Re: New Syd Footage?

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How much would you donate to a Kickstarter funding the release of new Syd Floyd concert footage?

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New Syd Footage?

Post by Haight Trashbury » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:01 am

Hello. I’ve been talking to counterculture filmmaker Flame Schon for a few weeks now, and have some very exciting news. Back in 1967, Schon arranged for Syd Floyd to make a brief cameo in her experimental film DOPE, and recorded over three hours of high-quality audio and video of the band’s performances at UFO for use in the movie. Only a little more than a minute of this footage made the final product, but when I asked her if she still had the tapes anyway, she directed me to a film storage facility in Long Island where the material for all of her films is stored. She then elaborated that although she isn’t sure whether her recordings still survive, whatever there is (if anything) that remains in existence is at that location. I’m going to spend the next couple weeks trying to gain access to this storage facility to see if her footage is still around. If it turns out that it is, then I’ll make it my top priority to try and launch a Kickstarter funding its release. Before I go further, however, I would like to know how much you would be willing to donate to this crowdfunding effort if all goes well and my project gets of the ground. I’ll make sure to update you as I get new information and my search progresses. Until then, here’s the sole portion of Flame’s material that has entered public circulation:

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Re: New Syd Footage?

Post by twcc » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:09 pm

^^^
Welcome aboard, that's a cheeky first post if the forum rules are to be obeyed ... good luck with the project

I assume any funders of over, say, USD 50 or 100 (you decide) would receive a DVD/Blu-ray as part of the deal.

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Re: New Syd Footage?

Post by flashback » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:17 pm

Count me out, seeing how I was never a great fan of the Syd Floyd era. There are some that might be interested so gook luck with your project.

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Re: New Syd Footage?

Post by Haight Trashbury » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:13 am

I JUST tracked down the owner of the storage facility that supposedly has the Syd tapes. I’m gonna be calling him on the phone in a few days. Will update you on how it goes.

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Re: New Syd Footage?

Post by vizor » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:20 am

Kickstarter won't release the money if you do not make the goal. Indie Go-Go will under different terms. Also, look into pledgemusic to launch a project. https://www.pledgemusic.com/

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Re: New Syd Footage?

Post by Haight Trashbury » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:07 pm

I found another film library in that has some material from DOPE (not sure if they have any outtakes though). They uploaded a clip of the UFO Club (apparently mixed in with some Blarney Club stuff) to their YouTube channel a few years ago, and for a very brief moment starting at the 0:27 mark, Pink Floyd is shown. The footage was clearly intended for DOPE, although it appears to be taken from the final cut of the film rather than an outtakes reel. Regardless of its origins, however, the video is almost completely unknown to the Floyd fandom, and so I figured I’d include it here:
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