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by tom hardwick
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Effect of polarising filters
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Effect of polarising filters

These clip on shades ARE polarised lenses presumably Peter. If so, then they're polarising the wavelengths of light, and light reflected off different surfaces does behave in different ways. Polarised lenses let you 'look into' a pond, whereas reflected light of grass appears to be unchanged. The di...
by tom hardwick
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM articles
Replies: 13
Views: 507

Re: FVM articles

Graduated filters are ok when used with big sensors (such as are used in your average DSLR) but are a bit of a no-no on the typical camcorder that use tiny sensors and very short focal lengths. Landscapes are generally shot at the wideangle end of the zoom where the depth of field is so great, even ...
by tom hardwick
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Sad news: RIP Reg Lancaster
Replies: 12
Views: 316

Re: Sad news: RIP Reg Lancaster

Yes, sad news indeed. He entrusted me to transfer some of his 8mm films to DVD some years ago, and his Needle in the Sky looked so good I used to take it on my club visits to show how good digitised film could look.
by tom hardwick
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM articles
Replies: 13
Views: 507

Re: FVM articles

I think it's a good idea to include your email address Ken, as anything to make it easier for folk to get in touch has got to be a good thing. In the September issue of FVM I tore into the Winait film scanner, listing its good and bad points. One reader had a question for me, but he had to be pretty...
by tom hardwick
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM articles
Replies: 13
Views: 507

Re: FVM articles

Thanks for your thoughts Ken. I'm not saying anyone's complained, more saying I don't get feedback on my articles (or very little) so don't know if I'm hitting the mark or talking nonsense. But the mag is a good mix of filmmakers and kit-droolers, and in reality we all get along fine.
by tom hardwick
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM articles
Replies: 13
Views: 507

FVM articles

In reality every article in FVM is a labour or love. We here all know the feeling of facing a blank sheet of paper and wondering what to write about, how to structure the article, who to aim it at, what photos to include, what theme to adopt. So I do read FVM knowing that nobody's getting paid, they...
by tom hardwick
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 26002

Re: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019

Ned C - the Wansfell College training weekends were organised by the then IAC training officer Eric Granshaw. They were indeed good days, and on more than one occasion Dave Blundell, David Jackson and I stood shoulder to shoulder as the designated trainers. They started in 2001 and finished in 2008,...
by tom hardwick
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Peculiar Camera Mounts
Replies: 13
Views: 873

Re: Peculiar Camera Mounts

I like your enthusiasm for the thought that IAC members will gather here to read articles Jameela, but I fear the reality is that few of them bother to visit. The statistics for the site show how tiny the traffic density is, and I suspect that getting involved with the 'inter-web' is beyond a lot of...
by tom hardwick
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 26
Views: 1922

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

Yup, it all happened and we saw a great number of gob-smackingly good films online. I got so absorbed sitting there in front of my laptop that my watch kept buzzing me, insisting I get up off my far arse and do ten semi-squat-eagle star jumps on the spot. There really is wide gap from 4* to 5*. The ...
by tom hardwick
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: A Great Read
Replies: 7
Views: 866

Re: A Great Read

And how could I forget? The clickable link - to the eBay seller with the perfect piece of kit, to the YouTube 'how to' demo, to the wonderful short you've just seen on Vimeo.
Easy-peasy on the PDF magazine, hassle on the printed page.
by tom hardwick
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: A Great Read
Replies: 7
Views: 866

Re: A Great Read

I know Gary the editor puts a huge amount of time into the compilation of AMM and it shows. The downloadable PDF format seems made in heaven for such a publication, and you can so easily read it on multiple devices, have the text as large as you like and zoom into the pictures with ease, seeing deta...
by tom hardwick
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Manifesto for Change
Replies: 18
Views: 3463

Re: Manifesto for Change

The search facility on this forum is pretty comprehensive Jameela, and it's quite enlightening to note that that I've put up 800+ posts whereas John Howden (chairman) and Simon Sumner (vice chairman and youth liaison officer) don't appear to have posted at all. This doesn't necessarily mean they're ...
by tom hardwick
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS
Replies: 36
Views: 22837

Re: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS

I can comment on Geoff's excellent 5* film Treble Clef. We three judges loved it, and I'd like to tell you why. Judges’ Comments Title: Treble Clef Number: 17134 Award: Five Star What an excellent film Treble Clef is! It’s excellent in a huge number of cinematic disciplines, not the least of which i...
by tom hardwick
Sun May 03, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 23
Views: 14054

Re: COVID-19

If only your post had been a letter to the editor of FVM, Jill, the FVM that will hopefully drop through our letter boxes next week. If few people read FVM these days, even fewer read these forums.
But nevertheless you bring tidings of great joy, and that's a Good Thing.
by tom hardwick
Sat May 02, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 23
Views: 14054

Re: COVID-19

Last night I did another Tom-show for Finchley's FFM, this time using Zoom. I spent a couple of hours in preparation, opened the laptop, donned the headset and was ready to go. One or two technical niggles, but no surprise really. This contrasts with my talk to the same club 14 months ago, when on t...