Minister of Sound – some thoughts

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February 20, 2007 at 7:50 pm #263038
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Stefan

Since I designed the sound library from the ground up, and will probably be the one implementing changes to it, I have a more than average interest in this election.

Let me start by quoting myself from this topic.

“Stefan” wrote: Two important issues resulted in the creation of the library:

1) Copyright issues. Every sound in our library comes with a very clear statement making it clear how you are allowed to use it. This means you can use the sounds in your brickfilm without risk of being disqualified from a contest.

2) Quality. Most sounds on the internet are quite bad (take findsounds.com as an example. If you restrict your search to a decent sampling rate, almost no results remain). In the library we only accept sounds that were recorded with excellent equipment.

Most members are simply not able to provide sounds meeting both demands. To ensure that these demands are met, we appointed two curators with a lot of experience in sound recording.

Let me make clear that the purpose of this ministry is to get the system running again, not to overhaul it completely. Small changes in the process might be implemented if they make sense, but the above two design requirements should be kept in mind at all times. The ideal curator has the following qualifications:

  • Experience in the creation and recording of sounds and music[/*]
  • The nerve to reject sounds that do not meet the standards we set[/*]
  • Knowledge of sound file formats[/*]
  • Some technical agility. At the very least the ability to work with FTP, and in case of glitches of the automated system the ability to convert files manually[/*]
  • Some working knowledge of copyright licenses (particularly Creative Commons ones), and the ability to judge submissions for adherence to copyright law.[/*]

That’s a lot to ask for, and I know there are not many people meeting these demands. So please, seriously consider if you want this rather demanding job: it will cost you time and you will get very little personal reward out of it.

As for the, currently only, pronounced possible candidate:

“Monko” wrote: I’ve had interesting ideas posted in the site redesign that are realistic and useful and feel I could organise a manageable structure and system to have sounds quickly submitted.

I am unable to find them. Kindly provide links. Also, read the post I linked to above thoroughly before making any new suggestions.

Stefan.

February 20, 2007 at 8:08 pm #263042
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Cometgreen

“Stefan” wrote: you will get very little personal reward out of it.

I’ll make sure of that.

I strongly agree with your list of qualifications. I personally see little value in the Sound Library as is, but I think it has the potential to be a great resource; it would just require a massive amount of work.

Cometgreen

February 20, 2007 at 8:16 pm #263045
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Stefan

I personally see little value in the Sound Library as is

You probably have the equipment to create your own effects.

Stefan.

February 21, 2007 at 4:01 am #263248
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Monko

*cough* http://www.brickfilms.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=15200

You created the sound library, and are responsible for some the administration of it, yet we’re having an election for the position? I feel that if nothing has happened with you’re
ideas and handling of it so far then we need some fresh blood in to gather enthusiasm, someone who can relate calmly to new people, and shall be sure to rally sounds.

Check Mindgame’s library for my sounds, although I hardly think that is relevant.

Technically it’s fine, but we need people who CARE about making it a valid resource, maybe just a replacement of the submission crew would be enough. This is what I would consider doing if I get elected.

-Monko who needs the support of a party to run.

February 21, 2007 at 3:19 pm #263346
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Mirko

“Cometgreen” wrote: I strongly agree with your list of qualifications.

They are all valid but I do agree with Monko that the minister’s most important qualification is by far to be able to motivate people to create and contribute sounds. The current problem of the library is not of technical nature, it’s just that it’s too small.

Mirko

February 21, 2007 at 7:34 pm #263467
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Stefan

“Cometgreen” wrote: I personally see little value in the Sound Library as is,

Oh yeah, and you use Coldplay music for your films rather than something legal ;)

“Monko” wrote: *cough* http://www.brickfilms.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=15200

And that relates to the sound library… how?

February 21, 2007 at 11:10 pm #263578
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Tim

Looks like the job for me, since I fit all the qualifications perfectly!!!!!!

February 22, 2007 at 2:40 am #263654
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Monko

“Stefan” wrote: [quote="Cometgreen"]I personally see little value in the Sound Library as is,

Oh yeah, and you use Coldplay music for your films rather than something legal ;)

“Monko” wrote: *cough* http://www.brickfilms.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=15200

And that relates to the sound library… how?[/quote]

It doesn’t, and in my previous statements I never said otherwise, I was merely pointing out that I do have ideas about this site that aren’t completely out of this world.

-Monko who is still waiting for approval.

February 22, 2007 at 3:16 am #263658
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brianfast

1. That wasn’t posted in a site redesign thread.
2. Why did you post it if isn’t relevant to the sound library?
3.

I’d like to be the nominee for Minister of Sound. I’ve had interesting ideas posted in the site redesign that are realistic and useful and feel I could organise a manageable structure and system to have sounds quickly submitted. I’ve made a few of my own, which can be found in Mindgame’s library.

That implies that you have ideas for the sound library.

Brianfast

February 22, 2007 at 3:48 am #263665
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Monko

“brianfast” wrote: 1. That wasn’t posted in a site redesign thread.
2. Why did you post it if isn’t relevant to the sound library?
3.

I’d like to be the nominee for Minister of Sound. I’ve had interesting ideas posted in the site redesign that are realistic and useful and feel I could organise a manageable structure and system to have sounds quickly submitted. I’ve made a few of my own, which can be found in Mindgame’s library.

That implies that you have ideas for the sound library.

Brianfast

The sound library itself is fine, I feel we just need a better submission system or bigger/more active crew to make it flow sufficiently enough to gain the interest of brickfilmers. If I get support I will draw a bigger plan. I’m sorry you misinterpreted my message but the issue is out of the way :) .

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