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Old 01-18-2007, 10:49 PM   #31
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Does DVD allow you to provide multiple camera angles of the same race that you can toggle with the remote? I remember hearing this was, ahem, popular in the adult film business. Anyway, if there's an easy way to do that, and you've got several cameras following the same race, maybe each camera can follow a different part of the pack during the entire race, and while watching the video you could toggle to a different part of the action interactive DVD style.

Also, if you've got good announcing that follows incidents on the track, or good battles or whatever, maybe an overlay on the video could highlight the action the announcer is talking about at the time to draw more attention to it. That's kind of a secondary thing, I guess. I suppose a third option would be to do an occasional picture in picture to show action that happened elsewhere on the track (especially if the announcer mentions it) while not going away from the main camera view. I always hear the announcer mention that someone got taken out or broke, but since the video is only following the main action, you don't always get to see how the incident happened.
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Old 01-18-2007, 10:49 PM   #32
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did you guys film the 2006 IIC vegas race?
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Old 01-18-2007, 10:51 PM   #33
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Along the line of picture in picture, showing the faces of drivers during a crash, intense battle or other incident could be neat.

I apologize if you already do some of this, I haven't seen one of your DVDs yet, though I intend to order a few of them now that I've seen a sample.
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Old 01-18-2007, 10:55 PM   #34
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It sure would be nice to get some camera angles from one of these bad boys!
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did you guys film the 2006 IIC vegas race?
Yup, we did. That one will be coming along about a month after the Reedy.

We had some delays in production while we expanded our store and launched the website, but we're back on track now.

I'm going to try to get a YouTube/Google or whatever sample of some of our race recordings up in the next day or two here so you can take a better look.
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i would like to see to drivers talking about set-up how they got into racing how long they have been racing and driving techniques
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Old 01-19-2007, 09:07 AM   #37
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please, no more r/c groupies.. although watching a couple of middle aged drunken oval and on-road guys duking it out in a hotel courtyard might be entertaining for the 2 minutes it would last after they got tired of tripping over each other.

I have not watched many videos. Maybe this has been done, maybe not.. How about a segment on the proper way to turn marshal? Explain who has the right of way, how it is suppose to be executed, what to do and what NOT to do. Do a scenario on the track..
Also, driver stand etiquitte. Who gets to stand where, how not to lean over, why its important not to fish with your radio. In the mains, what to do when you break (make sure your car isn't going to run off depending on its situation and stand back. do not walk across the drivers stand)

Also an in depth segment on tires. If its a foam race, explain the differences between the types, diameters/sidewall stuff, tire sauces. May not want to get too specific without some sort of sponsorship on that :P

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We had some delays in production while we expanded our store and launched the website, but we're back on track now.
Your hobbyshop you setup at The 2006 IIC race was killer! Are you gonna do it again this year?
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Your hobbyshop you setup at The 2006 IIC race was killer! Are you gonna do it again this year?
I haven't discussed it with Scotty yet but we certainly hope to be invited back. Just as we did from 05 to 06, we've expanded quite a bit since last September and I think next year's shop will be even bigger and brighter.
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I've seen most of the Reedy race DVDs and most of them bore me to death, some just into coma. Admittedly I haven't seen all RC DVDs but by far the best one I've seen is the BRCA Ifmar race of 98. That one is almost ten years old but still the one I like the most. Atsushi Hara saying that he doesn't speak english and the HPI guys looking incredibly gay, oh, is priceless.

Make it more like a TV show less like documentary.
Multiple camera angles.
DVD/Show "hosts", a woman and/or a guy who ask racers questions about; setup, racing lines, etc. Hold interviews with the racers and manufacturer personels.
Get direct sound feed from Scotty or whoever is describing the race, better yet get them to describe the DVD.
You don't have to show every single minute of every single main.
No nudity or pranks. Aim for DVD that you can let your kids watch with you.
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