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by ned c
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 875

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

Dear Cathy; I assume your application to edit the magazine was turned down and I can't seem to find any of the articles you have submitted. Your obsession with the cover and the back cover are misplaced in my view; these are trivia compared with the significance of the survival/growth of the IAC and...
by ned c
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?
Replies: 23
Views: 3122

Re: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?

https://www.filmicpro.com/

Check this out; is the end of the "handycam" now in sight?

ned c
by ned c
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Wobble Cam
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Wobble Cam

Some thoughts: 1. The Mercedes ad tells a story which is easy to follow with a satisfactory resolution. 2. "The Old Guard" what still here? The reason the IAC is struggling to grow membership. 3. I loved jochicago's comment "the DP who allowed this should be fired". I am sure the style was agreed lo...
by ned c
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?
Replies: 23
Views: 3122

Re: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?

Ignore it at our peril. Yes; it looks awful but many people seem to be happy with the results. Have a section for"vertical images" in BIAFF and we will have a happy band of friends; probably young "shooters". Sweep them away and confirm that amateur film makers have minds closed to something differe...
by ned c
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 875

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

The production and distribution costs of the magazine according to the 2017 Financial Report are around GBP 30,000 of a gross income that year of 72,000. With a declining membership (noted in the report) is this a wise expenditure of 50% of the IAC income? (Admin costs were about 32K and a loss was ...
by ned c
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 875

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

As an occasional contributor to FVM i have some thoughts on the magazine and its future. First; editing/creating any purely voluntary publication is a thankless task and we must acknowledge the outstanding work Garth has done in regularly providing a readable publication. I suspect that there has no...
by ned c
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM Editor
Replies: 17
Views: 1166

Re: FVM Editor

As an occasional contributor to FVM is there any news of where I should send a couple of items I have put together? An e-mail address.
thanks

ned c
by ned c
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Short fil comp
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Short fil comp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxCWXsqtms4

Created by local film maker Dan Bringhurst. First re-emergence of AMPS as a sponsor; more news to follow on new AMPS.

Best wishes to all for 2019

ned c
by ned c
Fri May 04, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Semi Pro Festivals
Replies: 4
Views: 993

Re: Semi Pro Festivals

First; there is no such thing as a "semi-pro"; you are either paid for your work which makes you a professional or not in which case you are an amateur. What we need from FilmFreeway and Withoutabox is a definition of what percentage of films are screened. There are some truly outrageous results of ...
by ned c
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Sony vegas and .mp4
Replies: 12
Views: 1911

Re: Sony vegas and .mp4

Well described by John. I follow the same procedure and recently worked on recovering old PAL DV 4;3 from a mountain of tapes. Now; I live in NTSC land so out of curiosity set the render to 1920x1080 Internet HD 29.97 fps (NvidiaNEVC). The result is a perfectly transcoded PAL to NTSC file; I have su...
by ned c
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2018 RESULTS
Replies: 62
Views: 8426

Re: BIAFF 2018 RESULTS

Results received; of the 8 entries from SW Utah there are 3 x 2 stars; 2 x 3 stars and 3 x 4 stars. The three 4 stars are to be screened. Thanks to all involved and a special thanks to David Newman; what an epic task!! I do need to be regularly reminded which side of the road to drive on!! Regards t...
by ned c
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2018 RESULTS
Replies: 62
Views: 8426

Re: BIAFF 2018 RESULTS

Michael. your offer to meet at the bar gratefully accepted. No results for the SW Utah entries so assume we are low on the listings. Is there parking at the hotel? I have reluctantly had to rent a car again much as I now hate driving in England. Congrats to the regulars here; well done and looking f...
by ned c
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 9114

Re: BIAFF 2018

Equipment does not make better films, I am well aware of that; however my early experience of mixing student and general entry films was when I was first involved with AMPS. The BEST student entries were almost always made to a much higher standard than the general entries, by this I mean that the t...
by ned c
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 9114

Re: BIAFF 2018

Hi Michael. A separate category for students is desirable because they often have access to equipment and technology not available to most amateurs; they also have the advantage of time and skilled student crews. Some amateurs will see film students as a threat to the fairness of the general competi...
by ned c
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 9114

Re: BIAFF 2018

I have just re-read this thread and I think that it gets to the core of the future of the IAC. The IAC offers three major benefits to the world of amateur film making; the magazine; the music licence and BIAFF. Of these the most important is BIAFF; yes any organization needs a method of communicatio...