VideoCamp in Paris: why should I organize another Barcamp? December 30, 2007Posted by Phil Jeudy in TV.
For many reasons, video is becoming a hot topic for me that I look after more than ever.
First, as having worked in mobile for about 3 years, I am convinced that this content is to be the one of the king of mobile applications… when carriers or other any MISP (Mobile Internet Service Provider) will propose a real and transparent data fee offer, for sure we’ll get the confirmation… It’s so easy to take a video with your mobile and play with it! The experience of SeeMeTV with 3 UK, the Eyeka experience, the battle of TV companies out of carrier’s gardens are evidence of this potential success.
Second, whatever the experience lots of people claim, discussions around future of TV, copyrights, business models question-marks, decreasing advertising dominance on TV recommendations, etc., all this looks like music industry: where are we going? When skepticism sounds more than interest on specialists mouths regarding new platforms and formats or any kind of initiatives, then that means we have to listen more. Definitely video on web leads to Revolution for TV.
Thirdly, in terms of technics there is surely things to do, quality (pixels, sounds) is so poor in many case! So surely there are nice discussions to have around this. I have been recently very enthusiastic regarding new Le Meur’s project, Seesmic, for having proposed such a simple application to play with! Having the possibility to communicate in few minutes with anybody on the globe, on this micro-blogging format, very interesting. This gave me ideas in some improvisations and nice fun with Seesmic aficionados…
After some late challenge with a crazy Seesmiker and a gentleman Blogger giving echo to LLM himself, I went through the pbwiki to create the page for a coming event: SeesmicCamp! Who knows Barcamp rules obviously knows we don’t play with this. Oh no! And I know it 🙂 And as I have not any specific interest is being exclusive, after a very positive CantineCamp to ‘close the deal’ the day after, VideoCamp was open. Glad to have Mathieu on board, interested to be involved, representing Les Explorateurs du Web.
First thing to do is find the location, and there are yet some nice ideas.For sponsoring we will initiate new rules started in Barcamp wiki… Youtube, Dailymotion, Joost, vPod, Eyeka, MoobTV, Mobibase, Moblr, Seesmic, etc…you are all welcome! Stay tuned anyway…