Conversaciones en Erupcion
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DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT:
PROPOSED PLAN OF ACTION
INTENDED OUTCOME(S) OF PROJECT:
READER IN SOCIAL VOLCANOLOGY
PARTICIPATORY VIDEO MAKING
PARTICIPATORY VIDEO INVOLVES:
- Two or more small, simple digital video cameras.
- One or more each of directional and clip external microphones.
- A small but solid tripod.
- Plenty of mini DV tapes.
- Edit-ready computer plus external hard drive for video storage.
- See GNU/LINUX and video editing below
- Local screening facility (could be just a tv, even laptop screen).
- Plenty of blank disks for distribution of rough cuts and final film.
- Stills camera to document process.
- Drawing and writing materials for the workshops.
- Facilitator: humble, experienced film maker trained in PV techniques, managing recording equipment, editing software etc. (essential)
- Trainer: tactful local working closely with facilitator to contact, enthuse, liaise, listen to and guide the group throughout PV process, also if necessary translate. (essential)
- Helpers: dedicated assistance as necessary with logistics, translation, transport, food etc. (desirable)
- Private, secure, welcoming.
- Enough room to run around and play act.
- Several reliable, safe electric power sockets.
- Clean and convenient food, drink and sanitation facilities nearby.
- Tables and chairs.
- Black or white board.
(Flexible) Work Process
- 2 day workshop or five evening sessions to provide basic PV training.
- Week or so (depending on group size, goals, availability etc) shooting with regular screenings of footage shot so far.
- Week or so of final edit process, with facilitator and trainer incorporating group feedback in the process.
REFERENCES TO PARTICIPATORY VIDEO
GNU/LINUX AND VIDEO EDITING
Video editing is one of the sore spots in the Free Software universe. There is a range of not-quite-capable-and-easy-to-handle tools, there is a range of configuration issues leaving a long trail in discussion groups about devices, permissions, and modprobe, sbp2 and so on, which is not where you want to be when you have to edit video.
One solution is proposed here and suggests:
- Grab DV with dvgrab or Kino.
- Edit movie with Blender's Sequence Editor and render/encode to DV, mpeg or quicktime output...
- Use DVDStyler to burn DVD - (apt-get DVD Styler for ubuntu etc.)
We are currently experimenting with this setup (in Ubuntu), but [http://www.blender.org/cms/Video_Sequence_Editor.759.0.html Blender has many buttons} :)
See also background information about a Blender based project.
This article - consumer_video_editing_linux - gives some good, basic bits of info, including hardware choices (it is from 2002, but makes points that are still valid).
For audio editing there is Audacity and for image manipulation The Gimp is a good choice. For a professional level "collection of free open source software tools for deep paint manipulation and image processing" see the GIMP derived CinePaint.
Other editing software for Linux
PARTNERS IN ERUPTING CONVERSATIONS
- José Encalada
- Coordinadora Nacional de Campesinos (CNC)
- Confederación de Nacionalidades Indígenas del Ecuador (CONAIE)
- Dr. Hugh Tuffen, Environmental Science Department.
- scientific and general coordinator (h.tuffen -at- lancaster . ac . uk)
- Martin Pedersen, CESAGen.
- general coordinator, jurisprudence, application writing (m.pedersen -at- lancaster . ac .uk)
- Nina Moeller, CESAGen.
- indigenous relations, political philosophy, application writing (n.moeller -at- lancaster . ac .uk)
- Dr. Noel Cass, Department of Geography.
- public consultation, social movements (n.cass -at- lancaster . ac .uk)
- Gonzalo Araoz
- anthropology (P.Araoz -at- ucsm . ac . uk)
University of South Florida:
POTENTIAL AVENUES OF FUNDING
The project was originally aimed at Lancaster University's Incubation funding (->£2-3K), handled by the IAS. This funding option, however, might not be sufficient and it was encouraged that we look into applying for what is called "New Research Initiatives" (Intranet pages) (->£10K) within the Faculty of Art and Social Sciences at Lancaster.
Any other options?