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by tom hardwick
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS
Replies: 62
Views: 1875

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: 62
Views: 1875

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.
by tom hardwick
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS
Replies: 62
Views: 1875

Re: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS

A very good ask, Howard. I really enjoyed the film when I asked Michael to send me the Vimeo link. It's a fascinating look at people as they go about their lives - in one day out of thousands. I sent him my unofficial 'judgement', because I was somewhat gob-smacked to read his One Star BIAFF write-up.
by tom hardwick
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS
Replies: 62
Views: 1875

Re: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS

Your last two sentences really made me laugh out loud, Howard.
by tom hardwick
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS
Replies: 62
Views: 1875

Re: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS

I had the judges' write-up on my phone, Howard, so as soon as I read Ned's post I forwarded it to him. Here's two lines from the write-up:

'Overall this is a Four Star production because of the script, the content and the effectiveness of the calm delivery.'
by tom hardwick
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS
Replies: 62
Views: 1875

Re: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS

OK Howard, you'll have to hear me singing this.

CON-GRAT-YOU-LATIONS
CON-GRAT-YOU-LATIONS!
.. and so on.

Well deserved wins in both endeavours, young man!
by tom hardwick
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Magix movie edit pro premium
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: Magix movie edit pro premium

I've never used Magix but have you used YouTube's search facility Roy? I bet there's a few videos been uploaded on how to do just that - burn discs direct from the timeline.
by tom hardwick
Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Sad news: RIP JOHN ASTIN
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Re: Sad news: RIP JOHN ASTIN

Such sad news and so completely unexpected. A great filmmaker, so it was really good to see the 2019 BIAFF interview with him again. Does anyone know if he had relatives who might be keeping his archive of prize-winning films safe?
by tom hardwick
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: What constitutes an amateur film?
Replies: 25
Views: 1075

Re: What constitutes an amateur film?

You haven't missed anything Ned, it was just one of the films Tim and I were asked to judge raised our suspicions as to its amateur status. Googling its production costs tended to confirm our thoughts. Good film though, no doubt about it.
by tom hardwick
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: What constitutes an amateur film?
Replies: 25
Views: 1075

Re: What constitutes an amateur film?

Thumbs up for Last Lines, Ned.
by tom hardwick
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: What constitutes an amateur film?
Replies: 25
Views: 1075

Re: What constitutes an amateur film?

I know what you mean Tim, nudge. What about $2.3m?
by tom hardwick
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: What constitutes an amateur film?
Replies: 25
Views: 1075

Re: What constitutes an amateur film?

I think, Ned, that your question should be specifically aimed at David Newman, as it is he who has final arbitration rights over who gains entry to the competition and who does not.
by tom hardwick
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: What constitutes an amateur film?
Replies: 25
Views: 1075

What constitutes an amateur film?

This year, at the online Zoom BIAFF judging sessions, there were two or three films that blatantly contradicted the spirit of the rules governing eligibility, primarily in the funding department. They've subsequently been removed from our competition, but we still have to be a bit careful. I've been...
by tom hardwick
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Magazine
Replies: 22
Views: 1032

Re: The Magazine

It's really good to read all these different viewpoints - there must be more words here in this thread than in any issue of FVM. I liked Ned C's reference to N C filmmakers. Nice one. I pip Ken in that I've been writing Positive Image for over 21 years now, and just yesterday had an email from an IA...
by tom hardwick
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Effect of polarising filters
Replies: 2
Views: 255

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...