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by Ken Wilson
Tue May 09, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 45156

Re: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017

Now here`s an interesting thing which you might like to review, Michael and others. I have just been reading the extensive rules for voting for BAFTA, the professional version (more money, power, influence, members, etc) of BIAFF. The members of BAFTA are allowed to vote within their own chapter whi...
by Ken Wilson
Mon May 08, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 45156

Re: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017

Sorry Michael but can`t agree, but not club level film makers. A mixture of both film makers and non film makers with some knowledge would be ideal. Knowing the problems we face to me is an advantage and helps with giving useful critiques instead of nit-picking trivia which has no bearing on the sto...
by Ken Wilson
Mon May 08, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 45156

Re: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017

There has been a lot of dialogue on this subject since I last logged in. It`s been an extra busy time with us here as we had a film show to give at Cheadle and Gatley club and then this last weekend we were in Scotland to do the SAM workshop (on comedy) so there obviously had been a lot of prep work...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 45156

Re: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017

BIAFF was particulary good this year. It was great to see and meet everyone again though sad for those who have gone and some who get more frail every year as we all get older. But on the very positive side, we saw amongst the (I think) 45 movies, some really great ones, some odd ones and some which...
by Ken Wilson
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: See you at BIAFF
Replies: 8
Views: 8274

Re: See you at BIAFF

Yes we are now going. We thought we couldn`t be there for the whole weekend this year but things have changed and we have now booked for the three days but in a different hotel a few minutes drive away. Hope the Saturday shows are better attended than they have been the past couple of years. The Sun...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2017 Results
Replies: 20
Views: 16097

Re: BIAFF 2017 Results

Yes Michael, I know. We have discussed film judging on this forum and within the pages of FVM many times over the years. I know also that I have stirred things up sometimes and perhaps my article in FVM some time ago helped promote the idea of the second DVD to be sent with a competition entry to he...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2017 Results
Replies: 20
Views: 16097

Re: BIAFF 2017 Results

We have now received the results from our two films from 2016. Like others on the forum, we had guessed at our what the star awards would be and I had thought each would be in the region of a 3 star and 4 star or possibly higher. But as others have found on the forum, we also had the results the wro...
by Ken Wilson
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Richard Curry
Replies: 5
Views: 6602

Richard Curry

I have just heard via Facebook that Richard Curry has passed away. I have not seen anything posted on here so thought I would let IAC memebrs know. The bits of information are via Facebook but it appears he was in hospital before Christmas, but I don`t know anything more. We were chatting with him a...
by Ken Wilson
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Adobe Premier Elements (Books on)
Replies: 12
Views: 9321

Re: Adobe Premier Elements (Books on)

Hi and thanks for comments and suggestion here. Ok Dave, I have now just received my disc from Amazon with the Kaspersky total security 2017 programme on it. I will install it this week and hopefully that will be all ok now.
by Ken Wilson
Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Adobe Premier Elements (Books on)
Replies: 12
Views: 9321

Re: Adobe Premier Elements (Books on)

Hi Dave. Thanks for your comments and advice. This PC used for e-mails and internet searching etc has a free version of AVG protection installed. The new PC, purposed built for editing only, will currently have nothing at all as I realise as only Windows 10 and Premiere Elements 15 have been install...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Happy Christmas and a Good New Year (when it comes)
Replies: 5
Views: 7256

Re: Happy Christmas and a Good New Year (when it comes)

It`s a bit late for me to say a "Happy Christmas" now as it`s Boxing day, but the "Happy New Year" still stands. Postings on the forums have been quite sparse lately, so I hope that this is just a temporary "blip." Going through our Christmas cards list several days ago made me realise the film-maki...
by Ken Wilson
Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Adobe Premier Elements (Books on)
Replies: 12
Views: 9321

Re: Adobe Premier Elements (Books on)

Following my postings on other pages re: XLR connectors and plugs etc, readers on there will know that I have just had to change to new (memory card) Sony cameras. Like a domino effect, the failure after 6 years of one of our previous tape cameras, meant an upgrade to new ones. These then would not ...
by Ken Wilson
Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: XLR plugs and connectors
Replies: 16
Views: 12108

Re: XLR plugs and connectors

Although we have slightly drifted off the original topic of plugs etc we are still talking mics and sound recording, plus, as promised, I wanted to add the latest bit about the mic bracket which arrived a week or so ago. It cost £54 which I thought a bit pricey, but, if it solves the problem... It i...
by Ken Wilson
Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: XLR plugs and connectors
Replies: 16
Views: 12108

Re: XLR plugs and connectors

Thanks again Tim for all the feedback. Yes I have had the hum a few times and especially while messing around with the plugs, cables and mics sorting this issue out. But it does also happen when near electical equipment and in certain environments. I use the mic on camera for all kinds of filming bu...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: XLR plugs and connectors
Replies: 16
Views: 12108

Re: XLR plugs and connectors

Hi Tim. Thanks for that. Yes that`s the Sennheiser mic I have also. I think you have finally solved this last puzzle. I bought it from someone on these forums so it was second hand. It worked fine except that the on/ off switch and the little LED light didn`t seem to work. But I put a battery in it ...