BY MARTIN LEDUC. TORONTO, CANADA (CINEMA MINIMA) — I got to help collect some of the videos that were playing throughout the Open Video Conference. The conference took place on June 19-20, 2009. It brought together an impressive collection of professional stakeholders involved with online video. Their aim was to bring video technology up to the standards of accessibility and decentralization that are currently available for blogs and other web tools.
For the video displays that were playing throughout the conference, I collected 10 technically and artistically accomplished movie remixes that showcase the value of an open video environment. The artists I chose take a wide range of approaches to editing pre-existing movie footage.
Blogger, video remixer, and cultural activist Elisa Kreisinger also curated remix videos that demonstrate the political importance of fair use and open video standards.
You can visit www.totalrecut.com/openvideo to watch online versions of all the videos Elisa and I screened at the conference.