QNS: Museum of the Moving Image announces plans to reopen April 30

QNS: Museum of the Moving Image announces plans to reopen April 30. “This spring, with the support of a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the museum will launch a new website to better serve a diverse audience with humanities-rich content related to the study and appreciation of the moving image from an historical and contemporary perspective. All of the museum’s recorded events from the past year and earlier will be organized to allow for easier discovery, and the site will allow for improved showcases of the museum’s collection.”

The Streamable: New Streaming Service Cultpix Debuts With 400 Classic Cult Films

The Streamable: New Streaming Service Cultpix Debuts With 400 Classic Cult Films. “The platform will launch with a library of 400 cult classic and vintage films and TV shows. Looking to find an audience that has not been properly served by current providers, the content on Cultpix covers the gamut from Italian swordplay epics and Spanish horror to Swedish erotica and American slashers, seeking to draw from genre films published prior to the ’90s. The selection is expected to double by the end of the year thanks to a number of pending content deals.”

Robservations: Media Burn wins grant to launch Guerrilla Television Network (Robert Feder)

Robert Feder: Robservations: Media Burn wins grant to launch Guerrilla Television Network. “Chicago’s Media Burn Independent Video Archive has received a $459,150 grant from the Council on Library Resources to collaborate with the University of Chicago on digitizing hundreds of previously unseen videotapes from the 1970s. In addition to Media Burn’s content, the new Guerrilla Television Network will include work from Appalshop, Community TV Network, Experimental TV Center, Kartemquin Films and New Orleans Video Access Center.”

‘Can You Find the Gun?’: virtual art festival explores social justice (The Mercury)

The Mercury: ‘Can You Find the Gun?’: virtual art festival explores social justice. “The festival showcases 13 projects that include short films and documentaries, animated shorts, an interactive digital archive and a video game. The pieces engage with topics ranging from the Black Lives Matter movement and police brutality to domestic violence and the impacts of the pandemic on different communities. The festival culminated in a panel event on March 31, but the works remain viewable on the [Social Justice Art & Film Festival] website.”

MakeUseOf: How to Edit Videos on Your Phone With KineMaster

MakeUseOf: How to Edit Videos on Your Phone With KineMaster. “You’ve shot a video using your phone, and now it’s time to edit. But what if you suck at video editing and don’t have the money to hire a professional editor? There’s no need to worry. It’s simple to edit your videos (for free) using KineMaster, a mobile video editor. KineMaster is an easy-to-use editing app with tons of features. Its drag-and-drop features let you edit videos on the go, as well as adding media to it.”

University of New Mexico: UNM Sports videos on display in time for March Madness

University of New Mexico: UNM Sports videos on display in time for March Madness. “University Libraries Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communications (DISC) has archived over 300 videos of The University of New Mexico’s athletic games spanning from 1947 to 2004. The UNM Sports History Digital Archive has been added to the UNM Digital Repository making them available to the public just in time for March Madness.”

Washington Post: How to spot a fake video

Washington Post: How to spot a fake video. “Have you ever felt like you can’t trust all the video on your newsfeed? Videos are often misrepresented or manipulated these days, with few tools on how to determine what’s real versus fake. The Washington Post’s Fact Checker team put together a guide to teach you how to be your own video investigator.”

TechCrunch: Google Area 120’s ThreadIt is bite-size video for team collaborations

TechCrunch: Google Area 120’s ThreadIt is bite-size video for team collaborations. “ThreadIt, which launches today as a browser-accessible service and Chrome plug-in, is an attempt to address a perceived hole in the market. The system, which allows users to record short video messages, is positioned to sit somewhere between long-form, live- video teleconferencing and short texts and emails.”

CNET: YouTube’s TikTok rival, Shorts, starts rolling out in US

CNET: YouTube’s TikTok rival, Shorts, starts rolling out in US. “YouTube is rolling out Shorts, its response to the TikTok phenomenon, in the US starting Thursday and continuing over the next ‘several weeks.’ This suite of creator tools for making short, vertical, looping videos is expected to be available to all creators on YouTube in the US, whether they have millions of channel subscribers or none at all.”

BBC: YouTube deletes 30,000 vaccine misinfo videos

BBC: YouTube deletes 30,000 vaccine misinfo videos. “YouTube has removed more than 30,000 misleading Covid-19 vaccination videos in the past five months, it said. A YouTube spokeswoman said the videos contradicted vaccine information from the World Health Organization (WHO) or health authorities such as the NHS.”

The Register: How Facebook uses public videos to train, deploy machine-learning models and harvest those eyeballs

The Register: How Facebook uses public videos to train, deploy machine-learning models and harvest those eyeballs . “Facebook this week revealed an internal project to create machine-learning models that can understand visual, audio, and written content from videos publicly uploaded to its social network. One of the models, known as Generalized Data Transformations (GDT), is now used on Instagram. Users viewing short video recordings, or Reels, can quickly find other Reels they might like to watch, thanks to an AI-powered recommender system that picks similar clips that might be interesting.”

TechCrunch: Detail wants to turn your phone into a software-optimized camera app for live video

TechCrunch: Detail wants to turn your phone into a software-optimized camera app for live video. “Meet Detail, a new startup working on an app for iOS and macOS so that you can turn your iPhone into a software-optimized camera for live video. The startup wants to make it easy to use the phone that you have in your pocket with the livestreaming platform that you already use, such as Zoom, Google Meet, Twitch, Hopin or YouTube Live.”

Open Culture: The Internet Archive Hosts 20,000 VHS Recordings of Pop Culture from the 1980s & 1990s: Enter the VHS Vault

Open Culture: The Internet Archive Hosts 20,000 VHS Recordings of Pop Culture from the 1980s & 1990s: Enter the VHS Vault. “My neighborhood thrift store has a very large VHS wall, filled with Hollywood movies, endless children’s videos, instructional tapes, and best of all a box of unknown vids. Maybe they’re blank. Maybe they contain 6 episodes of Matlock. And maybe, just maybe, they have something completely nuts. But who has time or the old technology for that, especially when the Internet Archive has recently expanded its VHS Vault section to 20,000 digitized tapes under the (non) curation of archivist Jason Scott. We make no claims for the quality of the videos contained therein, because that’s really up to you.”

International Business Times: Activists In Race To Save Digital Trace Of Syria War

International Business Times: Activists In Race To Save Digital Trace Of Syria War. “From videos of deadly air strikes to jihadist takeovers, Al-Mutez Billah’s YouTube page served as a digital archive of the Syrian war until automated takedown software in 2017 erased it permanently. The page exhibiting footage that violated YouTube’s community standards could not be restored because Al-Mutez Billah, a citizen-journalist, had been executed by the Islamic State group three years earlier over his documentation efforts.”