Toolkit Overview : Define : Plan : GATHER : Preserve : Metadata : Storytell : Share : Recommendations
El Grito de Sunset Park Use Case
GATHERING YOUR MEDIA
WHAT IS THIS?
To start working with your videos, you need to first gather them together from your various sources. Often this means simply collecting all your videos in one place in a usable form, but it is also possible to keep media stored in different locations, as long as you can identify and point to those locations (for example, in an inventory).
In the case of the El Grito project, gathering our media meant:
- Gathering digital video that was saved on a personal hard drive, and uploading them to a shared workspace;
- Capturing older footage off obsolete miniDV tapes;
- Selecting the content that we would archive and use for this project.
- Stitching video files together and compressing them so they were in a more usable form for the team to work with.
WHY DO THIS?
By gathering your media in a systematic way, you will:
- Have everything you need in a usable format.
- Mitigate risks to your computers and networks.
- Ensure the files do not become lost, accidentally missed or deleted, or corrupted during transfer.
- Be prepared to archive and work further with your files.