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by JanW
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1525

Re: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019

Some random thoughts: 1) Re competition or celebration - yes we do see a lot of films at BIAFF on the Saturday, but they are labelled with a star rating which must influence people's attitude towards them 2)The comments in this thread - I hope a Council member or a Forum member can summarise this di...
by JanW
Fri May 17, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 11090

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

If you enjoy the interviews with film makers on the BIAFF website, I've just added a cracking new one. It is Paul Kittel interviewing Jess O'Brien, maker of Girl A. She won Best Young British Film Maker.
by JanW
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 15119

Re: BIAFF 2018

I am usually one of the 'silent readers' of the Forums, but this discussion caught my eye. First, apologies to Ned if the launch of the dedicated BIAFF website was not announced loudly enough. It is always helpful to have things like this pointed out. I'll take a fresh look at the IAC website and ma...
by JanW
Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2016 - who's entering?
Replies: 53
Views: 15684

Re: BIAFF 2016 - who's entering?

I seem to have lost a few brain cells over the holidays. First, I left the old BIAFF competition address on a couple of pages on the IAC website. Apologies for this to Tony and anyone else confused / caught out and faced with the hassle of resending films. Second the apology I put up last night went...
by JanW
Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Ideas on how to destroy old film?
Replies: 5
Views: 3602

Re: Ideas on how to destroy old film?

I haven't tried, but apparently, being safety film, it doesn't burn well.

Jan
by JanW
Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Ideas on how to destroy old film?
Replies: 5
Views: 3602

Ideas on how to destroy old film?

Can anyone suggest a way to destroy old Standard and Super 8 film?
I've had a call for help from someone who needs to destroy several thousand feet. Shredders made little impression.
thanks
Jan
by JanW
Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Competition Results
Replies: 2
Views: 2288

Re: Competition Results

I have removed some of the recent posts under this topic. Conversations about judging and judges' comments are usually lively - I've no problem with that - but I cannot allow personal attacks.
Jan
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by JanW
Sat May 22, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Judges critiques - a criticism!
Replies: 53
Views: 15917

Re: Judges critiques - a criticism!

I support your idea of providing notes on crit-writing for judges, Ned. I've often thought that a couple of real examples could help as well. I've certainly learnt a lot from reading other people's crits. Another idea I've been mulling over is to put crits or extracts from crits on the IAC website a...
by JanW
Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: E-mail article in F&VM
Replies: 4
Views: 2488

Re: E-mail article in F&VM

Glad you liked the article, Pete.

I agree that the email you received would make me cringe - but suspect that we are swimming against the tide.

Jan
by JanW
Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: UNICA 2009 - Success for British Moviemakers
Replies: 2
Views: 1887

UNICA 2009 - Success for British Moviemakers

UNICA - the world independant movie festival - was held in Gdansk, Poland last week. The jury were entertaining and often gave useful insights ... though sometimes they were also controversial (or even plain wrong! :lol: ) They gave fewer medals than usual. The British programme started with an intr...
by JanW
Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: How do i get a completed dvd onto youtube ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2341

Re: How do i get a completed dvd onto youtube ?

Try looking at your DVD with Windows Explorer - or a similar file browser. You should find folders marked Sound and Video. Open the Video one. Among the files there, will be some which end in xxx.VOB. Small ones are the menus etc. The largest one/s store the pictures and sound. You can upload those ...
by JanW
Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: SH SONY FX1 - What`s it Worth?
Replies: 31
Views: 10422

With Tom's permission, I've just put his article on Buying Secondhand onto the website.
You can read it at
http://www.theiac.org.uk/technical/secondhand.html

Jan
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by JanW
Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: This forum...
Replies: 66
Views: 19937

Ah. Well ... webmaster ... who he and where he? 8) That would be me. Many thanks to all the contributors on this thread. It sometimes looked like a clash of cultures, but I found many of the points raised very interesting. Dave and I will act on the request for specialised Forums but please be a li...
by JanW
Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Something to disuss or argue about
Replies: 4
Views: 2775

Which raises the point how do we access a general audience? ned c Ned, You must be telepathic. I've just put up an article about Daphne Barbieri's (a Scottish filmmaker) experiences showing her films to other audiences. http://www.theiac.org.uk/resources/daphne-barbieri-archive.html At the moment i...