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by Ken Wilson
Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Sad News - Howard Gregory
Replies: 3
Views: 6304

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: 11600

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: 13497

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: 30709

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: 30709

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...
by Ken Wilson
Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2014 Post Mortem
Replies: 34
Views: 26568

Re: BIAFF 2014 Post Mortem

Hi. As someone speaking from a darkened room and still very happily using mini DV tapes without any problems at all, I will add a few more comments. Sorry Michael (Slowe) that I looked for you at the BIAFF interval tea/ coffee confusion scrambles over the weekend and only glimpsed you once as you to...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2014 Post Mortem
Replies: 34
Views: 26568

Re: BIAFF 2014 Post Mortem

Well here are some of my comments. I agree with Bob about the projection and all the juddering across the frame on the Sunday shows. My thoughts were that this was a DVD/ Blu-Ray player issue. I did once see it on a cheap early Blu-Ray model as panning shots "stuttered" noticeably, but I have severa...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2015 AND BEYOND
Replies: 14
Views: 14712

Re: BIAFF 2015 AND BEYOND

Thanks to Dave for his methodical listing of all the IAC weekends "Movie xx" and BIAFFs. There have been some great festivals amongst those, usually on very hot days with the sun streaming in to the cinemas and blackouts struggling to cope. We have been to all of these except for Weymouth, not due t...
by Ken Wilson
Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2014
Replies: 129
Views: 69524

Re: BIAFF 2014

Well what a mess up! It`s certainly livened up the forum! But there is no excuse for such an error by the hotel. The IAC can only do their best in sorting it out but it will be a great inconvenience to a lot of people, especially when some have walking difficulties. We purposefully left it late to b...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2014
Replies: 129
Views: 69524

Re: BIAFF 2014

Perhaps I should say to Michael that to me it does depend on the type of films you make as to what rating you predict and what you actually get. You do work mostly in the documentary category Michael, though I know that you have worked on some fiction films too. You have your own style (as we and ma...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2014
Replies: 129
Views: 69524

Re: BIAFF 2014

I thought that I might be the first to post on here with some results, but I was beaten to it it seems. We just made the one film in 2013, The Contract . It had (as always) had a huge amount of effort, time and care taken on it. I hoped for a 4 star for it, but our results during the past few years ...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Nigel Barton
Replies: 4
Views: 5186

Re: Nigel Barton

Hi Dave; Thanks for that. We don`t see "Tripod" so knew nothing about it. I read the tributes on the Southport link you posted. His latest film "Ransom" was in the Burnley programme of course which is why the message of his death appeared at the show. Thanks for the congratulations on "The Contract....
by Ken Wilson
Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Nigel Barton
Replies: 4
Views: 5186

Nigel Barton

Hi all; It was the Burnley Film Festival on Saturday. I was shocked to see in the programme that a film entered by Southport Movie Makers which was made by Nigel Barton had the brief note attached that he was recently deceased. At the interval I spoke with a Southport member who said it was recent a...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM April 2014
Replies: 33
Views: 22804

Re: FVM April 2014

So as this continual griping shows no signs of abating, I will add a few more observations. I do notice that there have been no further posts from Colin Lamb who shoved a big stick into the wasps nest and gave it a massive stir! But if the FVM needs a big shake up, lets debate it seriously! Last nig...
by Ken Wilson
Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM April 2014
Replies: 33
Views: 22804

Re: FVM April 2014

Thank you to Brian for his comments and support. To Michael, yes you are clearly a little older and therefore wiser in your decision not to offer a comment to Colin with his deliberate attempt to stir things up. However, I was mentioned by name and therefore felt obliged to defend my position. I sti...