Forbidden Technologies today announced its involvement in its third citizen journalism project, this time at the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP). This latest project involves the use of Forbiddens FORscene web-based post production platform to edit highlights of the show for the That Was the Congress That Was session, held on the final afternoon of the event.
Three producers will each be equipped with a Nokia N93 smartphone with a brief to document their views of the Congress. The producers will upload their shot video into FORscene and edit together two to three minute films to be screened in the final session.
"We are delighted to have Forbidden Technologies involved in the inaugural citizen journalism project at the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers,"
said Nancy MacDougall, Event Manager, WCSFP.
"The use of user-generated content is a great way to put together a review of the Congress while introducing our delegates to the power and possibilities of web-based post production through FORscene."
WCSFP is an international event for producers and broadcasters working in factual television and holds its 14th annual conference in Manchester from 11 to 14 November 2006. The event provides a comprehensive overview of the latest trends in science and factual programming and includes presentations from leading visionaries and practitioners on the rapidly changing television landscape and the tools being used to explore it.
"This latest project with WCSFP is another great opportunity to showcase the functionality of FORscene through citizen journalism,"
said Stephen Streater, CEO of Forbidden Technologies.
"The increasing frequency of projects of this nature highlights the growing importance of user-generated content and web-based post production."