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by Michael Slowe
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 20

Re: The Magazine

Ken, I much enjoy reading your material, well, we have to put up with your face as well now, never mind. I'm decades older than you, my turn may have long passed!
by Michael Slowe
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 20

The Magazine

Who is the old geezer featured on the front page of the new issue?
by Michael Slowe
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Sad news: RIP Reg Lancaster
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: Sad news: RIP Reg Lancaster

Willy, you could have left your computer post in Dutch, we all can understand that you know because we are not out of Europe for another day!
Happy New Year to you dear boy, may you and your film making flourish.
by Michael Slowe
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 - should we even hope?
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: BIAFF 2021 - should we even hope?

I too would support the motion to postpone in the expectation of a much better climate by the middle of next year. As Howard suggests, the vaccine will make a huge difference. Things are so fluid right now but should settle down in the Spring. Let's postpone and wait and see, that's my vote anyway.
by Michael Slowe
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Sad news: RIP Reg Lancaster
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: Sad news: RIP Reg Lancaster

I would also like to pay tribute to Reg Lancaster. He was the very epitome of a "lovely man". Always with a greeting and a smile and whatever he said always made sense. Speaking personally, he encouraged my film making and always had something interesting to say. He certainly was a great c...
by Michael Slowe
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM articles
Replies: 13
Views: 507

Re: FVM articles

Ned, yes he shoots raw. I never want to do that, as you say, you have to have LUTS and all sorts of software to handle it. Nevertheless, might not the F6 shooting in 4K help with the highlight problem? It also has variable ND which is handy as it enables you to hold an aperture when the lens ramps a...
by Michael Slowe
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM articles
Replies: 13
Views: 507

Re: FVM articles

Although I'm not a regular contributor to the magazine (last issue but one had me in), I am an avid reader and great fan. We simply MUST retain the printed copy, we Forum users agree on this but there is opposition as we know. Willy, I filmed on a Bolex film camera, you are a newbie starting in the ...
by Michael Slowe
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: IAC History - George Sewell
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: IAC History - George Sewell

I well remember George Sewell, he WAS the IAC in the 50s and 60s. He came to the old Edgware Cine Society to talk to us one evening. When they wanted a bronze bust of him some years later for a trophy I think, my wife, who was a sculptor, was asked to make it. It must be around somewhere I imagine. ...
by Michael Slowe
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 26
Views: 1922

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

Willy, I fear that Phil Martin was very ill after the time that you refer to. I too very much enjoyed his films, he was talented.
by Michael Slowe
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 26
Views: 1922

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

Thank you Dave, ha ha!
by Michael Slowe
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 26
Views: 1922

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

Tim, I must admit that I was one of those finding the technical acrobatics rather tiresome. I took ages to actually get into a programme, it wasn't clear where to click. The programme list kept whizzing one way then the other. Also, I couldn't get rid of the small pictures of people watching, it was...
by Michael Slowe
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Message for Willy
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Message for Willy

Having known Willy van der Linden for many years I was fascinated by his piece in the current issue of our magazine as so many of his thoughts and emotions are exactly mine. The tremendous trouble that he went through in making his Hop Around the Weald, over some years, resulted in he being disappoi...
by Michael Slowe
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Manifesto for Change
Replies: 18
Views: 3463

Re: Manifesto for Change

In trying to interpret my words on why I make films, Tim has got it right. In fact, my piece on this very subject features in the current issue of the magazine. Jameela, I do not think that a film should necessarily be putting out a message or indeed be trying to influence a point of view. It can be...
by Michael Slowe
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: A Great Read
Replies: 7
Views: 866

Re: A Great Read

Tom, if you're too busy to read a nice printed magazine how come you can read it on line? Sat hunched over a computer screen and having to click and scroll a tiny cursor that you can hardly see. Option, sat down comfortably, cup of coffee to hand and nice bright easy to read and turn pages.
by Michael Slowe
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 26
Views: 1922

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

I too was asked by David to send a video intro to a film that is being shown but, quite honestly, he gave so little time for this that I ignored the request. Such a hassle to revive camera and batteries after a long lay off, set up, film, download, edit, export file, compress to H264 for transmissio...