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by Storyteller
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Classification
Replies: 17
Views: 14276

Re: Classification

Regarding the power of local authorities to "overrule the decision of the BBFC" - this is true - but first there has to be a decision by the BBFC. We're still stuck with: "The Video Recordings Act (VRA) defines the supply of DVDs as ‘supply in any manner, whether or not for reward, and therefore, in...
by Storyteller
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Classification
Replies: 17
Views: 14276

Re: Classification

I've just received advice from a barrister friend of mine, Deputy Justices' Clerk at the city Magistrates' Court (which means 'most senior lawyer'). She says: "Just looking at this while my magistrates are out on their decision after a trial - so I haven't had chance to look at this in any great dep...
by Storyteller
Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Classification
Replies: 17
Views: 14276

Re: Classification

In practice the laws are intended to stop the supply of video nasties. I cannot imagine any Trading Standards Officers (they are the main enforcers of the legislation) bothering about our videos. Actually Dave, I don't think restriction on the supply of 'video nasties' is the primary reason for the...
by Storyteller
Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Advice on Films
Topic: Classification
Replies: 0
Views: 6323

Classification

[This interesting topic seems better suited to the Clubs & General Issues forum and so has been moved there. - Moderator.] On the BBFC website, bbfc.co.uk, the following advice appears: "The Video Recordings Act (VRA) defines the supply of DVDs as ‘supply in any manner, whether or not for reward, a...
by Storyteller
Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Classification
Replies: 17
Views: 14276

Classification

[This thread began on the "Advice on Films" forum, but seems to fit better here. - Moderator.] On the BBFC website, bbfc.co.uk, the following advice appears: "The Video Recordings Act (VRA) defines the supply of DVDs as ‘supply in any manner, whether or not for reward, and therefore, includes suppl...
by Storyteller
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Exactly what constitutes 'Amateur'?
Replies: 7
Views: 6671

Re: Exactly what constitutes 'Amateur'?

Thanks, Dave, for clarifying the position.

Peter
by Storyteller
Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Exactly what constitutes 'Amateur'?
Replies: 7
Views: 6671

Exactly what constitutes 'Amateur'?

Although I've been a personal member of the IAC for several years, only in the last couple have I dared submit films to BIAFF - a competition, of course, for amateur fillms. I've been approached in the last couple of months by a local man who runs his own corporate film-making business. He makes doc...
by Storyteller
Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Muzzle flashes
Replies: 8
Views: 6347

Muzzle flashes

I don't have After Effects or C4D, just a NLE editing program (Edius 6)... and Photoshop and Macromedia Flash & Fireworks in their Studio 8. I want to apply muzzle flashes to a couple of scenes where a handgun is apparently fired. I've had a look at YouTube which has lots of advice - for how to do i...
by Storyteller
Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Green Screen on location?
Replies: 18
Views: 14192

Re: Green Screen on location?

Just to round off this discussion, I can tell you we filmed the scenes at Whitwell & Reepham Railway, who were very obliging - apart from providing a loco and carriages and moving them as required, they also lit up the BBQ and got out the real ale - 'Whitwell Wobbler' was - perhaps fortunately - off...
by Storyteller
Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Green Screen on location?
Replies: 18
Views: 14192

Re: Green Screen on location?

In Edius right-click on a clip in the timeline. From the menu which appears, choose "Time Effect" From its sub-menu choose Speed lo-and-behold in the dialog box are options for "forward" or "backward". Dave, are you conversant with Edius? If so I wonder if you can tell me what I'm doing wrong that ...
by Storyteller
Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Green Screen on location?
Replies: 18
Views: 14192

Re: Green Screen on location?

Now tell us more about this crane ... Thanks for the advice, one and all. The crane I imported from South Carolina, Bargain-Camera Inc - see http://www.bargain-camera.com/store/Camera-Cranes-Jibs/ It came with a heavy-duty tripod stand, and three four-foot sections, permitting either 8' or 12' plus...
by Storyteller
Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Computer Monitor
Replies: 14
Views: 9927

Re: Computer Monitor

I've just bought an LG E226V-PN from DCL (Digital Components Ltd, http://www.dclstore.co.uk), via Amazon at £129.99. It's a 16:9 22" monitor with inputs for VGA, DVI, HDMI, and has a beautiful bright, clean display. Worth looking at, in my view.

Peter
by Storyteller
Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: Which camcorder should I buy?
Replies: 15
Views: 19619

Re: Which camcorder should I buy?

Oh, silly me!

Just noticed your enquiry was dated five years ago.

Why don't they clear out old messages?

Peter
by Storyteller
Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: Which camcorder should I buy?
Replies: 15
Views: 19619

Re: Which camcorder should I buy?

I've just been given a small camcordere for my birthday, with a view to it travelling on holiday in cabin baggage. I am thrilled with it. One feature I wanted, and which you might not think you need, Dave, is compatibility with my broadcast-quality Panasonic AG-HMC41, which records AVCHD/H.264 1080P...
by Storyteller
Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Green Screen on location?
Replies: 18
Views: 14192

Re: Green Screen on location?

Thanks, Mike. I do have Pinnacle Studio 15 HD Ultimate as well as Edius, so could use it if it seemed preferable. Edius is a bit like a complicated puzzle, and intriguing: it's pro s/w that I'd like to master, just for my own satisfaction - I suppose, like those people who derive pleasure from solvi...