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Ian MacKenzie: “I think CC arose as a response to the desire of remix”

Filmmaker & Crowdfunding writer,  Ian MacKenzie, Twitter profile picture (@ianmack)

Ian MacKenzie, filmmaker and crowdfunding writer (@ianmack)

Another interview from Canadians using CC licenses: Ian MacKenzie was one of the panelists at the Creative Commons Canada Salon in Vancouver, October 15. He is not only a filmmaker, now known specially for the documentary about Occupy Wall Street movement, “Occupy Love”, but also an advocate for crowdfunding as a new, innovative and alternative way to fund his productions. We talked by Skype about this and more:

– When did you first hear about Creative Commons?

I started knowing about Creative Commons because I was using Flickr and I saw they featured options for Creative Commons. From there I started looking through it and researching on it and the philosophy behind Creative Commons.  Continue reading


Vincent Moon c’est Creative Commons!

Picture by Antje Taiga Jandrig (Wikimedia Commons)

Picture by Antje Taiga Jandrig (Wikimedia Commons)

Mathieu Saura, better known as Vincent Moon, is one of the greatest and more respected filmmakers you can find, nowadays, licensing his work under Creative Commons, allowing its use and remix for derivate works.

His work is available for free on Internet, he is a nomade artist building an audience in the social networks platforms and keeping his projects alive by donations, what is also known as crowdfunding.

Early on his career, not using Creative Commons yet, he became known adapting filmmaking style cinema verité to document bands playing one or few songs off the stage, on acoustic, in the streets, parks, flats…  anywhere.

This music video subgenre was named Concert à Emporter or Take Away Shows and started in La Blogothèque. The list of bands Moon’s lenses captured includes: Arcade Fire, Phoenix, REM, Sufjan Stevens, Andrew Bird, St. Vincent or Bon Iver.

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