Friday, December 07, 2007

Putting your base to work

I may be way late to the party on this one, but I just had to share. Yesterday, I stumbled on: FlipperTV. The Democratic party has basically offered the following:

  • Lots and lots of raw footage of the Republican candidates
  • The license to remix this footage anyway you want
  • A handy form where you can submit stuff you've found (and by finds I assume they mean Republican oopses)

I think this is a really clever move, regardless of the party offering it. Clearly, getting raw content from the campaign trail isn't particularly difficult. The hard party is finding the gems in it. So, why not offer a trade? You provide the content which people can use for any purpose whatsoever, in exchange for eyeballs looking it over.

It'd be a fun game/project to try to make a short film from the content. And of course, if along the way, you found one candidate bashing another or making an ass of himself, well, so be it.

I think the site would be better if they let you easily edit and create new video from inside of it. But still, it's a start.

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