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Re: Another Condition For Documentary Participation

From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 09:17:59 -0400
Archived: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 08:52:37 -0400
Subject: Re: Another Condition For Documentary Participation

>From: Eleanor White <eleanor.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 17:39:38 -0400
>Subject: Re: Another Condition For Documentary Participation

>>From: Brian Ally <ufoupdates.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 11:58:18 -0400
>>Subject: Re: Another Condition For Documentary Participation


>>And if any researcher chooses to edit their own interview then
>>they might as well produce their own video.

>Not a bad idea, not at all! And much easier to do today than in
>the past.

>All kinds of local community TV channels willing to air such a
>video. DVDs of such could be available at the Roswell museum,
>and many other like places.

>Might even net a bookseller to sell the DVD - that's happening
>in other controversial fields right now. Especially online
>booksellers like Amazon.

>Maybe a small group of researchers getting together to show the
>world "how it's done?"

>How about narration and continuity by Errol?


Production and distribution are not as easy as it might seem,
even with the modern technology we have available. Some small
productions by researchers have been released over the years,
but the audiance has been small and there's little interest
outside the genre. The hope (so far in vain) has been that a
major media outlet would latch onto the subject and produce
meaningful and accurate documentaries that would be promoted and
have wide distribution. The Sci-Fi Channel came very close to
providing such a forum several years ago, but NBC bought their
parent company and their focus changed. FYI, Larry Landsman, who
is still with the Sci-Fi Channel, is a lurker on this list, and
with the recent posting of Roswell interviews on the Sci-Fi web
site, it shows he still has interest.

The problem, of course, is that the Sci-Fi Channel is an
entertainment organziation, and their educational requirement is
very limited. We're hoping for some sort of public minded media
outlet that is more concerned with truth and justice than they
are ratings and profit. That's going to be a tough goal..

I wouldn't sell the efforts of Paul Kimball and others short,
however. They've done a very good job of packaging the
information in an entertaining fashion, which is itself a
challange given the scope of the subject. But then there's the
issue of distribution, and if a show is aired in one Country, it
may not get aired in another, so everyone relies on DVD sales to
distribute the information to a wider audiance.

All this being said, I think the concept of researchers having a
part in the production of UFO documentaries is a good one, and
should be pursued as best as is possible. Selling materials on
Amazon is a good idea, but you need to get an ISBN number for
publications, I believe, which has been an issue for a number of
Fund publications. While the material is copyrighted, it isn't
registered with the Library of Congress.


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