A gathering of radical videographers will take place in London during January to look at these issues, share skills, pool resources and footage, increase collaboration, work on distribution ideas, and generally continue to move things forward a little.
Additionally and slightly more ambitious maybe is the idea to produce a DVD showcase of everyones work during the event as a promo and video 'how-to guide' that could be used to raise the profile of radical film making in the UK and encourage more people to have a go.
Accommodation and food would be be provided for the duration. It would be free (donations from those taking part welcome but not compulsory). Unavoidable costs could be covered by asking for donations during the public screening and/or selling the DVD showcase at the end of the event.
The workshops and presentations that take place obviously depends on what people have to offer and what people would like to happen.
Some suggestions so far include :
Flash, including using it as a wrapper for online films,
How to author DVDs,
The european newsreel
video editing in linux
getting better sound
How to get by using unfamiliar editing software.
quick turn-around editing for the web
whats new... online tv, HiDef and other advances we should know about
how to edit non editable formats such as clips from DVDs
and everyones favorite - screenings, distribution and which codec ;-)
If this interests you then email real2reel @ riseup.net to find out more.
If you think this will interest somebody you know, please pass the information on.