User talk:Alecmconroy

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Hi Alec,

Nice to meet you here too. Video recordings will either be available for all sessions (our goal and aim, though this issue is always expensive and problematic), or for none at all. No point in commenting on the desirability of individual video recordings. Harel 08:14, 15 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I suspected as much, but I want to give a special shout to those that I would want to attend in person if I were there, just as a sign of encouragement. Also, the reminder might help the presenter to make an 'unofficial' video recording of their presentation, to serve as a redundant copy if the main video fails. --Alecmconroy 08:17, 15 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm not sure individual presenters will really have an influence on the overall situation. We're aiming for video recordings of everything (preferably also streamed live but this is even more expensive). At this point in time I cannot guarantee at 100% certainty we'll have that. More information to follow. Harel 08:18, 15 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Speaking just for myself, 'live streaming' isn't important, but post-screening is essential. We live in a DVR age, pause live is the norm. You guys in Haifa just get everything recorded right, and the community + a single torrent server can distribute the entirety of the video for you at near-streaming speeds.
And the individual presenters do have some control over it-- after last year, I kinda want individual presenters to be pulling out their own cameras, handing it to someone in the audience, and saying "film my presentation", then them personally making sure it gets uploaded to the internet. Hopefully it won't come to that, hopefully the 'official recordings' will work fine-- but if I were traveling across the world to give a presentation to a global community, I'd make triple-sure my presentation gets recorded. --Alecmconroy 08:51, 15 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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