The Spring season is fully booked with workshops - many of them related to the Helsinki World Design Capital 2012 activities. Realized in the context of Stadi.TV community television, the workshops deliver tools for designers and citizens to document their process and perspective on video. The first ones take place this weekend at the new media library at Myllypuro, eastern Helsinki - and sessions with Laurea university, Heureka Science Centre and many others are to follow!
In 22-23.3. the Open media workshop and M2HZ visits the Live Herring'11 festival for new media art in Jyväskylä Central Finland. The results will be seen soon afterwards within M2HZ programming.
The new manual on Open media production is a guidebook on producing video programs for the web.
The manual is inspired by experiences from the Open media workshops which m-cult has offered for various groups and communities since 2010. It is based on practices of web and community media publishing, a light and rapid production model, as well as free / open software, content and licences.
The publication of the manual coincides with the 10th anniversary of Wikipedia. In this decade, we expect to witness the move of video practices to the landscape of open publishing and collaborative production, of which Wikipedia is the best known example.
A culmination point for Spring 2010 workshops was reached this week - with 3 workshops and 7 days of training.
The week started with the Repeat-Pause-Edit workshop for teenagers at the Cable Factory. From pause-edit excercises in shooting an encounter and in editing movement, the workshop continued to storyboarding and production of mobile films combining elements of dance, theatre and parkour - and spiced with Creative Commons -licenced music from cc.mixter. The workshop is a collaboration between Zodiak, Finnish Museum of Photography, Theatre Museum, Parkour Finland and m-cult.
On Friday and Saturday, the citizen journalists of Panorama received training in basic journalism skills. Led by Adrian Soto from Reilumedia, the workshop updated traditional practices of journalism to the landscape of online media, multi-lingual and intercultural news production.
Sunday brought the week to a productive ending. In an open media workshop with the environmental organization dodo, we created 100% open source short films relating to the theme of "urban rhythms". The objective was to learn about open source media production and to kick off a video cell within dodo - and the results promise a bright future to this plan!