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by tom hardwick
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Jameela
Replies: 48
Views: 12293

Re: Jameela

I'm with Howard (4 posts above) in that portrait mode filming of landscapes is just daft. This is me using polite language BTW. But it does seem to be law in the middle east, where war-torn landscapes are incessantly hose-piped in portrait mode, and ⅔ of my TV news picture is silly, useless, blurry ...
by tom hardwick
Thu May 13, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF WEEKEND
Replies: 42
Views: 1783

Re: THE BIAFF WEEKEND

It would take a skip-full of postcards, Howard. But wouldn't it be enlightening to get some feedback from one or some of these film festivals. As to how they operate, how they're financed, who watches the films, how much of a film is watched, if certain requirements must be met that most filmmakers ...
by tom hardwick
Wed May 12, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Horror Adrenaline Rush
Replies: 15
Views: 492

Re: Horror Adrenaline Rush

'Fraught' helped us guess, I guess. Some of the loveliest people with bloodshot eyes, foaming mouths, snakes in their hair, yes.
by tom hardwick
Wed May 12, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM June 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: FVM June 2021

I also note on the front cover that the IAC serves members in all countries of GB, but that Northern Ireland is excluded. Is it possible that no IAC members live there?
by tom hardwick
Tue May 11, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF WEEKEND
Replies: 42
Views: 1783

Re: THE BIAFF WEEKEND

£17.65m sure sounds like a 'budged estimate' Jill. Good typo.
by tom hardwick
Mon May 10, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF WEEKEND
Replies: 42
Views: 1783

Re: THE BIAFF WEEKEND

Really? We gave this multi-award-winning film One Star? Either all the other awards have been made up, or BIAFF judges were shown a different version.
by tom hardwick
Mon May 10, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM June 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: FVM June 2021

Good advice Martin. I think we've all got so used to simply 'clicking the link' that using tinyurl has slipped our minds.
by tom hardwick
Mon May 03, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Horror Adrenaline Rush
Replies: 15
Views: 492

Re: Horror Adrenaline Rush

Depends if you see it in 4DX mode. I wouldn't bother; I found it a distraction to be shaken in my seat, to have smells whafted at me, to have rain on my glasses, to have smoke obscure the screen and to have electronic flashguns firing at me in the thunderstorms. It's worse than 3D. Give me a bigger,...
by tom hardwick
Sun May 02, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Horror Adrenaline Rush
Replies: 15
Views: 492

Re: Horror Adrenaline Rush

That's a good last line. Back in the day our soundtracks were always fighting the noise of the projector, meaning that subtle soundtracks were out of the window. BBC sound f/x of birds used to be the amateur moviemaking joke. Now the only noise the audience hears are the noises you want them to hear.
by tom hardwick
Sat May 01, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Horror Adrenaline Rush
Replies: 15
Views: 492

Re: Horror Adrenaline Rush

I did like A Quiet Place, and now I see there's a sequel. The good thing about modern digital audio tracks is that when it's quiet, it really is quiet. Scary quiet. Of course the auditorium amplifiers add some mush, but nothing like the mush we used to listen to from optical and magnetic tracks.
by tom hardwick
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: What constitutes an amateur film?
Replies: 39
Views: 2393

Re: What constitutes an amateur film?

Ah, what constitutes an amateur film popped up again in the between-films discussion on the BIAFF Zoom meetings over the weekend. It does appear that the longer your film (especially if it's produced to meet Netflix's strict guidelines) and the longer your cast list, the more you'll get IAC members ...
by tom hardwick
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE MOVIE MAKER TEN BEST COMPETITION
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: THE MOVIE MAKER TEN BEST COMPETITION

I had Gordon Cameron Jackson, OBE, a Scottish actor of some renown, give me mine.
by tom hardwick
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE MOVIE MAKER TEN BEST COMPETITION
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: THE MOVIE MAKER TEN BEST COMPETITION

Fascinating to look back at the Movie Maker film write-ups from the early 80s, so thank you for posting the link, Howard. I've spent happy hours reading the pages.
by tom hardwick
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS
Replies: 63
Views: 3797

Re: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS

Good points guys. I've often found myself outnumbered by the other two judges when it comes to pushing to the next Star level, so I applaud Dave and Jan's thoughts that we're being too 'mean' and too 'safe' in our Star ratings. At least I push for the judge who rated the film highest to write it up,...
by tom hardwick
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS
Replies: 63
Views: 3797

Re: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS

I'm guessing David and Mike Whyman are up2here in getting the multiple centre pages of the next FVM together, listing the BIAFF placings. Checking and double-checking the results must take many days.