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R&DTV , episode 3 (long version) now available

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Ian Forrester Ian Forrester | 09:24 UK time, Wednesday, 3 February 2010


After a long pause, we're happy to launch the long version of episode 3 of the R&D TV pilot.

Building on the TEDxManchester conference footage, we have a small interview with Stephen Fry from the bundle of videos released under creative commons as part of the BBC's Digital Revolution project. A interview with Michael Sparks of BBC R&D on the open source project Kamaelia and finally a short look back at BBC Ceefax as most of us in the UK experience Analogue TV switch off.

Just in case you have missed the previous episodes,
R&DTV is a pilot show, designed to be shareable, remix-able and
redistribution. It was built for the internet era and all
the assets which make up the show are released under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license.
The show its self, features interesting tech stories inside and outside
the BBC. We're also looking at how we distribute content in various
encoding methods and formats.


You can enjoy R&DTV:


1. A brief 5 minute video, containing all the very best bits


2. A longer 30 minute video, containing deeper conversations


3. The Asset Bundle, containing everything we used and didn't use to make the video edits

There are also different formats on the bundle server and under the blip.tv account.


We've deliberately taken a 'different' approach to creating the
content, one which doesn't include working in a studio or with
elaborate production methods to show that you can do create interviews
inexpensively and with off the shelf kit. There's a emphases on this
being something you can do or improve upon.

R&DTV is BBC Backstage experimental project, which was edited together using Kdenlive video editor on a dual core laptop. Exec Producers for this episode are Ian Forrester and overseen by Dr Adrian Woolard.

We would like to specially thank everyone who contributed to this episode: Michael Sparks, Maria Gabriella for permission to reuse the joy of ceefax, Julian Tait of Littlestar.tv for editing the TEDxManchester footage with Shirley Hunt-Benson as Director, the BBC digital revolution team (Dan Gluckman and Dan Biddle) for permission to use the Stephen Fry footage and picking up the R&DTV concept, Ciaran Anscomb for tech support, M Productions' for Atmosphere the creative commons licensed music from Jamendo and Dr Adrian Woolard for having nerves of steel.

Don't forget we'd love to see anything you've created with the assets and please do give us your feedback, both here on the blog or email rdtv [at] bbc.co.uk.

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