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by Michael Slowe
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 4547

Re: Merry Christmas

I would just like to add my name to the (small) band of posting brothers and wish you all the very best, for this Christmas and next year. May all our cuts work perfectly and our images look stunning!
by Michael Slowe
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Crowd Funding - HELP
Replies: 9
Views: 5216

Re: Crowd Funding - HELP

Teaser won't play on my Mac, am I doing something wrong?
by Michael Slowe
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: You Tube & copyright music
Replies: 4
Views: 2705

Re: You Tube & copyright music

John, I seem to recall seeing a similar story to yours, it may even have been from you, about you being threatened after using your own music and your own playing! I most certainly would not have accepted this as you appear to have done. Surely there must be someone you can contact concerning the ma...
by Michael Slowe
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Creative Soundscape Videos
Replies: 9
Views: 4134

Re: Creative Soundscape Videos

Watched them all John, splendid job, well done! You demonstrate the weak point of radio mics with the range problem, but I have to say that if there are no obstructions, their range can be well beyond what you would be wanting to film over. I had no problem viewing all five of the videos just by cli...
by Michael Slowe
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 18871

Re: BIAFF 2018

Rather going against my earlier post I have experienced watching a 'selected' film at a commercial film festival with an audience maybe not one man and his dog but four instead. On the very few occasions of having a film selected I noticed that the the audience consisted mostly of film makers with f...
by Michael Slowe
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 18871

Re: BIAFF 2018

If I'm reading Dave correctly, I think that he is saying what both of actually believe, namely, BIAFF should be handled on a more 'professional' basis. That is not to say accept professional films, certainly not, BIAFF is the one remaining beacon for amateur (non commercial) film makers. However, it...
by Michael Slowe
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 18871

Re: BIAFF 2018

Ned, I am, as you know, a great fan of Docutah, having been lucky enough to have an 'official selection' a couple of years back. I urge all documentary makers to enter and follow this festival, they are very keen and organise splendidly. Ned, I have one for you for 2018. As to BIAFF, this really doe...
by Michael Slowe
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: TURN TURN TURN
Replies: 12
Views: 4687

Re: TURN TURN TURN

Dear Dave, get a 'proper' camera and you'll have no problems!

Good to hear that you are going to start filming, you're such a good judge and I'm sure your films would be great.
by Michael Slowe
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Copyright query
Replies: 7
Views: 3577

Re: Copyright query

Of course you are OK with this, Tim is exactly right. Why on earth did you think otherwise? The music is long out of copyright, you are recording it. Provided the organist is happy you could even sell the film, have it broadcast, do anything you want with it. Presumably, if the film was sold for a g...
by Michael Slowe
Tue May 30, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 24751

Re: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017

Tim, my mentioning the standards of today's BIAFF films compared to past years was prompted by Willy, he seemed to think that todays films are better than those of, say, twenty years ago, I disagreed, that's all. Of course, you are right, there is no yardstick whereby the standards of films can be m...
by Michael Slowe
Mon May 29, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 24751

Re: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017

Tim, I'm sorry to say that the standard does not seem to rise year by year. Technically yes, picture and audio quality is now quite beyond what could have been imagined say, in 1970. Even films shot on 16mm Eastman Color negative did not match what we mostly see today. As to artistic standard? I'm n...
by Michael Slowe
Sat May 27, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 24751

Re: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017

Willy, (apologies to other 'readers' for our private conversations but you can all join in!) by referring to hard or soft judging, I wasn't suggesting that judges should demolish films in their critiques, just that BIAFF has to be mindful of not diminishing the achievement of a high award by lowerin...
by Michael Slowe
Sat May 27, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 24751

Re: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017

No Willy, the 'soft' approach would tend to devalue the awards that are given. I think that they have it at about the right level, we may quibble about whether a Four might have been a Five, or, more often, whether a Three should be a Four, but generally over the years I think that they've been pret...
by Michael Slowe
Wed May 10, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 24751

Re: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017

You're right there Ken, controversy!
by Michael Slowe
Tue May 09, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 24751

Re: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017

Howard, you have not commented on the discussion between Ken and myself concerning qualifications for judging. Silly minor points that you refer to are, we all agree, nothing to do with judging a film. I actually noticed a glaring mistake in the BIAFF film Archway 0173, but it didn't matter one iota...