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Re: Video recording events - New Thread
Greetings to those of the Merry Rose.
I notice Tirloch solicited us today...for shame...and in public no
>a new thread to see how the Rialto feels about video recording SCA events.
Especially with regard to some activity at 12th Night and another
later event. As Tirloch noted,
>Some of the populace thought this was a cool thing. Others did not.
I have no problems with someone working to document various aspects of
the SCA on film, if it is done in a non-intrusive manner. Certainly
what I saw at 12th Night was just that. I was pleased to see someone
trying to capture what we do rather than *interpret* it. Personally, I
am much more upset with the CRAP I have seen put out by the networks
and their affiliates.
I would enjoy seeing a nice documentary piece on the SCA in all of its
facets. A piece like that is far and away better than turning around
to see _Geraldo_ at the door trying to perform a psychoanalysis of the
'sickos who beat each other with sticks!' Sometimes I wish we would
place a single condition on the news crews, shoot all the fighting you
like AFTER you've finished ONE good fight! Or at least, bother to film
the A&S displays--a few minutes in the kitchen--some of the children's
games--how about the dancing!
As for the folks that didn't like it, they're upset for any number of
things: a) cynical because noone has done a quality job yet, b) cranky
because someone dared to bring the 20th century into the room with
them, c) miffed because the camera was in their way, d) peeved because
the operator didn't interview them, or e) just needed something to
grouse over. At any rate, they'll get over it.
I don't particularly want to see a camera every time I turn
around--but I haven't before and I don't think I will any time soon.
Remember, we are a nonprofit educational organization. We're
*supposed* to be educating the rest of the public...and the camera is
an extraordinary tool for accomplishing that. When we stop educating
folks, the Game will become a Joke--or worse, a Lie.
For my part, Leifr give your brother my regards...keep up the good