GNOME is an amazing desktop environment. And for the last few releases, they have made very nice and professional release videos, thanks to the hard work of Bastian Ilso. I think that Bastian has done an amazing job in raising the standard of free software videos.
SUSE also makes great videos these days. I mean, have you seen Uptime Funk?
So, what does this mean for Sugar? We are also a desktop environment. To tell you the truth, we probably can't make a more professional video than Basitan, or a better music video than SUSE. So what can I do for the sugar release video? I could be like KDE, and just take some screencasts and put a voice over - nice, informative and helpful to people who care about the content of the release.
No, I run GNOME and am release manager of a desktop that uses Gtk+. Hell no I can't do anything like KDE.
So that's how I end up with Dance - Sugar 0.110. This is a video that is playful - something that matches the playful nature of Sugar. This is a video that is exciting - something that matches the exciting nature of 0.110's new features. And this is a video that is hopeful - something that matches how the Sugar community develops sugar.
Most importantly, it is nothing like any other release video you've ever seen. That might be a bad thing, but at least it makes it harder to compare :)
Comments, thoughts? Mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to hear them!