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On Thursday, March 10, 2011 the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision organizes in collaboration with the INC, two workshops at the Netherlands Media Art Institute (NIMk). Offering the opportunity for handson experience with online video, in these creative workshops participants will experiment with a variety of online video tools and technologies.

Workshop 1 – Remixing and Re-Use of Open Video Collections

In the context of the Open Images project, participants of the Remixing and Re-use of Open Video Collections workshop will get creative with material from the Netherlands’ public broadcasting archive, to make their own short videos. Organized by Maarten Brinkerink of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, and led by artists Emile Zile and José Miguel Biscaya, creative students, media producers and video amateurs are invited to  start reusing and remixing the growing wealth of open video collections that are made available online for use in inspired and inspiring video creations. During the workshop, participants will first become familiar with the Open Images collection, seeing what is available for re-use, and are then, through the guidance of workshop facilitators, offered a creative toolkit of possible styles and techniques they can use with the material to create and tell their own story using this found footage. The workshop takes place in collaboration with MediaLAB Amsterdam.

Participants should come with their own laptop and lots of creative energy.


Workshop 2 –
Animated Gif Mashup Studio

Led by artist Evan Roth, Animated Gif Mashup Studio invites participants to work collaboratively to create a single music video composed of their favorite animated gifs. Animated gifs individually tell the story of one meme but, when archived and mashed together, they can tell the story of the entire Internet at that particular moment. During the workshop, Roth will teach participants about the open source animated gif mash-up software he built, how to search for animated gifs and how to put together their own animated gif compilations.  By the end of the workshop, the group will create a music video that will be screened during the symposium and on a browser near you (for reference, see

Participants should come with their laptops as well as any songs and/or animated gifs they might like to include.


Buy your tickets for the workshop here.

Date: 10th of March, 2011
Location: NIMk, Keizersgracht 264
Prices: € 7,50 student prices and € 10,- normal price
Time: 10.00 – 16.00 hrs