“Emergent Collective One” – All the Little Pieces…

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Have you heard about Emergent Collective One? The free community compilation CD release full of music composed and produced by developers? We’ll dig into the nitty-gritty of conceiving, promoting, collecting, preparing, and distributing this community showcase piece.

Learn how Adobe tools such as Flash Professional CS5, Photoshop CS5, InDesign CS5, and the HYPE framework play a critical role in producing materials supporting the collection. Discover how every download and playback is tracked through both HTML and Flash using Google Analytics Event Tracking. Become engaged and perhaps conceive of a unique community effort of your own!

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“Emergent Collective One” – All the Little Pieces…

  1. 1. presented by Joseph Labrecque FITC Unconference at Adobe MAX - Los Angeles, CA August 12th, 2010 ‘EMERGENT COLLECTIVE ONE’ ALL THE LITTLE PIECES…
  2. 2. Joseph Labrecque Flash Platform Developer Multidisciplinary Digital Artist Adobe Education Leader • University of Denver  Senior Multimedia Application Developer  Center for Teaching and Learning • FracturedVision Media, LLC • An Early Morning Letter, Displaced JOSEPH LABRECQUE - "EMERGENT COLLECTIVE ONE"... ALL THE LITTLE PIECES 2
  3. 3. Topics Covered JOSEPH LABRECQUE - "EMERGENT COLLECTIVE ONE"... ALL THE LITTLE PIECES 3 • Emergent Collective One • Initial Idea • Call for Contributors • Gathering the assets • Cover Art • Assembling the Art Book • CD-Audio Production • Download Packages • The Gateway
  4. 4. JOSEPH LABRECQUE - "EMERGENT COLLECTIVE ONE"... ALL THE LITTLE PIECES 4 • Compilation album featuring developers from across the community • Covers contributions from those working in Flash, Flex, ActionScript,AIR, ColdFusion, Linux, Lisp, PureMVC, PHP, and Unity 3D • A serious collection – not some techie joke. • A way to promote contributors in both their development and audio • Free! Emergent Collective One
  5. 5. JOSEPH LABRECQUE - "EMERGENT COLLECTIVE ONE"... ALL THE LITTLE PIECES 5 • Twitter! (big time) • All these people talking about music projects they are involved in… • Visiting weblogs – seeing the author being involved in some sort of audio. • Has anyone ever done this? Initial Idea
  6. 6. JOSEPH LABRECQUE - "EMERGENT COLLECTIVE ONE"... ALL THE LITTLE PIECES 6 • 2 months • Agreement • ftp • Text • Audio • Art http://inflagrantedelicto.m emoryspiral.com/2010/04/ community-project-music- compilation-cd/ Call for Contributors
  7. 7. JOSEPH LABRECQUE - "EMERGENT COLLECTIVE ONE"... ALL THE LITTLE PIECES 7 • Got submissions right away • CodeBass was born! http://codebass.net/ • Extra boost to the submissions through CodeBass tweets and articles. • Almost too many tracks! Gathering the assets
  8. 8. JOSEPH LABRECQUE - "EMERGENT COLLECTIVE ONE"... ALL THE LITTLE PIECES 8 • Didn’t want to do it myself – keep it separate from my work • Someone from an additional community to contribute • Need a female to contribute!!! • Tagged my wife • Lots of pieces together • Form a whole Cover Art
  9. 9. JOSEPH LABRECQUE - "EMERGENT COLLECTIVE ONE"... ALL THE LITTLE PIECES 9 • InDesign CS5 • Assets and text from contributors • Photography • Generate thread designs using HYPE framework Assembling the Art Book
  10. 10. JOSEPH LABRECQUE - "EMERGENT COLLECTIVE ONE"... ALL THE LITTLE PIECES 10 • Didn’t want to color the various tracks to much… but… • Levels and slight EQ • Small bit of compression and some dithering to gel it all • Needed to all sound like it belonged together CD-Audio Production
  11. 11. JOSEPH LABRECQUE - "EMERGENT COLLECTIVE ONE"... ALL THE LITTLE PIECES 11 • First generated the CD-Audio disc • BIN/CUE files retaining full CD-TEXT data • High quality MP3 files with full ID3 data • Downloadable PDF booklet • Flash based web booklet Download Packages
  12. 12. JOSEPH LABRECQUE - "EMERGENT COLLECTIVE ONE"... ALL THE LITTLE PIECES 12 • Flash based web booklet embed • Download links for each item • iWebTunes/MP3PlayList playback of low-quality MP3 files http://github.com/OpenAS3/MP3PlayList • Links to each contributor • Integrated Google Analytics in HTML for download event tracking and in iWebTunes for Flash playback tracking. The Gateway
  13. 13. JOSEPH LABRECQUE - "EMERGENT COLLECTIVE ONE"... ALL THE LITTLE PIECES 13 • Articles in CodeBass • Personal blog • Contributors • Lots of Tweets • Ad slides within presentations • Ads within screencasts • PHP community (BIG push) http://fracturedvisionmedia.com/FVM005/ Digital Distribution and Promotion
  14. 14. JOSEPH LABRECQUE - "EMERGENT COLLECTIVE ONE"... ALL THE LITTLE PIECES 14 Some Stats… August – October FVM005_MP3.zip 1866 downloads FVM005_CDR.zip 361 downloads
  15. 15. Emergent Collective One – Free Download Download the complete community compilation: http://bit.ly/FVM005 JOSEPH LABRECQUE - "EMERGENT COLLECTIVE ONE"... ALL THE LITTLE PIECES 15
  16. 16. JOSEPH LABRECQUE - "EMERGENT COLLECTIVE ONE"... ALL THE LITTLE PIECES 16
  17. 17. Emergent CollectiveTwo - 2011 Follow @JosephLabrecque onTwitter for announcements! JOSEPH LABRECQUE - "EMERGENT COLLECTIVE ONE"... ALL THE LITTLE PIECES 17
  18. 18. Closing… Blog: http://inflagrantedelicto.memoryspiral.com/ Twitter: @JosephLabrecque Email: Joseph.Labrecque@du.edu Thank you… JOSEPH LABRECQUE - "EMERGENT COLLECTIVE ONE"... ALL THE LITTLE PIECES 18

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