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by John Roberts
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Filming Children
Replies: 9
Views: 306

Re: Filming Children

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh! :shock:

At this rate I think it's best to play safe and not bother at all :(
by John Roberts
Wed May 29, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Filming Children
Replies: 9
Views: 306

Re: Filming Children

Yikes - what a minefield! :shock: You're right Tim, I don't want to be consulting lawyers or creating so much work for myself that I don't have any time or money left to make the film! I can see all sides to the issue, but common sense must prevail in the end. My (current) solution would be to film ...
by John Roberts
Sat May 25, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Filming Children
Replies: 9
Views: 306

Re: Filming Children

Hi Tim, can of worms indeed and thanks for your thoughts! I was thinking about the 'private land' issue, but it was pointed out to me by an ex-teacher that children could be seen to be being enticed onto the land, as opposed to wandering on uninvited as might be the case with CCTV footage of visitor...
by John Roberts
Thu May 23, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Filming Children
Replies: 9
Views: 306

Filming Children

Hi to everyone on the forum :D Sorry I couldn't make it down to BIAFF this year, unfortunately family health issues are taking priority. Had I made it down, I would've liked to have discussed the following with the knowledgeable filmmakers of the IAC and beyond: As part of an ongoing documentary I w...
by John Roberts
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - DECEMBER 2014
Replies: 49
Views: 15891

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - DECEMBER 2014

For God's sake, here we go again... Someone did once promise to do something about changing the back cover, but it never happened, did it? Promises are easy, aren't they? Unfortunately, so is sitting behind a keyboard moaning about issues that have been dealt with a long time ago. If you had taken t...
by John Roberts
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Hard disk drive failure
Replies: 6
Views: 947

Re: Hard disk drive failure

Not a single one, yet... *touches wood* :lol: I have some ancient 80GB drives that I regularly use, but my oldest drive is actually a Samsung fitted to my desktop PC, which I use for all my film and music work as the data drive (leaving the system drive 'clean'). The PC is now 6.5 years old, but the...
by John Roberts
Tue May 22, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Data protection Act
Replies: 9
Views: 2162

Re: Data protection Act

Unfortunately I could not attend the last Council meeting due to family issues, so I'm not able to shed any light on progress that has been made on the GDPR matter. I do believe however that something is to be presented in the next FVM regarding GDPR although I suspect it might fall short of 'advice...
by John Roberts
Thu May 03, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Semi Pro Festivals
Replies: 4
Views: 1152

Re: Semi Pro Festivals

Michael, I'm so pleased you had made selection of what is a thoroughly fantastic film festival :D Obviously I don't have the experience or expertise that shows so brilliantly through your cinematography, but despite the modicum of success I have achieved through BIAFF and the amateur / non-commercia...
by John Roberts
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Sony vegas and .mp4
Replies: 12
Views: 2336

Re: Sony vegas and .mp4

Hi Peter, I have both Movie Studio 11 and 12 installed on my editing PC, if you want I can run v11 and find out exactly what buttons you need to press :-)
by John Roberts
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Sony vegas and .mp4
Replies: 12
Views: 2336

Re: Sony vegas and .mp4

That's one of the aspects of the Vegas editors I've noticed - the ability to perfectly and transparently 'smart render' from one frame rate to another. I use the somewhat ageing Lumix GH3 cameras, and their slow motion recording is only done at 24fps. Pop the footage on the timeline and ask Movie St...
by John Roberts
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Sony vegas and .mp4
Replies: 12
Views: 2336

Re: Sony vegas and .mp4

Hi Peter - good luck with this! It very much depends on your project settings at the outset and how you import your footage; let me tell you what I do to transfer my old 4:3 footage into mp4 using Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 12 (the settings between v11 and v12 are more or less the same I believe). ...
by John Roberts
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2018 AT HARROGATE
Replies: 26
Views: 4342

Re: BIAFF 2018 AT HARROGATE

TimStannard wrote:
John Roberts wrote:
Michael Gough wrote:...the simplicity of "Midsummer Murders"
Midsummer Murders is simple...? :shock: :shock: :shock:

:wink:
Not as simple as Midsomer Murders :wink: :wink:
So that's why it's not simple! :wink: :wink: :wink:
by John Roberts
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2018 AT HARROGATE
Replies: 26
Views: 4342

Re: BIAFF 2018 AT HARROGATE

Michael Gough wrote:...the simplicity of "Midsummer Murders"
Midsummer Murders is simple...? :shock: :shock: :shock:

:wink:
by John Roberts
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2018 AT HARROGATE
Replies: 26
Views: 4342

Re: BIAFF 2018 AT HARROGATE

TimStannard wrote:One of the privileges of being an amateur, as someone said the the CEMRIAC Spring Festival :lol:
Wise words worth repeating :lol:
by John Roberts
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2018 AT HARROGATE
Replies: 26
Views: 4342

Re: BIAFF 2018 AT HARROGATE

...the usual mixture of films which were by turn brilliant, perplexing, inventive, irritating, exciting, incomprehensible... and so on. That's part of the excitement of BIAFF - one never knows what is coming next because the nature of our work is that we can often make the films we want to make, no...