[Sfbay-video] video pages on Indybay proposal
mark at indymedia.org
Sat Mar 12 15:45:49 PST 2005
these pages could be linked from the left column. we could add
a video link kinda like we have nice graphical links for the
calendar, ecr and fault lines. each page could be either a
newswire post (if u want to allow comments) or feature page (if
you don't want comments).
all we have now is a "Make Media" page linked from the left
column which i put together years ago.
http://www.indybay.org/news/2003/12/1665902.php some of the info
was useful at the time but is sort of obsolete by now.
ideally whoever wants to maintain the video pages should bring
the proposal to an indybay website meeting and get access to the
site -- see meeting schedule at
it would be possible to maintain the video pages without site
access by emailing requests to the website group. but i think
having access is generally preferred.
On Sat, 12 Mar 2005 12:19:48 -0800, Jeff wrote:
> Hello, it's Jeff Taylor here ... of Whispered Media, VAN and all of that
> ... writing to see if there is any interest in letting some of from VAN,
> Street Level TV, etc. ... design some more permanent video pages for the
> indybay site ... and, of course keeping the self-publishing videos page
> (as it is now, only with some navigation to the other pages) ...
> So, but, here's where this proposal has fallen apart in the past ... it is
> that someone, say maybe Mark Liiv will propose, design and post a page
> about "video resources" or "getting started in Final Cut Pro" ... or
> something like that ... but, then, it quickly gets lost in the
> self-publishing list of huge archives ... moved back to ever more obscure
> locations and eventually - it virtually disappears ... so, the idea of us
> just doing it and self-publishing is defeatist and that is why it doesn't
> happen more often ... but, if there was some kind of permanent link on the
> prominent indybay pages ... or someway for visitors to consistently
> navigate to these pages, then it would seem really worthwhile ... at a
> minimum, there should be a way for the website visitor to get to Street
> Level TV and know that that is where they are going ... and same for the
> self-publishing videos page and for the "video projetcts" page of the
> overall imc network ... that should be a mimimum ... but, right now the
> site is incapable of distinguishing anything related to videos or video
> production, screening ... etc. ... there is one link to the
> self-pubishing, and/or a link that bounces you to street level ... and
> there is no explanation or differentiation ... currently there is no way
> for an indybay visitor to find out about past collaborative productions,
> about current things that imc video folks are working on ... where to
> order some imc videos ... any of that remains really obscure ... lost in
> the shuffle ... so, what do you say? If some small group of people that we
> all know (i.e. me, some input from street level folks, some help from
> others that have come around ... mark liiv, ali?, etc ... ) .. . or maybe
> just me in the end ... whatever ... but anyway, if these pages were
> designed and fit in the indybay theme and design, could they have a nice
> permanent navigation system and link from the homepage? more description
> of potential pages below ...
> What do people think?
> jeff at whisperedmedia.org
> ---from a former email about this---
> make a permanent link on the lefthand menubar of every page that goes to a
> more permanent page with internal links to resources, links, watch videos
> ... and
> a link to the catch-all, ever-changing self-publishing videos page, and a
> link to streetleveltv ... and have the catch-all, ever-changing
> self-publishing videos link to the others somehow ... as well as to the
> "video projects" page that is up on imc main site ... then, it will be a
> big, happy video world on the indybay site - we can design the pages and
> arrange the links and all of that, but, we need some help to keep it nice
> and actually available for the visitors to the indybay site
> 1.) how to screen / with screening venues and links to video
> producers/distributors as well & a link to the calendar
> 2.) getting started/involved/diy - a few pages ... camera tips, editing
> tips, more resources about fcp, etc. ...
> 3.) how to order ... mostly links to video producers and/or their
> distributors ... with a note at the top about ordering videos for personal
> use, or for institutions or for public screenings ... and, a big prominent
> link to ak press ... this will cut down on some of the inquiry traffic,
> 4.) links: video activists, video resources online, cable access links,
> papertiger, all the biggies of the actual imc videos up front and center
> ... maybe with icons and ... then, all the categories that seem
> appropriate below ... with more comprehensive lists
> 5.) big thing about Street Level TV, streaming media, icon and so on ...
> anything that is appropriate to this vital indybay project ...
> 6.) watch produced videos ... this is a more designed and permanent page,
> with jpegs from the featured videos ... and so on ... text, links, viewing
> options ... a quote, or link to a review, etc.. for each featured
> streaming video there ... (segments from we interrupt this empire ... etc.
> ... more produced videos and so on ... )
> 7.) the self-publishing and ever-updatable videos page as it exists right
> now, but only with a navigation bar that allows you to access the other
> video pages from a side menu ... etc ...
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