Big data and video

This is a write-up of a presentation I gave on Big Data at the 2014 National Media Market, in Charleston, SC, November 10, 2014. One of the peculiar things about streaming is that the act…

Jean Rouch: Six Films

One set of gems in the new films we recently added to Docuseek2 is the group of six films by renowned French ethnographer Jean Rouch. Below is the promo text we are using for the…

Almost 100 new titles

We have been busy over the summer building up the content on Docuseek2. In June, we added titles from KimStim,  the Brooklyn-based distributor of independent documentaries. During July and August, Icarus Films and Bullfrog Films…

KimStim + related titles

The big news here at Docuseek2 is the addition of KimStim as our newest contributor to the Docuseek2 collection of film. KimStim is a leading distributor of innovative world cinema. KimStim’s mission of releasing “overlooked,…

Docuseek2 updates

I updated the Docuseek2 app today. Two important changes for users: First, you can now view the awards information for each title to the film info page. This is information supplied by the distributors. You…

Distinctions

I have been working on a business plan for Docuseek2. I am following a template for the plan, and one of the recurring themes is “what distinguishes you from your competitors?” In thinking about this,…

Documentary genres

We are in the process of providing useful genre information for the films on Docuseek2. Since most of the titles on Docuseek2 are documentaries, our genre listing digs deeper into the documentary field to provide…

Some enhancements to generic user accounts

When institutions license multiple titles on Docuseek2, we create an account for the casual users at the institution. This generic account provides an interface to just the content that the institution has licensed, and hides…

New tutorial on making clips

I uploaded a new tutorial on the clip-making feature in the Docuseek2 application. Key properties of the clip-making tool include: create clips from the title information page define start and stop points in the video…

Modifiable promotional material

I updated Docuseek2 to build 2.0.b050 this weekend. Docuseek2 now has two versions of the promotional material. The site still has the original marketing materials we developed to promote the films to media librarians and…