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by Michael Slowe
Mon May 27, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Filming Children
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Filming Children

John, I don't think that any of these solutions would satisfy those people who make it their business to be difficult. Legally you would be in the wrong in filming children without WRITTEN clearance from parents or guardians. I don't think that your Notice is nearly adequate. It is for adults, I've ...
by Michael Slowe
Mon May 27, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Clip identification
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: Clip identification

No Ned, you are not alone (never if you're a Liverpool supporter). I too am often frustrated by the fact that Sony do not allow you to change clip names or numbers. In his marvellous 'workshops' for each Sony camera, Doug Jensen of Vortex Media, makes this very clear, certainly with the EX1 which I ...
by Michael Slowe
Thu May 02, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 3051

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Jon, you are welcome to have a look at my web site where virtually every film I've made since 1970 can be found. Most are also on Vimeo but are harder to find, the web site is easier and is (as Tim has already posted) michaelslowefilms.com my favourites there are The Last of The Wolfgang, Melissa an...
by Michael Slowe
Wed May 01, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 3051

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Jon, I have in past years, when a film gets decent awards,entered a number of commercial and other fringe festivals. There are a limited few where, provided you opt for it, you get a critique, and these are generally well worth getting. However, as you point out, the vast majority merely send a stan...
by Michael Slowe
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 3051

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Best BIAFF ever in my opinion, and I've been attending since 1973 (Howard, you're a newcomer!). I endhorse those who urge Council to make this venue permanent. It surely could not be bettered anywhere in the country. Central, second largest town, newish and comfortable hotel and, best of all, a grea...
by Michael Slowe
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 3051

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: 82
Views: 3051

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: 82
Views: 3051

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: 82
Views: 3051

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: 27
Views: 1780

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: 321

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: 304

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: 3763

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: 3763

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: 3763

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...