EXPERIENCE A TIM ERNST SLIDE SHOW!
Our 2015 slide program schedule will be posted sometime this summer. We'll have a couple dozen programs around Arkansas in November and December featuring photos from our new picture book about Arkansas. Stay tuned...
If your group would like to have Tim Ernst give one or more of his slide program movies, please e-mail Tim for details. Fees for the programs range from free to expensive (the normal fee is $2,500 plus expenses). The programs can be tailored to fit your group's individual needs, and usually range in length from an hour to an hour and a half. We prefer groups of 100 or more people. Please note that we do not give programs to school groups or civic clubs.
*As a general rule, non-commercial programs during November and December to groups of 100 people or more that are open to the public for no charge are often free (we normally do not give programs to school groups or civic clubs). All others usually require a fee. We get hundreds of requests per year for programs, and with the minimum time required of us being at least 17 hours of work for a single program, we must charge a fair fee to cover our time lost from normal work, travel, and other expenses. E-mail for a specific quote for your group.
If the program is to be during the day, a room WITHOUT ANY windows is preferred - curtains or blinds will help, but the room really needs to be DARK. Also, it is helpful if there is a projection screen in the room - the bigger, the better. If no screen is available, we will bring one (max size for travel is 9' x 12'). All other equipment is provided by Tim Ernst, including a special digital projection set up, computer, and stereo system (we will not use your equipment - our slide program movies will only run correctly from our computer, through our projection and stereo system). It takes about an hour to set this equipment up and test, and this must be done before any guests arrive, so the room needs to be available at least an hour early.
Autographed copies of Tim's picture books, hiking trail guidebooks, calendars, and prints will be for sale before and after the program. We request that three eight-foot tables be made available for the display and autograph area, plus a chair.
All programs are color slide shows put to music, with one image dissolving into the next, creating a movie. The shows are introduced with 5 - 10 minutes of information, with a question and answer session afterward. A single movie normally lasts 20 minutes. Two slide show movies can be combined for longer programs, up to an hour and a half. There is no additional cost for this. Discussion can be on a wide range of subjects, including nature photography, wildlife, wilderness preservation and hiking.