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Old 03-09-2009, 11:28 PM   #43
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Thanks to all for your kind comments. They mean more than you realize.

To date, we have done most of this because we love camping (and I love filmmaking and blogging). Our chief reward has been positive energy, meeting people, and fresh experiences. So, we appreciate your encouragement.

We are hard core Airstreamers, and I was really pleased we got our Airstream "LIV" a little screen time on HGTV.

Some have asked why we were looking at 5th wheels, etc... Well, the straight truth is that no Airstreams were present at the PA show where "RV 2009" was filmed! We had no Airstreams to browse. We pretty much had to go wherever the TV guys told us to go. I wish Airstream, Inc. had sent a trailer over to PA, but that's water under the bridge.

We would love to have a Travel Channel show. I really think we could craft something unique, creative, and fun. One of my goals this year is to turn The Long Long Honeymoon into more of a business --in a good way! Once we get a little revenue going, we can finance a bigger and better show.

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Seems to me that Airstream could really pick up some sales if they sponsored an RV show that high lighted an Airstream. I used to watch the RV Road Show religiously and I always tune in for anything that has to do with RV's. I had planned to watch the '09 RV Show on HGTV before I knew Sean and Kristy were going to be on the show.
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Seems to me that Airstream could really pick up some sales if they sponsored an RV show that high lighted an Airstream. I used to watch the RV Road Show religiously and I always tune in for anything that has to do with RV's. I had planned to watch the '09 RV Show on HGTV before I knew Sean and Kristy were going to be on the show.
Excuse me Minnie's Mate.....do you care to elaborate on your post....The last sentence has me a little perplexed.
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:51 AM   #46
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Thanks to all for your kind comments. They mean more than you realize.

To date, we have done most of this because we love camping (and I love filmmaking and blogging). Our chief reward has been positive energy, meeting people, and fresh experiences. So, we appreciate your encouragement.

We are hard core Airstreamers, and I was really pleased we got our Airstream "LIV" a little screen time on HGTV.

Some have asked why we were looking at 5th wheels, etc... Well, the straight truth is that no Airstreams were present at the PA show where "RV 2009" was filmed! We had no Airstreams to browse. We pretty much had to go wherever the TV guys told us to go. I wish Airstream, Inc. had sent a trailer over to PA, but that's water under the bridge.

We would love to have a Travel Channel show. I really think we could craft something unique, creative, and fun. One of my goals this year is to turn The Long Long Honeymoon into more of a business --in a good way! Once we get a little revenue going, we can finance a bigger and better show.

Cheers and happy camping to all!
My husband wanted to know how come U guy's were shopping for 5th wheels. I told him you had to look at what the producers and directors wanted you to look at and there were NO Airstreams there TOO look at. You were just following the script or storyboard.

I was glad they gave your Airstream some face time at the beginning of the show.
I agree with you...not having control or a say over the editing would be un-nerving for me too. SO how do you think they did on the editing of your segment?
Great job U's 2's

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Old 03-10-2009, 12:30 PM   #47
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Excuse me Minnie's Mate.....do you care to elaborate on your post....The last sentence has me a little perplexed.
I don't know what is so perplexing. I like TV shows about RV's and RV'ing and think one hosted by Sean and Kristy would be great. I had seen the advertisement for the '09 RV show on HGTV a week or two before Sean's thread resurfaced so I had already planned to watch the show. I had not seen the thread when Sean started it about his blog when he originally started it so I wasn't following his blog. When the thread resurfaced I went to the blog and read that they would be on the show, that just added gravy to the show for me. I don't know what's so perplexing about that. Hope that sufficiently elaborates my post.
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Yes thank you....The way I read it was like you were going to watch the RV show until you found out Sean and Christy were going to be on. Like you weren't going to watch it because they WERE going to be on.
I guess I need to have my medication adjusted

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I don't know what is so perplexing. I like TV shows about RV's and RV'ing and think one hosted by Sean and Kristy would be great. I had seen the advertisement for the '09 RV show on HGTV a week or two before Sean's thread resurfaced so I had already planned to watch the show. I had not seen the thread when Sean started it about his blog when he originally started it so I wasn't following his blog. When the thread resurfaced I went to the blog and read that they would be on the show, that just added gravy to the show for me. I don't know what's so perplexing about that. Hope that sufficiently elaborates my post.
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Minnie's Mate, I agree with you about doing a TV show. I'd LOVE to see an RV travel show in which we tote our Airstream throughout North America.

