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peteberg on Bob Odenkirk and The Birthday Boys here; Ask us anything! - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Hey, that's me!" - Pete Berg
peteberg on Bob Odenkirk and The Birthday Boys here; Ask us anything! - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Birthday Boys: Does Cortland suck, or what?" - Pete Berg
Cows heading into the barn for herd health. Nov 12, 2013 - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Cows heading into the barn for herd health. Nov 12, 2013
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peteberg on I need dental surgery, but my insurance won't cover it. Any other way I could get it done? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"My dad has flown to POLAND twice to get his teeth worked on. The cost of the dental work PLUS the cost of the roundtrip flight cost $1000 LESS than doing it in Upstate New York (where my family lives). Plus, he got to go on a European vacation!" - Pete Berg
peteberg on Doing some shameless selfpromoting for my home country, the Faroe Islands, they hit the nail pretty much on head with this vid. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I visited the Faroes for 4 days last year...what an amazing place! This video really brought back some great memories. Thanks for sharing." - Pete Berg
peteberg on What will we be nostalgic about from the 00's? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"But...those games are set in the '80s and early '90s." - Pete Berg
God Planned a Beautiful World for Us to Enjoy - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
God Planned a Beautiful World for Us to Enjoy
[Bandergrove] “Shooting Bigfoot” ending was apparently fake…and I’m disappointed - http://www.bandergrove.com/2013...
peteberg on What’s hot at Hot Docs. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Most of these are premieres -- either North American or Canadian premieres for different docs. They're finished films. They don't necessarily have distribution yet (that's one of the goals of Hot Docs -- selling your film to distributors)." - Pete Berg
peteberg on I am worried I may kill my career by travelling for an extended time. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Tell any future employers that the reason for your gap in employment is because you traveled to 16 countries, climbed a bunch of mountains, learned to speak another language, and saw the world. This will help you more than hurt you. Being well-rounded and worldly is an asset, not a liability. I've talked about the 40+ countries I've visited on almost every job interview I've done, and I feel that it's always made me stand out as a more interesting and unique candidate. (Granted, I work as a TV Producer and most of my work is freelance, and gaps in employment aren't as big of a deal -- but I'm sure it would apply to other fields.)" - Pete Berg
peteberg on LPT: outsmart Groupon. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"What it boils down to is the group of customers Groupon provides are not our market. They're coupon clippers looking for a deal. Cheapskates. My business provides a premium service, and Groupon customers are looking for bargain basement entertainment. I suppose "deadbeats" is a strong term, but we've found that the customers Groupon provides would never consider buying our service at full price. They're a waste of time for us, so we've quit pursuing them as customers. Our marketing time and money is much better spent elsewhere." - Pete Berg
peteberg on LPT: outsmart Groupon. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Some business models have higher profit margins than others. If you can still profit with 25% of your list price, than GroupOn is a great company to be partnered with." - Pete Berg
peteberg on LPT: outsmart Groupon. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Obviously. No business anticipates making money on its loss leader. The point of a loss leader is to *gain new customers*. The problem is that Groupon customers never come back. They show up once, use their discount, and never become repeat customers. It took businesses like mine a year or two of experimenting with these sites before we realized that these Groupon customers were not worth bothering with. Groupon really took off in 2010 and 2011. By 2012, the Groupon/LivingSocial/etc. bubble had burst. Now, small businesses like mine won't work with Groupon and its ilk anymore. Groupon, the big kahuna, is slowly dying (look at the precipitous stock value drops it's had), and the other smaller ones (Home Run, Dealon, Tippr, you name it) are on the verge of collapse. They've all burnt too many bridges, so the only businesses still working with them are the desperate ones. My business still gets contacted 2-3 times per week by different deal websites, and we turn them all down." - Pete Berg
peteberg on LPT: outsmart Groupon. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"We considered it an experiment and a loss leader. What we didn't know going in is that the customers that Groupon delivers are shitty customers who never come back (this was at the beginning of the deal website bubble). We didn't lose much money on it, but I know a lot businesses who have." - Pete Berg
