Kino-Present (collaborative video)

A participatory video project Kino Present. The graphic of the process involved is useful as reference point for visualising projects in the OVE studio.

Kino-Present is an international Quantum Filmmaking project inviting everyone, anywhere and anytime to the co-creation of video-collages, by using domestic web based, wireless and mobile technologies.

To participate you can upload your own 15 second video-clips (Format: 3gp/H.264) or you can send to us full videos or rough footage of any length to:

Once we receive your videos we will be broadcasting them via Bluetooth to the mobile phones of the general public in the public domain, from which they will be uploaded onto the website ready to be edited online.



Generation Like (social media documentary)

Flip lecture.Generation Like (social media documentary)

What you need to do as part of the Portfolio task:

1. Watch the documentary ‘Generation Like’ on PBS online.

From summary web page:

In the digital world, whether you’re on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, there’s a truism that’s both uplifting and scary…”You are what you like.”

Reflect on this documentary in a blog post and make connections with online video practices and the focus of this studio.

Afterlife of Video

Video Theory
Online Video Aesthetics or the Afterlife of Video

by Andreas Treske

Video is a part of everyday life, comparable to driving a car or taking a shower. It is nearly omnipresent, available on demand and attached to nearby anything, anywhere. Online Video became something vital and independent. With all the video created by the cameras around us, constantly uploading, sharing, linking, and relating, a blue ocean is covering our planet, an ocean of video. What might look as bluish noise and dust from the far outside, might embed beautiful and fascinating living scapes of moving images, objects constantly changing, re-arranging, assembling, evolving, collapsing, but never disappearing, a real cinema. Andreas Treske describes and theorizes these objects formerly named video, their forms, behaviours and properties.

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Meerkat – video tweets

a recent video service that works with tweeting

the rules

from the article: ‘Eight ways brands can add Meerkat into their marketing mix’, march 24, 2015

The idea behind the Meerkat app is simple; it lets users stream live video from a mobile device directly to Twitter, allowing other users to subscribe to and attend the live streams. It doesn’t just broadcast video content though, it also lets you have real time interaction with other users watching the stream.

There are four psychological reasons that we as humans tend to be drawn to video:

There is a brain function that hard-wires us into using faces as the focal point for gathering information.
The human voice can help our brains convert straightforward information into more meaningful content.
Emotions shown through body language are appealing and can be contagious.
Body movements can grab attention and keep viewers focussed.

PROJECT ONE – case studies – Errol Tyson – Peter Walsh – Maria Konidaris – Marissa Voo – Sam Burzakott – Linda Shi – Jia Jia – Kiralee Greenhalgh – Steven Cheng – James Huynh – Wei Yun Soo – Troy Torcasio – Nethaniel Rochester – Clare Chapman

Twitter online video hack

Description from the article:

The Twitter account @555uhz was/is a script that posted sequential stills of the major motion picture Top Gun every half hour on the :15 and :45s. The twice-an-hour rate of posting is the account’s title: .000555 frames per second is .000555 Hertz is 555 microHertz (uHz). It was a flipbook: spool up and down the account at about 24 frames per second (the typical framerate of a movie and the rate at which human eyes cease perceiving blackness in between frames) and you would kinda-sorta be watching the movie, at least a muted version of it in segments whose lengths are subject to how much of the account you have loaded in your browser. More likely, you’d be beginning to wonder what watching a movie even is.