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Outline and links: LiveStreaming: Extending Your Reach

LiveStreaming: Extending Your Reach

These are the notes for: LiveStreaming: Extending Your Reach, on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the University of Hawaii.

Today's hashtag:

Today's Livestream "event": Livestream workshop notes and links

Recording of my first "real" livestream (Part 1 of the 12/29/11 demolition of the first deOccupy Honolulu encampment):



1. What is "livestreaming"?
Demo: Live to web page with notices via email, Facebook, and Twitter.

Discussion:
Why livestream (lo rez) rather than video (hi rez)
     Evidence not in camera
     Immediately available
     Viewable and editable later

2. The THREE THINGS you need:

(a)  Hardware: Any fairly modern smartphone (iPhone, Android, MS Windows Phone). Useful optional hardware: auxiliary battery, microphone, monopod

(b) Internet live video account: Livestream video provider account.

Leading livestream providers. Both have free accounts subject to limitations:
  • Ustream.com. Free account limitation: 30 day free trial, then $99/month!!! It was free when I started, with a 10GB archive limit.
  • Livestream.com. Free account limitations: You can livestream and record all you want, but archives only last 30 days. You can get perpetual archives for $500/yr.
(c) The matching app: The app that connects your hardware (a) to your internet video account (b). Each provider has an app to connect your cellphone to the web. As an example, here's the app for Livestream for iPhone:

(d) Extra credit:Your internet "presence":
Optional but very handy: Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, Flickr, Youtube/Vimeo,


3. "How to" shoot

Sousveillance vs Surveillance. Sousveillance is recording by participants of an activity, the opposite of surveillance, watching by authority. What is "guerrilla video"?

Are you exploiting your subjects? Different approaches for different groups (young political groups like "Occupy" vs older Hawaiian groups).


4. Your right to document
Your rights are protected by a lot of ink marks on paper.

ACLU Hawaii "First Amendment Toolkit" with section on your right to document law enforcement encounters.

Video/photography in court — a case study:
Judge bars Hawaii Guerrilla Video Hui from video recording or livestreaming court proceedings
5. After the livestream (and ways you can help):

Curation. Propagating your livestream. Twitter hashtags. Facebook, Youtube, etc.


Highlighting


Mirroring


Aggregating


Archiving and editing.

      Raw footage of 3/14/12 raid (54 minutes)
      Edited down to 14 minutes
   
Editing livestream from another source.
     One testimony from hours and hours of testimony

6. Impact







Refs and links:

My Ustream channel (old stuff)
My Youtube channel (archive and non-livestream edits and archives)

Rashomon Project. Open source software to help sync different videos onto one timeline.

Doug
9/17/2014



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