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by Michael Slowe
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

On the subject of the magazine's cover, I have often, when submitting articles for publication, asked Garth would he like a film 'still' to accompany my piece. He said yes but there were problems regarding the aspect since any still was in the 16:9 aspect which is quite unsuitable for the magazine c...
by Michael Slowe
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

Cathy, mostly relevant points, if rather sourly put. How about you applying for the vacant editor's chair?
by Michael Slowe
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Val Ellis tribute film
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Val Ellis tribute film

May I add my name to those who are fondly remembering Val Ellis. What a lovely lady, full of fun and at the same time, serious, intelligent and witty. The children that she taught were indeed lucky to have that experience and I'm sure they will benefit from it all their lives. As a film maker Val wa...
by Michael Slowe
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM Editor
Replies: 17
Views: 853

Re: FVM Editor

I was aware of the proposed departure of our esteemed magazine editor but not of all this correspondence. In my view this is a DISASTER! The magazine is the mainstay of the IAC and, as Tom rightly said, has been improving by the year. It could be as good as the old, much missed Movie Maker, it all d...
by Michael Slowe
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL
Replies: 19
Views: 1281

Re: THE BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL

Thanks Dave, I already heard. FilmFreeway has taken over as the favourite now, possibly that's the cause of withoutabox's demise.
by Michael Slowe
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL
Replies: 19
Views: 1281

Re: THE BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL

Howard and Tim, I've often entered these competitions with films that had done well in our limited environment, mainly to see just how we compare. I have been selected for exhibition very rarely and, like Howard, got quite excited - that is until I attended the screening! I regularly found that prac...
by Michael Slowe
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL
Replies: 19
Views: 1281

Re: THE BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL

I too often submit films to festivals using FilmFreeway and Withoutabox. Like Howard I receive mostly rejections but get the occasional acceptance and it's always nice to see one's film projected in a cinema. However, I do agree with Tim in that most of these 'festivals' are money making enterprises...
by Michael Slowe
Sat May 12, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: vimeo
Replies: 13
Views: 2200

Re: vimeo

NAS in Tim's shed - WOW!
by Michael Slowe
Fri May 11, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: vimeo
Replies: 13
Views: 2200

Re: vimeo

My word Tim, you are a beaver! Searches are always erratic and I find, never the same twice. That's why I've put nearly all my films on my own site, (note the self publicity everyone!) It is: http://www.michaelslowefilms.com and I can be certain that if someone wants to see a film of mine they will ...
by Michael Slowe
Fri May 11, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: vimeo
Replies: 13
Views: 2200

Re: vimeo

I'm one of the 'snobs' I'm ashamed to say! I much prefer Vimeo as a platform for proper films and mostly the audience are like minded. You Tube, I acknowledge, has a huge following and the content is far more diverse. The problem with You Tube though is that individual films are hard to locate. I ha...
by Michael Slowe
Thu May 10, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Semi Pro Festivals
Replies: 4
Views: 919

Re: Semi Pro Festivals

Ned, thank you for your correction. Yes, I understand that you are either a professional or not. What I meant by 'semi pro' is to differentiate between the big money producer financed films and the lone or small group film makers who, whilst not currently making a living from their film making, inte...
by Michael Slowe
Thu May 03, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Semi Pro Festivals
Replies: 4
Views: 919

Re: Semi Pro Festivals

John, your opinions about these festivals accord very much with mine, they are, I am convinced, very largely money making ventures. Nevertheless, if one is very selective in choosing which ones to enter, you can have some fun and at the same time learn a lot from seeing the other films. I generally ...
by Michael Slowe
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2018 AT HARROGATE
Replies: 26
Views: 3293

Re: BIAFF 2018 AT HARROGATE

Just watched The Pole Liner. Wonderful, such droll, understated humour is so rare in the amateur film world. Brilliant performance by the character, so convincing that you really start to wonder is this fact or fiction?
by Michael Slowe
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Semi Pro Festivals
Replies: 4
Views: 919

Semi Pro Festivals

I don't know how many of us enter our films these Semi Pro Festivals of which there are many, throughout the country. I just had one of my BIAFF films of this year selected to be shown in the London Independent Film Festival which was run from the Kine Cinema in Bermondsey, near Southwark and the Ta...
by Michael Slowe
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2018 AT HARROGATE
Replies: 26
Views: 3293

Re: BIAFF 2018 AT HARROGATE

Tim, thank you, that link helps greatly in shedding light on the whole matter. Rather typical of the Americans to think that we would automatically link the title of the film with the events depicted, in their minds they are the centre of the universe (sorry Ned if you read this!). However, the succ...