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by Ken Wilson
Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: XLR plugs and connectors
Replies: 16
Views: 12108

Re: XLR plugs and connectors

Hi everyone and thanks to one and all for your comments/ advice and ideas. It has all been very puzzling. Like Michael, it appears that I too have plugged and unplugged various mics into the same socket in the hurry of shooting a video and whether they have batteries in them or have not, each have g...
by Ken Wilson
Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: XLR plugs and connectors
Replies: 16
Views: 12108

Re: XLR plugs and connectors

Right here is the latest on this one! Thanks to you all for the help. Ned, the link you sent to me was very useful and has proved a solution, albeit with another question...read on. Yes Michael, the previous Sony cameras, Z5s did have XLR sockets and also similar switches to select the mic inputs an...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: XLR plugs and connectors
Replies: 16
Views: 12108

XLR plugs and connectors

I posted this under another heading but no-one has yet replied. Perhaps it is hidden there or maybe no-one has the answer to it. But here goes again just in case: I have bought a new Sony camera (model HXR NX100) with XLR microphone sockets. I have tried plugging in two different Sony mics from our ...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: CONNECTING CABLE
Replies: 5
Views: 5379

Re: CONNECTING CABLE

On a similar thread, has anyone here discovered that XLR microphone plugs and connectors are not all the same? I tried one of our new Sony cameras on Saturday and a Sennheiser microphone plugged into either of the XLR input sockets was not working. I tried a Sony mic, supplied with our old Z5 camcor...
by Ken Wilson
Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: From tape to memory card
Replies: 17
Views: 12461

Re: From tape to memory card

The "look" of a camera can have positive or negative effects of course. If you have read my article in FVM from a couple of years ago about when we were shooting our comedy/ thriller in Wakefield town centre, "The Contract," you will see what I mean. I was using one of the Z5s as we were trying to d...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: From tape to memory card
Replies: 17
Views: 12461

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: 12461

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: 11498

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: 8746

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: 8746

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: 8746

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: 33661

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: 33661

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: 33661

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: 33661

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...