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by Ken Wilson
Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2014
Replies: 129
Views: 67837

Re: BIAFF 2014

I have expected to get a report from Fraught/ Geoff about what happened at the BIAFF judging session. Not of course any specifics, but thoughts and opinions on how the weekend went. But I suppose you are busy working your way through all the judges critiques sheets. I have heard second hand from sev...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM April 2014
Replies: 33
Views: 22422

Re: FVM April 2014

Well well, someone got out of the bed the wrong side didn`t they? Col (Colin/ Colonel) Lamb invites us to retaliate. Is he being deliberately provocative to stir us up, yes I think so, but quite a crude attack nevertheless. At present, I don`t have the April issue of FVM, so I cannot reply on a page...
by Ken Wilson
Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2014
Replies: 129
Views: 67837

Re: BIAFF 2014

I didn`t know that it was BIAFF judging this weekend. Good that reading the forum keeps us "in-the-loop." I was asked last year at BIAFF by one regular judge why I didn`t judge at any of the IAC International competitions although I have been involved with other competitions. I answered truthfully, ...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: YOUR BIAFF 2013 RESULTS
Replies: 129
Views: 73347

Re: YOUR BIAFF 2013 RESULTS

BIAFF second instalment. Yes I agree with Howard, "Payment" was a decent idea but the acting was really poor and let it down. It didn`t deserve 3 stars. In fiction, story and acting must be paramount. Nice to see and spend some time talking with you Michael. As you were at our table for the gala di...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: YOUR BIAFF 2013 RESULTS
Replies: 129
Views: 73347

Re: YOUR BIAFF 2013 RESULTS

I am now back home after an exhausting but very enjoyable film weekend. The intensity of it all, cramming in as many films as possible, speaking to as many people as possible in limited time gaps between the shows and getting meals, makes it all sheer madness. It was made worse for us this year as w...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: YOUR BIAFF 2013 RESULTS
Replies: 129
Views: 73347

Re: YOUR BIAFF 2013 RESULTS

Oh dear. here we go again! Judging, our regular moan...and something which we still don`t have sorted out. Our film "BOOKENDS" got the "regular" 3 stars that most of them seem to get nowadays. Unlike in past years, I think this is right this time as it is just an ok film and goes down fairly well at...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: How many special prizes do we need at a festival?
Replies: 11
Views: 8273

Re: How many special prizes do we need at a festival?

I have mentioned in another posting, that Carol and I judged the Burnley Film competition a few weeks ago. We had 3 awards to give away, but these are very specific. There is the trophy for BEST FILM which is self explanatory. The others are BEST COMEDY and MOST IMAGINATIVE USE OF SOUND. It quickly ...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: How many special prizes do we need at a festival?
Replies: 11
Views: 8273

Re: How many special prizes do we need at a festival?

Hi Michael. I think either you have got me wrong or I expressed it poorly. Yes the Sunday show is full (usually) of very worthy films and they deserve to be shown. The usual problem is that such films on war, drugs, depression. loss and such like, tend to be the award winners and are then placed wit...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: How many special prizes do we need at a festival?
Replies: 11
Views: 8273

Re: How many special prizes do we need at a festival?

Well here is a timely posting as last Saturday we were the judges on the 37th Burnley film Festival. I say "we" as this means my wife Carol and myself. There was the usual mixture of films, some documentaries on specialist subjects, some quirky ones, a few good dramas. The only thing with Burnley is...
by Ken Wilson
Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: August 2012 issue of Film & Video Maker
Replies: 10
Views: 8619

Re: August 2012 issue of Film & Video Maker

I have at last found a bit of time to add something on here. I won`t go into all personal details but it should be enough to sum up by saying "work and life." I have been trying to add some comments about the issue which I revived back in October 2011 and that is of course the old thorny subject of ...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: DEADLINE FOR IAC WEBSITE COMPETITION and BIAFF 31 Jan
Replies: 52
Views: 29664

Re: DEADLINE FOR IAC WEBSITE COMPETITION and BIAFF 31 Jan

It sounds like the Weymouth weekend will be another very interesting and busy movie festival. Unfortunately, for the first time since joining the IAC in 1994 we will not be able to attend. We have a wedding to shoot on the Saturday and so that means we cannot go. It`s sad as we have maintained an un...
by Ken Wilson
Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: How might BIAFF entries be judged?
Replies: 54
Views: 31580

Re: How might BIAFF entries be judged?

Tim said: My first concern is the idea that only films scoring more than 18 points go through to the next round. It is just conceivable that in a film where some peope just don't "get it", the scores might be 5,5,4,1,1,1 - 17 points although half the panel thought it was worthy of four or more point...
by Ken Wilson
Thu May 12, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Setting up an editing studio.
Replies: 21
Views: 11694

Re: Setting up an editing studio.

Here is the latest on the search for a new PC to edit HD. I don`t know what I should expect to pay for the cost of the actual build, in other words, labour. Col gave me the prices of each item and it appears from this that about £500 has been added on quote 1 for the actual building of it. I don`t k...
by Ken Wilson
Mon May 09, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: How might BIAFF entries be judged?
Replies: 54
Views: 31580

Re: How might BIAFF entries be judged?

There have been lots of interesting follow-up comments to what has been said on here earlier, some of those points raised by myself. I wanted to clarify a couple of things and to add something to what Tom has just posted. Ned said: "..many amateurs seem to want poor films to be rewarded and resent t...
by Ken Wilson
Sat May 07, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Setting up an editing studio.
Replies: 21
Views: 11694

Re: Setting up an editing studio.

UPDATE: Well I copied the list which Col placed on this forum and after removing the prices, e-mailed it to a specialist computer editing company within easy reach of us here, asking for a quote. I have just received a reply this morning. There were one or two component changes to Cols list includin...