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by tom hardwick
Mon May 10, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF WEEKEND
Replies: 31
Views: 437

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: 2
Views: 53

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: 10
Views: 160

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: 10
Views: 160

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: 10
Views: 160

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: 1664

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: 298

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: 298

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: 2620

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: 2620

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: 63
Views: 2620

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: 63
Views: 2620

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: 63
Views: 2620

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: 63
Views: 2620

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: 313

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.