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by Jameela M Boardman
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: How do you learn to make better films?
Replies: 20
Views: 696

Re: How do you learn to make better films?

When a film is "boring", I think it is its story that fails to engage! I have watched action films with lots of explosions and dramatic special effects, but if the film did not have an engaging story, then it was boring. So for us, do we consider ourselves camera operators looking for a su...
by Jameela M Boardman
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: How do you learn to make better films?
Replies: 20
Views: 696

Re: How do you learn to make better films?

Depends what your aim is... A well told story? ...or a technically good film?

Easy to be at cross purposes here, with negative reaction!
by Jameela M Boardman
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Voice Over Actors?
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: Voice Over Actors?

Thanks, something like that needs to be put together before we repeat the voice recording session. If it is put on a laptop, then it could be taken outside where I want to re-record his voice. I have gone back to using a desktop computer with duel screens for my editing, but it is in a poor room for...
by Jameela M Boardman
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Voice Over Actors?
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: Voice Over Actors?

At the moment we are very limited as to who we can get to help us. Yesterday I recorded a close family member reading the Voice Over parts to my script. His voice was clear, full of strength and the recording was technically good, but it just wasn't the right mood for the character or the scene, reg...
by Jameela M Boardman
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Voice Over Actors?
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Voice Over Actors?

Does anyone have any tips on how to get Voice Over Actors for a manikin to be in role properly? It seems like a chicken and egg scenario, as both voice and manikin create the character together. So what or how can we direct our speaker to help create the character? I know professional filmmaking stu...
by Jameela M Boardman
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Peculiar Camera Mounts
Replies: 13
Views: 1374

Re: Peculiar Camera Mounts

UPDATE You must use the URL of the image itself, NOT of the page in the address bar, which in this case is 'One Drive'... Do this by right clicking or long tap on the image in its original location, then choose 'Copy image location'. This is then pasted into your forum post, and 'Insert Image' clic...
by Jameela M Boardman
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Peculiar Camera Mounts
Replies: 13
Views: 1374

Re: Peculiar Camera Mounts

Thank you Richard...

Inspirational to all us lone filmmakers!
by Jameela M Boardman
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Peculiar Camera Mounts
Replies: 13
Views: 1374

Re: Peculiar Camera Mounts

Dear Richard, I think your URL won't work directly as an image in the page because it is 'embedded' into 'One Drive'. To work as an image file, it needs to end with an image file extension like: .jpg .png .gif It is a tremendous pity that uploading images to this forum wasn't easy for all of us! But...
by Jameela M Boardman
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Peculiar Camera Mounts
Replies: 13
Views: 1374

Re: Peculiar Camera Mounts

There was another 'peculiar' shot I did with this Lumix compact camera and the fan, but I don't have a photo of it. It was in the local woods near here, and I set the fan horizontal with a bit of plywood over the three blades, with the camera sat on top resting on its back looking upwards towards th...
by Jameela M Boardman
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Peculiar Camera Mounts
Replies: 13
Views: 1374

Peculiar Camera Mounts

https://www.northspirit.org/camcorder-on-ladder.jpg For this scene, I needed a camera mounted high up on a wall opposite the stairs to a couple of attic rooms, to create the illusion of a coffee house with a balcony. Using a piece of flat mild-steel strip bent into an 'L' shape, with a hole drilled...
by Jameela M Boardman
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Manifesto for Change
Replies: 21
Views: 4542

Re: Manifesto for Change

I have just watched the 'Rocky Balboa' DVD again, for the umpteenth time now. The Rocky films have a very strong message... "It's not how hard you can hit, but how hard you can get hit and still keep moving forward - that is how winning is done." I have never been to a boxing match in my l...
by Jameela M Boardman
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Manifesto for Change
Replies: 21
Views: 4542

Re: Manifesto for Change

Ah but... In an abstract sense, yes filmmaking skills are independent of the purpose or the intention of film, but our purpose or intention becomes inherent in our approach to the technical issues... If one person considers this an engaging spare time hobby, and another person using similar equipmen...
by Jameela M Boardman
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: AGM and Survival
Replies: 2
Views: 583

AGM and Survival

With the current situation over this virus and the imposed draconian restrictions, plus the mess the IAC has got itself into by not bringing younger people forward, the Institute now faces existential threats. The 'Annual General Meeting' is a few days away, and it is intended to be held via 'Zoom M...
by Jameela M Boardman
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 67
Views: 10352

Re: Anyone out there?

Tim, that is a delightful little film, so lovely. Yes if you look for it, there are stabiliser and sound quality issues, but we can beat ourselves up too much about technical issues! ...What made the little film so great was its magic (in more ways than one) and the imagination of being 4 years old....
by Jameela M Boardman
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 67
Views: 10352

Re: Anyone out there?

To clarify what I was saying about using 'Time-Stretch' to facilitate correction in the dialogue no-speaking pauses... When one track is recorded, after speaking one's line, a gap or pause needs to be left before speaking the next line (following the script). Now obviously the whole script is known,...