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#1 Gaiiden

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 05:09 PM

Production from the Science Channel is coming to NJ to film a bunch of kiters of any and all types doing there thang in the sky. The taping is for a show in the "Sci-Fi Science" series and is hosted by Dr. Michio Kaku! I dunno about you but I'm totally geeking out right now. The email I have says "We would not need people to speak on camera but simply to be filmed flying their kites with our presenter." which to me means he'll be there on site and won't be dubbed in later. Awesome! Oh plus you get to fly kites and get filmed doing it ;) No, there was no mention of pay and I didn't ask.

Shoot should take anywheres from 2-3 hours - but if anyone else is familiar with production like I am that number could easily stretch to 5-6 depending on all kinds of things. Either way plan to spend the whole day out on the field - but how is that anything new to most of us?

I talked on the phone today to the production assistant and she said that the shoot may be moved from Liberty Park because "some people" said it wasn't a good location. I was like "WHAT?!?" and set things straight - so as of now it's still on for Liberty but they don't have the location locked down, but the date is definitely locked in for this coming Sunday.

She told me "the more the merrier" so even if you have friends that don't fly, have em come and hang out!

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 06:50 PM

Hi Drew-

How's everything?

This sounds very cool!!! I'll definitely be there. Sadly, Rich can't attend. He's got family obligations out of state. I'm sure many of the crew will be there.

Thanks for the heads up!

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 07:30 PM

Drew,

Unless they told you differently when you spoke with them, the Info I have says the taping is Saturday, not Sunday.
Might be worth double checking.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 09:52 PM

Are you sure Libety is going to be big enough for all you USA type folks to get on the Telly?

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 11:19 PM

Yes, the date was originally planned for this Saturday, but has been since changed to Sunday - this was made very clear in the email I received and I also talked to her on the phone about it. Time however is still TBD, and again the Liberty location isn't locked down but I did make sure she fought for it over these people who are saying it's not a good place to fly kites.
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Posted 14 April 2010 - 05:57 AM

Yes, the date was originally planned for this Saturday, but has been since changed to Sunday - this was made very clear in the email I received and I also talked to her on the phone about it. Time however is still TBD, and again the Liberty location isn't locked down but I did make sure she fought for it over these people who are saying it's not a good place to fly kites.


Can't imagine why LSP would be a location frowned upon by some unless it was inconvenient for them to get there. It is most definitely an ideal location!
Sadly I will not be there but encourage anyone that can get there to participate; if for no other reason than to get out and enjoy the day!

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 09:07 AM

Seems people were suggesting Sandy Hook instead, which is good from a kiting perspective but filming-wise they want the NYC skyline in the shot and down at Sandy Hook you'd need a clear day and HD camera to be able to see the skyline on video footage. Liberty may not always have the best winds but us serious kiters know we can get our stuff up even if we have to run backwards!

Apparently tho production found out there appears to be a 3,000 person walkathon or something going on in the park that day. Still going for it as of now. Should be interesting! 0_0
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Posted 14 April 2010 - 07:13 PM

Seems people were suggesting Sandy Hook instead, which is good from a kiting perspective but filming-wise they want the NYC skyline in the shot and down at Sandy Hook you'd need a clear day and HD camera to be able to see the skyline on video footage. Liberty may not always have the best winds but us serious kiters know we can get our stuff up even if we have to run backwards!

Apparently tho production found out there appears to be a 3,000 person walkathon or something going on in the park that day. Still going for it as of now. Should be interesting! 0_0


Sandy Hook can be great, so long as the migratory birds aren't nesting. Within the next few weeks, the best beaches will be closed :-(

So, I did a bit of surfing and found out that there will be an MS walk on Sunday. Check in / parking is by the Ellis Island ferry at the northern end of the park. Their walking route will be along the "Liberty Walk" which is the ocean front walkway. If we meet to fly in our usual spot, south of the play ground, we should have plenty of space to fly. Hopefully the winds will be out of the south, which will allow the kites to be shot with a great NYC background. c'yall there!

