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Content Creation & Organization

For any community that tries to be a mass movement a constant touch with the current social/economic issues are of prime importance. This requires a constant allocation of work time from all committed peers, members, volunteers, mentors in the community to produce a periodic synchronized response. This needs :

  1. Patience to digest and process
  2. Sensitivity to Information carrying social problems
  3. Commitment to plan & allocate time
  4. Skill to deliver the content in recommended form
  5. Accountability to face the situation & results
  6. Solidarity to stay united in all situations

These prerequisites must be taken care by the social process in the community & movement culture. Once those are fulfilled, a streamlined workflow must be available that provides both means of production, resources, guidance and collaborative review, all within the time frame dictated by the severity of the social issue. The compromise in content quality shall not be taken lightly but the presentation quality can be improved over time.

The issue to be addressed decides the timeline thresholds. So within the time available to the community, the nature of the situation has to be assessed critically and using the earlier experience and mentors advice. A properly organized workflow can able to publish the content created within hours. To organize a workflow a reliable set of tools and skill set are required, which in turn need to be shared & updated with the peers continuously. Content Generation should be a social process & needs a historical dialectical understanding. By having such cultural practice, the labour collectively put into generation shall be made fruitful as a learnable feedback for the collective as well as strengthening the moral, understanding of the philosophy, politics in practice, and peer empathy. For any mass movement, content generation most of the times geared towards addressing social & economic issues.

Thus to engage in content production the following three parameters should be taken care of :

  1. Communication Skill [address in people language while being critical]
  2. Intersectionality [legal, social, social, economic, technological aspects]
  3. Criticality [Historical incidents, References, Patterns, Parallels]
  4. Reliable Collective Technical skill [tools, instruments, means of making]

The following flow diagram shall be used as a guideline to engage in content production based on the community EC critical guidelines & discussions.

Production Instruments

Conventionally production of content requires strong critical analysis of subject matter before shaping the content for the production, circulation, distribution process. This creation workflow requires capital intensive studio setup essentially involving performative and reliable instruments such as :

  1. Computer with Studio Software with Real Time Capacity, Storage …
  2. Microphone with Dual Electret for directed reception & Sensitivity
  3. Drawing pad for making hand drawn (artisnal input)
  4. Camera for live, photo, etc.. shooting, recording
  5. Lighting for better editing & dissemination
  6. Sound proofing for better recording

With rapid advancements in recording, editing, distribution technologies, more and more shrinkage in technological packages and workflow becomes possible. This gives few advantages :

  • Desktop Production (collection, story boarding, collaboration, editing, dissemination & sharing)
  • Economic
  • Less Maintenance & Manageable
  • Optimal Time to production & Airing
  • Integrating Radio & Internet based Media simultaneously for maximum coverage
Instrument Purpose Part-1 Part-2 Part-3 Part-4 Misc-Part Quantity
Computer
Microphone
Camera
Stand
Proofing
Lightning
Chair

Setting up a completely free software based workflow with professional quality and reliability is rare to come by. But with patience and practice it is possible. Even DIY style MIDI controllers can be designed as community exercise for a more fun and craft based proud setup.

wf-congen.txt · Last modified: 2020/11/17 20:24 by cosmo