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by Ken Wilson
Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Sony HVR A1 camera
Replies: 3
Views: 3591

Sony HVR A1 camera

This is an unusual place to find me on the technical pages, but I have a problem and wonder if anyone can offer opinions and advice. If you have received and read your new FVM magazine, you will see that I write this month about our son`s wedding which I shot in Greece on August 2nd. I won`t repeat ...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Phase 4 Fiction Film Competition
Replies: 10
Views: 8120

Re: The Phase 4 Fiction Film Competition

As you will no doubt have read on the IAC home page, our festival show has now been rearranged for November 20th. The flood which affected the theatre where the show was to be held, caused me a lot of extra work! It was on the Wednesday evening before the planned Sunday show, when I got the call lef...
by Ken Wilson
Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Phase 4 Fiction Film Competition
Replies: 10
Views: 8120

Re: The Phase 4 Fiction Film Competition

URGENT NEWS about the PHASE 4 SHOW! Well talk about disasters! I have individually e-mailed the competition entrants and all the potential audience members who I can think of, but this message is another back-up contact for a bit more insurance. I had a phone call last night from the theatre manage...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Phase 4 Fiction Film Competition
Replies: 10
Views: 8120

Re: The Phase 4 Fiction Film Competition

Hello to you all. This is a quick interim message to keep you all informed on what is happening with our competition and show. We did the film judging on Saturday and I have now selected the films for the Sunday programme, included here below. I am individually e-mailing all the people who have been...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Phase 4 Fiction Film Competition
Replies: 10
Views: 8120

Re: The Phase 4 Fiction Film Competition

Hi everyone. Just an update for you. The competition entries have slowly trickled in. As always it seems that many people leave these things until the last day or two. With only 10 days to go, We are at present down on the numbers of entries from the last competition we held in 2008. (Some entries r...
by Ken Wilson
Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Film Festival Time Limits
Replies: 13
Views: 8072

Re: Film Festival Time Limits

Sorry correction. Michael`s film was 25 minutes and it was Fraught with the 33 minute one. But the point made remains the same.
by Ken Wilson
Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Film Festival Time Limits
Replies: 13
Views: 8072

Re: Film Festival Time Limits

On running times... Can I add that this year as an experiment, we decided that the PHASE 4 fiction film competition should have NO TIME LIMIT. Although most of us (including ourselves) rarely go up to the 30 minute mark, I know that there are a few films which do run over that length. There are seve...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Phase 4 Fiction Film Competition
Replies: 10
Views: 8120

The Phase 4 Fiction Film Competition

Hi everyone who loves to make fiction films! I am sure you will have read about us running our fiction competition again in 2010. It is mentioned on the IAC home page and was in the FVM magazine in May and will also be mentioned in the next issue in September. But to try and make this a successful y...
by Ken Wilson
Wed May 13, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The IAC Star Ratings
Replies: 27
Views: 15051

Re: The IAC Star Ratings

There has been a lot of sense talked on this thread from Ned and Willy. Ned said: I believe that categorisation by genre is much better than just an open free for all. Yes butterflys v railways is not easy but they are both dealing with a "real life" situation and share many basic similarities that ...
by Ken Wilson
Mon May 11, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The IAC Star Ratings
Replies: 27
Views: 15051

Re: The IAC Star Ratings

To make myself clearer; I know that Judging is a thankless task! I have done it many, many, times! I am also not suggesting that anyone is being paid one penny for doing it. Volunteers are needed and without the freely given time of those who organise an event, view, check and categorise the movies ...
by Ken Wilson
Sun May 10, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The IAC Star Ratings
Replies: 27
Views: 15051

Re: The IAC Star Ratings

I said in conversations at BIAFF that I had some comments to make on the STAR rating system and at last, here they are. The star system is similar to what we had in the old TEN BEST. People understood it then and what the stars meant. When I joined the IAC in 1994, I must admit that their grading sy...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Apologies for Missing BIAFF
Replies: 6
Views: 4882

Re: Apologies for Missing BIAFF

Hi Michael. I saw your film and it was in the same programme as ours. You will probably be pleased to know that it went down very well to a literally room-busting audience. I counted about 60 people squeezed into a medium sized room. The seats were all taken when I arrived and more chairs were broug...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: IAC International Judging ...
Replies: 78
Views: 52145

Re: IAC International Judging ...

Just when you thought this thread was dying gracefully, here comes that stirrer Ken Wilson again. Well that is an old chestnut, "What is an amateur film? This could (and has) gone on at great length. Lots of interesting comments from Ned, Billy and Willy, before we went off on a bit of a tangent. Mo...
by Ken Wilson
Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: IAC International Judging ...
Replies: 78
Views: 52145

Re: IAC International Judging ...

Hi "Fraught." No we will not be there on Sunday. After (a very early) breakfast, we will have to leave. We are at Chesterfield on Friday and Saturday, but have some paid work to do on Sunday, so for the first time since 1996, we cannot see any of the Sunday shows. If you are not there on Fri/ Sat, I...
by Ken Wilson
Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Bernhard Hausberger
Replies: 6
Views: 5298

Re: Bernhard Hausberger

So sorry to hear this sad news. I met Bernhard at the last couple of BIAFF events. He was introduced to me by Mary and Peter Rouillard. His acceptance speeches were very moving. Powerful stuff. It sounded worrying when it was announced at the last Guernsey festival that he had hoped to be there, but...