For aspiring auteurs and amateur film buffs, Tribeca Grand is also featuring a 3Director1s Cut2 package that includes accommodation in an iStudio room outfitted with a top-of-the line G5 computer, Camcorder iSight video conferencing camera, iPod and Bose Sound Dock. The package also includes a Sony HandyCam Digitial Video so guests can record their personal in-room experiences as well as those in the surrounding neighborhood and city.
Once shooting is completed, this slice of New York life can be edited using pre-installed iLife software (iMovie, iPhoto, iDVD, iTunes and GarageBand) to add special effects, cut unwanted scenes, and lay a soundtrack to create an instant classic.
Here's the price breakdown:
Directors Cut - (or as we call it, the Spielberg Special)
May- June Starting at $449
July August and holiday periods Starting at $369
Sept-Dec Starting at $499
Now, to ensure all of this technology gets used correctly, the staff at Tribeca Grand is receiving special training and there will be a help line that feeds right into the kind folks over at New York's Apple Store in Soho. Let's hope the direct phone line gets more attention than the people standing in line at that store!
Tribeca Grand will also offer guests portable Apple technology with the Powerbook, iPod, iPod mini and iPod Shuffle loaner program. The music options will also be available for use in the hotel's gym.
We are betting that next years Sundance has an entry from an iStudio Weekend filmmaker...any takers?
· Tribeca Grand Directors Cut Package [Official Site]