Crowd Sourced Filmmaking: Call for Video Entries from Tiffany Shlain

On May 24th, 2012, Tiffany Shlain (filmmaker and founder of the Webby Awards) posted a request (video above) - asking you to participate in the making of the second film in a series (of 20 short films?) about connectedness. Here's the first film in that crowd sourced series (with music by Moby), A Declaration of Interdependence:

The short films in the Let It Ripple series are collaborative — from their creation to their translation to their distribution. If you want to participate in what Tiffany Shlain describes as a new form of Cloud Filmmaking, please post your videos at

Here are The 5 Principles of Cloud Filmmaking (as promulgated by Tiffany Shlain and her Moxie Institute):

1. To use the cloud to collaboratively create films with people from all over the world.

2. To create films about ideas that speak to the most universal qualities of human life, focusing on what connects us, rather than what divides us.

3. To give back as much as is received, by offering free customized films to organizations around the world to further their message.

4. To use the cloud to translate films into as many languages as possible.

5. To push the boundaries of both filmmaking and distribution by combining the newest collaborative tools available online with the potential of all the people in the world.

Finally, to learn more about her ideas, here's a video of Tiffany Shlain's TedXBerkeley Talk (from Jan. 2012) on Filmmaking in the Cloud:

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