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by Peter
Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Family Chronicles
Replies: 3
Views: 2747

An interesting post. Future historians will have little more than passing interest in our dramas but the family films will be a mine of information. The problem now is that fewer people write letters and keep journals, the written word is fading into texting, telephone calls and e-mails which seldo...
by Peter
Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Opening credits - club & personal logos
Replies: 24
Views: 9274

I wonder when they will change it to ... 21st Century Fox??????
by Peter
Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:35 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Opening credits - club & personal logos
Replies: 24
Views: 9274

I used to have a "ding dong" type flashy logo which came up at the start of everything I made - immediately before the titles proper - but I decided it was a bit pretentious so I got rid of it. I agree with Michael that the title should be high quality, the right size, and appropriate. I know some o...
by Peter
Sat Sep 29, 2007 3:41 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Time
Replies: 9
Views: 4154

Yes, it's 40 years too late for me too. I would not have any idea what to do with two pretty girls anymore. I would need to look it up in one of those manuals...
by Peter
Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Our Clubs editing Competition.
Replies: 10
Views: 5126

Re: Our Clubs Editing Competition

Willy, I tend to agree with Peter on this one, it would be a boring film. (RE: Cambridge student life) I am always seeking new documentary subjects and I find that you have to take great care to get something different and, if possible, eccentric! Audiences get bored very easily and following a stu...
by Peter
Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Time
Replies: 9
Views: 4154

Re: as post

My first visit to an English pub ! I was a young lad of only 18. I had a drink in the local pub. It was the very first time that I visited an English pub. I drank two pints of bitter. Strange those large ones I thought. We don't have them on the continent. Some men were playing dice. An old man was...
by Peter
Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Open Evening
Replies: 5
Views: 3368

Sorry, can't agree with that at all!! Let's be realistic about this and not look through rose tinted glasses.
by Peter
Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Our Clubs editing Competition.
Replies: 10
Views: 5126

Cambridge is a very beautiful place. When I was a teacher I took a course in Churchill College. I stayed in Saffron Walden for some time. In spring time Cambridge is one of the most beauiful places in the world. The river Cam, the daffodils, King's College and its painting made by Peter Paul Rubens...
by Peter
Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Open Evening
Replies: 5
Views: 3368

Re: Open Evening

Are people loosing interest in making films or isn`t anybody interested anymore. Last night we held our `Open Evening`. Once a year we open our doors to the public and show some of our films. None of mine were shown. :shock: :shock: ... Long story :x We put posters up in shops etc, and do you know....
by Peter
Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Our Clubs editing Competition.
Replies: 10
Views: 5126

Talking of editing I've just shot my first video footage for over 2 and a half years!! It's only 4 minutes long, and its so well shot it hardly needs editing!! BUT, it's 100% boring - just a silly trip to Cambridge - a rather boring place anyway! But one day I might shoot some marginally more intere...
by Peter
Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:08 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Our Clubs editing Competition.
Replies: 10
Views: 5126

Re: Our Clubs editing Competition.

Our club has an editing competition every year. You are given an hours footage and you can do anything with it as long as it`s not longer then 5 minutes. This years footage is the worse i`ve EVER seen. It`s ******** awlfull! I`ve seen better quality on one of my VHS tapes that`s twenty years old! A...
by Peter
Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Laughter is the best medicine
Replies: 9
Views: 4411

The biggest laugh could be me trying to learn how to edit video again after a gap of two years plus!!

Anyone got any tips about Adobe Elements editing program - it's really quite different to anything I've used before.

It's all coming back very slowly.
by Peter
Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Fantastic Wedding and Video Editing Etc
Replies: 13
Views: 5266

Its always missed off wedding videos - the best comedy part, i.e. the honeymoon first night ... but it's usually only a 3 minute job.
by Peter
Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Help with transfer from Super VHS
Replies: 7
Views: 3477

Thanks for all your answers. Much appreciated. Just to let you know that I found a DV tape with the very item on it - so I have plugged my DV camera (which still seems to work OK) into the old computer and I'm merrily copying away to the hard drive. Next step - a DVD!! I hope my friend will be thri...
by Peter
Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: The strangest place that you have filmed?
Replies: 24
Views: 9385

Re: The Stragest Places That You Have Filmed?

Peter, you make a joke (I hope!) but recently I heard of a filmmaker getting pulled up by the Police for filming ladies (don't know if young or old) in Trafalgar Square. Apparently they accused him of 'voyeurism'. Any legal beavor amongst us who knows the law on this? They told him it was in new le...