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From Drew Jensen <>
Subject Re: New Features and Enhancements video
Date Thu, 08 Aug 2013 19:09:31 GMT
Howdy folks,

Well, kind of a long 2-3 days..

I've done some work on content creation, but right now wanted to look
firstly at an overall focus and appropriate motif/themes for the project.

Following are the beginning of that work - I have a free weekend coming up
and plan to have the first real draft of the two documents finished by
Monday - along with some examples of how to apply the motif and themes.

So - if folks want to comment on what is here, great, but you may like to
hold off till I post up the finished first draft and examples.

Media Library Overview

Media Library Motif/themes

One of the over arching goals of this is to put in a place a defined set of
artifacts and work process so that collaboration can easily take place, for
Volunteers can focus on content creation, without much if any concern on
branding as the content would then be 'wrapped' into the branding by
applying a theme and defined final presentation layout.

The motif should also work for content such as video from conference
presentations, use with video conferencing systems such as Google Hangouts
and in the examples on Monday it will address the Google Hangouts use

Final note, when you look at the second document don't get too wrapped up
with the secondary graphics, mostly it's just working out layout rules and
the like.

I will be back on-line again then on Monday, or possibly Tuesday next week,
but no later then that.


On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 5:57 AM, J├╝rgen Schmidt <>wrote:

> On 8/2/13 10:30 PM, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
> > On 30/07/2013 Drew Jensen wrote:
> >> I've been plowing ahead with my ideas here; not just as a single
> activity
> >> to produce one or two videos but rather to start a framework for a
> >> project
> >> multi-media resources library, from which multiple videos, for multiple
> >> purposes, would be generated. It could also be used to generate themed
> >> artifacts for fliers/presentations/artwork(wallpapers, etc) that tie in
> >> with these videos.
> >
> > This is a great idea. The project can surely use better marketing
> > materials, be it video chunks, screenshots, images, nice documents that
> > show the new features...
> I agree it's a good idea and I had the same ... But I wasn't able to
> finish my tests in time for the 4.0 release.
> But in general I think we should establish our own YouTube channel where
> we provide screencasts and other media files on a regular basis.
> Important is that we use a common framework and Drew started in this
> direction already.
> We need a common credit section for the end of all media files, with
> some community info, links, donation info etc.
> A common intro section would also make sense, or maybe a collection of
> 1-5 different including seasonal ones like a Christmas branded intro or so.
> Screencast are better than a slideshow, at least if possible we should
> trz to produce short screencast sections based on a script. And ideally
> a native speaker with a good voice can provide a related spoken
> explanation to the screencast (Drew's voice sounds well to me).
> >
> >> For the 'community' category - These pieces:
> >> CommunityBeforeCode_loop.mp4, suitable for use at a show table running
> >> on a
> >> laptop, voice over, no musical background - notice I did not tag this
> >> with
> >> a license.
> >> AOO4_HotTamaleBaby.mp4 and hottamale.mp4 take that basic loop and add a
> >> little party music.
> >
> > The result is nice, but the music covers the voice at times. Also, I
> > would keep links very simple, so not and not the
> > full URL to the inner pages. I think it's "Community over code" and not
> > "before code". For the rest, it's impressive to see how the single
> > chunks can be rearranged to target different use cases. The voiceover is
> > good and clear.
> we can have both music sections (with hopefully different music ;-)) and
> voice over sections where a clear voice give explanations.
> >
> >> So, my vision would be to at the end deliver, somehow, for the
> >> projects use
> >> an ISO with all the files used to produce the works, this would
> >> include the
> >> OpenShot and Pitivi (and other) project files, it would include some
> >> instructions (which we would build as we do this) on how to make use
> >> of the
> >> material.
> >
> > This would be perfect. At the moment we don't have many OpenOffice 4
> > specific materials, so any well-done videos/graphics are welcome.
> yes and with some more experience it should be really fun to produce
> stuff like this ... I tried to play with iMovie on my Mac (see my very
> first attempts and I
> just played around a bit...
> Juergen
> >> What I would hope could be done, if the good folks at source forge are
> >> willing which I expect hey would be, is to generate a small and changing
> >> over time set of videos and have these dished out to users in round
> robin
> >> fashion.
> >
> > This is stuff that we could also use on the main website,
> > not only on the download site.
> >
> > Regards,
> >   Andrea.
> >
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