Candidly, though I've been meaning to pick up Anakin's spin DVD and Caine's DVD, as well as Novastar's sound founts if I ever get a CF, I've neglected to do so because of the hassle inherent in it. PM this guy, then send him money via Paypal, wait for some indeterminate period of time for it to arrive... rinse and repeat for each item. I'd definitely pay a premium for the simplicity. Not only would I buy both of these DVDs you're talking about, but if you had a package with both Nova's sound fonts, I'd buy that too.
These are all GREAT ideas of course! Really! Some have been considered before (you'll see below from my response)...
Now... still, understand that I'm just one dude trying to do what I can, bring my customers good stuff... yet ALSO minimize complexity for myself as well.
As for my current CDs and ordering--it's a very simple transaction ( http://www.thecuttingedge.s5.com/bop/nstar_cdset.html
) and I ship quickly
. Always have. Anyone who orders on (for example) Monday usually means I'll ship Monday or Tuesday, and depending on where you are... CD(s) arrive within a few days. Shipping costs are an average of precisely what I must pay. In fact lately... shipping outside the U.S. now costs me MORE than what I list, but... I figure it all works out in the end.
If you could somehow link up with Anakin and include his spin tutorial DVD, the circle would be complete.
Funny you mention that... Paul and I used to chat a bit--some years ago. I just messaged him yesterday--we'll see what can be done! I was thinking something similar...
One final thought, it's always baffled me that none of these DVDs or CDs are available on a retail site like Ultrasabers or TCSS. I would love to have access to pick up the DVDs along with other purchases within an established e-commerce system, plus it might broaden the audience. Might be worth looking into.
Ironically enough... these things HAVE been looked into. I approached TCSS some time ago regarding the CF CDs, but they don't really "fit" there anyhow since Tim doesn't sell Crystal Focus anyhow.
Ultra (Alex) approached me some time ago about the staged combat tutorials... but the follow-up work just isn't/wasn't there. I imagine there have been a lot more stressful things going on for Ultra, including the weird goings on with the US board (and it being discontinued)... and other things.
I have new websites coming... one for my main "sabre fencing" job... and the other for the whole "Novastar" and SW style stuff. Hopefully on my upcoming "SW" or Novastar site... we can include exactly of what you speak!! As in:* Links to buying (or direct shopping cart) for Anakin's (Paul's/Banditcar's) Saber Spin Tutorials
* Links to buying (or direct shopping cart) for Caine's (Mark's) Saber Combat Tutorials
* Obviously, direct shopping for NSCFCD#1 and NSCFCD#2...
* Also, Novastar's Staged Combat Tutorial #2...
* Eventually... a CF Sound Font "library", complete with links, videos/examplers and descriptions--not just of "my own" fonts on the CDs (guest fonts too!)... but hopefully a list of others' fonts as well
* Eventually... (yikes)... ... NSCFCD#3... (which may end up being a DVD)
So... yes... LOTS to come I suppose!! And obviously, with Caine and myself working together (not just because it's "smart", it's also because we've really become good friends!!)... it's a stronger/better end result than if we just worked alone.