Talk:Education/News/February 2019/Wikimedia Serbia made tutorials in Serbian language on editing Wikipedia

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Questions and request[edit]

@Neboysha87: thank you very much for this report. I have a few questions.

  1. Are the videos available on Commons?
  2. What software did you use to create the videos?
  3. What music did you use, and are the music files also available on Commons?
  4. Would you be willing to add the videos to this catalog of Wikimedia instructional videos?

--Pine 23:28, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Hi @Pine:, thank you for your interest in our tutorials. Videos are still not available on Commons, we will upload them in next few days. We did those tutorials in partnership with School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Applied Studies. The group of students from that school did production and postproduction of the tutorials so I am not sure what software they used. I can ask them, if it is of special interest. They used music from ccMixter website. I can upload the tutorials to the catalogue once I upload them to Commons. Regards, --Neboysha87 (talk) 13:40, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
@Neboysha87: That sounds good. Yes, please ask the students what software they used. If they would also be willing to publish (with a CC-BY 4.0 or CC-BY-SA 4.0 license) the video editor project files that they used for rendering, such as prproj files, that would be great because then someone could update those files later and use them for rendering future versions or derivative versions with much less effort than would be required for creating new project files. I for one might be interested in reusing the video project files to create English language derivatives of the videos. Thanks! --Pine 22:32, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
@Pine: Hi, they used Adobe Premiere CC 2017/2018 and Adobe After Effects CC 2017/2018 for making the videos and animation and Screencastomatic for screen capturing. I will also ask them to publish project files. I uploaded videos to the catalogue you have made. Regards, --Neboysha87 (talk) 12:42, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
@Neboysha87: thanks for the info! After I wrote my previous message, I began to think that maybe sharing the project files might not be a good idea, because I am concerned about security and privacy risks that are associated with sharing files that are in closed formats. I'm not a security expert but I have seen some practices with proprietary file formats that I thought were problematic. I suggest that you save the Adobe files in Wikimedia Serbia's archives, and make sure to save licensing information for the Adobe files, but don't publish the files on the the open Internet. While reusing the Adobe files would save me some time, I don't think that doing so is worth the risk. I think that someone who wants to make a derivative from the videos can do anything that they need to do by modifying the webm files, which I think is a lower risk activity than sharing files that are in closed formats. If I change my mind regarding requesting the Adobe Premiere CC and Adobe After Effects CC files later then I'll ask again. Thanks! --Pine 20:36, 1 March 2019 (UTC)