Team Videodock (5) – The Netherlands – 1st Prize Winner – Online Video Experiences
The Project: EU Plenary Video Experience
Team Videodock created an online video experience for the plenary meetings of the European Parliament.
An important part of the application is making videos play across different browsers and operating systems. EU Plenary videos currently only work on Internet Explorer (Windows), which is used by a minority. We made the videos HTML5 compatible.
The first major goal is to increase transparency. The app offers context by presenting video content and speaker information for what is relevant now. Viewers can find video content on the same topic or other appearances of the same speaker. The speaker information displays statistics and background info on a member of the EP.
The second goal is to increase participation. The app tries to stimulate conversation and create more meaning with timed comments. By allowing viewers to add comments on the timeline, other viewers can see which moments provoke reactions. This triggers discussions and also marks interesting moments.
Used Sources or Codes
Open Data used:
EU Plenary Videos & JSON
Tools and software:
Unified Streaming Server
and a whole lot json…
Nick van Ginkel
Over 10 years of experience in developing and engineering of cutting edge online (video) concepts. Before founding Videodock, he was chief engineer at Fabchannel.com, responsible for the functional design and technical implementation of the Webby Award winning Fabchannel site and back-end.
More info at: http://nl.linkedin.com/in/nvang
I am designing interactive multidisciplinary objects and experiences by applying user centered design to new media. I’m trained as an Industrial Designer with an interest in interaction between technology and people. At Videodock we focus on applications with video, creating experiences by enriching videos with relevant content or engaging interactions. More info at: www.videodock.com
Ron van der Sterren
Story teller in all available forms, experienced in playing with complex online possibilities of storytelling. Experienced in editorial coaching and managing of content driven- as well as e-tech projects and events.
With over 15 years of experience in developing and producing journalistic media concepts, as curator, storyteller and producer, I transform traditional media usage into innovative, personal and online (video) experiences.
More info at: http://nl.linkedin.com/in/pindsvin/
Bauke Freiburg is co-founder and managing director of Video Dock, a company dedicated to online video solutions for media, cultural, and scientific organisations. Bauke has over 8 years of entrepreneurial experience in new media and online video. Before founding Video Dock, he worked as chief technology officer (CTO) at Fabchannel.com, a multi-award-winning online concert video community. Awards include Prix Europe 2005 for best European website, Webby award 2006 for best music website of the world and the SpinAward 2003 for best Dutch internet concept. Here he was responsible for managing the R&D department. His expertise lies in interactive strategy, online video concepts, technical infrastructure and web development. Bauke holds a bachelor degree in Media and Culture with a specialization in New Media and a master degree in Information Science (cum laude) from the University of Amsterdam. More info at: www.videodock.com
Front-end web developer.