[ubuntu-art] Stunning Ubuntu video presentations

David thecookieofdoom at gmail.com
Tue Sep 23 16:39:23 BST 2008

On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 10:09 AM, Matthew Nuzum <newz at bearfruit.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 2:47 AM, Mads Rosendahl <madsrh at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi
>> I think Ubuntu could use some stunning video presentations.
>> Although the art-team makes beautiful art, we most likely have to team
>> up with some animators, perhaps from the Blender forum, to get slick
>> animations, a professional look, transitions and so on.
> Hi Mads, the web presence team had a tiny bit of discussion relating
> to this recently. I want to encourage you (or someone who is duly
> motivated) to take the reigns on this and get it done.
> We (the web presence team) would love to have some attractive visual
> content to feature. I will not mislead you, these pieces you pointed
> to are beautiful, high quality works demonstrating the results of many
> many hours of labour. It will be a challenge to do.
> If you want to see it done, I would envision the process being:
>  * Decide on the message - it should be something timeless since a: it
> may take more than one release cycle and b: you don't want it to look
> out of date in 6 months.
>  * Wireframe/sketch the key frames
>  * Recruit talented people to help produce it. (There are talented
> people on this list and I suspect many are waiting and watching for
> the opportunity to use their talents for something meaningful)
>  * Produce it. :-)
> I am a firm believer in, "see a need and fill it." The points you made
> are good and I think you should go for it.
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I think Linux has been missing good video editing software for a while
now. It would be really cool if this could be a project to get the
developers involved in creating tools for doing video editing. Or
maybe latching onto software like Blender and adding in all the
features/refining the ones that are already there. Kind of like the
Big Buck Bunny, or Elephant's Dream Project. Where the product is what
drives the developers.

Just a thought, though.


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