Introduction to the OTW (Organization for Transformative Works
)Editor ash48Beta: cupidsbow
(and many others who offered suggestions and ideas during the project <3)Producers:
The OTW Communications Committee Music:
Various pieces obtained through Dig CCmixster.org
(Royalty and copyright free)Category:
The Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) is a nonprofit organization run by and for fans to provide access to and preserve the history of fanworks and fan cultures. This is an introduction to their projects: Fanlore, Archive of Our Own (AO3), Open Doors, Transformative Works & Cultures, and legal advocacy.
Other places it appears: OTW website
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I need to start this with a big *PHEW*. This has been quite a project. I was approached by the OTW Communications Committee in January 2013 to see if I'd be interested in putting together a video about the OTW. It sounded like an interesting challenge so I said yes. I admit I didn't realise at the time what a "challenge" it would end up being. Let's just say I have learned a HEAP during this process.
I would like to extend my sincere thanks to everybody who has supported me throughout this project. To those who have held my hand, watched early drafts and given me a shoulder to
This video is a joint effort between Claudia (from the OTW communications committee) and myself. This is really her "baby". We've worked very closely together over the last 15 months to produce this (I'd say over 200 emails have been exchanged between us). It's been a huge amount of work (brainstorming ideas, sourcing works, gathering permissions, creating a multitude of screen caps, etc etc), made a little easier by her constant support, quick responses, help and ideas (*clinks glasses* we did it...).
I'd also like to thank to cupidsbow
who assisted in the early drafts, gave me technical feedback and provided support when it was needed most. <3
Thanks to the (over 50!) contributors to this video (and to all those who gave permission to use their work - even if it didn't make the final cut).
And finally, thanks to the OTW Board who gave it the thumbs ups. :)
This is the longest, most complex video I've ever made. Thanks for watching if you choose to do so. :)