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by Michael Gough
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2018 AT HARROGATE
Replies: 26
Views: 6848

Re: BIAFF 2018 AT HARROGATE

Obviously my spell checker has been spreading red herrings to make Midsomer Murders more challenging. It did the same thing last week with Murder of the Oriental Empress. :?
by Michael Gough
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2018 AT HARROGATE
Replies: 26
Views: 6848

Re: BIAFF 2018 AT HARROGATE

Hi, Regarding Pulse, like many I was stunned by the choreography of action and movement covered in a single shot. It was fascinating hearing how much rehearsal it needed and how many actual takes. I understood the basic premise of a man coming to terms with his sexuality but was unsure of the symbol...
by Michael Gough
Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: The Revenant
Replies: 6
Views: 3699

Re: The Revenant

Robert writes about the bleakness of "The Revenant" to which I would add the coldness. We know that it was filmed in the coldest of natural locations with actors crawling through snow and being thrown into icy waters. It was particularly ironic when Linda and I saw it. We had gone into town for shop...
by Michael Gough
Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:45 am
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: The Revenant
Replies: 6
Views: 3699

Re: The Revenant

Hi Willy, In answer to your question about how the terrifying scene with the bear was film can I suggest you follow this link http://www.theprovince.com/entertainment/movie-guide/Meet+stunt+bear+kicks+crap+DiCaprio+Revenant/11652700/story.html For me the most memorable bit of this film was the wonde...
by Michael Gough
Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2015 RESULTS
Replies: 6
Views: 2634

Re: BIAFF 2015 RESULTS

I’ve been out of touch for a while so I am a bit late to congratulate the excellent BIAFF results, particular from Jill, Geoff, Bob and Howard. Well done and I certainly look forward to seeing you and your films in Sittingbourne. With regards to my own video “The Empty Experience” I would like to th...
by Michael Gough
Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2015 entries
Replies: 98
Views: 31337

Re: BIAFF 2015 entries

There is no scientifically accurate way to compare videos. Judgements of art are subjective and I support the valuable and difficult contribution of competition judges. However it doesn't prevent the maker from feeling disappointed if a result is less than anticipated. Disappointment is personal and...
by Michael Gough
Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:12 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - DECEMBER 2014
Replies: 49
Views: 19936

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - DECEMBER 2014

Tim introduces a very interesting idea which deserves a new thread of it’s own. I enjoy friendly discussion of videos and have certainly benefited myself, even when it was someone else’s video under analysis. No one has ever written to me to complain about my judge’s comments. I can recall one occas...
by Michael Gough
Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - DECEMBER 2014
Replies: 49
Views: 19936

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - DECEMBER 2014

I’m sure there are many forum contributors who think that this has deteriorated into a rather sterile discussion. As John correctly described it is “just going round and round in circles”. I understand and accept the reasons given by Lee for being unable to put the video “The Apparition” on the inte...
by Michael Gough
Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Where to from here part 2
Replies: 23
Views: 9671

Re: Where to from here part 2

Like Dave I am delighted with the appearance of John at the Council. It was a wonderful surprise to suddenly see him across the table from me. He was demonstrating the principle that if you really want to move the IAC forward you must first stick your head above the parapet. I felt he enjoyed the ex...
by Michael Gough
Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:12 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - DECEMBER 2014
Replies: 49
Views: 19936

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - DECEMBER 2014

I apologise that this is again diverting momentarily from the original thread. I have just returned from an IAC Council meeting in Derby, a return journey of more than 300 miles at my own expense in time and money. I was also one of the judges that judged the SOCO Regional Competition but did not th...
by Michael Gough
Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF IAC Professionalism?
Replies: 19
Views: 8104

Re: BIAFF IAC Professionalism?

Hi, In Lee’s contribution (Sept 23rd) I think he has inadvertently provided the root cause to the dilemma felt (by some) about the film “Pigeon Post”. He said "Fairness should not only be done but seen to be done".....! The trouble is we can all see the face of the actor and recognise him and get ou...
by Michael Gough
Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Have travel movies ever won festivals ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3560

Re: Have travel movies ever won festivals ?

Willy's question about travel films reminds me of a kind of intellectual snobbery that has been around for decades. Taking pictures "on holiday" has been enjoyed by family photographers ever since cameras were invented. However boring the neighbours with them has been the butt of many jokes. Only la...
by Michael Gough
Sat May 07, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: AMPS 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 5762

Re: AMPS 2011

Thanks Ned, My trophies have arrived safely and now have pride of place at home. It would be a shame if such a longstanding competition disappeared. There are not many left. We should all support it if we can. It is easy to enter, and they accept PAL format DVDs. They even speak English (or at least...
by Michael Gough
Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:07 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Recommended movies on the web - UPDATED
Replies: 32
Views: 21446

Re: Recommended movies on the web - UPDATED

If you enjoy commercial animation you will love this brilliant parody of a Pixar intro film.

http://www.collegehumor.com/video/56354 ... tro-parody

Michael
by Michael Gough
Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: AMPS 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 3292

Re: AMPS 2010

Thanks to Michael Slowe for his very kind comments about my film "After The Bus Had Gone". He is slightly confused. It hasn't been in BIAFF yet because I was the final judge last year. I suspect he means it didn't win in Guernsey. Although I was pleased with its "Very Highly Commended" certificate. ...