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by TimStannard
Sun May 10, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: A sound problem resolved
Replies: 4
Views: 1605

Re: A sound problem resolved

...my sound guru tells me to always monitor at set up And I bet he suggests monitor though closed back headphones. I invested a couple of years back in a pair of Sony HD25s - having read they are common in the industry for ENG. They are very close fitting and superb at eliminating external noise. T...
by TimStannard
Fri May 08, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: A sound problem resolved
Replies: 4
Views: 1605

Re: A sound problem resolved

Thanks Ned,

A lesson to us all. But yet again, effectively "turn it off (in this case for long enough for any residual current to disperse) and turn it on again". How often that works.

Glad you saved yourself $400, Ned and can start filming agin unencumbered by extra hardware.
by TimStannard
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS
Replies: 31
Views: 10265

Re: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS

I would hope/expect to be there, even if only driving up for the Sunday (though in many ways I enjoy the Saturday more).
by TimStannard
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: UNICA 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 3916

Re: UNICA 2021

Thank you Dave, I have emailed John Howden, requesting that Council issue a general response explaining the reasons they came to the decision not to fund UNICA 2021 so we can all understand them as well as the implications of funding the festival. On the face of it, it seems a no brainer, but at pre...
by TimStannard
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS
Replies: 31
Views: 10265

Re: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS

I agree Howard - it was a fantastic event and many congratulations on your winning film. It was well written, well acted and well directed. You must feel somewhat vindicated after your disappointment with your BIAFF results. Poppy was a very good film as well (as were most of the films).
by TimStannard
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Communication
Replies: 2
Views: 1944

Re: Communication

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. Argghhhh ... yet another form of communication in which messages can get lost! In all seriousness, we used it for an extended family...
by TimStannard
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Communication
Replies: 2
Views: 1944

Communication

Prompted by some comments in the COVID-19 thread. In response to comments about different ways of keeping in touch, I'm optimistic that this accellerated takeup of various technologies might also help accelerate the development of associated conventions and etiquette - although i do fear it will bec...
by TimStannard
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS
Replies: 31
Views: 10265

Re: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS

Well done, indeed Geoff.
Looking forward to seeing all the results and whether I saw any other Diamonds!
by TimStannard
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 19
Views: 5886

COVID-19

So, COVID-19 has caused Staines Movie Makers to cancel all meetings until further notice. Given the demographic of most clubs I suspect we are not alone. It has meant the cancellation of our Annual Inter Club which has been held since 1973 and normally attracts 7-11 clubs. Well, not cancelled as suc...
by TimStannard
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Cemriac worcester march 1
Replies: 3
Views: 4051

Re: Cemriac worcester march 1

Thanks Jill for your enthusiastic and detailed report, particularly of Jon's talk. As for making money out of YouTube, great for the people who want to - but for me it has all the downsides of being a professional filmaker/cameraman/runner. That is you have to make & market what people want to pay m...
by TimStannard
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Extracting Audio
Replies: 2
Views: 2813

Re: Extracting Audio

Dave Watterson wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:48 pm
From memory Edius allows export of a soundtrack ...
And this morning I receive an email from said user that she's managed to work out how to export a wav file from Edius!

Thank Dave.
by TimStannard
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Extracting Audio
Replies: 2
Views: 2813

Extracting Audio

I have a club member who wants to process some audio with Izotope RX7 Elements (after my demo of Standard). She came to extract the audio from her video file only to discover the two NLEs she has (Edius and Premiere Elements) will not allow her to do so. I'm not familiar with either so assume she is...
by TimStannard
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: UNICA and the age old question
Replies: 12
Views: 5843

Re: UNICA and the age old question

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, Really? I see it (over) used all the time. Most of the time in the context of "make your shots look more cinematic" (the meaning of which is, admitedly,...
by TimStannard
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: UNICA and the age old question
Replies: 12
Views: 5843

Re: UNICA and the age old question

I think that Howard-Smith has really hit on something here. The definition that he quotes is us EXACTLY! As an adjective could not avocationary fit the bill? I got the dreaded red line when typing that so maybe not. IAC would then still be the apt initials. The beauty is it is the same definition a...
by TimStannard
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: IAC MUSIC LICENCE
Replies: 11
Views: 4481

Re: IAC MUSIC LICENCE

But the BIAFF judges hardly ever commented on the music I'd used. I try Howard, I try. No-one has ever mentioned the music when I've created it either - whether that's from scratch (eg Tudor Rap) or using downloaded MIDI files as a basis (as Greece is the Word) - although in those cases they do men...