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Re: [TCML] Need a NY based electrical expert.
I did 4 segments for Discovery Canada and there was NO need for any
insurance. There was some disclaimer that if I killed myself it wasn't their
fault. (for the first episode anyway). Filming was done locally and there
was no contractual arrangement with me. The cameraman got paid directly by
them. The videos got sent and got used. Interviews were done over a mobile
phone which worked out fine. No degree required. I have two but they are the
Discovery would have had no liability in this case as the connection to me
was tenuous and non-contractual. Being in another country may have helped.
Nevertheless Discovery got their stuff and I got my stuff shown so everyone
was happy. No one had to do any travel. Even worked with a tight time
schedule from shooting to editing, production and screening in 7 days for
the Xmas one.
The 4 videos are here.
http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=2d0iewy&s=3 About the Tesla Xmas tree
http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=6x1vbch&s=1 The big TC
A backdoor into Discovery's site but needs a fast broadband to avoid
dropping frames. The first episode.
Needs a fast broadband to avoid dropping frames. The second episode.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Bogard" <teslas-intern@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Several of us have already spoken to Zoe off-list, and even given them
a reference to a very fine coil to demonstrate (the best in the area). But
the builder was not an EE, I assume that is why they are asking again. I
certainly wish them luck, but their insurance companies self imposed rules
(must be a Masters EE) has reduced them from demonstrating a coil with 16
foot arcs by a true "master" builder (no pun intended); to one that makes 30
inches on a very good day, by someone who may or may not ever built a coil
I would also point out that Peter Terren, whom I'm pretty sure is not an
electrical engineer (he's a medical doctor), has done demonstrations for
Discovery channel a few times. I would suggest that the documentary people
double check and make sure their are no insurance loopholes, as it is quite
possible that they have the same insurance as the Discovery channel people,
and they got away with it with Peter (although that was Canada.) ....
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