The 2011 Open Video Conference at New York Law School was devoted to “builders, tinkers, makers, and doers” and with that in mind I was excited to lead a session (entitled Building a Better Remix Maker) which focused on creating intuitive, accessible open tools to make video remixing easier and promote media literacy.
And after three days of collaboration with an incredible team of people at the conference we were able to achieve just that! We currently have a working HTML5 demo version up and running. At the moment it requires either the latest Firefox or Chrome web browsers
to work correctly. You can take a look at the code on github and fork the project to expand it or create your own version.
As part of the session we also sat down with media literacy advocates, educators and video artists to brainstorm ideas for future HTML5 video remixing tools for use in the classroom and beyond.
The flash version also got some exciting new features including the ability to swap selected clips and instantly see the inverse of your mashup pairing. Even better you can now download your remixes to your desktop or publish them directly to YouTube all from within the app! (You can also fork the Flex version on github.)
Stay tuned for more updates on these project!
Special thanks to the truly impressive groups of people we assembled to make this HTML5 remixer a happen. The core team included: Boaz Sender (@BoazSender), Zohar Babin (@zohar), Martin Leduc (@ikat381), Elisa Kreisinger (@elisakreisinger), Mark Reilly (@alien_resident), Greg Dorsainville (@ScienceLifeNY) Brian Chirls (@bchirls) and me – Jonathan McIntosh (@radicalbytes).
– Photos via curiousjohn on Flickr.