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!