Stray Cinema is an open source film. Here you are able to download and re-edit the raw footage from a film we have shot in London. This will provide people from all over the world with an opportunity to create their own version of the film. Stray Cinema will navigate the film experiment out of the online digital world, into the 'real world' with a screening of the top five films in London. The footage shot in London is the first of many open source films to be provided by Stray Cinema.
What I like about these projects is that aim to find out how active you can make the audience. Does the audience really want to get involved with the edit? If they don't, and would rather just watch the film, then does 30 versions of the film put people off? On the other hand are people bored of a purely passive experience in the internet age?
What is the middle ground? A blog doesn't ask readers to write whole posts - just to comment. In that way we have an ongoing conversation. What does a film version of that look like? A soap?