My HD camera was bought in 2012 I think, and I have happily been recording stuff since. However, I did not replace my computer that I bought in 2005. Old Computer has a lot of trouble with the HD video of the new camera and I have done a bit of editing here and there but most of the video material remains untouched and unused. I have the intention of going through the old material to correctly label, cut and publish when possible.
1. I am getting annoyed with videotaping other people who will then go on and use the video without reference or thank you. Because there is a serious amount of money, time and skill invested in videotaping dance performances, editing into chunks and sending them to all the people. I was thinking about having a release waifer printed and with me at all times, saying that I can publish their performance on youtube unless the dancer disagrees. It will be a all or nothing deal: either you want to be filmed and will be published, or you don't. I am no longer putting time and effort into filming people who are not my close friends.
I think that there is a market for bellydance video, like Andre Elbing does with his photography.
The unedited performance footage (cut neatly at begin/end) can be viewed for free on youtube. If dancers want the full HD quality video, they can moneytransfer a couple of bucks to me (what is reasonable? 1 euro per minute of video? Or 4 euro per videoclip?) and I will remove the clip from my youtube if the dancer wishes so, as they officially bought the material from me.
Dancers who want video footage but don't want to pay for it get a free public video
Dancers who don't want to be filmed, are not being filmed/don't get a video
Dancers who want to edit material or own the rights, pay me a small amount. They get to preview the material before buying.
2. I found some really nice material in my video vault and have uploaded a couple to youtube. While at it, I reorganized my youtube channel and playlist. All it needs is a channel trailer and I am all set. I made playlists for Sense of Bellydance and FaKyMa (Dalla Dream Dancers), of my own performances, of student performances and of choregraphy material.
Here's a taster of the student recital in January, including my hit and miss veil choreo to a music only version of 'Someone like you', my attempt at tribal fusion choreography and my beginners being awesome anc cute and everything.