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From Drew Jensen <>
Subject Re: New Features and Enhancements video
Date Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:29:26 GMT

Well, I'be not had a chance to read any mail, after my last message, before
writing this so if it seems like I've missed something already mentioned
that would be the reason.

I've been plowing ahead with my ideas here; not just as a single activity
to produce one or two videos but rather to start a framework for a project
multi-media resources library, from which multiple videos, for multiple
purposes, would be generated. It could also be used to generate themed
artifacts for fliers/presentations/artwork(wallpapers, etc) that tie in
with these videos.

The key is to generate small chunks, of high quality, which can then be
used to mix final works.

By way of example I've uploaded a zip file at:

with the following files:

- AOO4_default_blk.mp4 and AOO4_default_white.mp4 are (should be, more on
that later) used as consistent backgrounds in other chunks

- WelcomeUsers.mp4, NewLogo.mp4, CommunityActivities.mp4,
CommunityActivities.mp4 where created as a reshaping of the wiki features
and enhancements page.
- Each video includes a voice over (almost) and there is an associated text
file with transcript of same.

For the initial finished product I had in mind three category of video and
one physical video for each category.
The categories I had in mind are

Flowers - as in 'Congrats on the new birth' - short, punchy and could
supply the ending of the other videos to tie them together and for re-use

Community - The apache way, recruiting, etc.

Features - about the product  or services offered by the community.

Alright, so I already turned in a 'flowers' type video last week [and since
no one else has said it, a not so good one] but do not consider that the
final work.

For the 'community' category - These pieces:
CommunityBeforeCode_loop.mp4, suitable for use at a show table running on a
laptop, voice over, no musical background - notice I did not tag this with
a license.
AOO4_HotTamaleBaby.mp4 and hottamale.mp4 take that basic loop and add a
little party music.

For the 'features' category - These:
NewFeaturesAndEnhancements_loop.mp4 - again, voice over only, note no
AOO_Features_Waltz.mp4, add a nice sound track and pickup my license tag,
notice I said MY license tag, I think that is the best way to approach
these pieces with CC license material - but that is a subject needing some
thought gong forward.

In the graphics directory, well, graphics files ;) - some descriptions to

So, my vision would be to at the end deliver, somehow, for the projects use
an ISO with all the files used to produce the works, this would include the
OpenShot and Pitivi (and other) project files, it would include some
instructions (which we would build as we do this) on how to make use of the

What I would hope could be done, if the good folks at source forge are
willing which I expect hey would be, is to generate a small and changing
over time set of videos and have these dished out to users in round robin

There is a fair bit here to consider, I'm aware, and I will end this mail
here. I should be picking up mail again in 2 or 3 days and will also have
an update to the files.

Best wishes,


On Sat, Jul 27, 2013 at 3:09 PM, Andrea Pescetti <>wrote:

> On 25/07/2013 Drew Jensen wrote:
>> edit?usp=sharing<>
>> There is an opening 8 seconds with the logo on a non-white background:
>> 1 - is that acceptable
>> 2 - is the ASF tag line acceptable
> I think that both are acceptable, but there's no need to display trademark
> attribution for all the length of the video. It will be enough to have them
> in the closing credits, maybe with the longer version that is in the
> page footer.
>  Then there is what would be the body of the piece - a full white
>> background, as this logo really doesn't work to well otherwise it seems to
>> me.
>> 1 - I assume the logo is not an issue here, but thought I'd double check.
>> 2 - I changed the ASF tagline to blue, as you can see
>> 2a - I wonder if I may drop that (the ASF tagline) on the body frames,
>> leaving it on the opening and then bringing it back for the credits at the
>> end, as I will include sub-titles with this piece (in English) and that
>> space would be the place for these to display of course.
> Yes, it is just visual noise to keep it visible for all the video.
>  Anyway, that is enough for now and to get things started.
> It's a good start!
> Regards,
>   Andrea.
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