First let me thank everyone for their comments, and I agree piracy is an issue, or can be, however, I really don’t think it’s as big an issue as is let on, We have had our share pirated as well, but we also have sold a lot of DVD’s and continue to, the thing that makes piracy work, is it takes 2 thieves, and despite your best efforts you can’t stop a thief. That said, I will not allow a thief to stop me or you, They can buy any DVD we make and pirate it and there’s not a lot that can be done except refuse to buy the stolen content, but we all know how that goes.
The biggest thing with the DVD’s vs. the show is that it allows for more instruction, that simple. DVD classes allow us to address simpler projects, and specific projects, like the Tilt Top Table, and so forth, and it’s not intended to replace the hands on class, it just opens it up for folks who can’t attend the classes. For us it expands our base and reach and for you it does the same. The other thing it will do for us is that it will allow us, like we now do with the finishing class, is have folks watch the class , then when they get here they have a good solid foundation that we can build on.
One of my main reasons for looking into doing this has been the number of emails saying how many wish they could come to a class, but for many varied reasons they can’t, that’s the biggie for me, So this allows an alternative, again we are about education and trying to help, it’s not all business!
Here is the way we see it :
An older gentleman was walking along the beach when he saw a young boy picking up Starfish and throwing them back into the ocean, the man noticed there were hundreds of them , he said to the little boy, ” Why bother , there are so many, you can’t get them all back, so what does it matter “, as the young boy threw a Starfish back into the ocean, he looked at the man and said, “Well it mattered to that one “!
Catch ya Later, be safe