Steve Rosenbaum gave me a quick link to a service that he’s involved with called EditXchange. It seems to essentially provide all the tools necessary to support distributed production of video content. With the increased democratization of video distribution, low-cost production remains a tough barrier to overcome. Having heard a bit about the Star Wars Revelations production experience, I think this type of service is desperately needed in the market.
As the volume of prosumer content continues to swell, I would expect services like EditXchange to become increasingly vibrant communities for bartering time and attention. Steve always seems on the cutting edge of this market and this product looks no different. I’m looking forward to seeing EditXchange ramp up.