Happy 2019! Here’s hoping it’s better than 2018 for all of us.
To make a TV series, you need footage. To make this series, the Three Days In Paradise team needs YOUR footage.
The enthusiasm you’ve shown for this project has inspired and touched us even while many of us work to put our own lives back together in the wake of the #CampFire disaster. When it comes to Three Days in Paradise, many of the crew and subjects are in this together. As posted elsewhere, I’ve lost my home in Paradise along with many of you.
Since we announced the project, we’ve had hundreds of people offer the footage they shot on November 8, 9, 10 and beyond. So many, we collect them from you one by one.
So we’ve been working on the best way to make it easy for people to send us their high quality, uncompressed footage. We’ve found a way and here it is.
Why can’t you just send Facebook or YouTube links?
Most non-professionals understandably think they can just send us links to Facebook or YouTube postings. The problem is, modern cameras shoot surprisingly high quality footage, often 4K footage (advertised as UHD), or 1080 footage (advertised as HD). But Facebook compresses that down to 720 or less and YouTube also compresses the footage.
That compression takes sharp, vivid footage and makes it look blurry, degraded and less colorful. They do this to lessen the load on their networks.
So the upshot is, we need your original camera files if at all possible.
Best Way to Send Us Pictures and Video Files
One of the strengths of this project is we’ll be using footage from the entire range of past and present video sources. That includes phone videos, home videos, old pictures, modern phone pictures as well as old VHS tapes, slides, news station tapes and 8 mm films.
We’ll be announcing how to get some of that to us in the future, but if you have phone or camera pictures or video, here’s how you get them to us.
Get on our computer and go to this link:
When asked, enter your name and email (this will tag each video you upload with your name so we know who contributed it).
The nice thing about doing it like this is you can send us video but only we will see it.
If this method doesn’t work for you, check below.
Best Way to Send Historial Films or Video Tape files
As Three Days in Paradise is being produced by the Emmy-Award-winning company RocketSpots.tv, we have just the ability to convert old video tapes, photos, slides, 8mm and super 8 film to museum quality digital copies. And we’re willing to do it, if you’ve got images of Old Paradise, Chico, Magalia, Concow or more.
For these transfers, at this point it’s best to meet in person.
Feel free to call me at 530-680-7125
Or email ThreeDaysInParadiseTV@Gmail.com
Or find us on Twitter
Or find us on Facebook.com/ThreeDaysInParadise
Or find director Christopher Allan Smith directly on his personal page: Facebook.com/RocketSpots.