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

jim jim at well.com
Sun Oct 5 21:41:17 PDT 2008

   i am generally supportive of your various 
efforts, including DTP. i am not comfortable 
with the video idea for this python study 
group. i think it will be a distraction of 
a nuisanceful sort. i hope you do not bring 
your camera. 
   asheesh, i think, should have several 
votes to my one, so if he likes the idea, 
you know how i stand (not liking but 
accepting asheesh's override). 

On Sun, 2008-10-05 at 18:26 -0700, Christian Einfeldt wrote:
> 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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