Getting the word out online takes more than a strong campaign. It means creating something entertaining, catchy, relatable and succinct. Going viral means that a video, a recording, a blog, a hashtag, a facebook group or an image has become so popular online that it enters the everyday conscientiousness of the masses. For example, videos of demonstrators holding flash mobs can go viral and be reported on by news outlets. Not only does a video like that show that a lot of people are active and interested in the issue, it's entertaining. This guide will cover:
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Avidemux is a free and open source video editor. The software program has been designed for multi-purpose video editing and processing. Avidemux can be used for simple tasks including: cutting, encoding, and filtering.
Avidemux is available for use on Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
An environmental organization, Heal the Bay, launched a new video campaign narrated by Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons to generate support for a bill before the California legislature which will ban single-use plastic bags, limit distribution of paper bags and encourage the use of reusable bags.
CitizenShift, Parole citoyenne, the Institut du nouveau monde (INM), Media@McGill, Alternatives and Communautique invite bloggers, engaged filmmakers, photographers, citizen journalists, media experts, independent media practitioners and others to the second Citizen Media Rendez-Vous on Monday, August 23, 2010 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.
This international event begins at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 6:00 p.m., with networking sessions, two panel discussions, a Cinema Politica Rendez-Vous screening room and a multimedia exhibit of posters from 40 years of social movements in Québec related to media.