After the online success of OneFrameOfFame, we decided to take the concept offline. We built a photobooth, and invited the 55.000 visitors of the festival to mimic one frame. Every fifteen minutes we rendered a new clip with the latest additions.
Since Internet access was unreliable at the festival, all software was modified to run offline. We used the same stack (Apache, PHP, MySQL, FFMpeg) as the online version, but it all ran on 2 mac mini’s in our booth. The interface was modified to run on one big red button. Since we couldn’t use Crowdflower for the moderation (as that runs online), I built a local moderation interface which runs on iPhones and iPads.
In the end it was a great success: We needed 1400 pictures, and collected over 2200 in just 3 days. The resulting video can be seen above, and has a complete different feel from the webversion which has changing backgrounds.