This section provides general information about the current applications and future opportunities of video on the Internet. These links will introduce you to new multimedia terms, help you understand different online video formats and highlight innovative examples of websites that successfully use video.
Developed by: Carnegie Mellon University Type of resource: Web tutorial Target audience: General Cost: Free access
This online tutorial from Carnegie Mellon University looks at effective digital storytelling using tools such as Quicktime, Shockwave and Flash.
Digital Storytelling: A Tutorial in 10 Easy Steps
Developed by: TechSoup Type of resource: Web article Target audience: General Cost: Free access
"Digital storytelling is a craft that uses the tools of digital technology to tell stories about our lives. Done properly, storytelling can be a powerful, evocative, and emotional way of communicating themes and stories, often touching us in deeper ways than one-dimensional videos that rarely probe beneath the surface of people's lives." TechSoup offers tips on creating tips a polished, professional digital video.
NGO-in-a-Box: Audio and Video edition
Developed by: Tactical Technology Type of resource: Software downloads and resources Target audience: General Cost: Free access
"The Audio and Video edition of NGO-in-a-Box is a toolkit that lowers the entry level for NGOs, non-profits and media activists wanting to use audio and video for social change. It is a collection of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) tools, documentation and tutorials that introduce you to the world of FOSS and the low-cost technology that is transforming the balance of forces in the realm of media production."
VLC - video streaming solution for every OS
Developed by: http://www.videolan.org/ Type of resource: web site Target audience: General Cost: Free access
VLC - the cross-platform media player and streaming server
VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network. Though the VLC website and forums are in English, documentation exists in more than five languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German.