Friday, November 18, 2016

Casual take on university conversations and subjects, text ahead of video

Thinking about the video in the previous post I realise that video around conferences is getting more difficult. A few years ago some casual recording was possible but it seems there is more concern recently to control what appears. There is better production on YouTube etc but much of it equates to broadcast mode, not so much conversation or readiness to consider questions.

So improved production resources may not help. Maybe phone cameras for Facebook or Twitter will do just as well as YouTube.

Another thing is that I have lost track of what the subject area is. I started trying to do social media for an update to Management Theory at Work. The Lancaster campus was a location. Tech claims at the InfoLab 21 cafe, then the Business School for critique, then Alexanderplatz to connect with the wider world. Such a version of a chat show requires some preparation so I have tended to rely instead on playlists , taking content from other sources and mixing together.

The Networked Learning conference started in the Management building but has now moved to Education. Management Theory at Work included a keynote on how information technology changed the situation of a learning company. so I have seen the subject areas as muddled up anyway.

In Exeter, a walk with stops for recording short video clips could start on campus at the Innovation Centre, then cafe at Business School, then the city centre is not too far away. St Lukes is a good site for education topics, Lancaster a bit hidden away as a backdrop.

(See previous post for use of green screen etc. This sort of script for a walk is just a way to link segments. Can fit in any suitable clips but actual locations do contribute)

I have found the Disruption Innovation Festival through the One Planet MBA, sponsors of Tech Exeter. They made the space available for a recent conference.  Next Tuesday there is a day for HE. My guess is that the university itself is open to disruption. So this could be part of the discussion. So far the academics sem to come from a stable base for observation. My question is when the switch will come away from investing in buildings towards more online resource.

Back to video sometime next year. Bits of text meanwhile. There are links to video in previous posts, I will try to revise this over the next week.  

Video can be casual

My own news is an update in my Windows device. Still feel ok with a desktop and have a bought a new Windows 10 HP with Premiere Elements 14 rather than 9 on 7 previously. So far sort of ok. It copes with the render and shows the effect of an edit quite quickly. Previous device a bit slow but it was full, still is until copy and delete creates some space.

So these two from during this week. I have been meeting with JD to explore how to record in cafes and street. Still the way forward for social media as visual radio. But on thursday Chris showed us how to do Live on Facebook. I do not know how to download from FB so have just recoded some of it on camera. Not very accurate so not really piracy. You should find the original through chris Norton on Facebook.

So I should be able to do better video and launch the channels for #mtwr and #RGB2 . But meanwhile I am discovering that a lower production level seems ok for Facebook and also Twitter. Instant feed from phone camera is reasonably well regarded. So I will try some of this as well.

Need to go in both directions. Chat as in casual repeating same points as last time with maybe some occasional changes. But also trying for a better definition / edit, something that will last longer.

Next post for how this relates to the content.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Tech Monthly starts this Thursday on Phonic FM 1600 -1700

There is a new monthly show on Phonic FM based around Tech Exeter, a meetup social space that recently held a conference at the Business School. I may know more before or during the @wenotno show on Tuesday and/or Wild Show on Thursday morning.

My current tech question is what form a studio can take? Phone in open air records sound and video ok. Phonic studio ok for sound but lighting is an issue.

Exeter City Futures were one of the sponsors for the conference. As reported in the Express and Echo they have ideas about a Tech Hub at the BHS space. How would this work as  a studio? Somewhere to store a tripod? A wall painted green or blue? OK these tech ideas are fairly low level but would be a start. Meeting for coffee Wed morning ish may visit BHS to check out the dimensions.

The Business School, another sponsor, could also be a form of studio. In the presentation space the built in camera faced the audience. Not sure how this works. My guess is that as education moves online there could be as much investment in forms of studio as in iconic buildings.

Maybe more poists during the week but maybe better to follow @wenotno on Twitter and / or Wild Show on Facebook.

Creative Commons as in Unexpected Exeter 2016

This blog post is ahead of radio shows this week and a sort of planning meeting on a Wednesday. Last week I met with JD and we did a very short video in Bedford Square about nothing much happening. Loaded to YouTube with Creative Commons licence. Later I uploaded two clips from the Unexpected event, one Creative Commons and one standard YouTube licence so far. Not sure what most people think, including Exeter City Council and others.

Playlist also includes other video. Can work as a sequence but an edit might be a benefit. YouTube now has stopped showing Remix button but choice is available through the edit screen. So go to bottom of playlist for more guidance and also comment on Creative Commons from Joanne Jacobs and Cllr Paul Bull.

Meanwhile I have spoken to the Standup Philosopher also known as the storyteller about the Creative Commons choice on clips from #Widseth&Deor in #HouseOnHauntedHill . Still ok so I am proposing to make this explicit. The next time there is an academic conference a performance around philosophy could be announced with explicit Creative Commons permissions. I think this would work well as Content Marketing.

So I may assume Creative Commons is ok so far and then push it a bit. Any comment welcome.

So plan for the week is to continue chat on @wenotno Tuesday, chat to JD Wednesday and then Wild Show Thursday with a quick check from storyteller that Creative Commons is still ok.

We may not get a long considered policy statement from Exeter City Council but then again there may not be a cease and desist order either.

However JD may have some issues with his image rights. To be continued.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Nothing Unexpected in Exeter on Wednesday

We may have missed it but here is a report by JD from Exeter City Centre just after 1pm on Wednesday. I had thought there might be something Unexpected. Maybe it was somewhere else or maybe it was postponed because of the fire and limitations on space.

Our main point was to try out Creative Commons for sound and vision based on public art. Previously it has sometimes turned out that some sounds involve copyright music. Possibly the organisers can avoid this and even make it clear that all content is on a Creative Commons basis.

Continues on Wild Show tomorrow on Phonic FM and probably also @wenotno next week.

What do other media make of this sort of thing? Can all content be in a mix? Public phone content is used by newspapers and TV but can any tweet be reused in any way? Any views welcome.