[IMC-Video] realserver? web distro experiences?
yossarian1936 at speedymail.org
Wed Feb 9 09:06:31 PST 2005
Do we have access to a RealServer and the ability to stream, say, a 90
minute video at decent quality? Can anyone offer insights into how web
distro has affected sales of broadcast-quality radical video projects?
I've recently been speaking to a British documentary filmmaker who's
part of a collective that produced an amazing film about deaths in
custody in London at the hands of the Metropolitan Police. The film was
produced in support of a local campaign in the black community, and
sales of the video is one of the (few) ways that these people have
funded their decade-old campaign against police violence.
So, they are looking to put the film on the web, but they are a little
nervous about putting out a DVD or VCD as they are afraid that no one
will buy the film any more - this is their first time trying anything
like this. A bunch of us in IMC-UK are interested in helping them out,
because the film is great and to build bridges between their campaign
and our media collectives; would it be possible to stream this video
from an IMC server for a few months so that they can get a sense of what
effect it's likely to have on sales, requests for screenings, etc? If
that turns out to be positive, my guess is that they would release the
film out into the wild after that.
Also, it seems to me that web distro in combination with a willingness
to tour a film has been a winning combination in quite a few instances -
what experiences have people had?
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