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by Dave Watterson
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Communication
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Communication

I share that problem, Tim. Jan and I have been trying to standardise on Zoom. It works well and has the usual handy sidelines like a chat board and screen sharing. It also works on all systems. If anyone want to start using it, Jan is a great resource and has talked lots of people through the set up...
by Dave Watterson
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 13
Views: 721

Re: COVID-19

None of us can know how long all these restrictions and safety-measures must be maintained. The British government keeps saying it will make recommendations that over-70s should stay home for 14 to 16 weeks ... but has not yet done so. For various reasons the virus reached Britain a week or two late...
by Dave Watterson
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 13
Views: 721

Re: COVID-19

This news just in ... Tuesday 17th March 7pm BIAFF moves to October The May 8-10 event in Stratford is cancelled. Results of the competition will still be sent to entrants by the end of March. It will cost IAC quite a lot of money in lost deposits etc. Wait for announcements on the BIAFF website [ww...
by Dave Watterson
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Extracting Audio
Replies: 2
Views: 776

Re: Extracting Audio

From memory Edius allows export of a soundtrack ...
by Dave Watterson
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: UNICA and the age old question
Replies: 12
Views: 1971

Re: UNICA and the age old question

"Avocational" is very good, it fits the meaning and - conveniently - the initials of IAC and UNICA ...

but when people complain that "Cinematography" is an archaic word, which no one uses normally and whose meaning is a bit fuzzy in the common mind, what chance would "avocational" have?
by Dave Watterson
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: UNICA and the age old question
Replies: 12
Views: 1971

Re: UNICA and the age old question

The Germans often use "leidenschaft" which means "passion" - so passionate or passion-driven film maker ...
by Dave Watterson
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 1265

Re: BIAFF 2020

It should be Sunday 22nd - you heard it here first!

The BIAFF website will announce it then.
by Dave Watterson
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 8632

Re: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019

Jill mentions a very important fact: the IAC is run by a small group of people, who in addition to all the normal work and family demands on their time are involved in running their clubs and often running their regions. There is not much time and energy left over for running national events, whethe...
by Dave Watterson
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 8632

Re: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019

John - I missed your comments on social media and IAC We have had a Facebook page for several years: "IAC - the film and video institute " and a Twitter feed of the same name. Geoff Harmer started them and I have been occasionally updating both from time to time. The problem is much the same as with...
by Dave Watterson
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Hard disk drive failure
Replies: 17
Views: 6112

Re: Hard disk drive failure

Thanks, Pete. It is always helpful to get practical advice like this.
by Dave Watterson
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: My club at UNICA
Replies: 4
Views: 1712

Re: My club at UNICA

No offence taken, Michael ... things can get hectic at UNICA and as one of the most recognisable folk there, I am frequently collared by delegates. But Jan and I made time, of course, to catch up with Willy and Vera. We escaped to a Thai restaurant a few doors away from the Figi Hotel, which was the...
by Dave Watterson
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: No film about Highland Games! Bad luck again!
Replies: 3
Views: 1494

Re: No film about Highland Games! Bad luck again!

At UNICA in the Netherlands Willy had better luck and better weather.

It is wonderful that so many film friends can get together and seeing Willy and Vera smiling at me from under a sun-shade as they enjoyed a refreshing drink made my day.

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by Dave Watterson
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: My club at UNICA
Replies: 4
Views: 1712

Re: My club at UNICA

Well I should be there! Hi WIlly - it will be good to meet you, Vera and some members of one of your clubs (!) in Zeist. Thursday has a long lunchtime, though Jan and I will be with the members of the "Friends of UNICA" organisation for much of that. But between the films there are many other long p...
by Dave Watterson
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Exterior Filming in the 'North' this Summer
Replies: 7
Views: 2200

Re: Exterior Filming in the 'North' this Summer

I know there has been a certain degree of despondency as much-loved and respected regional officers retired or in some cases passed away ... but the North-West and North-East of England is packed with talented film makers. You must be out and about shooting this summer, so do contact Jameela and let...