Posts Tagged ‘crowdsourcing’

Filmmaker Creates a Time-Lapse Using 852 Instagram Photos Taken by Strangers

An Instagram ‘short film’ time-lapse has been making its way across the Internet recently, simultaneously demonstrating the creativity of the filmmaker who created it and the lack thereof of the smartphone photographers from whom the content was crowdsourced. Read more…

Using Crowdsourcing and Satellite Cams to Help Protect Endangered Animals

Remote cameras are a great way to shoot wildlife, and have captured to some pretty incredible photos and footage over the years. An example that comes readily to mind is the amazing Bear ‘dance party’ captured by one of Park Ranger Glenn Naylor’s wildlife cams back in July.

The Instant Wild project also uses remote cameras, but their purpose is a little different. Their cameras are helping to protect some of the world’s most endangered species … with a little help from you. Read more…

Sigur Ros Collects Crowdsourced Photos and Clips for New Music Video

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Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Ros has turned to Instagram to create its latest music video, encouraging fans to upload clips that can be melded into an evolving visual interpretation of the song “Stormur.”
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CrowdMedia to Disrupt Photojournalism Industry with Crowdsourced Social Pics

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Attention photojournalists: As if times weren’t tough enough already, a new startup wants to replace your work with Twitter-based crowdsourcing.
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Unplugged and Crowdsourced: The New Age of Wedding Photography

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I’m photographing a wedding in a couple of weeks. During one of our meetings, I asked the bride whether she and her fiancé had made a decision regarding their guests being allowed to photograph during the ceremony and reception. She started shaking her head, saying that it hadn’t even occurred to her.

I could tell she was getting a little agitated thinking about whether they would offend their guests if they told them they couldn’t take pictures. So we talked about the pros and cons of it. They haven’t made their decision yet.
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PicoImages Hopes to Shake Up the Stock Industry Through Crowdsourcing

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Most stock photography websites and agencies work the same way: photographers upload their work, set prices, and let clients browse for what it is they’re looking for. If the client wants a photo of a family on the beach, they’d better hope someone came through. And on the other end, the photographer has to hope that they’re putting work out there that people will actually want to use.

Advertising creatives Cassandra Nguyen and Grazina Snipas’ new website PicoImages does away with that model, replacing it with more of a “stock photography to order” sort of system. Read more…

Boston Marathon Bombing Investigators Using Crowdsourced Photographs

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In the aftermath of the tragic Boston Marathon bombing on Monday, investigators are turning to crowdsourced photographs and videos in order to hunt down the perpetrator(s). Authorities are calling for anyone at the marathon that day to send in photographs or videos captured in the area.
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Triangulation of Attention: Tomorrow’s Instant Photojournalism

A couple of months ago, we spent some time telling you about CrowdOptic, a company that has been pioneering a way to sift through the millions of photos taken every second of every day and separate the “noise” from the “signal” when it comes to finding newsworthy content.

The company’s technology takes advantage of the fact that smartphone photographs today come with both GPS and heading data attached, allowing algorithms to determine not only where a photo was taken, but also what it was taken of. And in the video above, former football player Jim Kovach explains the tech in detail at TEDxSiliconAlley in New York City. Read more…

Instagram Concept Camera May Become a Reality, Now Seeking Crowdfunding

A couple of weeks ago two concepts for a “real-life” Instagram camera rolled across our computer screens — one fake and funny, one real and kind of cool — but we were pretty certain that neither of them would become a reality any time soon. It seems, however, that we’re being proven wrong by ADR Studio‘s Antonio De Rosa and the crowdsourcing site Indiegogo.

In the six days since he’s posted his camera (the second, non-joke, pretty cool one) on Indiegogo, his project has already raised over $2,300 of the $50,000 he’s aiming for. If the campaign is a success he plans on using the money to find a great partner and bring the camera into the real world. All contributors to the successful campaign would then receive a “massive discount” on the final product which he is hoping to sell for under $350. If you want more info on the camera you can find it on our original post or his Indiegogo page.

Socialmatic Camera on Indiegogo (via Huffington Post)

A Crowdsourced Remake of Star Wars

Star Wars Uncut is a remake of the original Star Wars movie created with the power of crowdsourcing. The project started back in 2009 after creator Casey Pugh sliced the original movie into 15 second segments and asked volunteers to use their creativity to recreate the scenes at home. The best clips were combined into a feature length film, which went on to win an Emmy Award in 2010 for “Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media”. Above is the recently-released director’s cut of the film.

Star Wars Uncut (via Laughing Squid)