I think we could put our own creative twist on such a show. I'd like to see one that combines humor with substantive commentary...a show that's a lot of fun and also delivers substance.

Our unique positioning is that we might promote RVing to people who don't own RVs, or who are just testing the waters. Many of the RV shows I've seen have been tech heavy, and while that's great for RV owners, it's pretty much a turnoff to newcomers.

The problem at the moment is getting such a show financed. The RV industry is in the middle of a severe contraction. It's truly at the front lines of the economic downturn. I think in a more positive economic climate we'd already have our own cable show! (No joke.) So we will just keep doing what we do, and growing organically on the Internet.

With regard to Airstream itself, I think that paradoxically it may be poised for growth. Yes, Thor just posted its first quarterly loss in more than 17 years. yes, it's a brutal economic climate. But in times like these, the benefits of an Airstream (timeless design, durability, fuel efficiency, etc.) come to the fore.

Also, there are a lot of people out there who ask the question, "Do they still make those things?" We could answer the question definitively, and showcase the benefits of Airstream ownership to the world.

Kani, with regard to the HGTV show, I was certainly impressed with the quality of the editing (all of HGTV's shows are pretty slick). I was a little surprised at what was included and what was excluded. Of course this is true of any video project...some material always gets "left on the cutting room floor," and the editor ends up using a small fraction of what was actually shot. Hey, I do the same thing when I edit video, so I understand why it happens.

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Yes thank you....The way I read it was like you were going to watch the RV show until you found out Sean and Christy were going to be on. Like you weren't going to watch it because they WERE going to be on.
I guess I need to have my medication adjusted
Sorry for any confusion. I certainly didn't mean it like that. I found Sean's blog Saturday and probably watched 80% or more of the videos he has posted Saturday evening.
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I know what you mean Sean about cuts being left on the editing room floor.
Shoot way more than you think you will use. In this case It's impossible to go back and get pickup shots.

I think the program was edited well and you and your lovel bride were an asset to the project.
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Just joined your facebook and am in the process of watching all your short episodes.. Im an airstream nut so i have been sending links all over to my friends.. I love what you did here and have become a big fan.. Keep it up.

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Minnie's Mate, no worries, I did not take offense. Quite the contrary, I appreciate your encouragement.

Kani & Jack, you are too kind. Here's an interesting angle to consider. On the day of our shoot it was raining cats & dogs. When they shot some of the other couples, it was bright & sunny. If you see the show when they rerun it on HGTV, you will notice... we are toting umbrellas! I think that the host of the show must've worn the same outfit three days in a row to maintain continuity. I thought HGTV did a good job in making it all pretty seamless.

Thanks Vinnie! Yes, please spread the word. We are gearing up for some major Airstreaming this spring, with lots of additional videos and media appearances. We hope this year we'll really grow our Internet presence... We want to bring some good news and positive energy to people, as lately it seems to be in short supply...
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Well you were an internet presence today as my repair shop was slow and about 8 of my mechanics were watching most of your video's.. probably cost me $300.00 dollars in lost wages lol! We really enjoy the topics and having the airstream as the centerpiece.. very fun. I think the highlight for the guys was at the end of each clip you hear the Ford Diesel with the signature extended crank and RAP! goes the engine. Very classic.. One of the guys wanted to make that his ring tone.. go figure.

Thanks again for letting us tag along with you guys..

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Vinnie, LOL on the truck ring tone! That is actually a great idea.

And I'm happy to hear your mechanics like our videos! That inspires me to create more.

In fact, we probably have more than a dozen videos (some of our earliest stuff) that aren't on our site at the moment... I will try to get 'em ALL on there.

Some exciting news... We got word today that "RV 2009" is the highest rated show on HGTV so far THIS YEAR! There's definitely a strong interest in RV TV content out there.
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Hey Sean.. What camera are you shooting with? Are you using a Powerbook and a few Lacie externals along with Final cut Pro?
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