I have been involved in the Skolelinux project since its inception in July, 2001. I became the coordinator of the translators. Gaute Kvalnes and Axel Bojer took over that responsibility, gradually, and have not done any translation work for a while.
When I am not at work I may be using a video camera, or performing and discussing video creation and processing on Linux. My primary motivation is not passion about the craft, but rather that it needs doing.
I have been the dedicated videographer for events hosted in Oslo, Norway by the organisations EFN, NUUG or Skolelinux.
I am the mailing list moderator for the "community version" of Cinelerra, which is a branch of Cinelerra. Cinelerra is a non-linear video editor for Linux.
The branch was made to provide a playground for those who wanted to tinker with Cinelerra's source code, and share the fruits of their labour with other tinkerers or users.
In 2005 I purchased a 1080i HDV camera ("prosumer" high definition video), to check out how viable HD video production was for Linux. To my great delight I found that Cinelerra is quite useable for editing HDV video directly if you have a hell of a CPU, like a 3.4 GHz Xeon, and a lot of RAM. In 2006 I got a dual Opteron PC for that purpose.
I would like to see an easier way to render downscaled video in Cinelerra, though. There are still those who can't download or play 1920x1080 video.