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by Michael Slowe
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 52
Views: 1095

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Ken, probably because you're an awkward so and so! Only joking, I too don't get asked to judge, although, to be fair, I did do one year in Bernard Ashby's
time, that's before you were born.
by Michael Slowe
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 52
Views: 1095

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Willy, I think that you are wrong, the English prefer dogs to cats. i hope you did not upset Vera by being late for dinner.
by Michael Slowe
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 52
Views: 1095

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

and David, the Council should regard this as the IAC's flagship event, spend more money if desired (raise the entry fee?) and give judges more opportunity to do their difficult job under the best circumstances. Would it even be possible to enlist the help in judging of say, university and film schoo...
by Michael Slowe
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 52
Views: 1095

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

I've only now thought to look at the Forum where many friends contribute. BIAFF competition results time is always entertaining. Me, only Three Stars for two documentaries, about what I expected but would;don't have been surprised at Fours. I advise you lot not to get old as I am finding that inspir...
by Michael Slowe
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1129

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

Ned, I hope that you are coming to BIAFF, you may even land the Editor's job! Easy from the mountains of Colorado.
by Michael Slowe
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF Bookings
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: BIAFF Bookings

Never book hotels through an agent, I always make a point of contacting the hotel direct. Of course, if you know and regularly use an agent, that is a different matter.
by Michael Slowe
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Wobble Cam
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Wobble Cam

I loved this film, great atmos, beautifully shot and edited. I was not too disturbed by the shaky opening shots but equally, they could have done just as well without them in my opinion. I think the intention was to indicate the alarm that the appearance of the vehicle caused. After those first few ...
by Michael Slowe
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?
Replies: 24
Views: 3297

Re: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?

Not really Ned. Having full, immediate and easy control of exposure, focus and aperture as with the three rings on the lens of a proper camera can't currently be replicated on a phone camera, quite apart from proper audio inputs. Phones will increasingly be used for 'on the spot' shooting and holida...
by Michael Slowe
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?
Replies: 24
Views: 3297

Re: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?

Bob, you"re absolutely right, I've just looked at past mails. However, as you will see above, I am a convert, at least for simple films. Look at my site michaelslowefilms.com and see "Down The Douro", all on an iPhone (AND I'm more than ten years old!).
by Michael Slowe
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?
Replies: 24
Views: 3297

Re: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?

Tom, these people are talking rubbish (I think!), because I have just made a film shot entirely on an iPhone, in landscape mode -that's turning the phone sideways on. The 16:9 aspect looks perfect to me and nobody has commented otherwise. You may see the film at BIAFF (no results yet) so look out fo...
by Michael Slowe
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Nominations for the awards
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: Nominations for the awards

Well Ken, it works much as the old Ten Best used to work. Judges look at all the films, in groups in the case of BIAFF, and after discussion a film is graded. The grades at this stage are four and below. If a Five or better is considered more appropriate then the film is set aside for consideration ...
by Michael Slowe
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1129

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

Thanks Dave, but surely you, as a prominent figure within the IAC, must have some idea of what's happening with the magazine. Is it at all possible that dear old Garth could be persuaded to carry on for the moment? I ask again, what prompted his proposed departure, not necessarily his own decision?
by Michael Slowe
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1129

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: 23
Views: 1129

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: 310

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...