A Conversation About Distributed Production

Note: Sadly the video for this post has been lost to the sands of time.

This is another SpinXpress related post (though it applies to more things than just SpinXpress). Last weekend we had a “hack-a-thon” at the Digital Dojo (Markus’ house) and shot a conversation about distributed production. This is an idea that I’ve been really interested in and working on since I started videoblogging. The idea, basically, is that you can put together a great team to work on something if you can work via the internet and are not limited to those that live in close proximity. Of course you can still work with people face to face, it’s just that you don’t have to let geography stop you. In fact there might even be projects that require people to be distributed around the world and couldn’t be done any other way. Anyway, I just thought I’d share this conversation. I think it’s the longest video I’ve ever posted here but I think it’s worth it.

Some technical notes about the video: At the last minute I realized that we had 4 Xacti cameras on hand so we did an impromptu 4-camera shoot. I then put it together using the mulit-cam feature in Final Cut Pro. I think the result really captures the actual event really well.