So, recently I've been itching to have a VHS tape (yep, I still have some) transferred to DVD. So the other day I finally got off my ass and went into Costco with it. Well, they quickly turned me away telling me they need some sort of copyright release.. BS. I was pissed.
So what is the video, you ask? Let me tell you.
In 1999 (13 years ago) I went to Cancun Mexico. During that trip I swam with dolphins - one of the highlights of my life! I have a dolphin tattoo, so that means I really love them ;)
Anyways - I convinced my mother to purchase the tape for me... and for the last 13 years I've just held onto it showing people every so often. In more recent years I've held onto it with no way to watch it; I got rid of my VCR long ago!
Well, after I left Costco all pissed off because It was 13 years ago, why on Earth would I have a copyright release?! I went online to contact the lovely people in Cancun. I used their company 'contact' form telling them what I was looking to do and a couple of short days later, I receive an email from them with a copyright release form!!!!!
Head held high and copyright release in hand, I walk back into Costco and hand over the tape without offering my release form right away. I wanted to see what this employee would tell me.
Costco Employee: I assume this tape is not what the cover says?
Me: No, it is what it says it is
CE: We can't copy this ma'am, it's a professional video and it's copyrighted.
Me: I have the copyright release right here
From that point forward I'm pretty sure he hated his life - it's like I walked into an ice cream shop and asked for a malt/shake (having many friends who worked for DQ, I know how much they hated when someone ordered a malt/shake). He finished helping me, but it was seriously like I was the devil to him and asking to have a VHS converted to DVD is THE WORST thing I could have ever asked for.
All of this being said - he told me that in about a week I should receive an email telling me that my video is available online (they give you a free 90 online preview of it). So once that's up and running... I do plan to share it with you all! Oh happy days!
I was 17 when that video was shot. I haven't watched it myself in probably 7 years! I'm kind of excited! Stay tuned...