[Ibogaine] Put video of the ibogaine forum up on Mindvox!

Dana Beal dana at phantom.com
Tue Jan 27 21:06:07 EST 2009

I have a really great idea. Do you have a Chicago number?


On Jan 27, 2009, at 7:41 PM, Wiggle Puppy Productions wrote:

> Sorry I have never been to a conference without a registration fee  
> so I was the one who made the assumption there was a fee. (I  
> apologize.) If there are no registration fees for the conference  
> then the only costs we’d have to videotape the entire event are:
> Transportation to and from Boston from Chicago including tolls,  
> gas, and car rental = $450
> HDV tapestock ($12 per hour per camera – after looking over the  
> schedule I would suggest having 30 tapes) = $360
> Food - ($30 per day for 2 people) = $300
> Large Firewire Harddrive for editing - $200
> A Rough Estimate of - $1310 which I’d round up to $1350 to include  
> a $40 contingency.
> To film and edit a project like this, on top of the expenses or  
> hardcosts listed above we would normally charge $250 per person per  
> day to film (that’s our low budget rate or half of our normal $500  
> dayrate) and another $300 per day for editing (our editing costs  
> are $50 per hour or $400 for a 10 hr day estimating it at least  
> $3000 - $4000 in free labor that my partner and I would be  
> contributing. It’d require just over a week working full-time or a  
> few weeks to complete it (if we edit part-time). Because we’d have  
> to fit the editing in with other projects, we’d only be able to  
> edit it part-time so I would expect 2-4 weeks after the conference  
> to complete the DVD. It also does not include any DVD manufacturing  
> or replication. If people wanted DVD’s we’d burn a copy from the  
> one we made instead of having 2000 copies made off the bat. If  
> someone from the conference wanted to email me privately I can make  
> a formal quote of the costs and put together a proposal – laying  
> out the details and what we’d be offering for free. I think I might  
> be able to get an artist to donate artwork for a DVD cover if we  
> did move forward. If someone wanted to cover all the costs  
> themselves and then partner up selling the DVD’s (not for profit  
> but to cover the expenses) it might be easier than collecting pre- 
> orders. (we’d need at least 135 $10 per-orders and that wouldn’t  
> cover postage (we’d have to add an additional $2 per order to  
> ensure postage was included and not our of our own pockets).
> This is without housing of course (as long as we can find a place  
> to stay in Boston). My good friend just moved from there to NY but  
> I might be able to stay with one of his friends or old roommates  
> otherwise we’d need another $75-100 per night for motel/hotel.
> To be honest it’s easier than this sounds – we do non-profit gigs  
> like this as often as we can. We usually donate our time to 2-3 pro- 
> bono projects per year as long as we can get the costs covered. (We  
> recently made a video for the Conscious Alliance covering their  
> impact at the 2008 Rothbury Festival. A very small percentage of  
> the donations they received at the Festival covered our expenses  
> and in the end the video garnered much more exposure for them.)
> Video is a great way to reach people. Especially for those who  
> can’t afford to make the trip themselves to Boston but would like  
> to benefit from the knowledge the speakers plan to present. I  
> should even be able to get 1-2 local volunteers to help my partner  
> and I to ensure their is adequate coverage. (Again we’d be sure  
> that every speaker gave their permission before filming and if they  
> were not interested we could either skip their presentation or  
> offer an alternate audio recording only.)
> Feel free to email me at info at wigglepuppy.com and I will give you  
> my contact info so we can speak further.
> Thanks!!!
> On 1/27/09 7:15 AM, "Dana Beal" <dana at phantom.com> wrote:
>> There is no  hard and fast fee, so if you can stay with a friend,  
>> what can it cost?
>> Dana/cnw
>> On Jan 27, 2009, at 2:26 AM, Wiggle Puppy Productions wrote:
>>> Like I said, I would have to have several people kick in to cover  
>>> the basic expenses and/or get the conference to waive the  
>>> registration fees for both of us. As you can guess, being an  
>>> artist in today’s day and age doesn’t leave much room for us to  
