Tag Archives: Feature film

Caught on Camera: the crowd calls the shots

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… start spending hours on Google maps trying to get Street View in Outer Mongolia.

But, thanks to film director Kevin MacDonald, help is at hand for those afflicted with globalization frustration. Clearly not immune to the travel bug himself (credits include the Ugandan based Last King of Scotland and Touching the Void, set in the Peruvian Andes), for his latest film Kevin has chosen to sit back and let the crowd show him a whole new world.

A 5000 hour day later

Life In A Day is a …

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Apocalypse Now-ish: can crowdsourcing save us from 2012?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

As every Mayan priest and Hollywood film director knows, 2012 is officially the year of the apocalypse. All over the world, conspiracy theorists are stocking up on canned goods and exchanging tips on bunker design.

There’s even a black US president, and that only ever happens in disaster movies. In these dark days, can anyone save humanity? Yes, that’s right folks, the crowd can (well sort of).

Take the classic …

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Now that’s what I call a remix: confessions of a YouTube-oholic

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… (in a good way, well, mostly in a good way) the original creators.

So, I invite music execs, film producers and game designers to join me and spend a few hours surfing the YouTube crowd. It could just turn out to be the most valuable time they’ve ever wasted.

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What Wizard Battles Can Teach Us About Crowdsourcing

Posted on by Seth W

I’d like to start with a confession: when I’m not thinking about crowdsourcing, I’m busy being a huge geek. Not trendy geek chic, unfortunately, but the old fashioned type (a trendsetter maybe?). Read on bearing this in mind.

My main vice is Magic: the Gathering , a role-play card game where players are magically-dueling wizards. The only game pieces are cards which …

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Can crowdsourcing be used as a tool for evil?

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

A recent interview on Daily Crowdsource with Manuel Cebrian (you might remember him from such groundbreaking crowdsourcing projects as 2009’s DARPA Red Balloon Challenge and last month’s Tag Challenge) about crowdsourcing and crime got me thinking.

It occurred to me that the Joker from The Dark Knight may be the first ever super-villain to use crowdsourcing for his …