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Re: [TCML] Need a NY based electrical expert.

I also offered to help, but they moved the shooting schedule up into March
so I will not be back at my lab in Wis. until May.  I guess they want to do
a telephone interview with me or perhaps fly out to Tucson to film an
interview.  I suggested having a local company do the video work and
interview and send it to them.  So far, no response from them.

Dr. Resonance

On 3/12/08, Peter Terren <pterren@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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
> wrong sort!
> 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
> mms://a180.v31560.c31560.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/180/31560/44ce8bb3/ctvakamai.insinc.com/akamai/ctv/discovery/DPLA/DISC-
> DPLA-070905-EP.aussyelectric-video.wmv
> A backdoor into Discovery's site but needs a fast broadband to avoid
> dropping frames. The first episode.
> mms://a180.v31560.c31560.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/180/31560/44ce8bb3/ctvakamai.insinc.com/akamai/ctv/discovery/DPLA/DISC-
> DPLA-070911-EP.austraillianelectric2-video.wmv
> Needs a fast broadband to avoid dropping frames. The second episode.
> Peter
> www.tesladownunder.com
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Scott Bogard" <teslas-intern@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Dan,
>     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
> before.  ...
> 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.)  ....
> Scott Bogard.
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