The production professional at Colleen M. Griffith Productions would be honored to provide video or canine photography services in Phoenix, MD or surrounding areas of your dog's nose work performance. Please read our FAQ bellow for questions about canine sent competition sample videos and full videos.
Yes, 1 to 2 sample videos for each element filmed, in every trial, will be posted to www.ColleenMGriffith.com/Nosework 1 to 2 weeks after the trial has completed. Sample videos are posted so competitors can gauge the video quality for each element filmed, in each specific trial, including evaluating the camera angles(s) and coverage of the search area, determining visibility of the hide location(s), and understanding where dynamic (panning and zooming) and static (wide-angle only) filming techniques were utilized.
When buying video from Elite, Element Specialty, and the Interior Elements of NW2 and NW3 trials, you'll need to utilize the specific search number posted beneath each sample video, for each search your buying, during your Checkout process.
Sample videos are posted only after we receive the competitors permission to post the video of their search.
Can I preview the videos of my searches before I buy them?
It is not possible for competitors to preview their individual videos before they purchase them (meaning, the only way to watch the video of your searches is to buy them). For the NACSW trialing venue, NACSW prohibits video services from publishing trial video in any sort of public way, with the exception of posting 1 to 2 sample videos per element filmed (with prior approval from the competitor in those sample videos). In addition, it's entirely too labor intensive to process each video of each trial, create a custom folder for each competitor and upload videos into individual password protected galleries for each competitor, and then send a separate customized email to each competitor, for each of the 50 trials we film each year. This labor-intensive work can only be completed after a purchase is made.
Hence, we post sample videos so you can utilize them to judge the quality of your videos since a video is chosen to be posted as a sample only if it's representative of all videos of that search. Via the sample videos, you can see how many camera angles were filmed for each search, quality of the videos, each camera angle, total number of hides visible in each camera angle, specific hide location(s), etc. Also, feel free to read through customer testimonials to see what others have to say about the videos they purchased from us.
What happens after I place an order?
You will automatically receive an email containing the details of the videos you ordered. Please check it to ensure it's correct and notify us immediately if it isn't.
Videos are added to the video editing queue in the order in which the payment was received. When your videos are finished being edited, they will be uploaded to your own private folder on our video download site. You will then be emailed with a direct link to your specific folder, which contains only the videos you ordered. The email will also contain instructions on how to download your videos from your personal folder. Competitor videos are not posted publically, which is why you will be sent a link to your own personal folder when your videos are uploaded to it. Please read the Delivery page to understand the expected delivery time for your order.
Why are videos available for sale for only 3 weeks after each trial?
This policy is due primarily to digital-media space constraints. We capture Full High Definition videos which require a lot of memory. For a typical trial weekend, I'll capture 3 TB of video. And since I often video every weekend, that's 12TB of video in one month alone. If you've ever priced reliable high-quality external storage devices for Macintosh computers, a 12TB drive is VERY expensive. And in 2018 we'll film about 45 NACSW NW trials, so that requires a significant amount of digital storage media. So, in order for us to store the videos longer than 3 weeks, prices would need to be raised to cover the cost of the additional storage devices, and it's clear from our regular customer satisfaction surveys, competitors would not be willing to pay extra for us to store the videos longer. So, after the 3 week purchasing deadline passes, all video from that trial is deleted from all of our systems, including our download site and all backup copies.
Can I upgrade my Standard videos to Premium videos?
Yes. This can be done for a current trial as well as past trials (where the purchasing deadline has already passed).
If you HAVE NOT yet received the email with your download instructions for downloading your videos, just send Colleen a note letting her know you'd like to upgrade. She can provide you with a full refund on your Standard videos and then you can add to your Shopping Cart and purchase the Premium videos instead.
If you HAVE already received the email with instructions for downloading your videos, we can give you a 25% discount on the purchase price of Premium edited videos. Because there is still a lot of work to add the arrows and combine multiple camera angles to create a Premium video, we still need to charge for that extra work; but since we'll be utilizing your Standard edited videos as a starting point, we're able to provide this discount. If you'd like to do this, send Colleen a note and she'll provide further instructions. (Also note that we would not be able to refund you for your Standard videos, since they have already been delivered.)