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Looking for Ratha Yatra Video Footage

by Hari-kirtana dasa

Posted August 19, 2006

Hare Krishna. I am a video editor and production systems instructor by profession. I have a couple of instructional DVDs to my credit (for Photoshop CS and Inscriber TitleMotion) and I am about to do another one, this time for Motion 2, the motion graphics software that ships with the current version of Apple's Final Cut Pro editing software.

This project requires me to come up with a few realistic scenarios to use as learning examples such as a promo for a fictional cable channel show. I was thinking that it would be great if I were to invent a show for the "Vaikuntha Channel" (or something like that) that needs a promo for their upcoming installment about how an ancient festival in India, virtually unknown in the west until 1967, has become a travelling festival celebrated all over the world. In so doing, hundreds of professional video producers who will buy this instructional video would get Lord Jaganntha's darshan while they are learning this software program.

To do this I would need to acquire footage of both the original festival in Puri and the festival in major western cities like London, New York, etc. If anyone has Ratha Yatra footage on DV or MiniDV tape that I can acquire the right to use in exchange for shipping costs and a free instructional DVD if you would like one, please contact me: hari-kirtana@harryseldom.com. Thanks.

Your servant, Hari-kirtana dasa