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by John Roberts
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 311

Re: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019

I too was slightly perplexed by Jameela's article, and below are my thoughts: 1. I don't recall whether any guidelines regarding member's conduct were issued in my member's welcome pack, but I also don't recall anything similar being issued or told to me when I started any job or joined any other gr...
by John Roberts
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Exterior Filming in the 'North' this Summer
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: Exterior Filming in the 'North' this Summer

Hi Jameela. To attract the 'new' generation requires the use of the tools used by them, such as social media and in particular Facebook. The CEMRIAC Region has a fairly active page updated by the awesome Simon Sumner and often promotes the competitions and events of the region, as well as other item...
by John Roberts
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Hard disk drive failure
Replies: 17
Views: 2277

Re: Hard disk drive failure

Also, it's not a good idea to keep both copies in the same room (or even building) in case of catastrophe (fire, glacier, alien invasion). I will add to that a nugget of information I gleaned many years ago from a computer expert - when using two backup drives DO NOT purchase identical make and mod...
by John Roberts
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Exterior Filming in the 'North' this Summer
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: Exterior Filming in the 'North' this Summer

Dave Watterson wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:00 am
Are you locked in your workshop determined to complete a project?
You know me too well, Dave! And you should know by now that my projects are always top secret :wink: :lol:

Welcome to the forum, Jameela :D

John
by John Roberts
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Hard disk drive failure
Replies: 17
Views: 2277

Re: Hard disk drive failure

Windoze 10 does seem to be a nightmare for drives, mine seems to run constantly doing one thing or another, in sharp contrast to my W7 machine. And I'm glad Stephen mentioned about SSD drives - I have heard the same; something to do with adjacent memory bits failing upon repeated rewrites, so I'm st...
by John Roberts
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 4357

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

Don't worry folks - sense and normality and great back coverness will resume after the AGM advert is no longer needed :D
by John Roberts
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Asus monitors
Replies: 8
Views: 901

Re: Asus monitors

Hi Roy, I'm glad you're making progress! :D I have a similar setup here, HDMI from the laptop (or whatever else I might want) and, I think, a VGA style output from the editing machine. I'm not sure VGA is the correct term - it could be DVI-D but no doubt Tim or Tom etc will be able to provide more i...
by John Roberts
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Asus monitors
Replies: 8
Views: 901

Re: Asus monitors

Hi Roy, Could you give more details about the way you are viewing/plugging in your editor and Blu-Ray player? Are you using separate inputs for your editing system and the player, or are they both part of the same system? Or are you unplugging the editor and plugging in the Blu-Ray when needed? The ...
by John Roberts
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Filming Children
Replies: 9
Views: 1150

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: 1150

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: 1150

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: 1150

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: 18805

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: 17
Views: 2277

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: 2911

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...