[sf-lug] [PYCLASS] request to film class

Alex Kleider a_kleider at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 5 19:08:08 PDT 2008

my interest in coming is for Asheesh's python class, NOT for a photo shoot.
I laud your efforts to promote foss, etc; So don't misunderstand.
My motive is not to thwart you. It's just that my identity is irrelevant to what you are trying to accomplish. 

a_kleider at yahoo.com

--- On Sun, 10/5/08, Christian Einfeldt <einfeldt at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Christian Einfeldt <einfeldt at gmail.com>
> Subject: [sf-lug] [PYCLASS] request to film class
> To: "sf-lug at linuxmafia.com" <sf-lug at linuxmafia.com>
> Date: Sunday, October 5, 2008, 6:26 PM
> hi,
> I would like to film tomorrow's py class.  It will
> mostly be b-roll, since
> the sound is so terrible there.  I do have a mic that will
> allow us to
> capture some audio and will cut down a wee bit on the
> horrible background
> noise there, but since the sound is so bad, it will mostly
> just be b-roll
> (background footage that is mostly used in conjunction with
> voice-overs).
> I could also interview individual people on the street
> outside the cafe, and
> I hope to start early with Asheesh.  I could also interview
> others.  I am
> planning to be there one hour early tomorrow, meaning that
> I will arrive at
> 5 pm.  Alex is typically early, and so I could interview
> him outside the
> cafe after I am done with Asheesh, or before Asheesh,
> assuming that Asheesh
> consents, which I don't know, since I just asked him.
> If you are willing to be interviewed,  please wear a solid
> colored shirt,
> preferably not dark.  Salmon would be good; light green
> would be good; light
> blue would be good.  Make sure it is not too light, because
> too light is
> like white.
> White is a killer color, no white please.
> Also, no corporate logos, please, because I don't want
> to have to pixellate
> the shot later.  KDE or GNOME logos are probably okay, but
> even Firefox
> logos might be risky, sad to say.
> I am just going to be asking you basic questions:
> 1) what do you do for your primary occupation?
> 2) do you work with FOSS?  If so, how?
> 3) how did you become interested in FOSS?
> 4) Tell us where we are standing (outside the Grind Cafe in
> San Francisco)
> and why you are here (came to take a python class from
> Asheesh).
> 5) What is Python
> 6) Why did you decide to take this class?
> 7) what do you hope to learn from this class
> 8) why do you think Asheesh bothered to do this?
> 9) what difference, if any, will this class make for the
> people who take it.
> 10) I personally can't think of similar classes for
> Windows that I have seen
> anywhere, have you?  Do you think that classes like this
> are one example of
> the cultural differences between the Windows world and the
> FOSS world?  Why
> or why not?
> 11) Do you think that there will come a time when FOSS will
> achieve 51%
> market share on the desktop?  If so, what year will that
> be?
> 12) what will it take for FOSS to reach 51% market share?
> 13) does it matter if Linux remains a small minority
> platform forever?  Are
> there any cultural implications of the competition between
> Microsoft Windows
> and GNU-Linux for the desktop?
> 14) Are there any cultural differences between Linux
> computers and
> toasters?  Are computers just appliances?
> 15) Do you talk with other people about Linux and FOSS? 
> Why or why not?
> If we are filming and a car honks or another noise happens,
> try to repeat
> your last sentence.
> Be sure to pause occasionally.
> Smile and relax.
> Once I have you framed, please look at your feet and do not
> move either
> foot, as I will have you framed fairly closely, and if you
> move, you will
> move out of the frame.
> If you wear glasses, but can be interviewed without them,
> please consider
> doing so.
> Please try to avoid saying "out-of-context"
> worlds like they, them, it, he
> she that those etc.  We will probably need to cut the
> footage radically, and
> if we lose context, we won't know what you are talking
> about.  If you find
> yourself repeating the words Linux or Windows or Asheesh
> don't worry,
> because it won't appear odd in video, since the video
> is likely to be cut up
> even before it goes onto the Internet Archive's Digital
> Tipping Point Video
> Collection, where we currently have 76 hours of video
> posted.  This is our
> raw video archive.  This video will need to be re-rendered
> for most
> applications other than casual watching, as it is our
> "source code".  It has
> no plot or music or transitions.
> http://www.archive.org/details.php?identifier=digitaltippingpoint
> Our keyword search index page is located below.  It is the
> place to go to
> find specific persons or themes for our footage.
> http://tinyurl.com/yluwoc
> Any video that you give us will be posted there for the
> world to rip, mix,
> and burn as they like, as long as they comply with our cc
> by-SA license.
> thx either way for considering my request.
> -- 
> Christian Einfeldt,
> Producer, The Digital Tipping Point
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