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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: 21437

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: 21437

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: 21437

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: 16116

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: 3118

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: 4392

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: 5842

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: 5842

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: 2531

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...
by Ken Wilson
Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Sony HVR A1 camera
Replies: 3
Views: 2531

Sony HVR A1 camera

This is an unusual place to find me on the technical pages, but I have a problem and wonder if anyone can offer opinions and advice. If you have received and read your new FVM magazine, you will see that I write this month about our son`s wedding which I shot in Greece on August 2nd. I won`t repeat ...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Phase 4 Fiction Film Competition
Replies: 10
Views: 5842

Re: The Phase 4 Fiction Film Competition

As you will no doubt have read on the IAC home page, our festival show has now been rearranged for November 20th. The flood which affected the theatre where the show was to be held, caused me a lot of extra work! It was on the Wednesday evening before the planned Sunday show, when I got the call lef...
by Ken Wilson
Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Phase 4 Fiction Film Competition
Replies: 10
Views: 5842

Re: The Phase 4 Fiction Film Competition

URGENT NEWS about the PHASE 4 SHOW! Well talk about disasters! I have individually e-mailed the competition entrants and all the potential audience members who I can think of, but this message is another back-up contact for a bit more insurance. I had a phone call last night from the theatre manage...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Phase 4 Fiction Film Competition
Replies: 10
Views: 5842

Re: The Phase 4 Fiction Film Competition

Hello to you all. This is a quick interim message to keep you all informed on what is happening with our competition and show. We did the film judging on Saturday and I have now selected the films for the Sunday programme, included here below. I am individually e-mailing all the people who have been...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Phase 4 Fiction Film Competition
Replies: 10
Views: 5842

Re: The Phase 4 Fiction Film Competition

Hi everyone. Just an update for you. The competition entries have slowly trickled in. As always it seems that many people leave these things until the last day or two. With only 10 days to go, We are at present down on the numbers of entries from the last competition we held in 2008. (Some entries r...
by Ken Wilson
Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Film Festival Time Limits
Replies: 13
Views: 5506

Re: Film Festival Time Limits

Sorry correction. Michael`s film was 25 minutes and it was Fraught with the 33 minute one. But the point made remains the same.