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 11:57 PM

Hey, a Walkathon shouldnt be a problem, you fly kites in the air not on the ground.

And worst comes to worst, you can walk and fly can't you.

So the first ever kite flying Walkathon, bit for charity and a first for kite flying.

Simples!!

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 05:29 PM

Weather is looking iffy right now - fingers crossed! Either way, time is currently slated for 9:30 - 12:30. Will let you all know of course when I have final confirmation

I'm not concerned about the people I'm concerned about the parking. Especially since I might not be able to ride my bike up.
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 07:35 PM

Weather is looking iffy right now - fingers crossed! Either way, time is currently slated for 9:30 - 12:30. Will let you all know of course when I have final confirmation

I'm not concerned about the people I'm concerned about the parking. Especially since I might not be able to ride my bike up.


I don't think it should be too much of a problem, since the event is slated to start rather far up north from our usual flying fields. And worse come to worst, theres yet another parking lot just a bit further south (the one used for the NJ Kite Competition) that is reasonably close to the flying field. And I've yet to see that one fill up.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 07:42 PM

Hi Guys-

If it's slated for 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., I'm thinking we should probably be up and flying by 9 am. So, I'll probably arrive by 8:45 to get set up. Parking shouldn't be so bad at that point.... hopefully!
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Posted 16 April 2010 - 09:04 AM

So yea what Laura said, except the one producer that I've been talking to sent me an email saying that the shoot day was Saturday. But then the original producer who I first saw send out the email sent word to our AKA regional director that it was Sunday. Sooo... I'm waiting for an email back to confirm Sunday. If nothing shows up closer to the 5 o' clock whistle I'll give her a call.
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Posted 16 April 2010 - 10:58 AM

Typical for TV people working on the same project NOT to be on the same page as their counterparts.

Let me know how you make out!

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 12:57 PM

So yea what Laura said, except the one producer that I've been talking to sent me an email saying that the shoot day was Saturday. But then the original producer who I first saw send out the email sent word to our AKA regional director that it was Sunday. Sooo... I'm waiting for an email back to confirm Sunday. If nothing shows up closer to the 5 o' clock whistle I'll give her a call.



Hi Drew-

Saturday is what Rich had heard. I wonder what would be happening on Sunday that both days are being discussed.

I guess we have to wait and see....
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Posted 16 April 2010 - 02:54 PM

Okay got it all cleared up! Sunday is still the day for filming, and as Laura said please plan to get there at or before 9am so you have time to set up as the production crew gets their act together as well. Film shoot is planned for 3 hours starting around 9:30 and time is money so be ready to go when the camera starts rolling!

Also Michio might want to fly a kite on camera so bring some extras for him to try out. It would probably be best for him to tug on a single line if he has to concentrate on narrating, but I'm also bringing along my 1.5m 2-line stunt foil he can crash all he wants :)

See everyone there!
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Posted 16 April 2010 - 04:55 PM

Coool....

See you out there.

Al, Steve, who else is going to be there?

Rich, we'll miss you out there. Be thinking of you....

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 05:53 PM

I will not be there as I will be at an astronomy forum listening to another well known physicist, Alex Filippenko. I would love to meet Michio if I were available. Have fun guys, and find out when we can see this show.
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Posted 16 April 2010 - 06:40 PM

I will not be there as I will be at an astronomy forum listening to another well known physicist, Alex Filippenko. I would love to meet Michio if I were available. Have fun guys, and find out when we can see this show.



Hi Wayne-

Too bad... it would be great to see you and Barb.

Have a great time and I hope you get to meet Alex Filippenko. If you do, please tell him I said hello. Posted Image

See you next weekend at MIKE.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 06:29 PM

I hope you have good weather for teaching Michio Kaku the string theory of Rev kites! Wish I could be there.

See you at MIKE.
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