publishing.

We don’t want the site to be a one-way broadcast, so we’ve also started the MITV Wiki — a connected site where anyone can add resources, links and experiences that are related to creating online video. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, we’d love to have your help.

In the coming two months, we’ll add supplemental videos to every page of the site — some of these will be produced by us, but we’re looking to get the entire video blogging community involved, by sharing their expertise. Here are details on contributing video.

The entire project is licensed as Creative Commons BY-SA. Please let us know what you think of the site and don’t hesitate to suggest improvements (or tell us if you see any typos).

Note: the MITV project was made possible by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, supporting citizen journalism and the building of community through the use of digital media at KCNN.org. Thanks so much!

ThreadBanger gives Democracy a Shout

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

I was watching episode 9 of ThreadBanger and noticed that they made a cool little interlude promoting Democracy (it’s about 3 minutes in). Just wanted to holla back!

If you haven’t checked out ThreadBanger, you should — it’s all about DIY fashion, sewing, making, etc. Very well done.

Subscribe to Threadbanger in Democracy by clicking here: Subscribe to Threadbanger.

Vote to Help Democracy Get Support

Saturday, April 14th, 2007

Netsquared is an organization that supports mission-focused technology projects. Right now they are in a process of selecting which projects to support. Democracy Player is one of those projects and we could really use the funding support. All we need is your vote.

Can you take a couple minutes to vote for us? It’s pretty easy:

A. Create an account

B. Check your email to activate the new account and login.

C. Download this PDF to see the full list of projects.

D. Fill out your ballot. NOTE: Democracy Player is listed as ‘Open Source Open Standards Video’.


Do you know about tripods, steadycams, XLR audio, light diffusion, Avid, or Adobe Premiere?

Saturday, April 14th, 2007

We are close to launch of an awesome new set of guides for making internet TV (shhh, official release isn’t until monday). One component of this guide is a wiki which will help fill in extra details about specific issues that folks might encounter. We have been working to get the wiki off to a running start, but we need still some help on these topics:

-tripods, steadycams, lighting

-editing with Adobe, Avid, Final Cut

-importing from DVD, VHS, and other sources

If you know about these topics, it would be a huge help to us if you could take a couple minutes to write up a quick starter paragraph in the wiki (even just links to good online resources would be great). Here’s our full list of missing sections: Suggested Wiki Topics.

If you haven’t edited a wiki before, check out this page: Join the MITV wiki.

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