Martin Leduc - Remix

Videodrome: Video Remix Night at Toronto’s Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art.

Toronto’s Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art will hold its annual Videodrome Audio/Visual battle on April 17, 2010.  The Video Battle is a competition of audio/visual media work developed from the idea of the hip-hop DJ battle. Artists will throw down fast and hard attempting to out flash each other with selections, cuts and mixes extreme, humorous and dangerous.

Remixed Movies at the Open Video Conference

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 […]

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Open Video Alliance call for submissions and proposals

BY MARTIN LEDUC. TORONTO, CANADA (CINEMA MINIMA)  — The Yale Law School and its partners in the Open Video Alliance are seeking to bring together about 400 participants for a conference in New York.  The organizers hope to bring online video up to the standards of accessibility and decentralization that we’ve reached with other forms […]

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The TILT Festival's Online Video Mashup Contest

BY MARTIN LEDUC. TORONTO, CANADA (CINEMA MINIMA) — The TILT digital art festival in Perpigan France is teaming up with  the artists at Addictive TV and the curators from to launch an online video remix contest. The winner gets 1000 euros. The submission deadline is March 10, 2009.  TILT organizers are encouraging the use […]

Total Recut: Home of the Video Remixers

BY MARTIN LEDUC. TORONTO, CANADA (CINEMA MINIMA) — has gathered a community of over 350 video remixers — artists whose work consists of re-edited and manipulated video clips. The site bills itself as a “one stop shop for all things remixed.” It has a growing gallery with over 500 remixes so far, and a […]

YouTube Users Hostile Towards the Vertical Black Bars on their Movies

BY MARTIN LEDUC. TORONTO, CANADA (CINEMA MINIMA) – YouTube has changed their default player to a 16:9 aspect ratio, and the site’s users have gotten uncharacteristically vocal about the damage this has done to their old 4:3 uploads. The YouTube blog typically receives under 100 comments per post, but in 2 days, over 1000 comments have […]