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by Willy
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 12
Views: 270

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

I understand Michael, our fierce Arsenal-fan. Last weekend his team could win the derby with 2 goals to one. I wish you a very successful season, Michael! Making that introduction for my Scottish film was very stressful. I filmed a scene on my balcony, but a dog was barking all the time. I got nervo...
by Willy
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 12
Views: 270

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

My entry "His Royal Highland Laddie" is being shown on Sunday. Me too, I was invited to film a short introduction. Maximum length: 30 seconds! It was not easy, but I did it! It is not longer than half a minute. I sent it to David Newman by WeTransfer. I called it "My Royal Laddie". The introduction ...
by Willy
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 12
Views: 270

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

I agree with Howard-Smith and other friends. I hope that it is not the start of a long series of BIAFFs on line. I hope that the pandemic will be over very soon thanks to a British vaccine, a Chinese one, a Russian one, an American one or a Belgian one which will be the best in the world just like o...
by Willy
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 67
Views: 4968

Re: Anyone out there?

Hello Ned. I use a SONY PXW-X70. My previous camera was a bigger one: a SONY HXR NX5. I chose that one because Tom Hardwick had recommended it in Film and Video Magazine . The image quality was fantastic. I bought it in 2014. I was very happy with it. But as I had too many health problems my camera ...
by Willy
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 67
Views: 4968

Re: Anyone out there?

That's strange, Ken. In a message on 7 August Mike wrote to me: "20 pages! (in the mean time 26 pages) Gosh! That is some effort. Thank you very much. I may not be able to use it all as I want to give Tom, Ken and a few other regular contributors similar space." I told Mike that he can decide if eve...
by Willy
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 67
Views: 4968

Re: Anyone out there?

Me too I'm back. Our chairman had a fantastic idea. Let's make a "chain film" in lockdown he said. An egg ended up with each club member. I was number 6 out of 7. We were asked to make up a story. Theme: the pandemics. I have already filmed it, edited it and translated it... I have done everything m...
by Willy
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 67
Views: 4968

Re: Anyone out there?

Quick erratum previous message:
"The Isle of Wight" instead of "The Isle of White". My apologies.
by Willy
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 67
Views: 4968

Re: Anyone out there?

I am number 6 Michael. I am still alive. I have also read Jameela's interesting text about the future of the IAC. But I must admit I have done it with a bird's eye view. I am very busy at the moment. I also feel a little bit embarrassed because I am a "John Foreigner". On the other hand I am an Angl...
by Willy
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS
Replies: 36
Views: 21097

Re: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS

Today in "The Sunday Telegraph": "Two Weeks' Quarantine if Going to the UK". "The Daily Telegraph" is not my favourite English newspaper, but I noticed that big title in the Andrew Marr Show this morning. Is it something to worry about? I don't know. There are still 5 months left. I only fear for my...
by Willy
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS
Replies: 36
Views: 21097

Re: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS

Vera and I have decided to come. We missed BIAFF the last two years, but now not it's time to attend it again. The narrator of my documentary "HR Highland Laddie" is … That's one of the reasons to come. I am very grateful to him. Last time when I met him was at UNICA in the Netherlands. I would feel...
by Willy
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: UNICA 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 6617

Re: UNICA 2021

I only ever attended three UNICA-Festivals: the one at Blankenberghe in Belgium, the one at Dortmund in Germany and the one at Zeist in the Netherlands, but only for a few days. Each time I enjoyed myself very much. The festivals gave me the opportunity to have a chat with IAC-friends and to see won...
by Willy
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS
Replies: 36
Views: 21097

Re: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS

Congratulations, Howard and Geoff! I have received 5 stars for "HR Highland Laddie". I am very happy with it. Also with the judges' comments. The length of my documentary is 14 minutes and they think that I could have shortened it with 5 minutes. That's a surprise. But I agree with it more or less. ...
by Willy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 23
Views: 12952

Re: COVID-19

Many thanks for your message, Dave. I think it is very wise to move BIAFF. Maybe to 16-18th October I understand. I hesitated to book the P&OFerry and choose the best B&B in advance. Also because some clubmates who would accompany me had not decided yet to go. The situation in Belgium is very seriou...
by Willy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: UNICA and the age old question
Replies: 12
Views: 9749

Re: UNICA and the age old question

I prefer "film hobbyist" or "filmmaking hobbyist". I don't feel ashamed to be called "a hobbyist". And what about "filmmaking enthusiast"? However, professionals can also be called "enthusiasts". Maybe it is better to stick to "amateur". I am proud to be called an "amateur", just like Tim and all th...
by Willy
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FILM & VIDEO MAKER MAGAZINE
Replies: 8
Views: 6300

Re: FILM & VIDEO MAKER MAGAZINE

I agree with Tim. I appreciate all criticism. I am used to criticism. In our club we criticize movies made by friends all the time, but in a very constructive way. Thanks to it we can improve our films. But now your criticism about our Film and Video Magazine, Cathy. I wonder if you have read the ar...