Re: Capturing New York's distinctive thrum

From: db (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Oct 29 2007 - 01:28:33 PDT

On Oct 29, 2007, at 12:26 AM, Jim Carlile wrote:

> Nobody's hostile-- I'm just baffled by the fact that people in NY
> think that they're getting a good deal now. With the original
> proposed rules, a fairly sizeable group got a free 30 minutes to
> shoot anything they wanted to.

A fairly sizable group setting up AND getting their shot AND clearing
out in 30 minutes?


Or at least as possible as the client who told me he only had a
budget for one hour of editorial, even though he had never seen any
of the content of the twenty 90-minute betas he had as sources (let's
see, 20 x 90 = 30 hours of source material; or 6 hours at 5x realtime
playback). Oh, he had no script either.

> And solo workers never needed permits, either, so why all the fuss
> from them? They were never impacted by the old proposal.

Tell that to Jem Cohen and Rakesh Sharma (among others)

> Why aren't any of you asking the city why they took away the 30
> minute-freebie time period for more involved shoots?
> They relaxed the insurance requirement (kind of) and made the
> permits free, but the bigger shoots are getting more red tape than
> under the original proposal. That's something to cheer about?

For larger productions such red tape is easily subsumed within the
production process. There is usually someone on staff to specifically
address such administrative issues. Larger productions are even less
likely to accomplish anything more than setting up the donuts in 30

But I've said enough on the matter.


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