Clearer Channel Online Video and Training
ClearerChannel is an online video project which encourages viewers to download and transmit video for social change. Check out Videos listed by group or topics. Then - get involved. Use our training manuals to create video and retransmit it via email, your website, blogs, myspace, youtube whatever. We don't care - go for it!
Have a look at the latest Videos, the groups involved, and the topics we cover.
Currently Video on Web, and hand-to-hand Cdrom and DVD distribution is a valuable source of content for community screenings, activist meetings, displays, workshops etc.
Cost has been the barrier to wide scale distribution. Now with services like youtube, and google video everyone is putting up content on the web for free. But it's important for video groups to keep control of their information. Of course we can't ignore these corporate tools. Let's use and abuse them. The new frontline is networking and strategy.
What the digital world need now is for us to use these tools AND to build our own video distribution network to keep independent. There is a lack of a comprehensive, well ordered and up-to-date Video database. Clearer channel aims to try to fill this gap right now and work collaboratively with other collectives to use new networking technology to do it even better soon.
The tools are already in place to create huge online distribution projects possible. Let's get busy.
The Clearer channel project is keeping busy by....
You can help us by
Finding out where screeners are getting their
films. Contacting these sources to raise awareness of the clearer channel database. Encouraging them to release their work for screening under creative
Getting press attention to the clearer channel resource and hence those video collectives we feel are deserving of more attention.
- Helping co-ordinate a subtitle translation project. The aim is to allow remote working on creating DVD's and subtitling video clips in the easiest possible way. Http://wiki.transmission.cc/index.php/Suggestions_for_stage2_subtitle_workflow
- Continuing the development of films for screenings resource. See list of all videos and videos by topics
- Giving video collectives different “front ends” or “channels”. In this way video activists and collectives like Undercurrents and Camcorder
Guerrillas will have a showcase of their own work,
whilst feeding into a wider database. See videos by groups involved.
- Presenting this mapping exercise of current sources of good video activist and generally useful content via the clearer channel website.
- Holding training events / media events. To skill share, and swap films, broaden the scope of
collaboration in the field of distribution and help evolve a longer term strategy.
Contact "mick .at. undercurrents .dot. org"
Some things you should know!
Media Rss feed capability is where we are at! – We are “Video Podcasting” and "Vodkasting" all our content in different topics and groups all the time!. Check out our Podcasting Channels Page for how to subscribe to our Video channel.
We are working on Online Video Training resources to promote a Do it Yourself Media Culture. They are pretty useful!
This project is a fruit of Indymedia as a global network of resistance. Check the Indymedia Video pages