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by Ken Wilson
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 - should we even hope?
Replies: 14
Views: 426

Re: BIAFF 2021 - should we even hope?

Just to follow on from my comments about withdrawing my comedy film from this year`s competition and Tim`s questions/ comments. To return to what I said on the forum under the heading about the sad loss of Reg Lancaster. Reg was a judge ( I think a final round judge) at the IAC festival in the year ...
by Ken Wilson
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 - should we even hope?
Replies: 14
Views: 426

Re: BIAFF 2021 - should we even hope?

As it appears now that BIAFF this year will once more be online, I messaged David Newman to ask that my 2020 film be withdrawn this year with the intention of entering it in 2022 (all being well). As a comedy, it does need an audience and will not play well online, even assuming that it works at all...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Magazine
Replies: 22
Views: 611

Re: The Magazine

There has been a lot of interesting comments here on this thread. Thanks to those who have said they enjoy my articles. It`s always nice to hear some positive feedback. Tim makes some good comments as others have done too. I agree with lots of points made. On a personal note, I have tried to vary th...
by Ken Wilson
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Magazine
Replies: 22
Views: 611

Re: The Magazine

Well here we are once again! Bitter disputes and back biting. It`s good that Willy accepts Paula Webster`s vicious attack on him. I would not be so forgiving. But the cover of the magazine with Willy`s photo on it was fine with me. It showed he was heavily featured inside, so why shouldn't he be on ...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Magazine
Replies: 22
Views: 611

Re: The Magazine

You are a very experienced and respected film maker Michael, so I can forgive you anything. I enjoy our little chats at BIAFF events and I hope you are asked for your own contribution of an autobiography for a future issue of FVM. On other content within the latest FVM magazine: I really must raise ...
by Ken Wilson
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Magazine
Replies: 22
Views: 611

Re: The Magazine

Well Michael, thanks for your kind words! And I thought you loved and admired me? But of course, I have always by far preferred being behind the camera rather than in front of it, but Mike Whyman insisted that I had to be on the cover as part of his series of profiles of contributors. I sent him a f...
by Ken Wilson
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 - should we even hope?
Replies: 14
Views: 426

Re: BIAFF 2021 - should we even hope?

For what it`s worth, I would go along with everyone here. So far, my only experience of Zoom (etc) has been taking the dogs to the vet and having a remote consultation from the car park to the surgery. This has not been totally successful with poor connections. It doesn`t always remain glitch free f...
by Ken Wilson
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Sad news: RIP Reg Lancaster
Replies: 12
Views: 604

Re: Sad news: RIP Reg Lancaster

Very sad news about Reg. We knew him from many IAC movie festivals and sat with him and Annabelle at several gala dinners as he told us many anecdotes from his past. One of my memorable moments with him was the year we had our comedy "Dropping Off" in the competition for "Movie xx&quo...
by Ken Wilson
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM articles
Replies: 13
Views: 787

Re: FVM articles

Picture and sound quality are of course very important and we have come a long way since I bought my first camera (Super 8) in 1968. We have gone through quite a few film and video cameras since usually wearing them out or changing to a new model when there is a breakdown. Audiences notice very litt...
by Ken Wilson
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM articles
Replies: 13
Views: 787

Re: FVM articles

Thanks Tom. Yes I think we do like to know people are reading what we are writing for FVM. From time to time, I do get an e-mail from a reader (as I have done this week as a reader suggested a new plot for a film) commenting on something I have put or asking a further question. This is why I asked f...
by Ken Wilson
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM articles
Replies: 13
Views: 787

Re: FVM articles

I thought I had missed something here. Tom is saying about articles in FVM and the fact that you/ we shouldn`t complain about them as no-one is getting paid? This sort of suggests that someone (or more than one someone?) has complained. Or am I reading this incorrectly? The magazine is full of vario...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 26
Views: 2310

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

Well unfortunately, I saw none of it! I registered and hoped to see some of it, but the big problems with a virtual BIAFF (no other choice this year) is that real life takes over. If it`s a traditional weekend away and it`s all booked and paid for, it is virtually set in stone unless there is some m...
by Ken Wilson
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 67
Views: 8997

Re: Anyone out there?

Well there have been lots of interesting points made on here since I last logged in! First I will answer Ned when he asks about editing systems and which cameras are used. I don`t know how far behind you are with issues of FVM Ned, as I wrote a Q & A piece for the August issue which covered thes...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 67
Views: 8997

Re: Anyone out there?

Wow Howard. And I thought I was obsessive! It sounds like you are editing as the filming is still ongoing? I like to wait until everything is completely shot and on the PC. I know then that once I start editing, there will be no delays as all the material is there. Re-shoots and going back to do &qu...
by Ken Wilson
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 67
Views: 8997

Re: Anyone out there?

Willy wrote: "Michael, the editor of FVM has also asked me to answer some "journalistic questions" to write a story about my life as amateur filmmaker. I guess that Ken Wilson and Tom Hardwick have received similar questions and we will not be the only ones." No that hasn`t happe...