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Libervis promo video out!

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I am very happy to announce that the Libervis promo video is done:

Watch it here: http://www.libervis.com/misc/libervis2008.avi

OGG and MPEG1 version to follow. You can view it directly via the totem Firefox plugin or you can download and view with totem, mplayer, VLC etc. I am going to submit it to a number of video sites.

This is basically an advertisement for Libervis.com, efficiently getting the message across about it's core purpose (to explore positive and negative effects of bleeding edge and future technologies). The music I used is actually psy trance, and is thus pretty rich with technological wizz sounds which seem to fit pretty well with the theme here. Maybe it's not everyone's taste, but.. well.. it's just a promo vid, and you only have to view it once minimum. Eye

Feel free to comment.

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Here are the OGG and MPEG

Here are the OGG and MPEG formats.

Btw, about the making, I have to say it was all but a straighforward process since my intent was to use only freedomware to do it. The first part of the video where it goes through various technologies and their positive (green) and negative (red) uses, was done the same way as the very end of the video displaying the logo, using inkscape to create frames, then stitch them together with ImageMagick's animate command (repeating PNG frames multiple times if I want them to show longer) and exporting them to gif. Then these gifs are split into JPEG's using ffmpeg and stitched into an avi video file.

The rest (other text), and the final composition, was done using kdenlive, an application I hereby nominate for the crashiest application of the decade. Finally I managed to get it going with the SVN version (which is, ironically, more stable than the "stable" release), although it wouldn't render some transitions I had on that text, but I left it be as it seems fairly good as is.

I'm nevertheless proud I managed to do this much considering such a, sadly terrible, situation with multimedia production on GNU/Linux. Things may hopefully improve soon enough as an KDE4 port of kdenlive is released and PiTiVi becomes more mature (two of the best and most promising video editing tools for GNU/Linux, IMHO).

So that's for those who may be curious about how it was done. I realize the vid might not be anything special all in all, but for a first promo vid I think it'll do the job. Eye

Thank you.

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Awesome!

I like it! Smiling The beginning got me wondering what all that stuff was, and the latter part answered my question.

I love the music, too. I recently met someone active in the psytrance community.

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Thanks! I'm glad. I've

Thanks! I'm glad. Smiling

I've submit the video this morning to a number of popular video sites (using a great tool TubeMogul to speed up the process). It's now on youtube, myspace, google video, AOL, DailyMotion, Blip.tv, Sclipo, Vimeo and soon to be on Revver (still processing, EDIT: it's up!).

You can visit any (or all? Eye ) of these sites where you have an account and vote on it. Smiling

Btw, I've yesterday also done a simple redesign of Libervis.net, also adding a new projects page which lists all Libervis Network projects and those hosted. It finally gives a clear and full picture of what exactly is Libervis Network today. As you can see, while Libervis.com and Nuxified.org are the biggest ones, they aren't the only ones constituting the network. Smiling You can also see from hosted sites that I really am open to supporting people who want to talk about freedom or run a freedom project. Albeit meanwhile I have to find a way to boost funding so we can upgrade that server (and deal with pending USD implosion...).

I'm gonna work on the announcement article today and the best way to quickly make a splash on the web. If this new promo initiative works, this place might get a bit more exciting again.

Cheers

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Nice video, and a nice tune

Nice video, and a nice tune you got there.
I really like it. It's simple, yet appealing.

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Thanks reptiler! I've made

Thanks reptiler! Smiling

I've made the first announcement article: http://www.libervis.com/article/libervis_com_re_launches_to_explore_the_power_of_technology

You can help spread the word on digg: http://digg.com/tech_news/Site_to_explore_the_power_of_technology

Thanks

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I enjoyed watching that

I enjoyed watching that video; as others have said the music is ace Smiling
Good use of juxtaposition to get the watcher questioning.

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Thanks dylunio. Looks like

Thanks dylunio. Smiling

Looks like the announcement and video didn't spread as far and wide as I hoped, not that I'm too surprised. But whatever. No matter how "easy going" this place is there isn't really an alternative, but to continue it. I'll probbaly be writing some articles soon, some of which may due to being much more topic specific attract much more attention. Sticking out tongue

Cheers

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