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by Ken Wilson
Thu May 05, 2011 8:24 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Setting up an editing studio.
Replies: 21
Views: 11697

Re: Setting up an editing studio.

Hi Mike and Col. Thanks for all the information and to Col for a very detailed requirements list. It is greatly appreciated. I will print out your posting on here and then investigate what the local computer shop can do and what they say about their prices including their charges for assembly and of...
by Ken Wilson
Wed May 04, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Setting up an editing studio.
Replies: 21
Views: 11697

Re: Setting up an editing studio.

Hi Mike and Col. Thank you for your replies. I will try to give more info without this being a long and boring saga. My first encounter with editing video on a PC was over 10 years ago. I remember going into PC World and asking about it around 1999 and no-one knew what I was talking about! Some coll...
by Ken Wilson
Tue May 03, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Setting up an editing studio.
Replies: 21
Views: 11697

Re: Setting up an editing studio.

Hi to all you technical people out there. I am now looking to update my PC for HD editing. I know that there are those of you out there who know lots about the technical specifications of these things, which I don`t! Although interest in HD in my neck of the woods (the wilds of bleak Yorkshire) seem...
by Ken Wilson
Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:36 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?

To return to the original thread... I note what several people have been saying about who the judges should/ could be and how they should be qualified. Michael mentions using professionals as one solution and though this could be a good idea, we should be very cautious . Several years ago when Phase...
by Ken Wilson
Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:30 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?

I just thought that I would now add here that I have drawn the attention of the competition manager, David Newman, to this thread on the forum. I don`t know if he follows material written on here, so thought it only right and proper that I should e-mail him directly to let him know about it. I have ...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:29 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?

I would like to thank recent messages added on here. At least we have some serious discussions now going on which is good. To give further food for thought, each year in May, Wakefield has a week long drama festival. There are 7 plays, a different one each night performed by 7 different drama groups...
by Ken Wilson
Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:27 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 is apparently a saying which people e-mail to me, which says: "If you always do what you`ve always done, then you`ll always get what you`ve always had." In other words, if we don`t change any part of the judging system, it will always remain as it is now. HIGHLY controversial. I accept that th...
by Ken Wilson
Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:13 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?

Many people reading this will know that I am a bit obsessive about movies. Movies are the equivalant of my sport where people live and breathe it and "getting it right" is very important. So I was awake for hours last night going through the logistics of the idea I posted on here, which so far seems...
by Ken Wilson
Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:48 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?

As I started the current judging discussions from BIAFF 2011, perhaps I should start the ball rolling. I appreciate Dave posting this new thread to hopefully come up with something. I do remember Dave starting something similar in the days of letter writing a few years back, though I don`t think we ...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: DISCUSS BIAFF 2011 RESULTS
Replies: 42
Views: 23721

Re: DISCUSS BIAFF 2011 RESULTS

I didn`t see the pebble shot either in "Dancer." Perhaps you were recalling a previous edit Dave? BIAFF was once again a weekend of highs and lows. This time many more lows than usual! I cannot recall so many people complaining during the intervals about the ratings and judging...but first things fi...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Tabbed Music Copyright Issues
Replies: 4
Views: 4267

Re: Tabbed Music Copyright Issues

Hi Tom.
There have been no holographic stickers since the middle of last year. I still wish they would do an annual licence instead of having to get them individually every time.
by Ken Wilson
Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Ideas on how to destroy old film?
Replies: 5
Views: 6080

Re: Ideas on how to destroy old film?

I worked in a 16mm and 35mm film lab for 35 years. When reels of film, often old rushes, had to be disposed of, we just had to drop it into a skip. It was unwound from bobbins or reels and the metal can re-used, but I don`t know of any way film can be destroyed in a quick, mass disposal kind of way....
by Ken Wilson
Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Phase 4 Fiction Film Competition
Replies: 10
Views: 8120

Re: The Phase 4 Fiction Film Competition

Thanks to all of you making comments on the forum. The feedback from people who rang or sent e-mails after our show, has been very good. A few minor suggestions for tweaks to improve things which are different for each person. Such as impossible things like: "Could it start earlier?" or "Could it st...
by Ken Wilson
Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Phase 4 Fiction Film Competition
Replies: 10
Views: 8120

Re: The Phase 4 Fiction Film Competition

Hi everyone. This is just a short update for the people who would like to know the results of our competition, which no doubt will include the people who supported us with a film entry. A report has been sent to the IAC webmaster, Jan and should arrive on the site at some point and a full write up o...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Sony HVR A1 camera
Replies: 3
Views: 3591

Re: Sony HVR A1 camera

Thanks for the comments everyone, both on here and sent to me privately. I checked Tom`s link to the net which brings up an amazing number of issues with error codes on Sony cameras. 32:11 comes up many dozens if not hundreds of times on all different camera models going back several years. If there...