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Manuel Schneider

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WikiTV is a project to add quality videos to Wikimedia Commons. Various sources feed WikiTV: Collaboration with public broadcasters generating free video footage, recording Wikimedia events, short educational clips for Wikipedia or video discussions. This workshop presents these aspects of WikiTV and invites you to participate.

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This workshop is intended for all Wikimedians interested in producing video content. We are also looking forward seeing video professionals or other people who already have gathered some experience in producing videos or who have collaborated with video projects, for an exchange of experiences and knowledge.

The plan is to bring some video equipment to Wikimania and show it to the workshop participants, show some video clips we have already produced as examples and to discuss different scenarios:

  • documentation of Wikimedia events - filming talks - video livestreams
  • documenting Wikimedia projects or committees - interviews with involved people - automatic subtitles / translations on Wikimedia Commons (TimedText namespace)
  • videoconferencing with open source tools - BigBlueButton instance hosted by Wikimedia CH for the Wikimedia Chapters Association - special equipment for videoconferencing setup (USB soundcard, boundary layer microphone, camera w/ DV output)
  • creating encyclopedic content - enrich articles with videos - interviews with experts and contemporary witnesses
  • post-processing - cutting with kdenlive, title strips, credits, inserts - conversion / video formats - upload
  • Cultural and Education Outreach
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  1. Jeromy-Yu Chan, COIC (talk) 14:23, 30 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Yarl 10:16, 9 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Marcus Cyron (talk) 20:54, 25 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Fuzheado (talk) 14:13, 26 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]
    See also Submissions/Wiki_Makes_Video_-_Towards_a_More_Visual_Encyclopedia
  5. CT Cooper · talk 00:56, 29 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Mglaser (talk) 23:50, 30 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Schiste (talk) 14:11, 7 May 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  8. GastelEtzwane (talk) 09:50, 9 May 2013 (UTC) I have strong reservations about video/TV, my home internet connection is very very poor, even though I live in Switzerland.[reply]
  9. --Olaf Kosinsky (talk) 18:13, 9 June 2013 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Poco a poco (talk) 10:04, 5 August 2013 (UTC)[reply]
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