Since my job is in the TV field, I have been watching this thread.
Before you can even look at a studio, there are several things that need
to be acomplished. The Producer (someone has to take the reins and make
decisions, studio reservations, find crew, etc.) needs to set up some
production meetings and decide how the show will be formatted (is it a
series of shows, is it a one time show, talking heads show, magazine
type, etc.). Then, a script has to be written. What will happen when,
what needs to be edited, how long the final production will be, etc.
Then a crew has to be chosen: director, camera operators, editors, etc.
Then studio time, if needed, could be reserved. If someone has a
digital video camera, I believe there is some editing software out there
that runs on Linux.
Doug, you are right, but your numbers are off a tad; for every second of
finished video, approx. 1 minute of post production are required.
Pre-production time is even more than that, sometimes. Don't let the
numbers scare you...it's still quite do-able, just remember, a good
product takes some time and work.
On Sat, 2003-10-18 at 20:08, doug waud wrote:
Yury I Vashugin wrote:
first, we need people to produce the show.
it's a commitment of half an
hour ones? a month.(could be ones in two months) is there anyone who
would like to join the venture?
I have been lurking and on the horns of a dilema. The above comments got
me off the fence. (On re-reading, that is an atrocious mixed metaphor
--- natural talent!) :-)
Then general idea of proseletizing strikes me as reasonable. However, I
think it is a good idea to do as good a job as possible. Although I
admit to little direct experience with such exercises, my impression is
that they should not be lightly undertaken. In particular, I gather it
takes about ten hours preparation for one hour of finished product (and
that ratio is probabley optimistic). You have to identify your audience,
identify, rank and organize what topics should be covered, decide on how
best to utilize the time, write some sort of at least a detailed
outline, if not a full script, try dry run(s). etc.
So far, all I see is the idea that a group of well-meaning people are
supposed to show up and "wing it". Sounds like a disaster waiting to
happen. The discussion at the end of the last WLUG meeting demonstrated
little more that that there were about as many views as to how to
proceed as there were people in the discussion. Lots of chiefs, no indians.
Now I readily confess that I am very good at spotting the negative side
of just about anything. :-) (On a plane ride from Florida to
Philadelphia, I once convinved a pharmacological colleague that an idea
he was exploring made no sense at all. Years later, when Julie Axelrod
got the Nobel prize for that general concept, I had one of those "oh
shit" moments. Fortunately for me, the guy from Philadelphia, it turned
out, had dropped the issue, but not on the basis of my comments.)
The other horn of my dilema, is that I would like to help, but don't
want to appear and just be a wet blanket.
Since the "event" is right here is Shrewsbury, I'll probably show up
(since I can at least function as a "gofer", pull out power cords and
the like) but try to maintain a low profile.
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