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by Bob Lorrimer
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 52
Views: 1367

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Willy, Thank-you for showing the DRILL .... I did indeed make the film on my own and I am astonished that it plays as well today as it did ten years ago! Since the success of the Drill, I have always tried, in the 'writing' of my mini-epics, to come up with a double ending which defies the expectati...
by Bob Lorrimer
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 52
Views: 1367

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

The discussion over Judge's Comments are the equivalent of BREXIT negotiations - They will never end......perhaps all films should be given 5 Stars from the start and we could work backwards! I do recall a Judge, in a former year, telling me that he had viewed Entries on a Standard Hotel Bedroom TV....
by Bob Lorrimer
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 52
Views: 1367

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Sorry Jill...I got the wrong end of the stick! I should have read your write up more thoroughly!

bob
by Bob Lorrimer
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 52
Views: 1367

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Jill, I feel your pain! Perhaps we should have Judges to Judge the Judge's Comments....or, dare I say it: "Indicative Comments"! Jill, You have always graciously accepted Criticism in your quest for self improvement which has resulted in a succession of top rated films....so it is doubly galling if ...
by Bob Lorrimer
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 52
Views: 1367

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Yes Jill, we have two of our Club Members who will not enter films into BIAFF because of the Judge's Comments which were perceived to cause them offence! I have often suggested to the Club Members, that they should not take to heart the Judge's Comments but rather try to 'learn from them' and eventu...
by Bob Lorrimer
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 52
Views: 1367

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Sometimes, I feel a sense of unease at the reward and high marks which I have achieved both now, and in the past, with my short-form film making. “The Drill, Rock Bottom, Writer’s Block, The Egg, The Steps, The Bear and Highly Likely” all have a running time of less than three minutes. So, What’s go...
by Bob Lorrimer
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 52
Views: 1367

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Howard....Your work ethic is astounding and I am truly astonished at your output ! Well done! I managed one three minute film 'Highly Likely' which I filmed 10 months ago. A satire of the "Skripal" affair, a News Item which kept on 'giving' - if not always in a good way! It's well made and it's a Di...
by Bob Lorrimer
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 52
Views: 1367

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

I have received the adjudication of my short 3 minute satire of the Skripal Affair (Highly Likely):

Roll-Up, Roll-up......

Bob
by Bob Lorrimer
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?
Replies: 24
Views: 3418

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

Tim,

Yes... You are absolutely right!

A film is a film...if it is good enough it will engage an Audience irrespective of the shape of the format or the pixel count.
by Bob Lorrimer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?
Replies: 24
Views: 3418

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

Michael: I thought you said, on March 15th, that only 10 year olds would make a film on an iPhone! Are you regressing? Give me landscape, Cinemascope, or 16.9 mode anyday! "Portrait" ratio will, and does, have great applications to be sure but I doubt if it will catch on for story telling other than...
by Bob Lorrimer
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2018 RESULTS
Replies: 62
Views: 8945

Re: BIAFF 2018 RESULTS

Michael,
Keep the ProSecco on Ice...I will be there!

Congratulations to you All and I look forward to seeing your films.

Bob
by Bob Lorrimer
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 14486

Re: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017

Howard has mentally prepared himself for a clutch of '3 star' films next year.......he will thus avoid the bitter disappointment of missing out on either the '4' or '5 star' categories. The problem with an expectation of '3 star' films is that they are closer to '2 stars' than they are to '5 stars'!...
by Bob Lorrimer
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 14486

Re: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017

The technical standard of the films has definitely risen to a higher level. The result of this improvement is to expose 'storylines' within Drama films, and 'familiarity' in some of the Documentaries. The Projector struggled in the 85% darkened room and lost the essential vibrancy of the black out.....
by Bob Lorrimer
Tue May 10, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: CAMERA SLIDERS
Replies: 10
Views: 3069

Re: CAMERA SLIDERS

Yes I can testify that the RODE MICRO MIC is great value for money...it is very small, well made, and comes with a shock mount and furry pussy. It is particularly brilliant with my GH4 Microfourthirds still camera. (This Camera incidentally its astonishingly versatile for movie making). The Gh4's ac...
by Bob Lorrimer
Mon May 09, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF at Harrogate
Replies: 9
Views: 2624

Re: BIAFF at Harrogate

The Cropping factor which was noticeable on a few of the films was, in fact, present on all of the films which were channelled through the Huddersfield Black Optoma projector on the Sunday. The Optoma, like many other projectors, allows for a small amount of cropping to remove the dotted line which ...