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by Ken Wilson
Tue May 14, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 6531

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

I have been meaning to add new posts about the BIAFF event but time has been in short supply just now. We have bought a new puppy, a Border Collie, so we now have two farm bred Collie`s and this takes up quite a bit of time. However...to reply to Tim, yes we can send private messages about comedy Ti...
by Ken Wilson
Tue May 14, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM Magazine May 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 630

Re: FVM Magazine May 2019

I like the fresh new look! I have always liked the "Letters" pages but I suspect Garth got very few of these, but nice to see there is one in this issue. The BIAFF results always take up several pages, so not as much to read this time, but let`s see what happens for the next one and the issues to fo...
by Ken Wilson
Thu May 02, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 6531

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

First can I echo what has been said already here about Tom`s excellent advice on catching the judges` eye and his insight into his judging methods. Perhaps you could send this on to be published in FVM? I agree that films in competition, watched at a festival, can seem very different to showing it t...
by Ken Wilson
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 6531

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

It`s a nice theory Dave that as a regular film maker this is the reason I have not been asked to judge. However, Howard Smith tells me that he has judged for the past 5 years and Howard seems to enter many films into BIAFF every year. 7 films this year I believe? He is not the only one who enters th...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 6531

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Hi Dave and thanks for your confirmation of how the earlier round is judged at BIAFF on TVs. When people were messaging me and telling me this, initially I didn`t believe it. I would have thought that IAC resources could muster up 5 projectors and some kind of amplifier system. I have been a judge f...
by Ken Wilson
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 6531

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Well here is what happened to us. This time we had 3 new films which were sent to BIAFF. It is a good guide (or should be) to judge our own films against our own previous ones. Yes standards change over the years but they do for everyone and we should all be moving upwards together. Our 3 films were...
by Ken Wilson
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?
Replies: 24
Views: 4743

Re: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?

Here`s the answer! Screw an old rotating type plate from a microwave to the back of a standard 16:9 TV. Fix this (securely) to the wall. Make sure it is very safe!!! When watching "normal TV" use as we do now. When watching phone footage shot in the upright position, rotate the TV to a 9:16 shape on...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Nominations for the awards
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Re: Nominations for the awards

Hello guys. Thanks for the extra information/ explanations on the judging. I do realise that it will be a massive job sorting it all out. We did it for our competition 5 times, though of course, on a much smaller scale. I wouldn`t want to add extra burdens to the work David Newman does, I just thoug...
by Ken Wilson
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Nominations for the awards
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Nominations for the awards

I seem to remember that a few years ago we had discussions on the forum about learning of the top nominations for the various awards. I don`t know what happened to that thread, though clearly it was not implemented. As today will be the Oscars in Hollywood where the nominees are announced in each ca...
by Ken Wilson
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 3275

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

It seems that the whole thing is shrouded in mystery. The new issue has just arrived and tells us that there will be an interim arrangement while a new editor is found. It says that all the regular contributors are to continue. Slightly presumptuous as no-one has actually asked me.
by Ken Wilson
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Battery Recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 513

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: 33
Views: 3275

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: 33
Views: 3275

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: 608

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: 2370

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.