July 20th is the 40th anniversary of the moonwalk, and no, this isn't another Michael Jackson blog.
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks, (or couldnt find this geeky news due to all the news coverage about another famous moon-walker), you might not have heard about the NASA soon-to-be released images of the restored historic Apollo 11 first man-on-the-moon footage.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers; better known as ASCAP, is targeting videos on YouTube for royalty payment for it's professional creative members. This is a good thing for producers who work hard at making their product, only to see that someone has "borrowed" some of that property clips for their own use. But the average consumer who just wants to make a simple video using a well-know song as their music bed might get confused.
From a International Documentary Association press release.
International Documentary Association Announces twenty-eight films to be shown in New York and Los Angeles from July 31st - August 20th, 2009. From the astonishing stories of starvation, persecution, and escape from the world's worst human rights violator to the surprising inside story of an iconic cult, the International Documentary Association (IDA) presents this years DocuWeeks Theatrical Documentary Showcase. www.documentary.org/docuweeks09
We often get interesting material and recently I came across a music video contest that I think everyone should take their chances with. MTV & Pepsi are teaming up with Rock Band for a music video contest. The official rules are located here and it definitely looks like a fun contest to enter. Go here for more information. If you think you have what it takes, give this one a shot for sure!
Check out this video we found of a demo on the Making Of site. It's an editing system called "Tamper" being created by Oblong Industries, a software company that's looking into the future with a technology called G-speak.