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by Ken Wilson
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: From tape to memory card
Replies: 17
Views: 10097

Re: From tape to memory card

Thanks everyone for all the comments even though we went a bit off topic at times, but still all very interesting. I thought I should add a few comments of my own to explain some things and fill a couple of gaps. Yes I have now already bought two new Sony cameras. When it became clear back in March ...
by Ken Wilson
Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: From tape to memory card
Replies: 17
Views: 10097

From tape to memory card

Hi all. About 3 weeks ago, one of our Sony Z5 cameras seized up at the end of a wedding. I ejected the mini DV tape and the door stayed open and now will not close even though I tried the routine of removing battery/ turning on and off and so on. We had the second Z5 to finish the shoot. So then aft...
by Ken Wilson
Wed May 04, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF setup timelapse
Replies: 14
Views: 9773

Re: BIAFF setup timelapse

A first class write up on BIAFF from Jan. Thanks for the link to find it.
by Ken Wilson
Sun May 01, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF at Harrogate
Replies: 9
Views: 7446

Re: BIAFF at Harrogate

Thanks Dave for the link to the "Making of..." for "Where the Guilt Lies." I see now it was the actor`s own decision to wear the hat and trenchcoat. In fact, what the actors wear is always a point discussed amongst us in a Phase 4 Film as it all has an impact on the believabilty of the whole film. W...
by Ken Wilson
Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF at Harrogate
Replies: 9
Views: 7446

Re: BIAFF at Harrogate

We gave a film show to Mercury Movies in Leeds last night and Bob Rowley was there, the maker of the comedy film I mentioned; "Starter, Maincourse and Not so Sweet." He told me he was not inspired by the film "Mrs Doubtfire" as he hadn`t seen it when he wrote the script. Apparently he has written a ...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF at Harrogate
Replies: 9
Views: 7446

BIAFF at Harrogate

Well I am shocked and amazed! (Shocked and amazed of Wakefield writes:) Nothing seems to have been mentiond about BIAFF in Harrogate which concluded 9 days ago. Surely there was plenty to comment on and in past years the forum has been awash with opinions, likes and dislikes, reviews and overviews. ...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2016 - who's entering?
Replies: 53
Views: 27453

Re: BIAFF 2016 - who's entering?

There is always a degree of anxiety when you have a film being screened. Will there be a decent audience to watch it? (If it`s a Saturday as there are several choices of programme). Will it be well received? (Especially if it`s a comedy.) Will it be projected properly without any technical hitches? ...
by Ken Wilson
Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2016 - who's entering?
Replies: 53
Views: 27453

Re: BIAFF 2016 - who's entering?

Hi Michael. We do like to stay over and get the best from the weekend and we do have to do that when it`s a long way from here. But we are going on our first cruise just before BIAFF so it would seem a bit excessive and an extra cost to go away for the weekend just afterwards. We have the dogs to bo...
by Ken Wilson
Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2016 - who's entering?
Replies: 53
Views: 27453

Re: BIAFF 2016 - who's entering?

Hi Dave and Jan. Nothing is booked yet but as Harrogate is only a 50 minute drive from here we think we will do day visits this time. Probably Saturday and Sunday if possible.
by Ken Wilson
Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2016 - who's entering?
Replies: 53
Views: 27453

Re: BIAFF 2016 - who's entering?

No films from Phase 4 again this year, only the third blank year since joining the IAC in 1994. We have two new scripts ready to go but it`s become a nightmare getting a team of actors together. Even with stories for just 3 actors at a time, we seem unable to find dates which suit everyone. But we h...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Sad News - Howard Gregory
Replies: 3
Views: 5543

Re: Sad News - Howard Gregory

More sad news from within the IAC ranks. I e-mailed Howard a few times about 5 years ago when I was puzzled by the low volume (relatively speaking) we were getting from recordings made on the new Sony Z5 cameras compared to what we had previously been getting on earlier cameras using the same mics. ...
by Ken Wilson
Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Are Film Competitions a Lottery?
Replies: 16
Views: 9715

Re: Are Film Competitions a Lottery?

Michael is absolutely correct! A few years ago, the mini cinemas were usually full and often people were stood at the back of the room as there were no seats left. Our films were always seen by a decent number of people and it made it all worthwhile. But for reasons unknown, the past couple of years...
by Ken Wilson
Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Pay Per View
Replies: 19
Views: 11200

Re: Pay Per View

I have two very seperate film making areas. One is mainly for shooting weddings, but I also have made a few small corporate videos for local companies and for charities too for which I have been paid. They are videos for which I have no personal connection or knowledge of those involved until they c...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF - the Festival
Replies: 56
Views: 24732

Re: BIAFF - the Festival

I didn`t mean to start a war mentioning the low ceilings, but it IS a problem and several people I saw finally gave up with the manic bobbing heads around trying to read the subtitles and sat through some films that they clearly didn`t follow (reading the programme instead) due to not being able to ...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF - the Festival
Replies: 56
Views: 24732

Re: BIAFF - the Festival

This is a quick message to get things going as I have another wedding to edit. But for starters, it was a great weekend. It turned out to be a longer drive than we thought as traffic was bad both ways due to numerous roadworks and heavy traffic around the M25. It took us over 6 hours going down ther...