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Aussie Climbing DVD's?

StuckNut
9/03/2011
11:03:02 AM
I gave my gym partner a DVD which I'd burnt of some climbing movies last night, she asked if any of them were Australian. None of them even had any Australian footage on them so it got me wondering if there are any Australian climbing DVD's around?

By climbing I mean with ropes, no offence to boulderers.


nmonteith
9/03/2011
11:10:02 AM
On 9/03/2011 Jase wrote:
>I gave my gym partner a DVD which I'd burnt of some climbing movies last
>night, she asked if any of them were Australian. None of them even had
>any Australian footage on them so it got me wondering if there are any
>Australian climbing DVD's around?

Probably one of the reasons why there isn't any is because people burn copies and gave them to their friends!

I think right now the DVD long form video is a dying concept. People now watch climbing videos on the internet. There is a few (not great) videos of Australian climbing on youtube and vimeo if you hunt around.

ajfclark
9/03/2011
11:11:42 AM
Smitten should be out this year?

Smitten Teaser from Smitten the movie on Vimeo.



More teasers: http://vimeo.com/smittenthemovie/videos

(As an aside, using an apostrophe in a plural is incorrect. See Angry Bob's quick guide: http://www.angryflower.com/bobsqu.gif )
bones
9/03/2011
11:14:29 AM
I was dissappointed that the tassie film from the reel rock tour only had 2 minutes of climbing footage (thrutchy horrible looking climbing at that)

ajfclark
9/03/2011
11:25:21 AM
On 9/03/2011 Jase wrote:
>got me wondering if there are any Australian climbing DVD's around?

It was VHS that some people have transferred to DVD, but there's Low Gravity...

ajfclark
9/03/2011
11:46:16 AM
Hard Way To The Top:





http://climbingdvds.com.au/

StuckNut
9/03/2011
12:03:18 PM
Hard Way to the Top looks good! I was hoping there would be some Buffalo footage out there!

On 9/03/2011 nmonteith wrote:

>Probably one of the reasons why there isn't any is because people burn
>copies and gave them to their friends!

Its an issue thats hard to solve.

I think a start would be to offer digital downloads at a reduced price as an option over the physical DVD media. I have no issue paying a few bucks for a good quality, full length digital download(as long as its not via iTunes), but anything I get on DVD media I rip to my media server anyhow and am left with a useless bit of plastic which I have paid too much for.

Hawkman
9/03/2011
12:51:03 PM
The Real Rock Tour 2010 DVD has an Australian Segment but it doesn't feature much climbing.

Gavo
9/03/2011
12:57:16 PM
Yeah I think the previous point was, that you get excited about seeing more of our place on it and it was sort of reduced to a few jokes and an ass hurting our wildlife.

It was funny and everything, but something like the Peter Croft and Lisa Rand segment, on one of our locations would have been cool as.

They said they didnt get much usable footage but I dont see why that would have been.

Still, was a fearful chuckle seeing Cedar say a sling over a sharp flake was bomber and then the next move seeing it pop off.

Would have been nice to see some Aussies on the actual footage too... maybe someone might do a segment for it for next years...

Eduardo Slabofvic
9/03/2011
2:05:26 PM
On 9/03/2011 nmonteith wrote:
>
>Probably one of the reasons why there isn't any is because people burn
>copies and gave them to their friends!
>
Agreed.

That, and the people who make the DVDs want to get paid more money to screen them publicly than someone can make from actually running an event that shows them.

I didn't see the real rock tour, but have been to the Banff show in melbourne a couple of times and you have to run the gauntlet of gear shops to get in, then sit through the ads, before seeing a bunch of films that are not more than exercises in product placement.

The Yangshuo Climbing Festival a couple of years ago was sponsored by Black Diamond, so there was a pretty good film segment played during the evening event, but again these "films" are really just advertisements that go for a few minutes.


maxdacat
9/03/2011
2:06:55 PM
On 9/03/2011 ajfclark wrote:
>>(As an aside, using an apostrophe in a plural is incorrect.

i disagree otherwise you would have to put DVDs which looks a bit wrong....would you take issue with somebody saying they were born in the 1980's?

nmonteith
9/03/2011
2:18:26 PM
On 9/03/2011 maxdacat wrote:
>....would
>you take issue with somebody saying they were born in the 1980's?

Yes! A pet hate of mine when I was the editor of CRUX.

ajfclark
9/03/2011
2:38:36 PM
Yes. The apostrophe is for ownership and contractions. That's it.
Winston Smith
9/03/2011
3:12:29 PM
On 9/03/2011 ajfclark wrote:
>Yes. The apostrophe is for ownership and contractions. That's it.

What about possessive pronouns like hers, ours, its, theirs and yours? No apostrophes there.

The possessive form "its" is one of the biggest stumbling blocks because people confuse it with the contraction "it's", which stands for it is or it has.

It's confusing isn't it when it's used in this form. It's got the whole English-speaking world going crazy, or maybe that's its purpose.

ajfclark
9/03/2011
3:16:27 PM
There's an Angry Bob for it's vs its too: http://www.angryflower.com/itsits.gif

Gavo
9/03/2011
3:20:08 PM
I got a “Do-Not-Disturb” sign on my hotel door. It says “Do Not Disturb”;

it’s time we go with “Don’t Disturb”. It’s been “Do Not” for too long. We need to embrace the contraction....

“Don’t disturb”; “Do Not” psyches you out.....

“Do”: “Alright, I get to disturb this guy”. “Not”: “Shit! I need to read faster!”


- Mitch Hedberg

Organ Pipe
9/03/2011
3:26:37 PM
On 9/03/2011 Jase wrote:
>I think a start would be to offer digital downloads at a reduced price
>as an option over the physical DVD media. I have no issue paying a few
>bucks for a good quality, full length digital download(as long as its not
>via iTunes)

I agree.

I purchased Progression, CORE, and First Ascent the Series all via HD download directly from the official websites.

Never a DVD again.
Winston Smith
9/03/2011
3:32:18 PM
Angry rule's. ;-)
crazyjohn
9/03/2011
7:51:24 PM
On 9/03/2011 bones wrote:
>I was dissappointed that the tassie film from the reel rock tour only had
>2 minutes of climbing footage (thrutchy horrible looking climbing at that)

Dont worry bro. There will be a proper Tas climbing Vid out End of Summer 2012. Dont want to say too much at this point. I will only say that it will be the best movie ever made. Period. "."

Butters81
9/03/2011
10:28:15 PM
On 9/03/2011 ajfclark wrote:
>Yes. The apostrophe is for ownership and contractions. That's it.
I would argue that is is a contraction of "disks"
Therefore D's should be ok.

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