Archive for April, 2009

Interesting Links

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Below you’ll see some interesting reading material which could be useful one way or the other for our project Images for the Future (and of course other digitization projects). Click here for previous links. Some of the entries are in Dutch.

1. YouTube Is Doomed
2. Ten Youtube URL Tricks You Should Know About
3. The Web of Data: Creating Machine-Accessible Information
4. Pirate Bay Loses A Lawsuit. Entertainment Industry Loses An Opportunity
5. Digitaal Erfgoed meter
6. Onderwijswiki volgend jaar van start
7. World Digital Library online
8. Fotovrijwilligers van het Nationaal Archief
9. Delen kan verkoop stimuleren

 

Celluloid Remix launched!

Friday, April 17th, 2009

With a riveting performance by Dutch sample artist Eboman, Celluloid Remix kicked off on April 15th. Celluloid Remix is an online remix contest with films from the beginning of Dutch film history (1917-1932). Professionals and amateurs are asked to unique Dutch cinematographic material from the Filmmuseum collection, into new short films with their own soundtrack.

Eboman at the Celluloid Remix launch

We chose to launch the contest during BeamLab, a bi-monthly night in Pakhuis de Zwijger, dedicated to the moving image in all shapes and forms. Each edition, a creative crowd of around one hundred artists, VJ’s and designers gathers to see new work by peers. Since these are the people we would like to get involved in Celluloid Remix, we opted for a launch at BeamLab, instead of hosting it at the Filmmuseum itself.

In a concise presentation, Thijs van Exel (Kennisland) and Jan Baeke (Filmmuseum) outlined the background Celluloid Remix, the unique quality of the film material and how to take part in the contest. Audience members reacted with questions and comments. Some people showed concern that a contest like this might not do justice to the original, source material, and that it might be better to just leave it at peace. Thijs and Jan countered this with explaining how the contest promotes these beautiful films to a new and wider audience; how working closely with the archival material promotes understanding of film history and how new, exciting works will come out of this. Besides, the original films are not being altered, they are still safely in storage.

We had invited world renowned sample artist Eboman to make the first remix with these beautiful images. He created a great promotional video and performed this composition live at BeamLab with his SenSorSuit. We hope that it will inspire lots of other artists and amateurs into creating their own remixes. To be continued!

Annelies Termeer – Filmmuseum

 

Interesting Links

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Below you’ll see some interesting reading material which could be useful one way or the other for our project Images for the Future (and of course other digitization projects). Click here for previous links. Some of the entries are in Dutch.

1. Minister Plasterk geeft startsein aan samenwerking KB en open access uitgever
2. Meer dan 100 miljoen Flickr foto’s met CC licentie
3. 250,000 Images Donated to the Commons
4. Torrent site and record label join forces
5. Library of Congress embraces YouTube, iTunes
6. Last van het businessmodel van Last.fm
7. Pioneers of Digital Preservation
8. Playlouder’s ISP innovation how-to
9. Noorse omroep begint torrent-tracker
10. DEN Rapport ‘De digitale feiten’