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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: 23
Views: 3109

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: 23
Views: 3109

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: 8405

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: 13976

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: 13976

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: 2991

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: 2518

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 ...
by Bob Lorrimer
Wed May 04, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: CAMERA SLIDERS
Replies: 10
Views: 2991

Re: CAMERA SLIDERS

I have also mounted a Manfrotto 701 hdv 'head' on my Glidetrack which means you can both rotate AND shift angle gently up and down while sliding.

The 701 Manfrott HDV head is a great light to medium pan and tilt head.....and not too bulky.

Bob
by Bob Lorrimer
Wed May 04, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: CAMERA SLIDERS
Replies: 10
Views: 2991

Re: CAMERA SLIDERS

My slider is a Glidetrack......it is 2foot which is quite long enough and portable. It take the camera about 6 to 8 seconds traverse it's length. Unfortunately they have changed the design and i am unwilling to testify as to how well it works! The Glidedetrack is about £220 some are much more expens...
by Bob Lorrimer
Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: The Revenant
Replies: 6
Views: 2525

Re: The Revenant

Rather a late response, Michael, but I too saw REVENANT! It was magnificent in so many ways, but it was relentlessly BLEAK and I felt as drained and leaden as the ice-cold monochrome landscape when I emerged from the Cinema. There were some fantastic scenes....and as you suggest the opening was a ma...
by Bob Lorrimer
Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2016 - WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR RESULTS?
Replies: 56
Views: 11177

Re: BIAFF 2016 - WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR RESULTS?

No John,

The twitching in the bag was just my usual rubbish!
by Bob Lorrimer
Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2016 - WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR RESULTS?
Replies: 56
Views: 11177

Re: BIAFF 2016 - WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR RESULTS?

Well....poor 'BLUE' has hit the glass ceiling of the 4 star category and will rise no more! It is always deflating to take a knock back....after the triumph of WRITER's BLOCK last year. The film is to be shown on the Sunday which is important to me as it is good to see or appraise an audience reacti...
by Bob Lorrimer
Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2016 - who's entering?
Replies: 53
Views: 11098

Re: BIAFF 2016 - who's entering?

I have just completed judging the LEEDS Audio Visual annual Trophy....and without giving anything way at all, as the Award is not yet announced...I believe I can say that the level of sound recording, particularly in narration, was very high indeed. This is achieved by using small insulated 'sound b...
by Bob Lorrimer
Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2016 - who's entering?
Replies: 53
Views: 11098

Re: BIAFF 2016 - who's entering?

I don't want to disappoint you Tim....but Maria and Paula are one and the same Girl!

Meanwhile, I hope to be seated at the same table as Michael Slowe in Harrogate in the hope that some of his cinematic glister will enhance my modest entry.

Bob
by Bob Lorrimer
Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2016 - who's entering?
Replies: 53
Views: 11098

Re: BIAFF 2016 - who's entering?

Howard...a kind of 'spread betting' .....

The problem with Six entries is the prospect of being offended half a dozen times in the Judge's reviews!