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by Dave Watterson
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: magix movie edit pro
Replies: 4
Views: 4207

Re: magix movie edit pro

Geof (and Roy) I am sorry for the delay in approving the above message ... just age and stupidity on my part. I apologise.
by Dave Watterson
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Jameela
Replies: 48
Views: 12325

Re: Jameela

I meant to comment before on this ... My view is that the BIAFF competition starts at the 5-star level. From those films the diamond and most of the major award-winners are chosen. Ratings 1-star to 5-star are really an assessment (however inexact) of the standard achieved. They can be viewed as IAC...
by Dave Watterson
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Jameela
Replies: 48
Views: 12325

Re: Jameela

Just to touch on your second-last point ... "Kill your babies" is usually intended to mean you should remove shots you are proud of, or which mean a lot because they were difficult to get ... IF THEY DO NOT TELL YOUR STORY. I have never heard it used to mean abandon your themes or ideas.
by Dave Watterson
Fri May 28, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: IN DEFENCE OF DISSOLVES
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: IN DEFENCE OF DISSOLVES

I'm with you, Howard! The only rule is "all things in moderation". Because dissolves and transitions became so much easier to achieve in video, the early video days suffered from overuse of visible transitions. You can see a similar overuse of drone shots in the past few years as that tech...
by Dave Watterson
Thu May 20, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF WEEKEND
Replies: 42
Views: 1878

Re: THE BIAFF WEEKEND

Over the years I have often remarked that British non-commercial film makers rarely tackle matters of current controversy or even current interest much. This year's BIAFF did have some films about life in lockdown and about the pandemic. So maybe we are losing our stiff upper lippery a bit. In some ...
by Dave Watterson
Fri May 14, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)
Replies: 30
Views: 1232

Re: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)

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by Dave Watterson
Thu May 13, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)
Replies: 30
Views: 1232

Re: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)

Harking back to John Simpson's point about having films available ... Some festivals require entries which have not been publicly online, so several film makers keep control and stop others using their work. On the IAC website we only post films, which their makers have placed on Vimeo, YouTube or t...
by Dave Watterson
Fri May 07, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF WEEKEND
Replies: 42
Views: 1878

Re: THE BIAFF WEEKEND

Thanks for the tip-off, John. That was not available for embedding on our website when I assembled the collection of films to watch from BIAFF 2021. I have just added it.
by Dave Watterson
Wed May 05, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF WEEKEND
Replies: 42
Views: 1878

Re: THE BIAFF WEEKEND

I was not judging this year ...

It is possible that the judged saw a subtitled version, but we were shown a different one at the festival.
by Dave Watterson
Wed May 05, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Nostalgia
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Nostalgia

It might be worth remembering the Zoom facility for "Breakout Rooms" ...
by Dave Watterson
Tue May 04, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF WEEKEND
Replies: 42
Views: 1878

Re: THE BIAFF WEEKEND

Welcome aboard, Geof ... and sit tight for the responses!
by Dave Watterson
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)
Replies: 30
Views: 1232

Re: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)

I should make clear that the competition is under David Newman's control - rules and fees agreed by IAC Council. He recommends any changes, which if approved, have to be listed on the website and in the magazine. He makes the call for entries, checks the submissions and views every film. He finds th...
by Dave Watterson
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)
Replies: 30
Views: 1232

Re: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)

I suspect that after this BIAFF there may be more open minds about changes. For many years we have stuck fairly rigidly to a formula which was successful in the past, but seems less so now. I firmly believe that there is too much responsibility heaped on the competition manager. That said, David New...
by Dave Watterson
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE MOVIE MAKER TEN BEST COMPETITION
Replies: 13
Views: 628

Re: THE MOVIE MAKER TEN BEST COMPETITION

Looking beyond the Ten Best Competition ... which I once helped to judge ... I think the magazine and its key contributors did an enormous amount to raise the morale of amateur film makers. Tony Rose, Ivan Watson, Alan Cleave, Tony Shapps, John Wright, Edwyn Gilmour and co wrote with such enthusiasm...
by Dave Watterson
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS
Replies: 63
Views: 3848

Re: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS

Just to reassure people who have been asking ... There will be a small change in BIAFF timetables on Saturday afternoon. The BIAFF festival online screenings will take a long break on Saturday afternoon to allow those who wish to do so, to observe the one-minute silence at 3pm and to watch the funer...