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by TimStannard
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Colour Correction/Grading
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Re: Colour Correction/Grading

Michael, I agree entirely the look has to be consistent across the whole film (indeed I said as much). My objective was not to question the validity of or skills required for grading. My question is whether the mood - the psychological effect, if you like, created by the grade continues to create th...
by TimStannard
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS
Replies: 36
Views: 16283

Re: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS

Much is lost by the inability to interact with people face to face (and Zoom/Skype/Teams meetings are in some ways worse than telephone) but, on a more positive note, we are lucky in that the results of our work can be viewed on a variety and discussed of platforms and shared among a wider audience ...
by TimStannard
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Manifesto for Change
Replies: 9
Views: 720

Re: Manifesto for Change

OK At the risk of digging over old ground I could simply post on YouTube (and potentially monetize an/or gain likes), but I want to improve. Feedback on YouTube, is very mixed and wholly unreliable. Unlike you I don't have any ambition to produce high art, nor do i have a message I wish to get acros...
by TimStannard
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Manifesto for Change
Replies: 9
Views: 720

Re: Manifesto for Change

Thanks for your thoughts Jameela, much of which, as you know, I agree with. However: However it is anticipated that for new and younger members, the primary purpose and need for this Institute will be from those who see it as their Vocation, rather than their Hobby – a 'Vocation' free of the constra...
by TimStannard
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: The Interviews - discuss
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Re: The Interviews - discuss

Loved it. Like many of the best ideas, a very simple one. I never knew you were such a good actor, Ned. With a simple prop you managed to become several different people. My only criticism: I'd suggest the "Director's" script could do with some tightening up - there's a bit too much in there that co...
by TimStannard
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: ABBERANT - discuss
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: ABBERANT

For me this film just missed the mark. There's a lot of work in there - for example the mocked up DVD covers & books which appear on screen barely long enough to be able to read - and I love that sort of thing: it usually makes me want to watch again to see what I missed. Stylistically, whilst I ini...
by TimStannard
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: ABBERANT - discuss
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: ABBERANT

And to save people jumping around - here's a link to the film

https://youtu.be/1UjwyxF3ZB0
by TimStannard
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Colour Correction/Grading
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Colour Correction/Grading

Prompted by a discussion in the Film Comments section (please contribute) and not wanting to take that too far off topic, I thought i'd post this here (though it's more "art" than "technical"). Firstly, I'm using the term "colour correction" to mean getting a shot to a state where it is neutral and ...
by TimStannard
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: The Sister Wives - discuss
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: The Sister Wives

There are also three "looks" created for different segments of the film, the Motel interview warm to represent safety, events at the compound cool to represent risk and the events in the world outside; natural. I did wonder if this was intentional, but concluded the Colour Correction was simply off...
by TimStannard
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: The Sister Wives - discuss
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: The Sister Wives

If anyone is stuck for something to do over the weekend, please review this film, and let us all know what you think. ABBERANT https://youtu.be/1UjwyxF3ZB0 I would appreciate it. Cathy, do you think you could post this in a new thread, please. "One film per thread" will ensure we are all talking ab...
by TimStannard
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: The Sister Wives - discuss
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: The Sister Wives

That was a good piece. My initial concerns about the not so great quality footage/lighting in the motel room quickly dissipated as I found myself being drawn into the story through the mainly excellent writing and acting. Throughout, I was changing my expectations as to where the story was going. Gr...
by TimStannard
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: To Think Differently - discuss
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: To Think Differently

Have you watched the two minute trailer? it was meant to give a clue to the variety of scenes to come. The trailer is a gamble. Personally i like the unfinished statements/unanswered questions, it captures my interest but I can see how it might frustrate others. It also gives an indication of the v...
by TimStannard
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: The Cloud - discuss?
Replies: 9
Views: 726

Re: The Cloud - discuss?

Actually I watched it through twise, and I did enjoy it, but as I said the emotional build-up was not quite right... well that is what I felt. And I'm perfectly OK with that. You comment caused me to question it - which is good - and decide I was happy with it how it is - which is equally good :) T...
by TimStannard
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: To Think Differently - discuss
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: To Think Differently

Whilst I agree with much of what Ned says, I can see why you would combine your gender reassignment journey with your spiritual one in the context of the film. I have attempted to watch the film twice before. Previously I'd only made it to a little over half way so this time I was rather delighted t...
by TimStannard
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: The Cloud - discuss?
Replies: 9
Views: 726

Re: The Cloud - discuss?

Thanks for wtaching and for your comments, Jameela. For me the climax is clear - Danny chasing Eddie into the blackmailer's house, leaving the audience guessing as to whether he prevents the attack. Clearly we failed if that's not what you got from it. I'd not sure what you mean about introducing th...