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by Michael Slowe
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Da Vinci Resolve 15 & possibly 16
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: Da Vinci Resolve 15 & possibly 16

No comments on Resolve (Media 100 for me and much too old to change!), but well done Tim, great promo video. Really good, although I never like split screen. The music of course helped you enormously, did they record that just for you?
by Michael Slowe
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 3637

Re: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019

Tim's suggestion of a 'film makers data base' seems a very interesting and modern way of uniting him makers, which is what the IAC is meant to do. Speaking personally, if I want to discuss any thing with a fellow film maker I telephone or E Mail friends within the IAC more often than not. If there w...
by Michael Slowe
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 3637

Re: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019

This thread has covered so many different aspects that it's difficult now to join in. As one of the oldest IAC members (both in age and membership years) there are some things that I'd like to say. As someone has already mentioned, we can't harp back to the old days, pre digital, even pre television...
by Michael Slowe
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: My club at UNICA
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Re: My club at UNICA

Willy, you should know by now that Big Dave is a very important guy and it is always very difficult to steal a couple of minutes with him at these events.
No offence I hope David?
by Michael Slowe
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Hard disk drive failure
Replies: 17
Views: 3837

Re: Hard disk drive failure

Tim, alien invasion seems by far the most likely of your projected disasters. Sorry about my naming drives internal or external. I always regard the computer drive to be different from ones we attach temporarily for access to files not available from the computer.
by Michael Slowe
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Hard disk drive failure
Replies: 17
Views: 3837

Re: Hard disk drive failure

I meant "the thoughts" of us old men! By the way, I never put media on my computer drive, that's just for operation, what about other people?
by Michael Slowe
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Hard disk drive failure
Replies: 17
Views: 3837

Re: Hard disk drive failure

Are we talking external storage drives here as opposed to the drives actually in the computer, SSD or not? My computer drives are raided so would be unlikely to lose stuff unless all the drives failed at once. External drives are a different matter. I have a variety of these, merely used as archives...
by Michael Slowe
Mon May 27, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Filming Children
Replies: 9
Views: 1955

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: 715

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: 14965

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: 14965

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: 14965

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: 14965

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: 14965

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: 14965

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...