OpenSourceCinema.org Chooses Kaltura’s Video Platform to Power Interactive Video Functionality on its New Online Community Developed by Raincity Studios
OpenSourceCinema.org selects Kaltura in order to allow users to view, upload, and remix RiP Manifesto – the first legally remixable documentary about copyright and remix culture.
SXSW Conference.- EyeSteelFilm, the creators of “RiP, a Remix Manifesto”, a documentary about copyright and remix culture, announced today that it has partnered with Kaltura, Inc. (http://www.kaltura.com), developer of the first open source video platform and Raincity Studios, a web 2.0 community developer and web design company, to power full video capabilities on its new online community site www.OpenSourceCinema.org.
“When we launched OpenSourceCinema.org, the idea was to promote a fair-use remix culture. With Kaltura’s unique open source tools, the collaborative concept becomes easy to implement” said Brett Gaylor, Founder of Open Source Cinema. “Now, with the online community that we’ve created in collaboration with Raincity Studios, Kaltura’s technology enables our members to easily collaborate online in the joint creation of rich-media.”
OpenSourceCinema was created to connect documentary filmmakers and audiences to collaboratively create and distribute films. OpenSourceCinema provides a full spectrum of tools to enable collaboration: a pool of footage licensed under Creative Commons licenses, Kaltura’s web based advanced online editor, social networking features that foster content distribution, and easy ways for filmmakers to find crews, audiences and collaborators. The first documentary to employ the OpenSourceCinema model is “Rip, a Remix Manifesto”, which is now available on the site for registered users to view, upload their own media, and remix reels and scenes from the film using Kaltura’s video platform.
“There is no doubt that the open source and free culture approach has proven itself in a wide range of business, technology, and content fields. We are now seeing this approach taking off in the world of rich-media creation and consumption. Our partnership with OpenSourceCinema and Raincity Studios exemplifies the great synergies to be exploited between an open source platform and free-culture movements. We are honored to be a part of this project,” said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Chairman and CEO. “At Kaltura we believe that advanced video functionalities should be available for any publisher for free, and that is exactly what we disruptively offer. Coupled with our video-related value added services, Kaltura offers the most robust, flexible, and affordable video solution in the marketplace today.”
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