peteberg on LPT: outsmart Groupon. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"As a small business owner who has done business with Groupon (and LivingSocial and all the other ones too) -- thank you. These companies are bloodsucking leeches. There's no way to even break even with Groupon deals, because most of the customers they deliver are deadbeats who never return after they use the deal." - Pete Berg
peteberg on IAMA 21 year old male who's lived outside for over two years of my life. I'm a capable woodsman, here to answer your questions. AMA - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"This lifestyle obviously still does exist, because this guy has lived it." - Pete Berg
peteberg on ELI5: Why do people's faces have to be blurred on TV, but the paparazzi can harass celebrities and not blur their faces? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Just figured it out. I've gotten better at it over time." - Pete Berg
peteberg on ELI5: Why do people's faces have to be blurred on TV, but the paparazzi can harass celebrities and not blur their faces? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"News and entertainment are two different animals entirely. On NEWS, you never have to get a written release for anybody. News is considered "for the public good" and it is protected speech. News teams at crime scenes or outside the courthouse filming a convicted criminal leaving in handcuffs never need to get appearance releases. Entertainment programming / Reality TV, on the other hand, is a business. We have to get permission for each and every person that appears on camera. Shooting in crowds and public places depends on the situation. Usually what we do is make a BIG "Wide Area Release" and post them everywhere. These say that we are filming, and by entering the premises, you agree to appear on camera. If we're shooting in a big bar or nightclub, we'll hang this on the door. If we're filming at a festival or street fair, they'll be posted at the entrance and all over the venue. We'll also have a production assistant sometimes carry one right next to the camera so that everyone in..." - Pete Berg
peteberg on ELI5: Why do people's faces have to be blurred on TV, but the paparazzi can harass celebrities and not blur their faces? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"This is because celebrities (along with politicians and other prominent figures like professional athletes) are considered PUBLIC FIGURES. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... Also, the position of the camera is important; if the paparazzi is on a public street or sidewalk, they are allowed to photograph...but they can't trespass on private property to get their shots." - Pete Berg
peteberg on ELI5: Why do people's faces have to be blurred on TV, but the paparazzi can harass celebrities and not blur their faces? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"My job is to talk people into consenting, and it is sometimes very difficult. I wouldn't sign an appearance release myself if I just got arrested, so it's obviously a hard sell. Every person is different, and I have to read them and come up with the right approach. Here are some of the strategies I use on people: -Some people have a beef with the cops and think they've been wronged. They want their soapbox. -This type of line works on sometimes works: "I know you made a big mistake tonight, and sorry it happened to you. But if other people see this, they might learn from your mistake." -I will make friends with the arrestee. I'm their shoulder to cry on, or their helper through their experience in jail. Do them a favor like give them a cigarette when they're stressed or a drink of water when they're thirsty (sitting in cuffs, waiting for the cop fills out paperwork). Answer their questions when the arresting officers / jail guards just blow them off. I will talk to them off camera..." - Pete Berg
peteberg on ELI5: Why do people's faces have to be blurred on TV, but the paparazzi can harass celebrities and not blur their faces? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"You're completely wrong about true crime reality TV. I work as a TV Producer and I actually have worked on shows for Langley Productions (the company that makes Cops, Jail and Vegas Strip), as well as law enforcement shows for Discovery and A&E. The reason why we can show someone's face on TV when they get arrested is because they SIGN an Appearance Release. They actually sign a document that gives us written consent. If I, as the Producer, can't convince the person who got arrested to consent to let us use the footage, then we can't use it. We'll delete the footage and throw it away. We lose stories all the time when people won't sign off. I also can't have someone sign when they are drunk or under the influence of drugs -- I have to wait until they are legally sober (sometimes as long as 24 hours later...I will go find them in their jail cell or go back to their house, and sweet talk them). This is the single most difficult/frustrating aspect of producing law enforcement shows...." - Pete Berg
peteberg on Tax day is April 15th. Do I still have time to open a new Roth IRA and contribute (max it out) for 2012, or is it too late? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Thanks!" - Pete Berg
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