Wideo is an online platform providing the users with a way to create, edit and share their videos for free. The service is web-based so the only requirement is a browser. Users can choose (or upload) the images, fonts, animations, videos and audios. By uploading one’s own audio it is possible to make videos with voiceover explanations.
The system is currently in Beta version.
PrestoSpace - Digital Preservation of audio/visual material
PrestoSpace (http://www.prestospace.org/project/index.en.html) is an EU project which aims to enable any European archive owner, from small collections to the largest, to manage an autonomous and realistic patrimonial policy, including preservation and exploitation of digital assets, in order to bring together industry, research institutes and stakeholders at European level to provide products and services for bringing effective automated preservation and access to Europe’s diverse audiovisual collections.
The outcome of the project is "Digital Preservation of audio/visual material", a website for archive owners, academics and the public alike, which provides a first point-of-call for information on the migration and digital preservation of audio/visual works. The site is a repository of the information and experience gained in the PrestoSpace project. You can find information ranging from the tutorial to the academic on planning and executing a digital preservation project and the technologies and processes involved. You will also find training videos, management tools and links to online resources and events in the field of digital preservation.
To find out about the following project, PrestoPRIME, go to http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/prestoprime-keeping-audiovisua...
PrestoPRIME - Keeping Audiovisual Contents Alive
PrestoPRIME project, funded by EU, aims to research and develop practical solutions for the long-term preservation of digital media objects, programmes and collections, and to find ways to increase access by integrating the media archives with European on-line digital libraries in a digital preservation framework.
To find out about the previous project, PrestoSpace and Digital Preservation of audio/visual material, go to http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/prestospace-digital-preservati...
"ccMixter is a community music site featuring remixes licensed under Creative Commons where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want. Remixers can apply sampling, remixing and mash-ups, grab the sample packs and a cappellas for download and can upload their version back into ccMixter, for others to enjoy and re-sample."
"Looking for music for a video, school project, game you’re developing, podcast or just for listening in your cubicle or mobile music device? Find exactly the music you’re looking for - podsafe, liberally licensed - using dig.ccMixter Music Discovery tool. One out of six uploads to ccMixter are used in a YouTube(tm) video, flickr moving image, podcast, compilation album and thousands of other places all over the web."
Related: “Is it legal?”, http://ccmixter.org/isitlegal
Making Movies make sense
Offers a preview of the CD-rom "Making movies make sense".
Free Online Courses
These online modules and guides are free for you to use. They were originally designed for BBC staff, so please note that in publishing them, there were not made many editorial changes to them and some of them will contain some specific references to BBC procedures, methods and services. The main categories of modules are television, radio and broadcast technology.
Focal Press creates Media Technology books, ebooks, videos and tutorials, providing resources for professionals and students in areas such as film and digital video production, photography, digital imaging, graphics, animation and new media, broadcast and media distribution technologies, music recording and production, mass communications, and theatre technology.
"We are committed to publishing high quality books filled with practical hands-on information, dealing with cutting-edge and converging technologies from the experts in the field. You will find practical solutions to problems, examples you can apply to your work, and valuable insights that will help you keep up-to-date in these highly competitive fields."
We deliver to you the techniques that have proved successful for professionals, and inspire you to go further with your craft. Our books demystify ever-changing technologies and help you gain success.
Practical DV Filmmaking - 2nd Edition
"Written for the beginner, Practical DV Filmmaking guides you thorough the process of making a film with low-cost digital equipment: from development through to production, post-production and distribution. While the technical tools you need are fully explained, the book concentrates on filmmaking principles throughout, illustrating how these tools can be used to achieve stylistic approaches for innovative filmmaking. The book assumes no background knowledge in either technology or filmmaking and is divided into four key areas: development, production, post-production, distribution."
MediaEd is the site for media and moving image education in the UK. On this site you'll find teaching ideas, lesson plans and project reports, examples of student work, details of where you can get support and training or find workshops or education screenings for your students. MediaEd is currently still under construction so your feedback would be really useful.
Face-to-face courses and online training for broadcast and new media
BBC Academy puts training and development at the heart of the broadcast industry by equipping companies and freelancers with the skills they need for a lifetime of employability in the ever-changing media landscape.
As well as training its own staff, the BBC's Charter Agreement confirms responsibility to train the industry and we do this in a number of ways:
* by working with Skillset, the Government-licensed, UK-wide Sector Skills Council for the audiovisual industries to offer subsidised training to the UK Freelance community
* by offering a complete portfolio of courses and development solutions to individuals and organisations worldwide
* by acting as development consultants to work with you and your organisation offering a complete service from training needs analysis to evaluation
For individuals, the BBC offers practical, expert advice on the right training for you and details of funding packages available to help trainees with the cost.