Many of us in MCDM have a working knowledge of pocketmedia, but so far the term has escaped a clear definition -it’s not in wikipedia, can’t find it in Shirky’s writings, so I think it is up to us to define.
We’re about to launch the first ever UW pocketmedia film festival to encourage filmmakers in the UW community – students, alums, faculty and staff – to shoot and submit 90 second films made with a camera that fits in a pocket, like the Flip camera!
We’re working with a great Seattle start-up, zooppa.com
that specializes in video and advertising contests. All the entries will be uploaded to zooppa, and their community will vote on a people’s choice award winner. We’ve also been busy gathering prizes and have some great ones, including an iPod Touch and a Flip camera. Enter your great idea! Tell your friends!
And then, take a few minutes to think about pocketmedia and help define it. We plan to have uwpocketmedia.org live on after the festival as a “community center for filmmakers, developers, content providers, educators, and anyone interested in sharing or learning about storytelling with small video cameras, mobile phones and other electronic devices that are small enough to fit in your pocket.” (working mission statement)
But what else is it? What goes on inside? and what the heck is “pocketmedia”? –need some crowdsource help here. Here’s a list of ideas to get the conversation started –
Pocketmedia is video from your jeans pocket
Pocketmedia is content production and distribution with low barriers to entry
Pocketmedia is a set of tools to share your message broadly
Pocketmeida is a way that everyone can report on events as they happen
Pocketmedia is a method for production of ideas
Pocketmedia is using handheld communications technologies to tell stories
Pocketmedia is a new genre in filmmaking
Pocketmedia is a new set of storytelling tools
Pocketmedia is happening at the University of Washington