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Re: Another Condition For Documentary Participation

From: Paul Kimball <TheRobieShark.nul>
Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2007 21:17:46 EDT
Archived: Mon, 03 Sep 2007 09:14:49 -0400
Subject: Re: Another Condition For Documentary Participation

>From: Eleanor White <eleanor.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2007 14:29:15 -0400
>Subject: Re: Another Condition For Documentary Participation


>These days quality had be had close to home. It would be step
>one for the researchers considering an independent production,
>perhaps with the help of people on this list who are qualified,
>to find out what standards need to be met. I don't see that as
>impossible to do.

It isn't impossible to do. Here's your real problem - try
getting a broadcaster to return your calls. I know a lot of good
producers who have trouble getting broadcasters to look at
quality stuff they've already produced for another network. I
suspect amateurs, no matter how talented they may be, will fare
even worse.

Further, those standards are getting harder to meet for
amateurs, particularly with the advent of HD.

To meet basic post-audio standards in Canada, for example, you
would have to hire a competent post-audio person, with the
proper gear. I get mine done for a pretty low price on these
docs, and I still have to pay about $5-6,000 - and that's just
one cost. Don't get me started in what is required for a proper
video on-line so that you conform to standard network
requirements. But you might want to Google "crushed blacks",
just for kicks.


>I would imagine the combined video production expertise on this
>List is more than enough to create a first class documentary. It
>might take more time than a production company with an assured
>budget, but it can be done.


You're probably right, but why would we do it? I'm in business,
Ms. White, as are all other producers. At the end of the day,
you're asking us to not just do something for free, but to also
spend our own money on it, because that's what it would take -
there are hard costs that you just can't get around.

I assume that while I'm off doing that, you'll make my car
payments for me, and pay the rent and other overhead at the
office, and cover any and all travel costs to get interviews,
and pay off my credit cards and the bank, and... well, I trust
you get my point.

>I suggest that because _you_ like it is _not_ a reason to use
>it. Do what's best for bringing the field of ufology into the
>mainstream, and don't indulge your personal liking!

Umm... isn't that what you're doing to Ms. Rainey right here?
Indulging in what you think is appropriate.

Best regards,

Paul Kimball

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