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by ned c
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM February 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: FVM February 2020

My copy of F&VM has just arrived so I can catch up on this discussion. OK the cover picture is a tad soft but remember the comments in the past about inappropriate cover pictures (cars/flowers), this does look like part of a film making activity. I suspect there is a shortage of pictures for the edi...
by ned c
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FILM & VIDEO MAKER MAGAZINE
Replies: 8
Views: 747

Re: FILM & VIDEO MAKER MAGAZINE

Herein lies a problem with paper magazines. On-line versions have the opportunity to resize the pictures for viewing and in most cases for saving. There are also workable links to videos and other on-line sources; I believe an essential part of learning is being able to view other people's work. The...
by ned c
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Canon HDV tape and Sony Decks
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: Canon HDV tape and Sony Decks

Thanks for the links Tom; as I had used my Canon camera as the deck for transfers I was unaware of the problem now solved by my friend who kept his Canon XH A1 and came to my rescue. I wonder how long the friendship will last as I have another 20 tapes to transfer!!

ned
by ned c
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: UNICA and the age old question
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: UNICA and the age old question

How about "freedom film maker"?

ned c
by ned c
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Canon HDV tape and Sony Decks
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Canon HDV tape and Sony Decks

In the past I used a Canon XH A1 HDV camera with excellent results and have many tapes produced by that camera. The camera was long ago traded in and now I have those A1 tapes stored until a recent request to make .mp4 and BluRay discs from some of them. I have a Sony DSR1800 DV/HDV deck; however th...
by ned c
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Pinacle Studio 23 (Basic) audio panning
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: Pinacle Studio 23 (Basic) audio panning

Hi Peter; If you have not all ready checked visit YouTube type in Pinnacle 23 and a number of tutorials will appear. YouTube is the first place I go to when I have a question about anything!
ned c
by ned c
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: SW Utah Horrofest
Replies: 1
Views: 530

SW Utah Horrofest

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... o7hxgGgcWO

On October 8th in a local Megaplex 28 films under 5 minutes were screened in the annual Horrorfest. You can view them at the link above. I think that local challenges like this can produce remarkable results.

ned c
by ned c
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Screeners
Replies: 0
Views: 669

Screeners

In another thread I suggested the use of screeners for supporting BIAFF and i feel the suggestion needs explaining. Our local festival DOCUTAH usually has about 300 entries and these are viewed by teams who write reports on the films with recommendations for their screening as there are usually abou...
by ned c
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 5351

Re: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019

The magazine is an internal publication distributed to the iAC members; it in no way expands or promotes the Institute outside its limited readership. To reach the wider world of film makers there needs to be something visible to them; as the BIAFF can be accessed through FilmFreeway and through its...
by ned c
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 5351

Re: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019

Time for some radical thinking: 1.Maintain the structure of the IAC as it is with club members in the regions and individual members. 2.Move the magazine to an on-line magazine with a member’s access password. 3.Appoint a paid Director of Festivals using the previous funds for paying the editor of t...
by ned c
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 5351

Re: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019

After my rather generalized response to Jameela's article here are some specific thoughts about each of the points she addresses: Ground rules; in an age of increasing rudeness a requirement for for mutual respect is not out of place. On one of our local film making Facebook pages the opening statem...
by ned c
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 5351

Re: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019

Discussing the rules of the IAC overlooks two basic questions that must be answered before these details are addressed: 1. What is the role of the IAC in the present day world of film making where the divide between professional and amateur has virtually disappeared and now we are all “film makers”....
by ned c
Sun May 26, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Clip identification
Replies: 1
Views: 881

Clip identification

My Sony AX700 records clips with an identification starting with C and then in numerical sequence. I can find no way of changing the letter C to an alternative so all my clips regardless of the project share the same clip idents. Although kept in separate files on the hard drives when making a searc...
by ned c
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 17942

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Consideration should be given to on-line judging now that there is good streaming and with Film Freeway it is possible to both view entries and download them from the site. An example is our local festival DOCUTAH which has fifty screening teams drawn from the local population. We view the entries o...
by ned c
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Wireless microphone system info
Replies: 5
Views: 1711

Re: Wireless microphone system info

A possible solution, although not a radio system, is to have the talent have a Zoom H1n or similar recorder in a pocket with a Lavalier mic, this can be multiplied by as many recorders/mics you have. This overcomes any problems of interference although it does mean synching in post production. A sla...