09-19-2008, 07:36 PM #1
Was contacted by a reality TV network about jet ski accident vids
Hey guys, a producer from Asylum Entertainment contacted me today regarding jet ski accidents and vacations gone bad.
They are looking for video clips for broadcast on that show and others.
They took some interest in the one I have about the Pit River and us getting stranded. (had taken video)
So if you have something to show, contact me and I will forward his information to you.
09-20-2008, 10:01 AM #2
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- near Toronto, Canada
A TV presentation built with this sort of content may not be good for the PWC community...
PWC riders are often mis-understood or maligned by the general boating world, let alone the general public.
Often viewed by non-riders as selfish, dangerous craft, a show focused on 'when things go wrong with a PWC' may not be a good thing for future rule-making and general public support.
TV producers sometimes don't care about, and don't focus on, balanced presentations. If they cannot find sufficient 'compelling drama' in a balanced story, then the story they present may not be balanced, vis-à-vis other forms of boating.
What kind of show do you think this producer will create from the PWC material they will collect?
09-20-2008, 10:05 AM #3
+1, be careful what you give them as it could easily be used against us.
09-20-2008, 10:10 AM #4
Hmm, didn't quite think of it that way. However, there are many types of accidents in all areas of life.
They saw this video clip and have asked me to send them the raw footage:
Wasn't stupidity, it was a trip gone wrong. I think that is the premise of the show.
09-20-2008, 10:16 AM #5
09-20-2008, 10:17 AM #6
You need to realize that the news media will use "what sells". I guarantee it will end up as a "special at 11" PWC riders killed in horendous gone wrong accidents! They sensationalize everything bro to bring in more viewers.
09-20-2008, 10:17 AM #7
Keiths right Peter.Maybe we can compose some videos of stupid stuff like the guy who backs his whole truck into the water while trying to load his ski.Anything that shows a potential for danger or bodily harm may not be wise..
09-20-2008, 10:20 AM #8
Hahaaaa. I see that guy has one of your graphics kits!
09-20-2008, 10:26 AM #9
I'll take the point of views given here by the community members to heart.
I'll contact the producer via e-mail and decline the offer.
I too agree that we need to save face in this industry. In fact, there were a couple really stupid accidents this summer here one of which was a father and daughter hit a log boom. Still can't understand how in a large body of water that happened. That was stupidity over negligence.
This is now put to rest.
09-20-2008, 10:30 AM #10
Peter, I can tell your heart is in the right place on this.
I think you will find that free access is very near to the heart of many of us here, and the PWC industry is under heavy pressure from various groups who want to ban our watercraft from American waters. One of the big legal methods they use in court is to use outdated and misleading info to position PWC as dangerous "thrill craft" controlled by stupid riders. Please see the thread in my sig for more evidence of this, also this link to a radical website will help you understand:
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