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Re: Open Letter to the General Looping Community regarding Video Demos of Looping Devices

I just want to say that I'm excited by all of this - using the collective
knowledge of the community to enhance individual (and collective) 

Very cool.

I'll help.


At 05:45 PM 3/20/02 -0600, you wrote:
>the company i work for has a small vhs duping station where i could make
copies 10 at a time.
>source can be betacam (industry standard), or dv, hi8, svhs, vhs, etc... 
>we can also do encoding for video cd's and dvd's but that's probably a bit
too pie-in-the-sky...
>maybe a few short excerpts in avi or mpg could be put on
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Rick Walker/Loop.pooL" <GLOBAL@cruzio.com>
>To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
>Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 7:42 AM
>Subject: Open Letter to the General Looping Community regarding Video
Demos of Looping Devices
>> Dear Looping Community,
>> People have been very cynical (with really good reason) about the
>> manufacturers springing for demo videos of looping devices (see the
>> exchanges below).
>> Gang,  if we are really serious about taking this community out to the
>> at large, we are going to need to take matters into our own hands.
>> This community has unbelievable resources at our command.  We,
>> own digital video cameras, digital cameras,recording studios, mixing
>> microphones, servers, fttp sites, promotional and production acumen, 
>> etc.
>> At loopstock, individuals digitally recorded the events on both video 
>> audio and had these things ready for posting within a week of the
>> event...................all of this was done for love of looping , love 
>> creativity and love of community.
>> I say we forget about money (as long as we have the necessities of food,
>> lodging, children and equipment ;-) covered)
>> and start planning on expanding this community with all of our resources
>> love of what it is that we are doing.
>> Some of us are too busy to participate in this kind of adventure on a
day to
>> day basis and that is fine...........
>> Even they, however, can lend a hand when possible for la causa.
>> I demand a high wage when I tour or make recording or
>> soundtracks.................I also will play damn near any looping event
>> that I can (when scheduling permits) for free or expenses just because I
>> love this community and this 'artform' (I know, I know, Kim,  it is not 
>> technically, an artform) so much.
>> If our resources are not state of the art, so be it.  I think some of 
>> prominent musicians on this forum can help out with demonstrations of 
>> gear even if it is not completely PRO.  I know I would.  I'm reasonably
>> my brother would (who knows enough about the repeater already to make me
>> weak in the knees).
>> OK, enough soapboxing............................let's just do it!!!!
>> yours, in art and creativity and looping and having fun doing it,   Rick
>> Walker   (loop.pool)
>> people wrote:
>> "Doesnt anyone on this list live in Hollywood, and have a freind in the
>> film buisiness? Dont they realize how important an EDP Demonstration
>> video is to the world of music ?
>> hollywood: ha!
>> but, i believe that kim f. tried to organise this w/gibson, some buncha
>> years
>> ago..... no dice, yet.
>> best,
>> dt / splattercell"