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Posted by Todd ( on August 06, 2001 at 11:30:46:

In Reply to: Hollywood here I come. posted by Joe on August 06, 2001 at 10:40:17:

This idea has been around for a while now, and I'm glad to see someone finally taking the ball and running with it. I think there is already one clusterhead who's done this and then could never get anyone to tell them what to do with the tape.

When it's been discussed here, the video tape idea has never been fully laid out. I think it makes sense to get some input as to just what the tape should show. For example, I'm a pacer - don't beat my head, scream, bounce off walls or otherwise do much anything that is visually dramatic. For that reason (and of course my continued remission), I consider myself a lousy candidate for this.

Personally, I think it's important to start the tape rolling at the earliest symptoms. This will probably require a "cameraperson" since few ch'rs stay in one place. Some video of the eyelid drooping, nose running, eye tearing accompanied by a narrative by the sufferer should be pretty effective. Once the demon hits in full force, the show is pretty much like a plane crash - - just step back, keep the tape rolling and the visuals will tell the story. Remember that too much is never enough, cause you can edit out but not in.
It would be great if the volunteer is willing to "tough it out" for a while before grabbing for the Imitrex shot. Not full duration, of course - that's not only above and beyond, it's unnecessary since few will ever watch the entire 1 - 2 hours. I'm guessing 15 minutes at an 8 - 10 than the shot and 10 minutes waiting for relief should do it. A bit of film showing how "normal" you become once the shot takes effect would be good too.

Just my thoughts. I'm certainly not a producer but I did sleep in a Holiday Inn. :-)

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