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November 03, 2006

A Swarm of Angels

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Remix Cinema

Want to Remix Cinema? You can help invent the future of film by joining the Swarm in creating a 1 million pound film and giving it away to over one million people in one year. By using the Internet as a medium to fund, help make and distribute this film A Swarm of Angels wants to remix cinema.

A Swarm of Angels is a new way to create cult film. The project is a giant new media experiment to gather 50,000 people paying 25 each to create a new type of movie. This feature film and associated original media embraces the flexible digital-age copyright of Creative Commons, because we want people to freely download, share, and remix the original media made for this project. You can remix and use the film for any non-commercial purposes. You can also use parts of it for your own commercial work, under our additional Sampling Plus clause.

"A Swarm of Angels is an attempt to bridge the top down auteur-driven world of cinema with the bottom-up networked world of open source and the Internet, creating a fully financed feature film to be released under a Creative Commons non-commercial license. But if the finished film can be distributed freely upon release - why will anyone bother paying to see the end result? Well instead, people pay to be part of the process of creation. 25 gets you membership of the Swarm, and you can start voting on scripts, posters and production, while discussing decisions and direction directly with Matt himself. It's no small task, and Hanson seeks 50,000 angels / 1m to make the project, which he will write and direct, a reality, with just under 1000 signed up to date. That said, given the high production values shooters can produce on no budget when working together, open source stylee, one cam imagine something substantial being created with a tenth that many people." From "MATT HANSON: From onedotzero to Open Source filmmaking in A Swarm of Angels" by Nicol Wistreich, Netribution.

Posted by jo at November 3, 2006 04:56 PM

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