April 11-14, 2007
San Francisco, California

Workshops: Description

Leveraging the Internet Video Boom in a Museum Context

Tim Schwartz, Museum of the Moving Image, USA

The past year has seen a remarkable boom in the use of video on the internet. While companies, activists, and individuals have created many new uses for this dynamic medium, museums have lagged behind. In this workshop, Tim Schwartz, Assistant Curator of Digital Media at the Museum of the Moving Image, will show how to effectively harness video technology while designing for users in a Museum context.

The Museum of the Moving Image has been a pioneer in the use of web video, with such online exhibitions as The Living Room Candidate, Pinewood Dialogues Online, and Sloan Science Cinematheque. which use a combination of dynamic full-screen Flash players, embedded video content, and user-generated online video content. The Museum has conducted many public programs on uses of video on the web.

Topics covered will include:

  • where to host content
  • streaming vs progressive
  • building your own players
  • video formats
  • encoding
  • embed in html or standalone
  • how to engage users
  • socially generated content
  • video blogging
  • syndication with rss + xml + itunes
  • "kioskifying" online video content within a Museum environment

Workshop: Video Content [Morning]

Keywords: video, flash, streaming media, videoblog, itunes