“Life in a Day” event

Gents,

Saturday, July 24, will be historic with the “Life in a Day” event. This event is a global challenge to record a day in your life, an event sponsored by big industry names reaching out to anyone with a video camera, worldwide. It will become the first user-generated feature film of its kind. http://www.youtube.com/lifeinaday

As part of a company specialized in HD video communication, we have the means to “document a single day on earth”. To support that event, I’d like to help in providing a HD Flip video-camera to anyone who will ask for one.

This offer is obviously of a marketing nature that starts with the “Life in a Day” event. It will continue throughout the entire year… meaning that you will be keeping your HD Flip video-camera throughout the year! For free.

Or almost free. What do I ask in exchange? Of course have fun with uploading your “life in a day” video between July 24 and July 31 on the event’s site. Then recording a 2 minutes video shot, every month on a technical topic of your choice.

Think about it… you will be participating in an historic cinematic experiment, you will have your personal Flip, and you will help us with one video shoot a month.

All you need to do at this point is to reply today!

Raphael

  
Life in a day… and beyond!
One year of video with a HD Flip camcorder.

Conditions to participate

  • Respond as early as possible today or early this coming week.
  • Limited to 10 HD Flip camcorders in total
  • Friends and family can apply
  • You agree to submit to CoroWare one video shoot per month on a topic of your choice
  • You can opt-out at any time by just returning the camera
  • At the end of the year, in July 2011, you keep the camera
  • … and you will be part of historic event in any case with the “Life in a Day” event!

One Comment

  1. Raphael Cariou says:

    A theme that is becoming captivating for me is “acceleration”. A theme is often enhanced with an analogy. There are many different formats that could be used.

    The theme of “acceleration” can be shown with a car. I am inspired by some videos such as: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53c6o_cNPEo. The sequence from 1’20 to 1’45 is within our reach… maybe not in terms of quality of the rendering but quality of the scene. Other ideas could be a kid in a GoKart zapping by, birds getting away, etc.

    Here’s a video with an analogy for several processors running in parallel. NVIDIA employed a “paintball” analogy to illustrate the theme of “parallelism”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwDPb3T8bOQ.The Mythburster set-up is clearly beyond our reach however the analogy is within what we can do with a Flip. There are plenty of analogies for things done in parallel: when several people drive in a car to a shopping mall then go their own way to different parts of the mall before getting back together at their car. The same happens with elections – imagine an election where voters would vote one at a time. Same when people are eating at a restaurant, one person eating at a time. Same for cooking rice, boiling one grain at a time! The element of creativity is to find an analogy.

    In terms of format, the length of 2 minutes is indicative. It could be much shorter even as short as 15 seconds with a good idea. The audio track is just a nice to have but may be skipped. I would suggest to not focus on it as we can add some music or a voice over afterward. Finally the format does not need to include a person. If it is a technical demo, then yes, showing who’s talking is a must have. Most of the time, it is not needed. Here’s an example of format that can generate some interest by itself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6Sdsf0X1rg. Other format that can be of interest are a change in view points, such as the one you used in the Explorer video with a camera viewpoint at ground level. Another easy trick is the use of repetition: using the same object in different scenes for instance.

    The themes that are of interest by now are: “acceleration” (as in NVIDIA), “cloud and sky” (as in datacenter), “inner part” (as in embedded system), “layers” (as in layer of information such as nametag), “self” (as in the use of mobile computing to increase what one can do by oneself), “extract and merge” (as in a database), “experience” (as in user interface), “control” (as in remote control), “rendering” (as in 3D simulation), etc. The list goes on and on.

    Have fun!

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