Posted by Joe Johnson. [PICTURE: SAME | NEW | HELP]
Engineer on team #47, Chief Delphi, from Pontiac Central High School and Delphi Automotive Systems.
Posted on 9/8/99 7:01 PM MST
What do folks think about this idea I have been kicking around for a few years?
If we could get enough teams interested in signing up to have a no-nonsense scouting video of the Michigan regional, I think that I could find a professional video company to shoot the matches, duplicate the tapes and mail them out.
The idea would be to have a complete video showing match after match after match, perhaps even a completed scoring chart could be included.
This would be a no-nonsense affair. No production value. There would be no editing except that the camera would be shut off between rounds.
The ypsi venue would allow a pretty good bird’s eye view shot.
I checked into this a while back. I don’t recall, but I think that the camera crew was something like $1000 for two days of shooting. The duplication was something like $10 per tape. I think it would take 2 tapes at Standard VHS format to hold a whole competition. Shipping was about $15.
Roughly speaking, with 20 teams interested in this think it would cost about $85 per team to cover all the costs ($50 for the crew, $20 for the tapes, $15 for shipping).
How much interest is there in this sort of thing at those prices?
P.S. I would love to be able to get similar offers from local teams going to other regionals that we are not going to. Anybody willing to take this on?