Questionnaire on Video Entertainment

Seminar in Entertainment Law

Fall, 2010

To Be Completed in Class

What is your gender? Male Female
How old are you?  
How many hours per week do you watch television?  
How many hours per week do you look at YouTube?  
hulu.com?  
How many DVDs do you watch per month?  
How many times per year do you go to a movie theatre?  
How many hours per month do you spend playing videogames?

 

What kind of video entertainment do you prefer? Please give rough percentages Documentaries ___________________
Comedy ______________________
Drama _________________
Adventure ______________________
Horror _____________________
Animated features_____________

How important, on a scale of 1-5 (5 being the most important) are:

Story ______________

Characters _____________

Presence of established stars___________

Spectacular scenes________________

What are your top five favorite movies or TV programs: #1 _________________________________
#2 _________________________________
#3 _________________________________
#4 _________________________________
#5 _________________________________
How did you first learn that you might enjoy them (percent of the time) Friend told me _________________
Watched a video trailer____________

Web-based search ________________________

Read an article in a print publication _______________
Read an article on the Web _____________________
For the shows/characters that you are particularly fond of, would you be willing to pay for:

(circle or check your selections)

A good quality video of an interview
A "a day in the life of" video

An autographed DVD or poster

A five minute face-to-face meeting
An Internet chat session
Merchandise, such as tee shirts, coffee or beer mugs, mouse pads, or posters, with the performer's logo and image
Access to a video game in which you could virtually interact with the show and its characters

Estimate how much you would be willing to pay for each

A good quality video of an interview ____
A "a day in the life of" video ____

An autographed DVD or poster ____

A five minute face-to-face meeting ____
An Internet chat session ____
Merchandise, such as tee shirts, coffee or beer mugs, mouse pads, or posters, with the performer's logo and image ____
Access to a video game in which you could virtually interact with the show and its characters ____

What percentage of your video entertainment do you acquire from unlicensed (pirate) sources  
If you are reluctant to acquire video through these sources, how important are the following considerations, on a scale of 1-5 (5 being the most important): It's illegal, whether or not I get caught ____
I have no moral basis for avoiding it, but I might get caught ____
It’s more trouble than paying $9.95 on something close to it on hulu.com or netflix or one of their competitors _____
I might get a virus _____
The audio/video quality won’t be as good ____
I don’t want to screw the band/performer ____
Have you ever acted, yourself?

As a student, taking lessons
As a member of a high-school cast
As a stand-up solo performer
In a community theatre production
In a professional production

Do you still do it?