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by Ken Wilson
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Battery Recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Battery Recommendations

Hi Tim. My cameras are all Sony ones and use the same NP-F batteries. Apart from the genuine Sony ones I have had some called "Masione" bought on Amazon and so far these have worked very well and seem no different apart from being cheaper.
by Ken Wilson
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

Whilst I guess that Cathy`s intention was possibly not to create a heated debate or even a mildly warm one (!) finally the forum has some serious issues to debate, in other words, the future of FVM. As many people will know from my articles, I am not an equipment freak by any means and only buy a ne...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

I don`t know whether I have met you Cathy? We have been to all but one of the BIAFF/ IAC Movie weekends over the past 25 years, so we may have done if you have attended. I read your comments with interest and agree with Michael that there are some relevant points here but I feel they are made rather...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Happy Christmas
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Happy Christmas

Hi All; There was a time when this forum would be buzzing with news, interesting topics and various (sometimes heated) discussions. Christmas time would bring a spate of good wishes and greetings as well as updates on what we are all up to, film wise and generally. But sadly this all seems to be in ...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM Editor
Replies: 17
Views: 853

Re: FVM Editor

I have had an e-mail today from Garth (sent to several of the regular contributors to FVM) to say he will be informed soon what the new arrangements will be. No-one seems to know much more so watch this space.
by Ken Wilson
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM Editor
Replies: 17
Views: 853

Re: FVM Editor

Thanks Tom for that. It seems a sad fact of modern life that people are quick to criticise anything but slow to praise. I have had a couple of odd e-mails here asking where someone`s FVM is as though I am somehow involved. I don`t know why they didn`t ask Garth directly, but I messaged him on their ...
by Ken Wilson
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM Editor
Replies: 17
Views: 853

Re: FVM Editor

Thank goodness for Tim and Tom`s replies! I thought everyone was asleep out there. It seem no-one is saying anything at all. Obviously things must be going on behind the scenes, but what? I know when Liz Donlan finished with it there was uncertainty about who could carry it on and if the magazine wo...
by Ken Wilson
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM Editor
Replies: 17
Views: 853

FVM Editor

I am surprised that no-one on here (or anywhere else), has made any announcement about what is happening about our magazine FVM. Garth announced in the December 2018 issue that he is resigning from April 2019. There was no other mention of it in the magazine. I e-mailed Garth to say I was sorry he i...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Val Ellis
Replies: 7
Views: 1855

Re: Val Ellis

I have just read this tonight. It is so sad. We spoke at the Burnley festival back in March and she was telling us she had only a few months to live. Then she came to our presentation at Cheadle and Gatley club several months ago along with our FVM editor Garth. She was looking quite well then, but ...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: compatible ink cartridges
Replies: 6
Views: 1773

Re: compatible ink cartridges

I have an Epson 265 printer. I almost always use genuine Epson ones bought from sites on Amazon so usually around £58 for a full set. The fake ones (called "compatible") sometimes work and sometimes don`t. The one issue is that they run out unexpectedy rather than when predicted by the chip in a gen...
by Ken Wilson
Tue May 09, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 13420

Re: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017

Now here`s an interesting thing which you might like to review, Michael and others. I have just been reading the extensive rules for voting for BAFTA, the professional version (more money, power, influence, members, etc) of BIAFF. The members of BAFTA are allowed to vote within their own chapter whi...
by Ken Wilson
Mon May 08, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 13420

Re: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017

Sorry Michael but can`t agree, but not club level film makers. A mixture of both film makers and non film makers with some knowledge would be ideal. Knowing the problems we face to me is an advantage and helps with giving useful critiques instead of nit-picking trivia which has no bearing on the sto...
by Ken Wilson
Mon May 08, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 13420

Re: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017

There has been a lot of dialogue on this subject since I last logged in. It`s been an extra busy time with us here as we had a film show to give at Cheadle and Gatley club and then this last weekend we were in Scotland to do the SAM workshop (on comedy) so there obviously had been a lot of prep work...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 13420

Re: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017

BIAFF was particulary good this year. It was great to see and meet everyone again though sad for those who have gone and some who get more frail every year as we all get older. But on the very positive side, we saw amongst the (I think) 45 movies, some really great ones, some odd ones and some which...
by Ken Wilson
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: See you at BIAFF
Replies: 8
Views: 2382

Re: See you at BIAFF

Yes we are now going. We thought we couldn`t be there for the whole weekend this year but things have changed and we have now booked for the three days but in a different hotel a few minutes drive away. Hope the Saturday shows are better attended than they have been the past couple of years. The Sun...