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by Ken Wilson
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 9

Re: The Magazine

Well Michael, thanks for your kind words! And I thought you loved and admired me? But of course, I have always by far preferred being behind the camera rather than in front of it, but Mike Whyman insisted that I had to be on the cover as part of his series of profiles of contributors. I sent him a f...
by Ken Wilson
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 - should we even hope?
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: BIAFF 2021 - should we even hope?

For what it`s worth, I would go along with everyone here. So far, my only experience of Zoom (etc) has been taking the dogs to the vet and having a remote consultation from the car park to the surgery. This has not been totally successful with poor connections. It doesn`t always remain glitch free f...
by Ken Wilson
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Sad news: RIP Reg Lancaster
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: Sad news: RIP Reg Lancaster

Very sad news about Reg. We knew him from many IAC movie festivals and sat with him and Annabelle at several gala dinners as he told us many anecdotes from his past. One of my memorable moments with him was the year we had our comedy "Dropping Off" in the competition for "Movie xx&quo...
by Ken Wilson
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM articles
Replies: 13
Views: 503

Re: FVM articles

Picture and sound quality are of course very important and we have come a long way since I bought my first camera (Super 8) in 1968. We have gone through quite a few film and video cameras since usually wearing them out or changing to a new model when there is a breakdown. Audiences notice very litt...
by Ken Wilson
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM articles
Replies: 13
Views: 503

Re: FVM articles

Thanks Tom. Yes I think we do like to know people are reading what we are writing for FVM. From time to time, I do get an e-mail from a reader (as I have done this week as a reader suggested a new plot for a film) commenting on something I have put or asking a further question. This is why I asked f...
by Ken Wilson
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM articles
Replies: 13
Views: 503

Re: FVM articles

I thought I had missed something here. Tom is saying about articles in FVM and the fact that you/ we shouldn`t complain about them as no-one is getting paid? This sort of suggests that someone (or more than one someone?) has complained. Or am I reading this incorrectly? The magazine is full of vario...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 26
Views: 1919

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

Well unfortunately, I saw none of it! I registered and hoped to see some of it, but the big problems with a virtual BIAFF (no other choice this year) is that real life takes over. If it`s a traditional weekend away and it`s all booked and paid for, it is virtually set in stone unless there is some m...
by Ken Wilson
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 67
Views: 7801

Re: Anyone out there?

Well there have been lots of interesting points made on here since I last logged in! First I will answer Ned when he asks about editing systems and which cameras are used. I don`t know how far behind you are with issues of FVM Ned, as I wrote a Q & A piece for the August issue which covered thes...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 67
Views: 7801

Re: Anyone out there?

Wow Howard. And I thought I was obsessive! It sounds like you are editing as the filming is still ongoing? I like to wait until everything is completely shot and on the PC. I know then that once I start editing, there will be no delays as all the material is there. Re-shoots and going back to do &qu...
by Ken Wilson
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 67
Views: 7801

Re: Anyone out there?

Willy wrote: "Michael, the editor of FVM has also asked me to answer some "journalistic questions" to write a story about my life as amateur filmmaker. I guess that Ken Wilson and Tom Hardwick have received similar questions and we will not be the only ones." No that hasn`t happe...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 67
Views: 7801

Re: Anyone out there?

Yes I am still here too! All my film work has been stopped since a wedding in mid-March and instead I have spent months doing D.I.Y. in the house and garden. I wrote a new script in September/ October 2019 for a comedy film which we started shooting just before the bad weather arrived and we planned...
by Ken Wilson
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS
Replies: 36
Views: 22833

Re: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS

We had not yet booked for BIAFF in May, but intended to be there. We have only missed one festival since joining the IAC in 1994, so even though we had no films entered this year, we would have been there. This has happened several times previously with no films entered, when we just enjoy the weeke...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 23
Views: 14051

Re: COVID-19

Yes we were judges at this years Burnley festival and had everything prepared a couple of weeks ago. We had the films here on DVD to be viewed and judged and critiques written up. The parcel of films was ready to be posted when Ron Harrison from Burnley rang to say the festival was postponed...NOT c...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM February 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 4256

Re: FVM February 2020

To add my two-pennyworth...I am not making a big issue of it (not the magazine Big Issue) but the picture of a camera in church on my pages was not taken by me. I had no images suitable or easily accessible for this article, so an image from stock was used it seems. I knew nothing about it until I s...
by Ken Wilson
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: UNICA and the age old question
Replies: 12
Views: 10266

Re: UNICA and the age old question

Enthusiast would be good. Avocation sounds like film about fruit!