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Stray Cinema turns filmmaking into an open source creativity experience

Stray Cinema

Stray Cinema is an open source film project, experimenting with the open source ethos to market and distribute films.

To participate, anyone in the world with an internet connection can download feature footage for free, and create their own version of a film. Unique edits can then be uploaded back onto straycinema.com, where they are voted on by the online community. The top five films are screened alongside the directors original edit at a mulitmedia screening event. » Read more

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Open source film making with Todd Harris

Canadian documentary filmmaker Todd Harris gets up close and personal with the communities he films. He is especially attracted to stories that involve an underdog fighting for justice against government and corporate interests, where he can cover a side of the conflict that is usually untouched by mainstream media. Until a few years ago, he restricted himself to issues that were particular to Canada. Now he plans to extend his research into the international realm.

I first noticed Todd two years ago at the infamous Dump Site 41 protest in the Georgian Bay area of Ontario, Canada, as he casually surfed the crowd, sometimes talking, sometimes filming. But it wasn't until his film aired at Georgian College one blustery night in December 2010 that I realized who he was. » Read more

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Open*Life: 2010 in review

What a great year on the Open*Life channel here at opensource.com. We had more than 150 posts covering how open source touches our lives. This is our year in review--a time to reflect on what happened over the last year and a chance to look forward to next year.

I'd first like to thank all the authors and readers who contributed articles, thoughts, comments, reviews, artwork, feedback, and all the work that goes on behind the scenes to post an article on the site. It's truly a community effort. We are always looking for new authors, ideas for content, and improvement.

In 2011, we are looking to cover more topics on open source in our lives. We look forward to hearing more of your ideas. Let's take a look back at 2010 and see our top 10 posts, a few of my favorites, and my editor picks. » Read more

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Applying the open source software model to the world of filmmaking

At last week's Open World Forum, several of those working on open source film projects gathered to talk about their projects and the future of open source filmmaking--what it means for artists, communities, consumers, and the future of an industry. » Read more

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