>Hi, All -
> Sometime ago I sent a suggestion to the newsletter people (I forgot
>who) that didn't seem to get a response, so I thought I'd float it
>again. For those of us far from the DC area (or ANY area), attending a
>workshop is somewhat of a major undertaking, involving both time and
>considerable expense (travel, lodging, etc.). Is there any possibility
>of videotaping workshops and selling the videos to the members? I'm not
>talking Hollywood productions here; "home" video quality would be fine,
>wiggly camera and all - just so I could hear and see basically what is
>going on. I'd be willing to pay not only costs but enough to give GNSI
>a profit as well.
> I would have loved to have attended the colored pencil workshop at the
>National Zoo, but I figured the weekend would have cost me around $700
>minimum. $70 for a videotape would be fine with me, and I don't know if
>it would even come to that amount. Even those who CAN come to the
>workshops might like one for future reference (sometimes my notes from a
>workshop or conference don't read too well when I get home!) Maybe the
>actual workshop participants could get a discount on the video as part
>of the package.
> Anyway, just an idea. Any remarks?
I sympithize with your desire. The real problem is that we need someone
with a Camcorder and sound equipment who would love to to the job.
Standard home videos would be almost worthless, as the sound quality stinks
(unintellegable) without a wireless mic. If we have a member with this
equipment and the desire to tape, fine. But if we have to rent this stuff,
we could be taking about $300-$500 plus you still need someone who has tha
ability to handle the equipment and will work for free. We have though
about it. I hope they are considering the possibility out in Santa Cruz.
Of course the othre consern is a presenters desire to maintain the rights
to their presentation. This might not be a problem for a dedicated Guild
member, but permission would still need to be give, in writing.
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