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Want to be on TV?

Discussion in 'News' started by doug, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    #1 doug, Apr 20, 2009
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    French TV that is.

    I was was contacted through some Cornell alum friends to see if there are any Roadster owners in the SF Bay Area that are willing to be interviewed for French TV. They'd like to shoot this Friday, but can do other times as well.

    The network is TF1 (kind of like the French CBS or NBC). It is the largest french-speaking network in Europe and its 8pm nightly newscast is watched by some 9 million viewers.

    The piece they're doing is on electric cars mainly from the business perspective, focusing on Tesla in particular (since they're starting to market more proactively in Europe). The news crew will be interviewing Tesla employees and getting some footage at Menlo Park.

    However, they'd also like to make the story more relatable to their prime time audience by adding the personal perspective of a current Roadster owner, along with a few shots of you driving the car around the block or so. Expect the whole thing to take about half an hour.

    Ideally they'd like to do it Thursday or Friday, whenever is convenient, and can go anywhere in the Bay Area. You'll even get a DVD of the broadcast. :biggrin:

    I know it's a bit of short notice. So any takers?
     
  2. vfx

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    (If I were to do it)

    I would demand that my interview be subtitled in French not overdubbed.
    :smile:
     
  3. EVnut

    EVnut Darell, the EVnut

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    I'd love to do it. But somebody's gotta quick get me a Roadster! Metalic blue, please.
     
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    Found someone, thanks!
     
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    Interesting. I'm French and I live in Menlo Park, does that qualify me ? :smile:
    Only problem, I just cancelled my Roadster so I'm no longer a future owner :frown:
     
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    That is sad and I'm sure difficult news. So many are canceling or selling these days. Bummer.

    You never appeared on the TMC Tesla owner's list. What number were you?
     
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    I was #778. I have to drive my kids to school now so the Roadster won't work for me after all :frown:. I thought about selling it right after delivery but the ones on eBay are not selling so I gave up on that idea.

    It's ok, it's just a car...
     
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    Where are the striped shirts?
     
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    DaveD EVs Kick Gas!

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    Did you get some more Roadster drive time, doug?

    3471688427_c4ab3415ec.jpg

    Nice camerawoman. What's her name?
     
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    It was fun, and my car looked good, don't you think? And thanks to you, Doug, I'm sure I got my Roadster a few days early so I could have it in time to participate in the video shoot with the French TV folks. Also looking forward to seeing what I look like speaking in French, when they dub in my responses to their questions. :smile:
     
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    Yes, they took a ton of footage for what will likely be only a few minutes of TV time.
     
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    Very nice! Congrats to you and Steve.

    "Critique Automobile!"
     
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    They made you take off the cap :eek:
     
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    Nice shot of Sam Perry's license plate as well :smile:
     
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    #17 vfx, May 14, 2009
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    Another plate, NUKULER

    So Steve, you are Radiant Red beige/beige, not Avatar Orange?
     
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    I didn't have any plans to be on camera... was wearing shorts and sandals that day. But they decided to interview me and the hat was putting a shadow on my face (as it's designed to do). So yes, I had a serious case of hat head.

    I have no idea what they have me saying in that clip.
     
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    A now your head is shiny and your eyes are lost in shadow.
     
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