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by Ian Woodward
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Ladislav Františ
Replies: 1
Views: 1662

Ladislav Františ

It is with a heavy heart that I pass on the sad news that Ladislav Františ passed away last night after a long illness. Ladislav (or Lad), as many amateur filmmakers will know, was the long-standing director of the ARSfilm festival (Amateur Art Film Festival) in October and SeniorForum (for film-mak...
by Ian Woodward
Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2016 - who's entering?
Replies: 53
Views: 16936

Re: BIAFF 2016 - who's entering?

“I have an entry ... it is already 'entered' ... Is it too long? Is it too short? Have I entered too early? Will it be watched before the Judge's have lunch or after their lunch? Will they understand the shot in which my thumb is in the frame.......?” (IAC Forum: BIAFF 2016 - who's entering? Bob Lor...
by Ian Woodward
Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Attracting New Members
Replies: 138
Views: 49741

Re: Attracting New Members

Hello Ivor! Re your original posting of 4 January 2013, and your follow-up on 4 February 2013, below: “As the originator of this topic I would like to thank all of you that have contributed to this subject so far. I have been encouraged by the number of posts. It is my intention to try and collate t...
by Ian Woodward
Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: green screen lighting.
Replies: 7
Views: 3322

Re: green screen lighting.

Dave Watterson: “Try to get a light above and behind them just enough to overpower any green.” Of all the advice that others may offer, Dave’s single sentence above is THE key to successful green-screen filming. I’ve also done much green-screen filming outdoors using only natural daylight for the sc...
by Ian Woodward
Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: WILLY VAN DER LINDEN has been very ill
Replies: 43
Views: 15135

Re: WILLY VAN DER LINDEN has been very ill

Good on you, Willy!
by Ian Woodward
Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Hi guys
Replies: 6
Views: 4329

Re: Hi guys

Making a film about your grueling attempts to find and buy a farm/small or holding should translate into some quite fascinating, John: a documentary based on your personal experiences rather than on those of a third party. Also, if you do a voice-over, rather than use captions, the memories of your ...
by Ian Woodward
Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: UNICA Medal for Christiane
Replies: 1
Views: 2318

Re: UNICA Medal for Christiane

Well done, Christiane - your campaigning zeal on behalf of non-commercial filmmakers is awesome and your UNICA Gold Medal is long overdue and all the more richly deserved.
by Ian Woodward
Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: WILLY VAN DER LINDEN has been very ill
Replies: 43
Views: 15135

Re: WILLY VAN DER LINDEN has been very ill

That’s wonderful news, knowing that Willy knows that things medical are much clearer now, and less worrying, and that he can eradicate from his mind any lingering thoughts of the worst-case scenario and that soon, post operations, he will be up and about and able to see the way ahead again with rene...
by Ian Woodward
Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: WILLY VAN DER LINDEN has been very ill
Replies: 43
Views: 15135

Re: WILLY VAN DER LINDEN has been very ill

Thank you, Dave, for keeping us up to date with the latest on Willy’s ill health and for the inspiring postscript explaining that none of this, apparently, is going to stop this dauntless, mettlesome filmmaker from completing his latest production in good time for BIAFF 2014. Wishing great success f...
by Ian Woodward
Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: End of the consumer camcorder
Replies: 34
Views: 12292

Re: End of the consumer camcorder

Peter Copestake (26 September): “I look forward to seeing a film, not just footage, taken with a phone.” Peter, there is already an ever-increasing opportunity to see such mobile phone productions at prestigious film festivals around the world. For instance, the Czech Republic’s 53-year-old, longest...
by Ian Woodward
Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: WILLY VAN DER LINDEN has been very ill
Replies: 43
Views: 15135

Re: WILLY VAN DER LINDEN has been very ill

Willy, as Mesmer famously noted: There is only one illness and one cure.

We all know what the cure is in your case.

No-one makes better films about England and the English than you.
by Ian Woodward
Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
Replies: 3
Views: 3601

Re: Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

Thanks, Geoff - that's just the sort of advice/feedback I was looking for.

I'll have a look at the links you've given when I have a moment but you've basically answered all my questions.

You've even pre-empted something I was about to ask!

Ian
by Ian Woodward
Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
Replies: 3
Views: 3601

Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

Has anyone on this forum registered their films with the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and, if so, can they offer any advice to would-be applicants based on personal experience of doing so? “Are your films registered with IMDb?” is often one of the first questions interested parties ask in connecti...
by Ian Woodward
Wed May 01, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: hello
Replies: 5
Views: 4214

Re: hello

All the very best in your new life, John.

And in my birthplace, Wales!

As they say, when one door closes...etc.

Ian Woodward
by Ian Woodward
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: YOUR BIAFF 2013 RESULTS
Replies: 129
Views: 42719

Re: YOUR BIAFF 2013 RESULTS

“I've received the letter today with my results. Both my films have been given 3 stars, the same as my first BIAFF entry in 2007, and I can't conceal my disappointment... I'm thinking now that I never will achieve the heights of the 5-star and Diamond awards.” (Howard-Smith, Mon 18 March, 2:09 pm) ...