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Would you buy a Der Cosplay DVD for $10?

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« on: March 26, 2005, 06:14:20 PM »

Many people have asked over the years for a copy of Der Cosplay on tape. Well, it's probably not going to happen this year, but it's not too late to be thinking about Der Cosplay '06. Just to get a general idea of interest, we're taking a poll: Would you buy the DVD?
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2005, 06:25:16 PM »

for just $10?! of course i would *_*
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2005, 07:17:32 PM »

Good Lord, yes. I would jump at any opportunity to purchase the DVD.
It'd be nice if the recording were made at a good angle, and from a reasonable distance, too.
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2005, 03:19:17 PM »

I would! The whole cosplay event is one of the main reasons I go  to Fanime. I would easily pay $$$ for this on dvd.
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2005, 01:41:12 PM »

Fanime did sponsor/sell a 2003 version of the DerCosplay on tape.  The cost to edit/master copies did not match the level of copies actually sold.  We kept the unit cost low, but we didn't break even.  In reality, the cost per tape of disk should be around $40/50 if you expect a professional effort or near professional effort.

I don't think we even broke 40 copies sold back then.
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2005, 08:09:55 PM »

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well, i would probably pay $30 for one...but i guess it makes sense not to sell professionally-made DVDs/tapes.
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2005, 08:39:41 AM »

Yes, you shouldn't really go for professionally made/edited DVDs - I'd pay, at the most, $20 to buy one. ^_^
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2005, 09:24:19 AM »

That's the balance to be found when trying to market videos/dvds.  I can tell you that if we tried to sell the videos a few years back at $20 we would have been lucky to sell 10 of them.  It wouldn't have mattered how professional the packaging and yet we were trying to assemble a product that wasn't cheap or amaturish.  

It is a catch-22 when you are a fan-based enterprise and looking to market convention items.  How serious will your audience/consumer base  respond?  We can't market on the level of even a small third level video reatailer,  but we wanted to present an item that is better than some weekend fan-dubber at a Star Trek dealers table.

It is a struggle of expectations and realizations.
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2005, 01:04:25 PM »

I'd pay. That stiff is the kind of this you want to always remember - its so damn funny!
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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2005, 10:12:52 PM »

I'd pay, but the best thing would be if one would be kind enough to tape it and digitize it and make it available for download, free, online.

edit: one might want to put a 'donate' link in case he doesn't have that much bandwidth...
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« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2005, 10:28:39 PM »

hm...well i probably can videotape the event, dunno how good the quality will be though...can make dvds....
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« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2005, 12:30:51 PM »

I say it depends. Sometimes the cosplay events turn out to be not even worth your showing up...no offense to anyone who has participated.
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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2005, 09:48:30 AM »

I think if it we taped and then just some quick clean up with the raw footage and no fancy work slapped on a dvd would be just fine for $20.
It can include an insert with the numbers order like the tape ^_^
No cd case just a dlip cover would do!

Our group is looking to tape it, so we should have a copy ^_^
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« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2005, 08:27:35 AM »

Quote from: "h-chan"
I say it depends. Sometimes the cosplay events turn out to be not even worth your showing up...no offense to anyone who has participated.


I guess you're the only one who picked "no" on the poll, hmm?
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« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2005, 09:07:57 PM »

I'd definately would buy one...especially last years =D will that be on sale?
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« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2005, 02:01:30 AM »

*tosses in 2 cents*

Three years ago I never knew you could "download" an AMV. With the advent of more bandwidth offered by webhosts, bigger hard drives, and P2P...DVD retailers are having trouble selling their wares *take a look at some of the threads in the dealers section of this board* and you'll know exactly what I mean.

If full time DVD retailers are having trouble....how would Fanime fare trying to push it's "cosplay DVD"? Sounds like a guaranteed financial train wreck.

An argument can be made that DVD's are now fast becoming obsolete thanks to mpeg4 video encoders...but that's a discussion that can be saved for a different message board.   8)
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« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2005, 09:03:35 PM »

Yeah...either DVD or just release it, free, online.

Ask Blues/Great Teacher Largo if he can lend his cameraman for a moment there...;)
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« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2005, 09:27:56 PM »

i'll buy it!!! a copy of der cosplay would be awsome. i can show my kids and be like "This is what mommy did in high school!"
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« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2005, 06:48:35 PM »

is there anything to stop people from making personal videos of der cosplay?
Im sure if people have already taped an event its somewhere on the internet ^^
But yeah if they were being sold, i would buy one, even at low quality. But i think it would possibly end up costing more then it would bring in.
I DONNO, BUT YEA I WOULD BUY IT ^^
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« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2005, 12:36:55 AM »

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i'll buy it!!! a copy of der cosplay would be awsome. i can show my kids and be like "This is what mommy did in high school!"
I think you're forgeting something. By the time you have kids nobody will be using DVD's. Your children will give you really strange looks and you'll have to explain to them:

"A DVD stands for digital versatile disc, it's what we had before HLC." (Holographic Laser Crystals)  :wink:
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