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Anna Helme of EngageMedia has been awarded a Dunlop Asia Fellowship by Asialink

EngageMedia Staffer Awarded Dunlop Asia Fellowship

Anna Helme of EngageMedia has been awarded a Dunlop Asia Fellowship by Asialink, a non-academic centre of The University of Melbourne and an initiative of the Myer Foundation, who promote public understanding of the countries of Asia and creates links with Asian counterparts.
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EngageMedia.org Screenings at Federation Square

Two programs of videos contributed to EngageMedia.org will be screened on the Big Screen at Federation Square in Melbourne between 7th and 12 of December. Federation Square is the site of many of Melbourne’s major arts centres and a regular place for concerts, screenings and events. The video programs revolve around the issues of migration, indigenous issues, globalisation and old-growth forests.
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FOSS Codecs for Online Video: Usability, Uptake and Development

EngageMedia is happy to announce the release of a new report into Free and Open Source Software video codecs. It is a review of available tools for the creation, playback and embedding of online video using FOSS codecs, and a look at the most pressing areas for development to enhance their adoption by social change video projects on the web.
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Portuguese Version of Audio/Video Toolkit

Portuguese Version of Audio/Video Toolkit Released

The Portuguese translation of the Audio/Video NGO-in-a-box, co-produced by EngageMedia and Tactical Tech, has just been released online. The Audio/Video box is a collection of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for multimedia production and distribution. The Audio/Video edition of NGO-in-a-Box is a toolkit that lowers the entry level for NGOs, non-profits and media activists wanting to use audio and video for social change.
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Making Links

EngageMedia at Making Links

EngageMedia will be running a workshop about online video distribution at this years Making Links conference in Sydney, October 30-31. If you are interested in finding out how to compress your video, get your content online and get it out there make sure you come along.
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Rogue Education Conference, Workshops and Screening

Come to the opening of “Institutions, Capitalism, and Dissent: A Rogue Education Conference” at Trades Hall, Melbourne from 6:30 PM on 14th September. The evening will be a casual affair, featuring films, a few laughs and plenty of free food. EngageMedia will present a screening of Rocking the Foundations – an amazing documentary account of the NSW Builders Labourers Federation in the 60’s and 70’s, along with shorts.
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Going to APEC? Looking for video makers

EngageMedia is looking for video makers going to the APEC summit in Sydney this week. We want to cover a range of angles on the site from those challenging APEC’s neoliberal agenda. If you are planning on being there, are looking for other video makers, or have content to contribute then let us know.
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Ogg Theora to Flash Transcoding Live on EngageMedia.org

EngageMedia are happy to announce Ogg Theora to Flash transcoding is live on the website. What does that mean?? Ogg Theora is a high quality FOSS (Free Open Source Software) video codec developed by Xiph.org. It means that now you can make an Ogg file of your video and when you upload it you’ll be able to watch a transcoded (or converted) version of this in the EngageMedia embedded Flash Player – just as you would with any other video format. At EngageMedia we try to encourage the use of free software wherever possible. As far as video codecs like Quicktime, Windows Media and Flash are concerned, these are proprietary codecs that can cost huge amounts of money for online distributors to use, depending on the license and how these videos are delivered to the web audience. We encourage the use of FOSS codecs where possible, and are hoping to increase their usability and uptake.
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Plumi Launch

Released! Plumi – Free Software Video Sharing Platform

EngageMedia are very excited to announce the first release of Plumi, a free software video sharing Content Management System. Plumi enables you to create a sophisticated video sharing site out-of-the-box. In a net landscape where almost all video sharing sites keep their distribution platform under lock and key, Plumi is one contribution to creating a truly democratic media.
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Audio/Video Toolkit Updated

The Audio/Video edition of NGO-in-a-Box is a collection of Free and Open Source Software tools, guides and tutorials for multimedia production and distribution. The edition has just been revised with new tools, updated versions of the software, the ability to browse the content by tags and some new categories.
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Plumi is coming….

The first release of Plumi, the Plone based video sharing system produced by EngageMedia, is just around the corner. The beta should be out in the next few weeks and available for installation and testing.
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FOSS Codecs Research

EngageMedia is currently conducting a research project into Free Open Source Software (FOSS) video codecs. We may also engage in a bit of experimental development work as we go along.

We will be coordinating this project, but would love to engage other groups working around FOSS video software in this process.

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Video Slam OPEN CHANNEL @ Arts Law Week 2007

VIDEO SLAM 2007: Call for Registrations

VIDEO SLAM is a Creative Commons production workshop from OPEN CHANNEL being held during Arts Law Week in Melbourne. OPEN CHANNEL is calling for registrations from willing participants who will spend 48 hours at Horse Bazaar producing a 10 minute short from only Creative Commons licensed content.
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EngageMedia at OurMedia

EngageMedia will be running a video screening and an online distribution workshop as part of the OurMedia conference on community, alternative and citizen’s media in Sydney, April 9-13.
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Open Channel

FRAMED #2 Video Online

Who is doing what, how are they doing it and what’s in it for you? On March 29 come to an overview of video distribution services that utilise flexible licenses featuring speakers: Greg Dee, Channel 31; Anna Helme, EngageMedia; Andrew Garton, OPEN CHANNEL.
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Richard Stallman (right) illustrating his famous sentence "free as in free speech not as in free beer", with a beer glass. Brussels, RMLL, 9 July 2013

Free Media vs Free Beer

A great mass of companies are currently clamouring for your content. But free beer, as Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman has always emphasised, is not the same as freedom.
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West Papua Film and Information Night

The Free West Papua group invite you to a screening in Melbourne on March 21 that explores the historical issues surrounding West Papua, but also looks at the implications of the ominous security agreement with Indonesia recently signed by the Australian Government.
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