As a follow-up to my 1 minute movie contest post, here's the details of my latest crazy remix idea:

All you need to have is:

  • An API to get the 500 most interesting pictures with an CC attribution only license (e.g. all photos with an attribution license tagged Vancouver). I don't believe Flickr has APIs that will do the exact combination of a particular license, tag and "interesting" but I bet they will soon.
  • A webservice to find some attribution only music
  • A scriptable movie editor that will allow you to blend all the pictures using the Ken Burns effect into a movie, and add credits with the names of the photographer using the CC attribution music as the sound track.

Hmmm, doesn't sound that difficult (I bet this can be done using the Internet Archive, Final Cut Pro and some flickr hacking! Am I right?)! Lazy web?