Yay! Today we launched R&DTV, a pilot project that Backstage has been working on with colleagues in RAD (Rapid Application Development). I’ve been working on this as producer: filming, interviewing and generally running about pestering people, also on the team are: co-producer Hemmy Cho, and exec producers Ian Forrester and George Wright.
It’s a monthly tech programme and we’ve been interviewing some really interesting developers and media folk inside/outside the BBC, using off the shelf technology and then distributing it via a Creative Commons attribution non-commercial license. It comes in three forms: a five min version of the best bits, a 30 min version with in-depth conversation and an asset bundle if you’d like to remix the content, including the bits we didn’t use. We’ve got some great interviews in Episode 1 with the Digg guys, Nicholas Negroponte and from BBC R&D / Learning Innovation: Ant Miller, George Auckland and Graham Thomas. In May we’ll release Episode 2 in which we’ll be sharing a some more top interviews and if these go down well we might create even more!
The project isn’t just about interesting interviews, it’s also about using off the shelf video kit, researching encoding and looking at ways to distribute video – we still at early doors and I’m sure as we progress on our journey it’s going to get very interesting.
You can download the interviews to enjoy in several formats: Flash, Quicktime and Ogg Theora – here’s some links:
- R&D TV: Episode 1 – the 5 minute cut in Flash format
- R&D TV: Episode 1 – the 5 minute cut in Quicktime format
- R&D TV: Episode 1 – the 5 minute cut in Ogg Theora format
- R&D TV: Episode 1 – the 30 minute cut in Flash format
- R&D TV: Episode 1 – the 30 minute cut in Quicktime format
- R&D TV: Episode 1 – the 30 minute cut in Ogg Theora format
Hope you like it!