[Activities] Contact // video tool

Samuel Klein sj at laptop.org
Tue Aug 19 20:24:49 EDT 2008

An aside about places to share XO videos online  -- OLPC are going to
announce soon the work Dailymotion has been doing to help organize videos
for the XO, and to get community interested in uploading suitable videos to
the olpc group there; videos taken /with/ XOs certainly deserve their own
attention.  [and a few of them have been amazing without any remixing at

I expect an announcement to come out this week.  It would be great to spread
the word to video and educational communities online and encourage people
with an XO handy to think of ways to use it as a cam, to use video for
measurement and experimentation and art and collab medium... as well as to
take material with other cameras that would be good raw [alingual] material
for a remix once [[videoedit]] or one of its cousins is ready.

If you have some vids you have been working with in your backroom, or ideas,
please share!   And note that Audacity as an activity is working fairly well
now for music remixing (in addition to TamTamEdit).  Of course there is much
connecting work to be done to turn these tools into a fluid way to
record/import MIDIs, mix a good set of tracks, use them as the audio in a
video, and upload any of these interim steps to a global sharing site...

You can join our group here:

(Hmm, but it seems to be moderated... I think we can unmod now)


On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 2:07 PM, Samuel Klein <sj at laptop.org> wrote:

> I'm adding Barbara Barry, who was talking about similar things.
> Barbara, Rob Ochshorn and Roberto F have been working on the VideoEdit
> projects below.  Ben Lowenstein is working on Colingo, currently under some
> construction; they've made a trio of videosets for language learning you can
> look at.  And Michael, who you know, has started on a related project.
> All : can you update [[VideoEdit]] with the latest on your work?  And
> perhaps copy the new activities list (cc:ed) about obstacles you're
> encountering.
> Cheers,
>   SJ
> On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 5:11 PM, Samuel Klein <sj at laptop.org> wrote:
>> Here are some links for all of you:
>> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/VideoEdit
>> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects/VideoEditing
>> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Colingo
>> SJ
>> On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 5:03 PM, Samuel Klein <sj at laptop.org> wrote:
>>> Okay!  So just making contact here after some time away from the video
>>> scene:
>>> Ben, what's the latest status on Colingo?   I'd like to get a set of your
>>> vids into the 'recommended' list for 8.2, our next update at the end of
>>> August.  How to manage this?  And do you or any friends plan to be around
>>> Boston near then?  We're having a release party in Cambridge around Labor
>>> Day weekend...
>>> Rob and Roberto, how is Arrange / VideoEdit  coming?
>>> Rob : Michael Lew, who I just met today is just now visiting the office
>>> at 1CC, and is in Boston through Sunday afternoon; you two should meet up if
>>> at all possible.  He has good ideas about an overall video editing interface
>>> that could be a remixer, or could work with record.
>>> Michael: Rob is the first person to compose and edit a video entirely on
>>> the XO !  Unfortunately the video itself I can't seem to find.
>>> Finally, I copy Erik Blankinship and Bakhtiar Mikhak, who developed
>>> Record (and might want another maintainer as the codebase starts to grow...)
>>> Regards to all,
>>> SJ
>>> (who is unfortunately out of the country for the next few days)
>>> On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 3:46 PM, Michael Lew <michael at lev.ch> wrote:
>>>>  Hello SJ :
>>>> I am a developer developping a video application for the OLPC.
>>>> Hello !
>>>> michael.
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>>>> LEV studio - interactive media design - Geneva - Los Angeles - M: + 41
>>>> 79792.5668 - P: + 41 22347.0940
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