Would you buy it?

Tuesday, February 26, 2002 12:12 PM
Checking out Robb's video page, it got me thinking.  If I was to create a video, would anyone buy it?  I would solely base it on Dorney, my hometown park.  It would include stuff like extensive history, POV's of all the coasters, timeline, etc.  If I was to create this Dorney Documentary, would anyone buy it?  Please give me your response!  If I wanna do this I gotta convince my parents to let me use their camera, and I'm using you guys as proof that people will buy it!
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Rollercoasters are my life, I think about them more than I think about....wait, thats all I think about :)

Proud Owner of www.coasterkingdom.cjb.net

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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 12:18 PM
First of all, who is your clientelle??? By filming ONLY Dorney, you will most likely get only people interested in Dorney. Robb Alvey, on the other hand, gives people a large variety, thus, expanding his clientelle.

Secondly, what makes your content different or better than other available content? You must offer something MORE than what the average person can find, thus making it worth the money.

Third, what will you charge? Some items I may purchase if the price is right, but pass if I dont find value in it.

Fourth, Do you have the access to a facility that can professionally/semi-professionally edit the footage into a viewable format? Anybody can have a home movie, but if it is arranged properly, can make all the difference.

Fifth, check into the legalities of selling such a product. Trademarks, copyrights, etc may be infringed. A business license and taxes may also need to be considered.

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I've traded in my 2000 Giovanola for a 2002 Arrow X4D :)
My other car is now an Arrow X4D!

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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 12:22 PM
Yea...the first thing I would have to ask someone at Dorney which I plan to do opening day.
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Rollercoasters are my life, I think about them more than I think about....wait, thats all I think about :)

Proud Owner of www.coasterkingdom.cjb.net

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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 12:51 PM
Something else to consider.

Technically its against the law.

Without full permission and releases, you could get sued by the parks for profiting from their property.

Obviously there's little interest from parks in small projects like Robb's or the one you're talking of, but on the odd chance things got very large, you can be sure they'd be all over you.

I know it may seem like I constantly bring this up in topics like this but I'm often amazed at how many people think that just by filming something or taking a picture of it that it becomes theirs to do with as they please. The law is very touchy in these areas and there are tons of threads on Coasterbuzz already where such issues have been discussed.

Just helping keep an eye out for everyone. :)

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www.coasterimage.com

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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 2:29 PM
Not to mention the issue of copyright with music. I'm not going to tell anyone how to do things, but I for one wouldn't distribute music without the rights. It's just not worth the risk of getting sued with the record companies being hyper-sensitive to the issue lately.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
"As far as I can tell it doesn't matter who you are. If you can believe, there's something worth fighting for..." - Garbage, "Parade"

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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 2:47 PM
Ahhh, very good point Jeff!

Probably even more dangerous. You'll have record labels, publishers, songwriters and the artists themselves on you in that case.

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www.coasterimage.com

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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 6:05 PM
If it had extensive footage of rides that were there when I was a kid, such as the Pretzel ride and the Flying Dutchman coaster (not to be confused with the Vekoma ride), maybe. Otherwise, a timeline isn't very exciting. Plus, I believe you'd have a hard time simulating just how bad Hercules is on a videotape.
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The word "definitely" is definitely the most misspelled word on the buzz.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 8:49 PM
Bummer that, I-Fan.  Herc looks like he could have been a pretty good ride when built...I think that turn over the water IMMEDIATELY at the end of the first drop really was asking for trouble...
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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 11:01 PM
Especially DONT USE METALLICA! Look what they did to Napster. :)
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I've traded in my 2000 Giovanola for a 2002 Arrow X4D :)
My other car is now an Arrow X4D!
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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 7:54 AM
If its coaster related, I'll buy it!

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At least I dont call a vertical loop a "loopdie-loop"!

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