Often when I try to describe the project to people they get focused on a single aspect. This project is about documentation, instructions, open source ideals, and appropriate technology. During this starting up phase I will try to offer a glimpse at what the project hopes to cover.
Today I took a first look at the video format. How to make video instructions collaborative friendly and open source. As said this is a first run we will return to once the project starts in earnest.The same sort of analysis will be done to every aspect and every medium.
Things to consider
Multiple resolution and aspect Ratio
No Presenter (Value of the presenter? Complicates modification)
Narrators (how to make multiple voices feel normal)
Padding and filler (different languages take different times to say the same thing)
What are the source materials of a video?
Editing Suite files
Animations (has own source material)
Transcripts & Subtitle Footage
Time Data (unedited video cuts and activities, edited video cut and activities, and transcript)
Allow editors in other languages with enough time data
Each one is multiplied when considering a video that is specific to a variant or the whole family of the technology
|Lecture Substitute/Supplement||Handbook Substitute/supplement||Advert|
|Also Background and Variation||Single Purpose of build||Showcase/Summary|
|Some details||All Detail||Little Detail|
|Continuous run or paused at stage||Paused often||Single run|
|Animate to clarify and simplify||Animate to clarify detail/step/process||Animate to simplify whole|