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by Dave Watterson
Mon May 27, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Filming Children
Replies: 9
Views: 306

Re: Filming Children

I don't have expertise in this area, but: There is no law against photographing or filming children, provided the images are decent in nature. It is still wise to obtain permission, if possible from the parents. When you ask for permission to film children it can often be useful to keep the camera r...
by Dave Watterson
Tue May 21, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 3155

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

How strange - the link takes me directly to the film.

If you try "https://vimeo.com/smallpersonproductions" can you see it on the list of productions?
by Dave Watterson
Fri May 17, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: SERIAC Festival 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: SERIAC Festival 2019

Howard - the SERIAC Festival website says: "... all amateur movie makers in the South East region of the United Kingdom (South of the Thames and into Kent, Surrey, Sussex - and the Channel Islands)" I also regret the lack of film makers, but it seems to be the case at most festivals. Inevitably it i...
by Dave Watterson
Wed May 15, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: SERIAC Festival 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: SERIAC Festival 2019

It will be lovely to meet up with you and Vera again in Zeist. It has been far too long since we last saw you.

The SERIAC has always had a good reputation and sometime we must try to get to the Oast House ourselves.
by Dave Watterson
Sat May 11, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM Magazine May 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 277

FVM Magazine May 2019

My copy arrived yesterday and looks just as sleek as ever. There are a few design changes and Cathy will be pleased that the back cover has changed! Most of it is very like the previous incarnation. I spotted a couple of misplaced picture captions but that is not untypical. But Tom, Ken, Willy and N...
by Dave Watterson
Sat May 11, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1808

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

See new thread: May 2019 issue of FVM
by Dave Watterson
Sat May 04, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Hard disk drive failure
Replies: 6
Views: 947

Re: Hard disk drive failure

Good tip, Tom. Thanks. It is also worth checking with your friendly local computer repair shop (if you are lucky enough to have one) since they may be able to rescue data from a damaged disc for a fair price. There are major Data Recovery companies who will bring two pantechnicons of gear, park outs...
by Dave Watterson
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 3155

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

My guess is that Ken has not been asked to judge at BIAFF because there is usually one or more films from him in the competition. We'd rather have him as a film maker. Most experienced judges can make allowance for the technology showing the film ... but it is not ideal. As Ken suggests one answer m...
by Dave Watterson
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 3155

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

YES ... For me this is what festivals are all about most BIAFF visitors are like that. The timetable for the Saturday and Sunday shows will be on the BIAFF website in a few minutes, so you can try to plan. You may find some rooms are packed, so having a second choice ready is a good idea. My only re...
by Dave Watterson
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 3155

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Jon - you will love the Saturday scrum as people dash between the various mini-cinemas during the tea /coffee breaks. I recommend you and your team spread out so that between you you can see almost everything. Jan and I rarely sit together. On Sunday we all watch together in the neighbouring cinema....
by Dave Watterson
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 3155

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

My link to the Diamond Awards page was only to get straight to the start of the listings - not to promote any concerns about the proportion of foreign winners. The shameful truth is that most of the first-round judging is done on hotel room tv sets. Five rooms are used ... getting hold of five good ...
by Dave Watterson
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 3155

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Now the results are published online ... does anything strike you as unusual?

https://www.biaff.org.uk/2019-diamond.html
by Dave Watterson
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 3155

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Hi Howard For this year you have to act today ... the closing date for "Forum North" entries is 1st April ! A possible issue for you is the films should be up to 20 minutes long. Films can be sent electronically to forumnord@hamburger-film-club.de. If for some reason that doesn't work, try hansen-ha...
by Dave Watterson
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 3155

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

I do agree, Tim, though time is always pressing as David Newman tries to chase up notes from the judges, plan the BIAFF timetable, and write to all the entrants in time for them to know if their work will be shown or not. Worth exploring. For those who find the notes off-putting, you might consider ...