Crowdflick Lets People Make Collaborative Event Videos
Another week, another app - this one, though, is particularly clever.
Crowdflik, to use the creators' own terminology, is a 'collaborative mobile video app that allows you to view and edit mobile video footage captured by members of the crowd. It gives you the power to create multi-angle, shareable video compilations of your favorite moments at your favorite events'.
What that effectively means is that users can create an 'event', geographically tagged to a physical location. Anyone using the app can then check in to an event, and tag any video they take at it - meaning that anyone else using the app can see all the video footage taken there, know when during the event it was taken, and stitch together their own video record of it using the accumulated footage from EVERYONE who filmed it.
The success of things like this obviously depends on uptake, but the possibilities are huge - the Beastie Boys garnered a lot of attention a few years ago when they used fan-shot footage of their gigs in a documentary a few years back, and this takes that concept and amplifies it to the nth degree. It wouldn't surprise me at all to see someone like Lady Gaga taking this and running with it, to release a whole concert's-worth of footage as seen by her fanbase. That's what she should do, anyway.