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by Michael Slowe
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Manifesto for Change
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: Manifesto for Change

Jameela, we aren't very far apart then. I agree that just the leading films get publicly graded, and your suggestion concerning all the others is a good one. Most semi pro festivals do the same, they announce 'selections' for exhibition together with main prizewinners, perfectly sensible. Mind you, ...
by Michael Slowe
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Manifesto for Change
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: Manifesto for Change

I am in pretty much total agreement with Jameela with a few exceptions. She seems obsessed with wanting the elimination of competition among film makers and their films. I can't understand why. Without competition how do you decide which films are shown in a "main" programme? Some judgements have to...
by Michael Slowe
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Colour Correction/Grading
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Re: Colour Correction/Grading

You only have to look at the really good commercial films to see how wonderfully they have kept a consistent look throughout the whole film. This is important, not just for the "first few seconds" as Tim suggests, but right through. Actually of course, in real life this is not so! Light changes cont...
by Michael Slowe
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: Where is everyone?

Am I the only one to view the film? To be honest I wasn't that impressed. A load of celebs talking not very informatively to camera doesn't always make a film. Some of it was quite fun but it was to my way of thinking, rather incoherent and too 'bitty' and unstructured. A bit of fun yes, and I suppo...
by Michael Slowe
Sat May 30, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Jameela
Replies: 29
Views: 5879

Re: Jameela

Jameela, I'm sorry but I still don't understand what it is that you are complaining about. if it's the organisation and running of the IAC, then you should offer your services to try and correct what you see as wrong, and here, many members would agree that there are issues. If it is the use of the ...
by Michael Slowe
Wed May 27, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Jameela
Replies: 29
Views: 5879

Re: Jameela

You are both being a bit silly, if I may offer an opinion. This is not about attacking individuals but trying to change mind sets of many people. Competition amongst artists has been going on since Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci were making great art, what is wrong with it? Of course judgements ...
by Michael Slowe
Wed May 27, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Jameela
Replies: 29
Views: 5879

Re: Jameela

This whole debate seems so pointless to me. Presumably the 'oldsters' remain on various Committees because other younger people don't want to take over. Did Jameela put herself up for nomination? If she did, was she elected, and if not, why not? Many years ago, in about 1973 when I'd just had my fir...
by Michael Slowe
Sat May 09, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: A sound problem resolved
Replies: 4
Views: 3445

Re: A sound problem resolved

Ned, what a saga, thanks for sharing it. I'm ashamed to say I hardly ever monitor audio through headphones as I'm working alone and trying to forge a relationship with my subject and the wearing of headphones would be an encumbrance. Once I've checked on the screen that audio is being recorded I get...
by Michael Slowe
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS
Replies: 36
Views: 16289

Re: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS

HS, because all the results are subject to the likes and dislikes of individual people. Film, like most art, is a subjective matter and opinions vary wildly. Competition is fun but making the film is even more fun, too many people get "their knickers in a twist" over results and comments. Enjoy and ...
by Michael Slowe
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Re-think the IAC?
Replies: 2
Views: 2634

Re: UNICA 2021

Ned, well said but similar thoughts have been expressed by thoughtful people for two or three years now. It is a problem. Young people are making more films now than were ever made at any time since the 1930s. Older people like you and I are also wondering why we continue making the considerable eff...
by Michael Slowe
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS
Replies: 36
Views: 16289

Re: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS

They are all 'self isolating' in their sunny gardens! Or suffering from the dreaded plague.
by Michael Slowe
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS
Replies: 36
Views: 16289

Re: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS

I've just broken a World Record! I bet that I'm the only multiple Diamond winner ever to have gained a One Star! I also got a Two and a Three so I'm definitely out of favour. I thought that they shot them, I'd better be careful. I'm growing old but next year I'll be younger as I'm reversing the numb...
by Michael Slowe
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 23
Views: 10022

Re: COVID-19

Fear and panic as far as food shopping is concerned yes, I've only just obtained an Ocado delivery slot after a week trying. Fear and panic as far as illness goes? No. I know of quite a few people dying, mostly older ones,my wife has it and a daughter had it. Amazing how differently it is affecting ...
by Michael Slowe
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 23
Views: 10022

Re: COVID-19

I have a complicated documentary in edit currently so am not bored at all! I've been using We Transfer to share files with people and I suggest that many of us can share films in this way. It's 'infection proof'!
by Michael Slowe
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: magix movie edit pro
Replies: 1
Views: 3236

Re: magix movie edit pro

No, but I can tell you that the simplest and best editing system is still Media 100, which I have used ever since I switched from 16mm film to digital. It is not now being updated by Boris and you can get it free (I think). If I can use it, anyone can!!