MOD Films is a website that aims to allow web users to actually act as movie editors and to create their own mashup of moves provided on MOD Films. The audio, video and other resources needed to make a movie will be available for use in a software environment called Switch. This sounds like a non-linear editing environment, only implemented in a web friendly manner. The first movie, Sanctuary, is production now. All of the materials used to make the film will then be usable by site goers to create their own version of the movie.
This sounds rather cool. Sort of a multi-player version of a movie. I’m not sure there is any long term consequences of this. I don’t think most people are going to be all that gung ho about editing a movie once they see what all is involved. A few will, however, and it will be interesting to see what comes of this attempt.