Yesterday was the kick-off for the StrangerFestival 2009 in Amsterdam. During this festival young filmmakers are invited to participate in workshops to improve their skills and produce a movie in only three days. Open Images is very proud to be the starting point for one of these workshops! Under the name “Old Story, New Me” nine young film makers will produce new works based on the material available on the Open Images platform:
Old Story, New Me
How does history influence your life today? This “mash-up” workshop uses old copyrighted news footage that will be mixed with new created content–and thereby placing history in a more current and personal context. Open Images is an open media platform that offers access to a selection of audiovisual archive material to stimulate creative recycling. And in turn, these new works will be added to the platform. Open Images is based upon the Creative Commons licensing model which enables others to freely use the material under the artist’s conditions-and the artist to be flexible in using copyrights. This “open” approach is carried out throughout the platform, by using open formats, standards and software. Every bit of software developed for Open Images will also become available as open source code.
We are very curious about the works these talented youngsters will produce! After the workshop we will of course showcase their work on the Open Images platform and on this blog.