>>> afford much more than our own bills. With that said I hope you  
>>> all understand that we’re not in a position to invest financially  
>>> even if it’s just a few hundred. I haven’t looked to see what the  
>>> fees are yet but if anyone on the forum is part of the  
>>> conference, I suggest they contact me and let me know if they are  
>>> interested OR people on the forum can get together as a group and  
>>> pitch in $5-25 bucks each via paypal – I can give you my account  
>>> once pledges totaled enough to cover the bare minimum of costs –  
>>> tapes, gas, conference fees & motel (if necessary - we might be  
>>> able to stay with a friend). Otherwise it will not be possible  
>>> for us if it was going to cost more than we have. But we’re  
>>> always happy to donate our equipment and labor, especially for a  
>>> project that would actually teach us as we film and edit but most  
>>> importantly help get this very hopeful medicine the proper  
>>> attention it needs to move the various studies forward in getting  
>>> their permits and funding. It seems that Ibogaine as a solution  
>>> for addiction is a topic of great interest right now. To my  
>>> surprise, I even heard my partner’s Mother mention it recently in  
>>> a positive and inquisitive light (she’s a social worker, very  
>>> anti-drug most likely because her brother was an alcoholic).  
>>> Also, sites like vimeo.com allow uploads at any size/length so  
>>> posting the complete talks (that got filmed) is not out of the  
>>> question. (Many online sites used to limit you to 10 minutes but  
>>> that’s no longer a restraint.) But again it would have to be with  
>>> official permission from the conference organizers as well as  
>>> permission from each speaker (they would have the right to opt  
>>> their individual speech out if they were camera shy although in  
>>> that case we would try to convince them of the greater good and  
>>> if that didn’t work we could counter-offer to just record their  
>>> audio).
>>>  Thanks – info at wigglepuppy.com
>>>  On 1/27/09 12:03 AM, "Dave Brockman" <davebroc at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>  > That would be kick ass bro. You should put it up on Mindvox so  
>>> other
>>>  > people can see it. There is always some vid of a lot of the
>>>  > conferences but then it never goes up anywhere. put it on  
>>> mindvox, add
>>>  > it to youtube so peeps can see.
>>>  > peace
>>>  > -broc
>>>  >
>>>  > On 1/26/09, Wiggle Puppy Productions <info at wigglepuppy.com>  
>>> wrote:
>>>  >> My partner and I would be open to video recording the  
>>> conference for no
>>>  >> charge but it might be hard for us to be able to afford to  
>>> get ourselves
>>>  >> there (financially). But if it were possible to get a free  
>>> pass or maybe
>>>  >> even some of the hardcosts covered (like tapes and gas) we’d  
>>> contribute the
>>>  >> labor, editing and any other services to get the conference  
>>> on DVD for all
>>>  >> to see. If anyone on here is interested and wanted to  
>>> contribute $10-20 and
>>>  >> we had at least a dozen or so people who’d do the same – we  
>>> can surely do
>>>  >> it. It’d be a great way for the both of us to learn more  
>>> since neither of us
>>>  >> have had an Ibogaine experience first hand.
>>>  >>
>>>  >> My production company has been hired in past for other  
>>> conferences for
>>>  >> corporations – we do all sorts of film/video work – from  
>>> commercial,
>>>  >> corporate to live events (concerts, weddings, red carpet  
>>> affairs, etc.). We
>>>  >> own all our own HD/HDV camera gear and high-end audio equipment.
>>>  >>
>>>  >> Thanks,
>>>  >> Bootsy
>>>  >>
>>>  >>
>>>  >> On 1/25/09 3:01 AM, "James Forristal"  
>>> <psychonaut101 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>  >>
>>>  >>> Might someone have an digital audio recording device that  
>>> can tape these
>>>  >>> lectures, or maybe at least a few of them?  I live on the  
>>> opposite side of
>>>  >>> the
>>>  >>> continent and don't think it would be possible to go.   
>>> Still, I've always
>>>  >>> enjoyed hearing the stuff they post on MAPS and all the good  
>>> work Lerenzo
>>>  >>> from
>>>  >>> the Psychedelic Salon has recorded and posted on his site.   
>>> PLEASE!!! if
>>>  >>> someone can and it's ok to do so, it would be awesome of  
>>> them to do.
>>>  >>>
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