|ACPA VIDEO NEWS
June 11, 2000
I have received 19 orders for tapes so far. I expect all of these
will be delivered to ACPA by next Sunday. Remember, to be credited
on the highlight tape, your order must be placed before June
ends. I will publish on this website a list of those who have
ordered for confirmation purposes.
April 13, 2000
Taxes are due next Monday, so work on the order form will be
delayed. Sophea needs to generate a Chinese version. I am
thinking about simplifying the options on the form so that you can pay $30
for one tape or $60 for three, eliminating the $50 for two option.
On the other hand, many people will want the first and the third and not
the second, so I have not decided. Any input?
April 10, 2000
I e-mailed a draft order form to Sophea last week. She is to do
the Chinese translation. I will try to check with her this week on
progress. I changed the image for this page. This one is from
the March 4, performance at Ohlone.
April 4, 2000
Pricing is available. The order forms are not ready yet.
A highlight tape for the March 2000 ACPA shows can be preordered for
$30. The tape itself may not be available until Fall 2000.
However, those who pre-order on or before June 30, 2000 will receive
several benefits. Firstly, they will receive an unedited show tape
soon after their order. Secondly, performers in families
pre-ordering will be credited on the highlight video. Thirdly, the
performances on the the highlight video will be selected with the
interests of those pre-ordering in mind. Fourthly, those who
pre-order will be entitled to order extra copies of the unedited show
tapes for $10 each.
For extra charge, you can obtain more than one unedited show
tape. $50 buys you your choice of two unedited show tapes. $60
buys you all three unedited show tapes. The unedited show tapes
include three versions of each dance as well as some dress rehearsal
footage. Samples of all three shows are available in Fremont and
For a reduced amount, you will be able to order "a la carte",
performances for $10 each.
Those with special requests and needs can contact me at ClifAnd@aol.com.
From now until June 30, 2000,. there are seven options avialable.
$0 no preorder.
$30 preorder and request an unedited tape of show 1 (March 4, 2000)
$30 preorder and request an unedited tape of show 2 (March 5, 2000)
$30 preorder and request an unedited tape of show 3 (March 12, 2000)
$50 preorder and request shows 1 and 2.
$50 preorder and request shows 1 and 3.
$50 preorder and request shows 2 and 3.
$60 preorder and request shows 1, 2, and 3.
Order forms should be available by mid April.
ACPA Video News--March 29, 2000
A number of things have to be finalized before videos for the March,
2000 shows go on sale, so everything here is tentative. I have made
SHVS masters for each of the three shows. Each master is eight hours
long and includes three versions of the show, plus some dress rehearsal
footage. All the footage is raw.
I am presently making copies of the masters. The first copies
will be for proofing, then samples will be made for Fremont and
Cupertino. Each tape takes eight hours to make, so the process is
slow. The first copies I made were unacceptable. I had to buy
a new VCR to make satisfactory copies. I am considering making new
masters on the new VCR, but have not yet.
David Chen showed some highlights from the shows at the ACPA party in
Fremont on March 25, 2000. These highlights are included on the
copies to be sold. Some people complained to me about the lack of
closeups. The tapes to be sold have closeups. The
versions that David Chen elected to show were all "Director's
View" versions. The other two versions of each item include
The tentative plans are to make a number of video items for sale.
I anticipate that Sophea Chen and Mary Wei will handle sales. First
will be the eight-hour show versions. Second, individual dance items
will be made available at reduced cost. Third, a highlight tape will
be made available; it will be free to those buying an eight-hour
version. Finally, special requests may be considered.
Pricing is to be determined. I am thinking that $30 for one show
tape is reasonable. I am considered a reduced rate for multiple
tapes. Order items (one version of one dance) will be $10
each. The highlight tape will be priced about the same as a show
type; but remember it is free to those who purchase a show tape.
The highlight type is the biggest question mark. It will probably
be made over the summer. It will be a selection of items from the
three show tapes. The highlights will be chosen as a function of the
people who buy the show tapes this spring. I am thinking the
highlights tape will include credits. These may be limited to those
who purchase show tapes. In a sense, purchasing a show tape
purchases a vote as to the contents of the highlights tape.
Therefore, purchasers of the show tape are encouraged to let their
preferences as to highlights contents be known.
Check this URL for updates. Questions and comments can be
directed to me at ClifAnd@aol.com.
Put ACPA Video in the subject heading in your e-mail so that I do not
think your e-mail is spam.