All our news from September + video highlights
From August 26 to August 31, 2010, EngageMedia toured to the city of Makassar, on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, with a series of workshops as well as a film screenings. The tour aimed to improve the video distribution and promotion skills of local activists and independent filmmakers. As the tour was held during Ramadhan, which is an important time for many Indonesians, EngageMedia staff and participants designed workshops that would work well during the fasting schedule. Read more.
EngageMedia Site Upgrade
EngageMedia.org has upgraded to the latest release of Plumi video sharing system, version 3.1. The upgrade brings a number of additional features and fixes, most importantly improvements to our “Callout” feature, better “transcoding” of videos and fixes to the Indonesian translation of the site.
EngageMedia at Open Video
An EngageMedia team is headed to New York in late September for the Open Video Conference and Open Subtitles Design Summit. Both events will bring together key players in their respective fields, with EngageMedia presenting in a range of sessions. Read more.
EngageMedia Open Strategy Workspace
We’re opening up our strategic planning to you! If you’ve had an interest in our organisation, or perhaps you’ve participated in one of our workshops and events and would like to contribute to how we evolve, join us in our “Open Strategy Workspace”. Read more.
EM experiments with Burnstation
EngageMedia is designing a new Burnstation system. The system will allow users to create DVDs of video content from Plumi sites for offline distribution. We have started building a prototype to test the concept. Read more.
Creative Commons Roadshow, Australia
Creative Commons Australia, a close associate of EngageMedia, invites you to their national conference 2.0. In the past Creative Commons Australia has held national conferences in Brisbane, where they are headquartered. This year they are taking ccAustralia to a city near you! EngageMedia’s Andrew Garton spoke at the Melbourne event. Read more.
Ilmu Festival in Jakarta
ILMU is a two-day hip hop and electronic music festival bringing together some of Australia and Indonesia’s finest music communities to be held September 18-21. ILMU has invited four established Australian artists (Urthboy, Ozi Batla, Elgusto and Luke Dubs) from hip hop label Elefant Traks to collaborate with the Indonesian hip hop community, including EngageMedia’s Nova Ruth.