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Lost in Light project - transferring 8mm / super 8 film to video

Lost in Light project team are raising money to buy an 8mm/super 8 film to video transfer system. They accept 8mm/super 8 films submissions and transfer them to video for you for free as long as they can post them to their site & Internet Archive ( archive.org) also. This creates an archive of 8mm/super 8 films before they become lost & also helps give the films a new life and audience.

There's also videos about the project by the project team which a worth a look for more info. The project is based in the US but they are accepting submissions from overseas also.

The Have Money Will Vlog site is a site used to raise money for interesting projects such as this one (they've done some cool ones in the past). If you're interested in making a donation or submitting some film, visit the links below.

http://havemoneywillvlog.com/ = pledge site

http://lostinlight.org/ = project site

video about the project:
quicktime version = http://blip.tv/file/get/Lostinlight-Proposal448.mov
flash version = http://blip.tv/file/get/Lostinlight-Proposal865.flv
windows media version = http://blip.tv/file/get/Lostinlight-Proposal713.wmv

info from the hmwv site :

"This is a project about the 8mm film format. But 8mm is dead, you say? On the contrary! Not only is the format alive with innovation by filmmakers around the world, but hours and hours of Super 8 and regular 8mm film exist in attics and basements the world over—as home movies, educational films, works of art—that is slowly fading from the historical record.

We're here to preserve that record before these films are lost, and to make those films available for viewing by the public and for use by artists seeking new, compelling footage. Lost in Light is a project devoted to preserving, showcasing, and celebrating films created on the small-gauge 8mm film format.

To that end, we will provide free Super 8 and 8mm to video transfers to anyone who asks, in exchange for posting their video to the Lost in Light site and on the Internet Archive with their choice of Creative
Commons licenses. In addition, Lost in Light will include articles and features by members of the filmmaking and film preservation communities, video tutorials for making 8mm films, as well as creative work, all with the goal of preserving and championing this important film format.

The site will have a soft launch with some content as soon as funding is available, with a full, hard launch set for January 2007."

(I'm on the hmwv team maillist so can vouch for the project - I said I'd send out the info to some Aus/NZ/film/video lists to help out.)

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Sophie - a project for The Institute of the Future of the Book

Sophie, the Institute's first piece of software, is designed for reading and writing next-generation electronic books. Sophie will facilitate the easy construction of documents that are designed to live on the network and to use multimedia and time in ways that are currently difficult, if not impossible.

Croquet Project - teaching platform for creating collaborative multi-user online applications

The Croquet Project is an international effort to promote the continued development of Croquet, a new open source software platform for creating deeply collaborative multi-user online applications. It features a network architecture that supports communication, collaboration, resource sharing, and synchronous computation among multiple users. Using the downloadable Croquet SDK, software developers can benefit from a flexible enough framework that virtually any user interface concept could quickly and easily be prototyped and deployed to create powerful and highly collaborative multi-user 2D and 3D applications and simulations.

craftster.org

Craftster is a forum for people who love to make things but who are not inspired by cross-stitched home sweet home plaques and wooden boxes with ducks in bonnets painted on... If you've been known to run with scissors, you can break the rules of crafting with your fellow rebel DIY'ers there!

Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies


Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies is a biannually published, refereed journal. The journal covers the studies of music sciences, together with the studies of music and sound in the disciplines of humanities, social sciences, cognitive sciences, medical and engineering sciences. Our aim is to establish a wide range of interdisciplinary platform for the scholars studying on music and sound.

Korean Electro-Acoustic Music Society (KEAMS)

The Korean Electro-Acoustic Music Society (KEAMS) was founded for the development of electro-acoustic music and computer music in 1993.

read more or
visit http://www.keams.org for more details

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Seoul International Computer Music Festival (SICMF)

The Seoul International Computer Music Festival (SICMF) held annually since 1993 is one of the biggest electro-acoustic music festivals in Asia, and also internationally well-known.

Every year over 100 composers from various countries submit their works for the festival, and about 20 pieces among them are chosen and performed at the festival. We also have invited special composers or performers for the festival such as DEGEM, CCRMA and Meta Duo.

read more or visit http://www.computermusic.or.kr/main_en for more details

updated links:
http://computermusic.asia
http://keams.org

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IIC - India International Centre

Founded in 1958 and inaugurated in 1962, the India International Centre is a premier non-official organisation in the capital, playing a unique cultural and intellectual role in the life of the citizens. The Centre has been likened to a Triveni providing three streams of activities--intellectual stream through seminars, symposia, meetings, discussions and its Library and publications; cultural stream, through its series of cultural events like music, dance, films, etc. and social stream through its hostel and catering facilities where people meet and mingle together.

Pixelpress

PixelPress' intent is to encourage documentary photographers, writers, filmmakers, artists, human rights workers and students to explore the world in ways that take advantage of the new possibilities provided by digital media. They seek a new paradigm of journalism, one that encourages an active dialogue between the author and reader and, also, the subject.

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