The 90 Second Film Challenge
Ben Green prefaced this project with a quote from “Mission Impossible”, but Bristol Wireless and Fluffy Logic have succeeded in the Challenge, making a succinct and informative promotional ‘infotisement’ on a minimal budget and lots of hard work. We’re really pleased with the result.
The movie is a speedy tour of our network, with interviews along the way. Entirely Free (Libre) Open Source software in its creation. The main video editing was done with cinelerra from http://cvs.cinelerra.org/
We’ve released the film under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives Licence. Please contact us for other licensing arrangements. There are two ways to download the video:
There is a BitTorrent of it available: Bristol_Wireless_90_Second_Film.torrent
It is 23MB and is a ‘.avi’ file (using Xvid and MP3) at DV resolution (720×576) and very good quality. You can download bittorrent from http://www.bittorrent.com/ and have a look at the progress of the torrent at http://strummer.bristolwireless.net:7171/.
There is a normal http download available: bw_90_sec_challenge.mp4
It is 4MB and is a ‘.mp4’ file (using MPEG4 and AAC), low resolution (320×240) and low quality but still watchable. You are free to distribute this version too, but only if you make clear to person receiving it the license it is distributed under. You must pass on at least the link to the license code which is at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.5/ and the say that the work is to be Attributed to Bristol Wireless Community Co-operative Ltd.
If you have trouble playing the either file, you might want to try VLC from http://www.videolan.org/