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Between 17 and 23 november, arts and media association Constant
organises a workshop on Collaborative Online Video in Brussels.
The workshop contains of practical modules around video sharing using
open source tools, a series of meetings and presentations of local and
international practioners and video collectives, screenings and a
conference on media CMS's.

The modules require registration. find info here:
The evening sessions on 19, 20, 21 november and the closing events in
Nova Cinema on 22 and 23 november are gratis and you are kindly invited.

Guests among others: Susanne Lang, Soeren Keohler (V2V), Andy Nicholson
(EngageMedia), Domagoj Smoljo, Carmen Weisskopf (Mediengruppe Bitnik),
Sanjay Bhangar (Pad.ma), Sebastian Lutgert, Jan Gerber (Pirate Cinema
Berlin) Adnan Hadzi (Deptford.tv), Guy van Belle (Society of Algorhytm),
Florian Schneider, Hadrian Bnin-Bninski, Loïc Vanderstichelen, Michael
Murtaugh, 68septante, Vox, Miro, PTTL, SPIP, Marina Vishmidt

all info can be found on the workshop wiki:


Brussels, 17 – 23 November 2008
Collaborative Online Video

Monday 17 November
19:00 – 22:00 	Dinner + introductory meeting participants  (location: La
Compilothèque )

Tuesday 18 November
10:00 – 13:00  	Module 1: Free Codecs (Pianofabriek )
14:00 – 17:00 	Module 1: Free Codecs  (Pianofabriek )
20:00 		Performance: Karass Suite + Pad.ma (Okno)

Wednesday 19 November
10:00 – 13:00 	Module 2: Open Content Licenses (Pianofabriek)
14:00 – 17:00 	Module 3: P2P video sharing (Pianofabriek)
20:00 		Presentation: VOX + V2V (VOX)

Thursday 20 November
10:00 – 13:00 	Module 4: How to build your own private pirate tv station
14:00 – 17:00 	Module 5: Concurrent Versioning System and Cinelerra
20:00  		Presentation + screening: Mediengruppe Bitnik + 68septante

Friday 21 November
10:00 – 13:00  	Module 6: Collage Code (Pianofabriek)
14:00 – 17:00 	Module 7: Plumi / engage media (Pianofabriek)
20:00 		Presentation: PlusTotTeLaat + Deptford.tv (SMART)

Saturday 22 November
10:00 – 17:00 	Worksessions in small groups (Pianofabriek or elsewhere)
20:00 		Screening Good Copy Bad Copy + presentation Nova + Pirate Cinema

Sunday 23 November
14:00 – 18:00 	Presentation and debate: Media Management Systems  (Nova)

Workshop descriptions

Module 1: Free Codecs
Tuesday 18 November 10:00 – 17:00  location: Pianofabriek
Hadrian Bnin-Bninski & Loic Vanderstichelen
A workshop on codecs. When working with digital video, encoding is an
unavoidable issue. This module is in two parts: The first is focussed
towards raising understanding of why free codecs are a good idea,
touching upon history of proprietory and open codecs, containers and
norms, quality and useage in different contexts. The second part is a
practical exercise in transcoding between formats: which softwares are
available to do that, which mediaplayers to use? which containers and
codecs are appropriate for use on the web, for archiving or screening

Module 2: Open Content Licenses
Wednesday 19 November 10:00 – 13:00 location: Pianofabriek
Sanjay Bhangar and Sebastian Lutgert, Pad.ma
A day about 'from tape to disk to internet', with Pad.ma and V2V as
example. In the morning: an encounter with different forms of free
licenses. Wellknown Open-Content licenses are Creative Commons licenses,
the General Public License, Free Arts License and Mozilla Public
License, but there are many others. In this module questions around
licensing are addressed starting from the specific case of Pad.ma an
online archive of densely text-annotated video material based on the
Oxdb framework. How do licensing and collaborative work combine?

Module 3: P2P Video Sharing
Wednesday 19 November 14:00 – 17:00 location: Pianofabriek
Susanne Lang, V2V
A day about 'from tape to disk to internet', with Pad.ma and V2V as
example. In the afternoon: a look into publishing your video online
using the V2V platform. We will install the v2v upload client, learn how
to use it and post some video material.

