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      Creator Pamela Grossman on September 27, 2011

      good luck and shana tova!

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      Creator Nina Paley on September 16, 2011

      Thanks Parker! The last time I rented production equipment, I later discovered it would have been cheaper to just buy it (and better, more flexible, and higher quality). Also, the recording technique I intend to use is new; I don't know of any places that rent the correct DARs and lave mics en masse. It may be possible to rent just the mics, as they are more common, and I will look into that. One advantage of buying over renting is I still have access to the equipment in case something else comes up. I'll have to test all the equipment before using it, which is extremely time consuming, and if I'm returning and re-renting I'll have to do that over and over. I don't actually know what this experiment will yield; it might yield more experiments that would need the same equipment, and I'd lose money if I had to keep renting. Finally, people have Seders over several days, and while renting for one day could be affordable, renting for several adds up.

      What I do hope is that I can work out some bulk buying deal for my equipment, and get a discount.

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      Creator Parker Higgins on September 16, 2011

      Hey Nina, this sounds like a great project and I'm happy to back it! I'm sure you've given consideration to the idea of renting the necessary mics, which seems like you might be able to get the same quality for less money (or more quality for the same money). BUT of course I haven't done any extensive pricing here. Could you speak a little bit about why you're choosing to buy and not rent?

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      Creator wouter verhelst on September 10, 2011

      Might be useful to add information on what a Seder actually is. I had to google it before I figured it out :-)

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      Creator Noah Friedman on September 8, 2011

      The maror! The maror!

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