[Linux-aus] LUG Videoing Grants Proposal

Ryan Verner ryan at uanywhere.com.au
Fri Feb 15 09:37:39 UTC 2008

Hey Anthony,

Good news!  Is there a wiki or something a number of us can use to get  
some tips/hints/suggestions on various things up before LUG's start  
buying gear?

Video sounds easy, but it's often a lot more involved than just  
pointing a camera at something and hitting record if you want usable  
and timely results.  Some direction with these grants would be a  
positive thing.


On 15/02/2008, at 6:45 PM, Anthony Towns wrote:

> So hey, as per http://wiki.linux.org.au/Ctte/MeetingNotes20080214,
> this passed at the meeting yesterday night:
> On Fri, Feb 08, 2008 at 05:41:01PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
>> Okay, so collating the responses so far, it sounds like the following
>> might make sense:
>> - LUGs [0] apply to the LA council for a grant to make improve their
>>   ability to record/publish talks
>   - LUG's should have at least one talk already planned, and aim to
>     get at least one talk each month between March and June
>> - They include a list of the stuff they're planning on purchasing,  
>> how
>>   much of that they're planning on covering themselves, how much  
>> they're
>>   asking LA to cover (up to $2000), and who'll be taking care of it
>> - We schedule an irc meeting time on #linux-aus or #lavideo on
>>   irc.linux.org.au once a month to discuss any problems people are  
>> having
>>   and try to come up with solutions
>> - We let LUGs choose the equipment/approach they want, but point at  
>> existing
>>   suggestions, such as:
>>     http://lists.linux.org.au/pipermail/linux-aus/2008-February/016572.html
>>       -- Silvia Pfeiffer says use a HDD camera
>>     http://lists.linux.org.au/pipermail/linux-aus/2008-February/thread.html
>>       -- Silvia also suggests a good tripod, and Ogg format
>>     http://lists.linux.org.au/pipermail/linux-aus/2008-February/016573.html
>>       -- Silvia also recommends a mic input
>>     http://lists.linux.org.au/pipermail/linux-aus/2008-February/016575.html
>>       -- Julien Goodwin voluteers to do transcoding from HDDs or DVDs
>>     http://lists.linux.org.au/pipermail/linux-aus/2008-February/016571.html
>>       -- Steven Hanley talks about hosting on mirror.linux.org.au
>> - We host all the published videos on mirror.linux.org.au, along  
>> with a
>>   vidcast feed
>> - We set a $12,000 budget for this (so limited to six LUGs unless
>>   some LUGs can get by with less than $2000 from LA).
>> - In the event of more applications than money, we first talk to  
>> LUGs to
>>   see if they can cover more of the cost themselves, and second  
>> choose
>>   LUGs based on the number and quality of talks they have planned  
>> and how
>>   interesting they're likely to be to people who might watch the  
>> videos.
>   - Equipment remains the property of LA. In the event of LUG being  
> idle,
>     LA may redistribute the hardware to a more active group.
> Please pass this on to groups that may be interested, and if there's
> any issues or feedback please don't hesitate to post!
> Cheers,
> aj, posting to HUMBUG next
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