Module 4: How to build your own private pirate tv station
Thursday 20 November 10:00 – 13:00 location: Pianofabriek
A workshop on how to build a low tech DIY tv station, using open source
software, cheap hardware and linux systems. A step by step basic
explanation of how such a system works. During this module a pirate tv
station will be constructed, which will be put to use during other
moments in the workshop.

Module 5: CVS – Cinelerra
Thursday 20 November 14:00 – 17:00 location: Pianofabriek
Adnan Hadzi, Deptford.tv
When connecting a time-line editor to a Concurrent Versioning System, it
becomes possible to exchange edit information between remotely located
editors. Using CVS and Cinelerra, the Greenwhich based project
Deptford.Tv has set up such a system. An explanation, demo and
discussion on shared editing.

Module 6: Collage & Code
Friday 21 November 10:00 – 13:00 location: Pianofabriek
Michael Murtaugh, automatist.org
Online video needn't be limited to the single image framed by VCR style
controls popularized by sites such as YouTube. By combining media
plugins with scripting languages like JavaScript and PHP, the form and
display of online video can better reflect the multiple sources,
authors, and possible playouts, and suggest new kinds of dynamic forms
of narrative.

Module 7: Plumi & Miro
Friday 21 November 14:00 – 17:00 location: Pianofabriek
Andy Nicholson, EngageMedia & Sedat Güzel, Miro
This module looks into the possibilities of video sharing systems. An
often heard question is how to engage in systems that offer a free
alternative to commercial sharing platforms, what are the ups and downs
of installing your own system? How to syndicate your video's between
systems? We'll look at Plumi, a Plone based system developed by Engage
Media and also at Miro, an internet-tv application which lets you
download movies from plural platforms, share them with others and make
your own channels.

Open workspace
Saturday 22 November 10:00 – 17:00 location: Pianofabriek or elsewhere
The Saturday is deliberately kept vacant, for those who want to continue
working on one of the subjects which have been addressed during the
previous week. Arrangements can be made during the week to work in small
groups; the space at the Pianofabriek will be available for this.

Public presentations

Representatives of several Brussels collectives will present their
practice together with the workshop teachers in a series of evening
presentations. These evenings are set up in the form of duo
presentations, which allows for comparison, exchange, mutual curiosity,
discussing issues which are being addressed during the workshop in the
context of collectives based in Brussels; how to deal with collectivity,
video distribution, DIY video making, on and ofline, collaboration,
archiving and sharing video.

Karass Suite + Pad.ma
Tuesday 18 November 20:00 location: Okno
Gívan Belá and Isjtar are working with the online media database Karass
Suite. Next week (in sequence to this workshop) the database will be
launched with a three day gala-presentation. Tonight in avant-premiere a
tasty preview performance … with intro explanation by the artists!

PAD.MA - short for Public Access Digital Media Archive - is an online
archive of densely text-annotated video material, primarily footage and
not finished films. The entire collection is searchable and viewable
online, and is free to download for non- commercial use.
PAD.MA is a way of opening up a set of images, intentions and effects
present in video footage, resources that conventions of video-making,
editing and spectatorship have tended to suppress, or leave behind. This
expanded treatment then points to other, political potentials for such
material, and leads us into lesser-known territory for video itself...
beyond the finite documentary film or the online video clip.

Wednesday 19 November 20:00 location: VOX
V O X is a “media activist” collective around a common interest: video.
The aim is to make videos with “another view on society”. Contrary to
traditional media where information passes via several “intermediates”
operating as filters, Vox wants to give direct access to audio-visual
tools to individuals and groups. Vox is a collective that exists in
meetings that happen every first and third Wednesday of the month. These
meetings are open for everyone. http://www.vox-video.be/home.html

Bitnik + 68septante
Thursday 20 November 20:00 location: Quarantaine
68septante shows a short program of films, published copyleft or under a
cc license:
Qu'est ce que le copyleft?, LL de Mars 6'50 - vo fr (www.le-terrier.net)
Frontière de Jérôme Giller 6' - vo fr st en
(http://www.jeromegiller.net/video_frontiere.php) / la Vidéothèque
Nomade : http://www.6870.be/spip.php?article204
Nécessaire(s) territoire(s), Benoit Perraud 21' - vo fr
(http://www.lafamilledigitale.org/fr/necessaire-s-territoire-s.html) et
http://www.6870.be/spip.php?article222 dans la Vidéothèque Nomade
Jérôme Giller will be present

