22 Oct 2004 01:50:55
Spiderman
Chicago Open Pro-Am

This weekend brings the best players in the world to Chicago. The play has
already started tonight ... I'm not sure if anyone else will be updating the
Internet Rball Community but I will try to post something each night. I
don't know if I'll be able to post here (perhaps through Goggle) but will
post primarily at the forum at Racquetball.Com

http://www.racquetball.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1666

Of course, I'll be filming as well. Best of luck to all contestants ... GO
CLIFF!!!

Ed.
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22 Oct 2004 06:23:59
Jordan Kahn
Re: Chicago Open Pro-Am

Ed, I live 10 minutes from World Gym (not playing).

I wanted to test video recording a "PRO" glass court match using 3 cameras,
Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Dave said I needed to talk to you since you own all the video rights (IRT
players) but allowed me to tape any USRA non-pro matches.

I already talked to Tony, the manager at World Gym and he has granted
permission, as long as Dave agrees.

I want to bring 3 cameras and tape from 3 different angles.

Canon DVC.
Sony Digital 8mm.
Sony Handycam (8mm) - Transferred into DV after recording into the Sony Digital
Camera format.

I have done this last January at the Glass Court in Lombard and edited all
three cameras via computer.

Since then I have made a special VHS tape for Ben Croft from last Decembers
Junior Worlds (Florida) after his dad gave me two VHS tapes (recorded in SLP
!!).

I created special intros and credits for the coaches and players, plus slow
motion (with audio) of rallies. (I will bring a copy for you to keep but not to
duplicate or sell since no one gave me the rights- Bob Croft gave me a the SLP
copy a parent sent him).

I will not use the PRO Match tapes for any uses other than test editing on my
computer, but I will be happy to provide you with a finish version plus copies
on DV or DVC tape of the raw footage.

If you like, I can add my three cameras to what ever number of cameras you will
be using to create more camera angles.

I am not sure how you edit, or what effects you add since I have never seen any
of your tapes (DVDs).

If you only are using a 1 camera back wall format, I can add:

One stationary camera behind the back wall left side by side glass (wide lens).
One stationary camera at side wall 7 feet in front of short line at server
(wide lens).
One tripod (auto zoom on tripod) pan-tilt-zoom for facial close-ups during
rallies and after rallies, plus crowd shots during and after rallies.

I can easily edit a hours worth (maybe two hours) of DV Video on my computer
from 3 cameras angles at one time (3 raw video footages) on 3 tracks- plus one
audio track. Multi track editing allows me to add extra tracks (overlays) for
slow-motion replay, graphics and titles, all at once.

I also have a new system I want to test using a single fluid tripod with a dual
camera mount with two digital cameras, one wide and one (zoom) close-up. This
allows both full side wall action with dramatic close-ups of swings and facial
expressions for cleaner edits (from side or front side glass).

If you do not get a chance to read this by Friday I will see you Friday when
you get in town.

Dave gave me permission for any of the USRA (non-IRT matches), but I would like
to see how this works with the faster "pro" players.

See this weekend.

Jordan Kahn
PS. If you allow me, I will make stills from this weekends "PRO Matches" video
for the Racquetball.com website (with credits to you and how to order your
tapes). The Racquetball.com people seem to like my stuff (almost all the
"current" racquetball.com pages, graphics, information and pictures are from
me).




22 Oct 2004 04:10:06
Kathy Geels
Re: Chicago Open Pro-Am

Jordan it is awfully nice to see your tremendous efforts showcased in a group
format. With all the emphasis you all are putting on reaching out to new people
and players, combined with the group talent and good attitudes, impressive
things are bound to happen. You're a collective force of nature!

Good reigning in that special force from...the darkside? the outer limits? Well,
let's face it - none of know much about where Spidey is coming from. But he
makes a good ripple. Hope you all can work together to bring us more,More,
MORE!!!!

Kathy

In article <20041022022359.04424.00003284@mb-m24.aol.com >, Jordan Kahn says...
>
>Ed, I live 10 minutes from World Gym (not playing).
>
>I wanted to test video recording a "PRO" glass court match using 3 cameras,
>Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
>
>Dave said I needed to talk to you since you own all the video rights (IRT
>players) but allowed me to tape any USRA non-pro matches.
>
>I already talked to Tony, the manager at World Gym and he has granted
>permission, as long as Dave agrees.
>
>I want to bring 3 cameras and tape from 3 different angles.
>
>Canon DVC.
>Sony Digital 8mm.
>Sony Handycam (8mm) - Transferred into DV after recording into the Sony Digital
>Camera format.
>
>I have done this last January at the Glass Court in Lombard and edited all
>three cameras via computer.
>
>Since then I have made a special VHS tape for Ben Croft from last Decembers
>Junior Worlds (Florida) after his dad gave me two VHS tapes (recorded in SLP
>!!).
>
>I created special intros and credits for the coaches and players, plus slow
>motion (with audio) of rallies. (I will bring a copy for you to keep but not to
>duplicate or sell since no one gave me the rights- Bob Croft gave me a the SLP
>copy a parent sent him).
>
>I will not use the PRO Match tapes for any uses other than test editing on my
>computer, but I will be happy to provide you with a finish version plus copies
>on DV or DVC tape of the raw footage.
>
>If you like, I can add my three cameras to what ever number of cameras you will
>be using to create more camera angles.
>
>I am not sure how you edit, or what effects you add since I have never seen any
>of your tapes (DVDs).
>
>If you only are using a 1 camera back wall format, I can add:
>
>One stationary camera behind the back wall left side by side glass (wide lens).
>One stationary camera at side wall 7 feet in front of short line at server
>(wide lens).
>One tripod (auto zoom on tripod) pan-tilt-zoom for facial close-ups during
>rallies and after rallies, plus crowd shots during and after rallies.
>
>I can easily edit a hours worth (maybe two hours) of DV Video on my computer
>from 3 cameras angles at one time (3 raw video footages) on 3 tracks- plus one
>audio track. Multi track editing allows me to add extra tracks (overlays) for
>slow-motion replay, graphics and titles, all at once.
>
>I also have a new system I want to test using a single fluid tripod with a dual
>camera mount with two digital cameras, one wide and one (zoom) close-up. This
>allows both full side wall action with dramatic close-ups of swings and facial
>expressions for cleaner edits (from side or front side glass).
>
>If you do not get a chance to read this by Friday I will see you Friday when
>you get in town.
>
>Dave gave me permission for any of the USRA (non-IRT matches), but I would like
>to see how this works with the faster "pro" players.
>
>See this weekend.
>
>Jordan Kahn
>PS. If you allow me, I will make stills from this weekends "PRO Matches" video
>for the Racquetball.com website (with credits to you and how to order your
>tapes). The Racquetball.com people seem to like my stuff (almost all the
>"current" racquetball.com pages, graphics, information and pictures are from
>me).
>
>


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Kathy Geels
Miami, FL