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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: 8601

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 ...
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: 8935

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 s...
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: 31064

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: 33040

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 ...
by Ken Wilson
Thu May 12, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Setting up an editing studio.
Replies: 21
Views: 12340

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: 33040

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 res...
by Ken Wilson
Sat May 07, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Setting up an editing studio.
Replies: 21
Views: 12340

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...
by Ken Wilson
Thu May 05, 2011 8:24 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Setting up an editing studio.
Replies: 21
Views: 12340

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: 12340

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: 12340

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: 33040

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: 33040

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: 33040

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: 33040

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 acce...
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: 33040

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...