Mediengruppe Bitnik is a media collective which works on the production
and the imparting of mediacultural projects. Bitniks main focus is to
investigate digital and analog media and the impact they have on
society. This exploratory work is put into practice in artistic
exhibitions, interventions in public space and in the development of
social software and interfaces. Thereby !Mediengruppe Bitnik aims at
creating a field for social and cultural action and collaboration. In
their latest project !Mediengruppe Bitnik investigate the possibilities
that arise through media convergencies by connecting a pirate TV station
with the overwhelming amount of media content available on the internet:
Make P2P Television - Copyfight! !Mediengruppe Bitnik are Carmen
Weisskopf, Domagoj Smoljo, Silvan Leuthold, Sven Konig (since 2007) and
Daniel Ryser (since 2007), Adnan Hadzi (since 2008) and Sameer Sait
(since 2008).

PTTL + Deptford.tv
Friday 21 November 20:00 location:  Smart
Plus Tot Te Laat is a collective of artists that started up a base in
the unemployment office at Sint-Joost, Brussels in 1998. Intervening
with the politics of unemployment in relation to state and institutional
neglect or appreciation of professional artists in financial need, they
placed themselves in the eye of the hurricane. PTTL continues to develop
temporary and instable tactics to enter into dialog with regulations,
conventions, officials and bureaucracy, and currently resides in the
SMART bureau, a Belgian organisation mediating between employers and

Deptford.tv is an audio-visual documentation of the regeneration process
of the Deptford area in collaboration with SPC.org media lab,
Bitnik.org, the Boundless.coop, Liquid Culture and Goldsmiths College.
Since September 2005 we started assembling AV material around the
regeneration process of the Deptford area, asking community members,
video artist, film-makers, visual artists and students to contribute
statements, feedbacks, critiques of the regeneration process of
Deptford. This rough material as well as edited media content will be
made available on the Deptford.TV database and distributed over the
boundless.coop wireless network with an open content license such as the
creative commons and the gnu general public license.

Good copy bad copy
Saturday 22 November 20:00 location: Nova
Screening in Nova Cinema of Good Copy Bad Copy, a documentairy about
piracy and copyrights, and a presentation with possibility of discussion
by the Berlin based group Pirate Cinema. (Sebastian Luetgert + Jan Gerber)

Content Management Systems
Sunday 23 November 14:00 – 18:00 location: Nova
A meeting and a series of presentations on Content Management Systems
for media archiving. Some of the projects have already been discussed
during the week, but will now be talked about in the context of its
specific adaption to media useage. For people who have not been able to
attend the week modules it offers an opportunity to get to know the
projects, their makers and users. How are different systems adapted to
various approaches to collective video work? What are the possibilities
of each project, and the motivations behind their development and use? A
broad and diverse series of projects that break open the idea of
monolith platforms
In short presentations following projects will be presented: Active
Archives, Oxdb, Plumi / Engage, Spip, and others. Moderation: Nicolas
Malevé, Marina Vishmidt

Independent video server
We will investigate the need and desire for a collective Brussels
video-sharing platform. A first test system will be installed before the
workshop which will allow us to upload video's brought by participants
during the week, to test and discuss ups and downs of a shared server
along the way.


Rue du Fortstraat 35, 1060 Brussel (Sint-Gillis)
the modules take place in the atic studio: Salle Eleonor
T 02/541 01 70

La Compilothèque
Quai des Péniches 50, 1000 Brussels

Koolmijnenkaai 30/34, 1080 Brussel (Sint-Jans Molenbeek)
T 00 32 2 410 9940

Rue Theodore Verhaeghenstraat 18, 1060 Bruxsel (St. Gilles)
T 00 32 (0)25025065 – 00 32 (0)25112477

Plus Tot Te Laat / SMART
SMART bureau, Rue Emile Feronstraat 70, 1060 Bruxsel (Sint Gillis)

Nova Cinema
Rue d'Arenbergstraat 3, 1000 Bruxxel
T+F 00 32 (0)2 511.24.77

Rue Lesbroussart 43a, 1050 Bruxelles (Ixelles)

Rue du Fortstraat 5, 1060 Bruxsel (St. Gilles)
T+F 0032 (0)25392467
M (Peter Westenberg) 0032 (0)498493018

Financial support

Anat, Australian Network for Art and Technology
Vlaamse Gemeenschap
Vlaamse GemeenschapsCommissie van het Brussels hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Vlaams Audiovidueel Fonds


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(0)2 5392467

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