Introducing the PELE.io Video Production Community

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It seems like only last week ushered in the launch of Perceptions.Live, but now I’m realizing it was over a month ago already! Thanks everyone for your feedback and trial runs, it’s helped us smooth the experience for those of you claiming profiles and submitting video. Fun! Since then, we’ve cleaned up the main map screen interface so it’s a bit more breath-able and the browsing is a bit easier. We also integrated a much faster method of file uploads (no log-in required!) which I encourage you to check out if you’ve got some footage needing editing. Meanwhile, development will be taking a step in a lateral direction because of a big announcement! But first, some context. For years now, I’ve been exploring how to build a collaborative video production community. You know the story. As a filmmaker myself, I’ve learned the ins and outs of how to tell stories … Read More

Groups For Community Visualization [Roll Out (2/4)]

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Last week, in “Creators” and Video Submissions, we discussed how any user can simply submit footage to the Perceptions.Live platform for editing. This week we will peer into the community-building features of the platform. Phase 1: “Roll Out” B. Groups- Visualize Community What it is: Here is where you can use our video uploading service for your own needs. Encourage your community to share their testimonies, experiences, stories, etc and generate a map populated by your people’s videos.  Using our video editing service, your users do not need to know how to edit video. Using a map, your project’s message can be presented to the world in a distributed manner, in a way to connect your community beyond borders and platforms. Sustainability: Until our payments gateway is set up to handle subscriptions, map embeds will only be available to our approved partners (many of which have made substantial donations during our development … Read More

A Musical Duo, A Community Hub, and A Colorful New Website!

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Happy new moon! I normally release these posts around the full moon (just in case you hadn’t noticed :D), but this time around the flow of things needed time to catch up. And how glad I am that they did! Today I want to share with you several aspects of how the PRCPTION Travel vision ties together. Musicians & Artists It was exciting to get back into documenting talented musicians. This traveling Argentine couple came along and their celestial Andean music is just irresistible. From intense Yage ceremonies to simple afternoon jam sessions, it was a magical week of inspiration from these two at the Finca Del Origen in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Colombia. And now, they have a video to help find them gigs and opportunities in their travels! What if it were this easy for non-filmmakers to support artists and musicians? Community Centers This is an older … Read More

Introducing the PRCPTIONS.LIVE Platform!

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Hi everyone! Brief update this time around: the PRCPTIONS.LIVE platform beta is now online! (hint: it’s not yet optimized for mobile, so please wait until you’re on your computer 🙂) On a personal note, it’s been a long, busy, and intense few months working on this amongst other media projects, from the east to the west coast of Australia and onward to Los Angeles (and now en route to Colombia!). Software development is quite the beast, I’m learning, and the funny bit is that what you see before you is still far from fully-functional! There is a long road ahead to enact this vision of cooperative social networking on a global scale. While I’m not myself doing the dirtiest of the work (shout-out to our dev and newest team member, Kusan), I find myself learning quite a bit: from in-depth CSS style designing to Git code management, to overall project management. I’d like … Read More

Features of a Cooperative Social Network

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For over a year now, our brainstorming innovations trio has been studying and abstractly designing a method for people to collaborate, create, and distribute authentic “smiling people” media. From a systems standpoint, the primary purpose of this media would be to act as information: of people, of locations, of experiences, of stories. This is obviously a complicated endeavor for many reasons. Decentralized innovations such as Bitcoin and Ethereum (blockchain technologies) have been inspirational in the brainstorm, as well as taking what we learn from existing “past paradigm” platforms like Facebook or Instagram, which a majority of social users still use. “Social network” was never really our preferred term for what we were working on, but as the project begins to take shape we are seeing that this is very much what the PRCPTION Travel vision is designed to be–a cooperative social network. Cooperative Social Networking So what are the features … Read More