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by ned c
Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Free editing software
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Free editing software

Roy; did another search and found the comments on VSDC v other free software, sort of mixed reviews particularly the fact there is no hardware acceleration; non existent on my Chromebook anyway! . I followed up on ShotCut which received high marks but to access the program you have to download a bro...
by ned c
Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Free editing software
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Free editing software

The original discussion was what free software would be suitable for a beginner with a lower powered computer. Media 100 is without a doubt fine software but is Mac only and is no longer supported which is fine until Mac update their OS and it no longer functions or you stay with an older OS. This i...
by ned c
Sat Jul 03, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Free editing software
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Free editing software

Some time ago there was a thread about free software and we checked some offerings but without much success. I recently came across VSDC free software (yes; really free with no watermark or surprise charges). There is also the question of what to do with a computer of limited power. The claim is tha...
by ned c
Fri Jul 02, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: SW Utah Guerrilla Fest
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: SW Utah Guerrilla Fest

A couple of notes; titles and credits are not included in the five minute time limit. There was another "style" adventure. "The Impossible Dream" was excluded from competition as it exceeded the time limit but the judges liked it so much they included it in the screening. Packed;...
by ned c
Thu Jul 01, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: SW Utah Guerrilla Fest
Replies: 2
Views: 88

SW Utah Guerrilla Fest

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC81QAe ... BR0V3QA8bg

Connect to all the entries in the 2021 Summer Festival

Theme: Revenge plus a style: Drama/Western/SciFi time limit 5 minutes, 17 entries.

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by ned c
Thu May 20, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Contentious/contemporary subjects
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Contentious/contemporary subjects

Elsewhere John Simpson and Dave Watterson have commented on how rarely British n-c film makers address contemporary or contentious issues. Some years ago a film was made that addressed how religions start. It was scripted by an excommunicated Mormon with whom I co-produced, filmed and did the final ...
by ned c
Thu May 13, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)
Replies: 30
Views: 1594

Re: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)

I seem to have an uncanny knack of ending threads so I will add my two cents worth. 1. IMDB; I have two sets of entries on IMDB but have never added a single entry myself; they have been added by people I work with so take them with a large pinch of salt. 2. As reported elsewhere the simplest way to...
by ned c
Tue May 04, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: What constitutes an amateur film?
Replies: 39
Views: 2961

Re: What constitutes an amateur film?

Quick addon - a very quick run through the top films at BIAFF shows that most are well under 30 minutes so the feature films are not representative of true amateur work. A time limit would seem to have little impact on entries.

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by ned c
Tue May 04, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: What constitutes an amateur film?
Replies: 39
Views: 2961

Re: What constitutes an amateur film?

A quick look on IMDB shows that "Sobre la Muerte" had a budget of $50,000 and runs 98 minutes. From the discussion the films which have caused most concern seem to fall into the category of feature films; typically running 90 minutes or longer. The simplest solution is to set a time limit;...
by ned c
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: The Interviews - discuss
Replies: 10
Views: 2950

Re: The Interviews - discuss

Hi Tim;

I have returned Last Lines to my Vimeo site and will dig out the previous versions if I can find them

ned c
by ned c
Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: The Interviews - discuss
Replies: 10
Views: 2950

Re: The Interviews - discuss

Hi John; I have added Red Rock Blues to my Vimeo site.

ned c
by ned c
Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: The Interviews - discuss
Replies: 10
Views: 2950

Re: The Interviews - discuss

https://vimeo.com/user3134480

This will take you to my Vimeo account.

ned c
by ned c
Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: The Interviews - discuss
Replies: 10
Views: 2950

Re: The Interviews - discuss

Hi John; there really is a film "Redrock Blues" made about 2004 and 4 stars at BIAFF. I will dig around and see if I can find an uploadable version, thanks for viewing.

ned c
by ned c
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: What constitutes an amateur film?
Replies: 39
Views: 2961

Re: What constitutes an amateur film?

The choice is between the "amateur" film with professionals defined and specifically excluded or the "non-commercial" film where unpaid professionals are included. In reality we are past the point where the "amateur" definition can be applied so true amateurs have to li...
by ned c
Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: What constitutes an amateur film?
Replies: 39
Views: 2961

Re: What constitutes an amateur film?

The intent of an amateur film festival is clear, it is open to people who make films for pleasure. They work with limited resources and finances drawn from their own pockets. The rules of the traditional amateur film festivals were framed in terms that reflect a concern with “true amateurism” but th...