This week the Foundation is excited to be releasing four separate videos shot at the
recent Wikimania Conference in Gdansk, Poland. The first video 'Username' is now
posted on the WM Commons:
Later today the Foundation will be releasing the videos on a few other platforms as well,
specifically to increase public visibility:
I'll be posting more about the links on the Wikimedia blog later this morning (San
Francisco time) blog.wikimedia.org
And maybe some others.
What are these videos?
They were originally produced to complement the public outreach work going on now (and in
the future) and to provide a short, energetic clip for folks to use in all sorts of
presentations. A very good example of that would be in Sue's keynote presentation
from Wikimania, which some of you may have seen. We hope everyone in the movement may
find them useful, and we're particularly hopeful that they can be easily localized and
shared even more widely. They shed a new light on the passionate people behind our
Who made them?
The clips were created for the Wikimedia Foundation (led mostly by Communications and
Public Outreach) by a team that's been working with the Foundation over the past year.
They were directed by Jelly Helm, produced by Noah Stanik, shot by DP Reed Harkness, and
edited by Sarah Marcus. The music is by Portland, Oregon based musician Matt Carey. The
Germany-based film production crew Living Colour was an essential partner in bringing
everything together at the shoot in Gdansk, Poland, and Fenton Communications, who have
been supporting the Foundation over the past year, were our agency partners in pulling
this project together. We also owe the organizers of 2010's Wikimania conference a
great deal of thanks for helping us sort out the production on the ground and for letting
us borrow participants for short interviews.
The remaining clips will be posted on Commons and other video sharing sites through
Friday. Once they're all announced we'll share another note with all of the links.
You can follow the progress and hear what the public thinks on identi.ca and twitter. We
hope to see the videos make an appearance in media and other blogs too.
Hope you enjoy!
Head of Communications
+1 (415) 839 6885 x 609, @jansonw