I’m running with my “Understanding Mozilla” idea – 5-minute shorts to explain things about the Mozilla project to new or existing participants.
Things at Mozilla change a lot; therefore, altering the presentation to fix bugs or incorporate new material should be easy. Therefore, it makes a lot more sense to use a “voiceover plus” approach, and to build it using Popcorn rather than as a compiled video that has to be re-edited in heavy duty video-editing software each time.
So, each short will be:
- 5 minutes max
- Scripted voiceover combined with stills, video and/or overlaid text
- Script written collaboratively in wiki
- Constructed using popcorn.js and Popcorn Maker
- Easily remixable and rebuildable if things change
Here’s a draft script for the first one, on the subject of “Communications”. I expect that as I go through this process I’ll also be able to provide good feedback to the Popcorn team, which is all to the good.
Comments welcome, as are suggestions for future topics.