These Radio Rookies told the next mayor of New York how they would like to improve their schools.
An homage to our favorite Science guy, Bill Nye.
Is this the most delicious severance package ever?
It’s hard to tell if he’s actually upset.
Think you can make a movie out of animated Gifs?
We want you to either remix the starter project you see in the Blog, or start a Popcorn of your own. It’s easy! Grab your favorite links - pics, gifs, video clips - whatever you like - pop them into the Popcorn timeline and mix up a short movie in our browser-based multimedia editor.
Share the finished work with @webmaker and tag it #motionpicture so we can find it. Make us shout, laugh, gasp or *sniff* feel FEELS and you’ll get a Webmaker T-shirt for it!
Here’s more detail:
It’s a Call to Action: Help Unesco Build Cool Videos
UNESCO has been using technology to reach under-served populations around the world and they’re calling for people to use Popcorn Maker to help remix educational videos, including ones they’re currently using in rural Pakistan.
Here’s how to help:
Webmaker X - Leading with making
Brett Gaylor is Sr. Director of Mozilla’s Webmaker.org and is guiding Webmaker in amazing new directions. Excerpt from 'Webmaker 2013 Roadmap 0.1'
"We’ll build an information architecture and user experience that creates opportunities for our users to make something from the moment they arrive on our site. We want it to be immediately clear that this is a place to “get your hands dirty”. Part of how we’ll get there is by featuring great content made with our tools.
On Webmaker, you’ll be able to watch an artful presentation similar to NPR’s 2012 Musicians in Memorium, and then make your own. You’ll be able to string your favourite YouTube videos together in your own “Top 10 list”, and then have your friends leave media production tips on your work. You’ll be able to make audiovisual memes and mashups on your phone. And you’ll earn digital literacy badges to represent the skills you’ve picked up along the way. All of this will be presented as a consistent, unified, and seamless Webmaker experience.
To get here requires an evolution of how we think of “tools” and “projects”, as well as our product design process.
On the tools side, we will begin to merge our web apps together. We want users to have a “Webmaker” experience, rather than separate Thimble, Popcorn, and OpenBadger modalities. These code bases and projects won’t go away - Webmaker.org will simply become a “client” of the great foundational open source projects we’ve created over the past 2 years. The recent demo of Webmaker X (see screencast below, and Doug Belshaw’s excited blog post here, as well as Lyre’s breakdown on how MarkupAPIs could be a game changer here. …”
Learn more about Webmaker’s 2013 Roadmap:
TED Talk: Ryan Merkley demos Popcorn
Find out more about the future of Popcorn Maker on the Mozilla Blog:
Video beyond the box
“Video arrived on the web in a small box, separated from the incredible data and content all around it,” says Merkley. “Popcorn changes all of that.”
Launching Popcorn Maker 1.0 at the Mozilla Festival
In November, Mozilla will launch Popcorn Maker 1.0 at the Mozilla Festival in London, UK. In the mean time, we’re making this new beta version available for testing to coincide with today’s TED talk launch. While the team is still polishing the final release, this beta is fully functional and ready for anyone eager for a first look.
- Watch the TED talk. It’s now live on TED.com, and on You Tube. Check it out!
- Get a taste of Popcorn in action. We’ve remixed a TED talk using Popcorn Maker to show how easy it can be to make your own interactive video.
- Try out the Popcorn Maker beta. Make your own video today, and tell us what you think.
Ryan Merkley: Online video — annotated, remixed and popped
Check out today’s TEDTalk featuring Mozilla’s COO Ryan Merkley:
"Videos on the web should work like the web itself: Dynamic, full of links, maps and information that can be edited and updated live, says Mozilla Foundation COO Ryan Merkley. On the TED stage he demos Popcorn Maker, a new web-based tool for easy video remixing. (Watch a remixed TEDTalk using Popcorn Maker — and remix it yourself.)”
One of the most amazing stories from the Summer Code Party continues:
Unnati the Webmaker, who once ran into trouble while working on a Thimble project, and Gauthramraj the Mentor, who created novel ways for her to solve problems has another chapter!
We are wildly impressed with the both of them! Congratulations, Unnati!
The story starts here:
Gauthramraj creates a project just to help Unnati (you can try it too):
Unnati thanks her mentors:
We’d like to share something really special - this Popcorn video submitted by Tetsuya Kosaka, a MozRep in Japan is a perfect ending to an amazing Summer Code Party.
Tetsuya and Webmakers from six cities in four different countries collaborated on “Thimble Island” - a Thimble map full of OTHER Thimbles that share something special about the places they live that contributors thought were worth sharing.
Visit Thimble Island - click here.
Tokyo, Osaka, and Hiyoshi in Japan, Bandung in Indonesia, plus Thailand and Bangladesh Webmakers greeted each other in the morning on Saturday, September the 22nd to create the Summer’s most novel Summer Code Party.
They created a city-to-city Thimble Relay and stayed in video contact throughout the day as Webmakers learned and taught each other Thimble.
At the end of the relay, they congregated to talk about what they had made together and to take a group photo. (see Popcorn Video by clicking header or click here)
Photos from the events:
Thimble Relay Bandung
Thimble Relay Osaka
Thimble Relay Osaka
Thimble Relay Tokyo
Take a look at the ‘Making Of’ video:
See how event organizers explained the relay process (video):
SCP Relay Tutorial
Thank you all for a wonderful Summer! And don’t worry - the Webmaking continues with Mozilla Festival 2012 this November 9-11!
Make Something or Have a MozParty of your own!
There’s one thing a Goomba simply cannot stand.
Want to make some Popcorn too?
Try it here:
Check out this BeyBlades BeyBattle PopUpVideo 'Commercial', a student made Popcorn project from the Venice Arts Movie Madness film class, a program for kids ages 10-13.
(We rate this Popcorn ‘G’, suitable for all audiences. It appears no BeyBlades were harmed during production.)
Try it out:
Show us what you made! Send links or posts to:
Cameron’s Zombie Attack Madlib Project
Want to make some Popcorn too?
Try it here: