Fedora contributor video series experiment

Clint Savage herlo1 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 5 06:35:26 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 8:10 PM, Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta at gmail.com> wrote:

> Just as an experiment... would anyone be willing to setup a laptop
> with a video capture camera running cheese at FUDCon so we can capture
> some candid documentary styled interviews of individual contributors?
> I want video of people sitting down, stating their names and answer a
> single pre-defined question. I don't need it to be high quality. I
> just want to experiment with this sort of footage as a way to put a
> human face on the project but doesn't need a lot of editting to be
> useful.
> So if you are going to FUDCon and think this is an interesting
> experiment, here is what I'd like to see.
> 1) A laptop with cheese running set up so that people can sit down in
> front of a reasonable neutral background...blank wall of any color
> would be fine.
> 2) A simple script that we ask everyone to follow where they are asked
> to state their name, state the question they are going to answer and
> state the answer.
> 3) Give people a time limit of a couple of minutes per personal theora
> video.
> So the only thing is really.. what question to ask people.   If
> someone is willing to put the hardware together to attempt to
> experiment. I'll convince the Board to provide the question to ask and
> we'll see how this sort of thing goes over.  If we like the result and
> think we can use it, we can replicate it by asking ambassadors to
> repeat this sort of thing at different global events and build up
> footage in different languages that we can edit together as needed for
> marketing purposes.
> -jef


I'd be happy to experiment with this.  I've got my eeep c with a webcam
working, just need to see if we can actually save the video on it.  If not,
I've got a webcam
that I can experiment with in the next couple weeks and get cheese working.

This sounds like fun!


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