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by Frank Maxwell
Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Judging Panels
Replies: 13
Views: 5430

Re: Judging Panels

It's a bit like "What Is The Perfect Weather". Any film or video enter into a competition is a winner from the film makers point of view. Every judge will view the film from a different perspective. Put it into an other competition venue and the results will be different again. I have given up enter...
by Frank Maxwell
Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Sticking DV tape
Replies: 7
Views: 2957

Re: Sticking DV tape

Peter, open the little flap and see if your tape is creased up.
by Frank Maxwell
Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2015 entries
Replies: 98
Views: 35029

Re: BIAFF 2015 entries

In the 60s when we had the 10 Best Competitions the amount of films entered and the amount of films classified as the best 10 for the year was at times eye opening event. Today only one film still sticks in my mind as a good film. About the man who got tangled up in a telephone box with a St.Bernard...
by Frank Maxwell
Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Video Club Closure
Replies: 3
Views: 3005

Video Club Closure

Today I hear the sad news of a well established video club closing. In one aspect i'm fuming that the older members had blinkers on. When I joined I could see several things wrong. When I pointed them out I always got the same answer.. That Is How We Do It. Plus my attack on films and video's shown ...
by Frank Maxwell
Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - DECEMBER 2014
Replies: 49
Views: 21893

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - DECEMBER 2014

Well Tim I was wondering about the video "A FISTFUL OF CONKERS" so I had a look and came to the same conclusion as you. If i was a judge that video would not have been very high on my merit list. Production wise well done. Wrong title in my eyes. "Golden Conkers" would have been better. The two boys...
by Frank Maxwell
Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: SYM LINKS in FCP-X
Replies: 0
Views: 2678

SYM LINKS in FCP-X

I have one SYMLINK's, sitting on my external hard drive about 10 minutes long. I need to bring this back into FCP-x project. Have done the relink and located the original media. But I keep getting the message in FCP_X INCOMPATIBLE FILE. Out of interest would any person know how I can reconnect those...
by Frank Maxwell
Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Where to from here part 2
Replies: 23
Views: 10546

Re: Where to from here part 2

Slowly we are approaching the end of a other year 2014. To some it will have been good and other members on this forum a lot of frustration. In my opinion this IAC Forum has not a lot to offer regards moving ahead or letting the general public know what they are here for. The older generation have b...
by Frank Maxwell
Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Where to from here?
Replies: 40
Views: 14456

Re: Where to from here?

Another group from that era was the SINGLE8 ASSOCIATION.
by Frank Maxwell
Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Where to from here?
Replies: 40
Views: 14456

Re: Where to from here?

Just out of interest and no disrespect even this forum is suffering from new people regards input. The people who do contribute to this forum are well respected and never fail to help. Which makes me wonder who actually looks at this forum from a younger point of view? I can't say much about the IAC...
by Frank Maxwell
Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: What to Shoot and What Not To Shoot.
Replies: 9
Views: 3692

What to Shoot and What Not To Shoot.

This topic came up. The person who is learning or training the art of video media will understand the above quotation. I just come back from Germany and Switzerland video filming and the amount of tourist in Cathedral walking along with their camcorders on, and hose piping was unbelievable. Even iPh...
by Frank Maxwell
Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Film look
Replies: 18
Views: 7462

Re: Film look

Its nice to look back at thoose days who worked with that media. Cine film revolutionist the art of film making for the family. Specially Christmas and Holiday. Even cine clubs flourished. Today we have an easy format of making films. To me it is not film it is video. The only hard part is to learn ...
by Frank Maxwell
Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: How do you make a good video?
Replies: 1
Views: 2593

How do you make a good video?

The other week a group of amateur media video makers ask me "How Do You Make A Good Video". Good question. The first think I said was "What Makes A Bad Video". The feedback they gave me was spot on...length,bad camera work, etc. Regards good video. There is no formula. You as the maker you must beli...
by Frank Maxwell
Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: We will remember them
Replies: 14
Views: 6526

Re: We will remember them

There is so much history on the First War and it makes wonderful video material. No doubt every town or village would have a story to tell. Here would be a opportunity for video clubs and individual to make something. I'm doing something similar but tackling the 2nd World War and next year a local p...
by Frank Maxwell
Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Edit software selection
Replies: 8
Views: 3928

Re: Edit software selection

Col, Yes, one can become technically competent with a software, but my experience is once you have a software in my case Apple will update certain items in that software and then as soon as a new version comes out. The updates are no longer available after a time. Classic example... as soon the new ...
by Frank Maxwell
Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Edit software selection
Replies: 8
Views: 3928

Re: Edit software selection

This question of editing software is like getting a taste for certain foods. I have no experience regards the PC market for editing software only the Sony Vegas. Not many post on this forum about the MAC and iMovie and FCP. iMovie has advanced to the same layout as FCP-X. I started with iMovie at th...