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by Jill Lampert
Tue May 11, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF WEEKEND
Replies: 42
Views: 1672

Re: THE BIAFF WEEKEND

I'm not sure that IMDB estimates should be relied on 100%.
I just looked up a film made by someone who was briefly a member of Sutton Coldfield Movie Makers. It has an estimated budged of $25,000,000.
by Jill Lampert
Wed May 05, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF WEEKEND
Replies: 42
Views: 1672

Re: THE BIAFF WEEKEND

One of the films submitted had a voiceover in a foreign language - German, I think - but NO SUBTITLES. I do wonder how it was judged? I think it got at least 4 stars.
by Jill Lampert
Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)
Replies: 30
Views: 1081

Re: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)

I’d like to make a suggestion which would go some way towards weeding out films which are not bona fide amateur productions. From next year there could be a declaration to sign on the BIAFF entry form, along these lines: “I confirm that this is a non-profit-making amateur film for which no payment ...
by Jill Lampert
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS
Replies: 63
Views: 3669

Re: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS

I have at last received all my results and comments. There were six films that I had some involvement in. Two were just mine: Time for Tea - Two Stars Swiss Goat Festival – Two Stars Two in the names of Debbie Daniels and myself: Away the Wind - Three Stars Death for Paradise – Three Stars One in th...
by Jill Lampert
Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: How do you learn to make better films?
Replies: 20
Views: 1274

How do you learn to make better films?

I’ve just written to ten experienced filmmakers to ask them whether they EVER find judges’ comments useful in the sense that they learn from the judges' comments how to make better films? I’ve had 9 replies though one said he wouldn’t say until he’d seen this year’s BIAFF results. Most say they do s...
by Jill Lampert
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS
Replies: 63
Views: 3669

Re: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS

Yes, Martin. I expect emails take a long time to get there.
One of our members wrote to David Newman and he said he is running a bit late but she'd get her results later today...
by Jill Lampert
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Sad news: RIP JOHN ASTIN
Replies: 8
Views: 741

Re: Sad news: RIP JOHN ASTIN

I'm very sad to hear this. John was a lovely person and a brilliant documentary maker.
by Jill Lampert
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: VideoPad
Replies: 38
Views: 2887

Re: VideoPad

D'you think the IAC would fund my air fare, Ned?
Great ideas of yours!
by Jill Lampert
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: VideoPad
Replies: 38
Views: 2887

Re: VideoPad

Roy, I suggested she try Davinci Resolve. She looked into it and found that it requires a minimum of 16gb ram - preferably 32. She hasn't got that much. Don't know how much she's got. So I've encouraged her to try HitFilm. Ned, that sounds really good! I wish the IAC would organise similar things now.
by Jill Lampert
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: VideoPad
Replies: 38
Views: 2887

Re: VideoPad

The IAC used to run training courses???
by Jill Lampert
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: VideoPad
Replies: 38
Views: 2887

Re: VideoPad

Thanks very much Roy and Ned. I shall persevere a bit with VideoPad just to satisfy my own curiosity about what happens after a few weeks! I find it extraordinary that NCH are so unclear about what it is they're offering. Ned, if there are only two audio tracks, I think it's a non-starter. I think o...
by Jill Lampert
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: VideoPad
Replies: 38
Views: 2887

Re: VideoPad

Interesting,Roy. Can you have a look and see what version of VideoPad you have? If I go to the teeny arrow top right of the screen, a menu appears. If I scroll down to the last item, it says 'About VideoPad'. If I click on that I get a little box which gives me the details of the version I have. At ...
by Jill Lampert
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: VideoPad
Replies: 38
Views: 2887

Re: VideoPad

Yes, it seems good. But I'm looking for something for someone who can't afford to pay anything at the moment. A beginner.The thing is I don't want her to put a lot of energy into learning VideoPad and then discovering that she can only make say one disc or one mp4 file.
by Jill Lampert
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: VideoPad
Replies: 38
Views: 2887

Re: VideoPad

Ned, has your 'free trial' run out? It seems that although Roy has been using his for ages, the free trial has only just run out when he tried to burn a second disc.
I'd like to be sure that even after the free trial has run out the user can go on making mp4 files forever?
by Jill Lampert
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: VideoPad
Replies: 38
Views: 2887

Re: VideoPad

So Roy, can you still make an mp4 file? Even after the trial has run out?