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by Michael Slowe
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: magix movie edit pro
Replies: 4
Views: 4203

Re: magix movie edit pro

Not age David, surely?
by Michael Slowe
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

Don't be surprised Howard, as I've told you before, everyone sees art (film making is art) in different lights. There are films sometimes which gain unanimous approval but it is rare. That is why film makers, including you and I, should not take 'competition' results and grading too seriously. I've ...
by Michael Slowe
Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Jameela
Replies: 48
Views: 12291

Re: Jameela

Tom, I'm totally with you. Although I would be tolerant to those portrait aspect You Tubers, I much prefer the 16:9 (or wider) aspect and I find it difficult to take seriously a film shot in portrait mode. It's so easy to turn your iphone around to get the better aspect and I cannot, for the life of...
by Michael Slowe
Mon May 31, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Jameela
Replies: 48
Views: 12291

Re: Jameela

A film is a film is a film. Does it matter what aspect it is in or how it was shot. It's either good or it's not. Some of these You Tubers do have imagination and they may well graduate to making better films. I've just read through a year's posts on this thread, what did happen to Jameela and where...
by Michael Slowe
Mon May 24, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Contentious/contemporary subjects
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: Contentious/contemporary subjects

About a year ago I had a piece published in our magazine entitled "Why Do We Make Films?" It is a question that I often consider and the answer as far as I am concerned is two fold. The first reason is to experience artistic satisfaction and the second is to entertain anyone who views the ...
by Michael Slowe
Sat May 15, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)
Replies: 30
Views: 1185

Re: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)

The old Ten Best, where I was lucky enough to be successful, had quite a few entries from film educational establishments, but almost all were from the USA. They often won awards and considerably embellished the competition. They were never regarded as professional, nor were they, but they were a 'g...
by Michael Slowe
Thu May 06, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF WEEKEND
Replies: 42
Views: 1783

Re: THE BIAFF WEEKEND

Always a sensible answer from Big Dave!
by Michael Slowe
Wed May 05, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF WEEKEND
Replies: 42
Views: 1783

Re: THE BIAFF WEEKEND

Must have been judged by Dave Watterson, he's fluent in German!
by Michael Slowe
Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: What constitutes an amateur film?
Replies: 39
Views: 2392

Re: What constitutes an amateur film?

Surely Tim, in his latest post, has got it right and there would not now seem to be any divergence in the two definitions put forward by you both. If I'm correct, both of you agree that professionals can be involved as long as they are not paid. The film must be made without any hope or expectation ...
by Michael Slowe
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: What constitutes an amateur film?
Replies: 39
Views: 2392

Re: What constitutes an amateur film?

It seems to me, on reading the admirable exchange between Ned and Tim, that there is currently, no satisfactory answer to the question. There are so many factors involved and not all of them financial. I think that it is up to the organisers of a festival to make enquiries in relation to a film that...
by Michael Slowe
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)
Replies: 30
Views: 1185

Re: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)

I'm afraid that I didn't watch this film but those that claim that it did not comply with the BIAFF entry rules look like they have a good point. Looking at the site, it does have all the hallmarks of a commercial project but this may not be true. There are groups who get together to make an ambitio...
by Michael Slowe
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: What constitutes an amateur film?
Replies: 39
Views: 2392

Re: What constitutes an amateur film?

We must be very careful in what way we try and limit entries to BIAFF. I always thought that the old Ten Best got it about right. Most of their entries came from club members and people like ourselves but there were usually a smattering of films made by film students and ambitious 'amateurs' hoping ...
by Michael Slowe
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE MOVIE MAKER TEN BEST COMPETITION
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: THE MOVIE MAKER TEN BEST COMPETITION

Those were happy times, the 60s and 70s, particularly in the non commercial film making world. Tony Rose, with Movie Maker magazine, did a great job of supporting, encouraging and publicising our film making. He got us on to the TV programme Clapperboard, I had two or three annual appearances being ...
by Michael Slowe
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF WEEKEND
Replies: 42
Views: 1783

Re: THE BIAFF WEEKEND

Great event, wonderfully organised and the journey back home was a great deal shorter than usual! Some very good films, although in an attempt to be super imaginative, I felt that one or two were a little too obscure. Favourites for me were the martial arts one ""The Art of Bakti Negara&qu...
by Michael Slowe
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE MOVIE MAKER TEN BEST COMPETITION
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: THE MOVIE MAKER TEN BEST COMPETITION

Well Howard, I'm in the same boat as you. I had every copy of Movie Maker since it morphed from another title (Cine something?) but had to get rid of them in a clear out ordained by 'her who must be obeyed'. I do have the issues which contained details of my own successes and articles and reviews th...