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by John Roberts
Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: YOUR BIAFF 2013 RESULTS
Replies: 129
Views: 73503

Re: YOUR BIAFF 2013 RESULTS

I think in principle that sounds like a great idea Jill :D But... Everyone who passes their driving test still drives their car in the style and manner of their choosing. I would also be interested in the 'training' - surely a very subjective and emotive topic as film-making would therefore result i...
by John Roberts
Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: How many special prizes do we need at a festival?
Replies: 11
Views: 8284

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

Sometimes more awards can stimulate activity and almost 'refresh' a festival or competition. The venerable annual inter-club 'South Yorkshire Amateur Film Competition' had since it's inception more than 50 years ago the single award - the 'winning' film walked away with the shield on behalf of their...
by John Roberts
Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: YOUR BIAFF 2013 RESULTS
Replies: 129
Views: 73503

Re: YOUR BIAFF 2013 RESULTS

col lamb wrote:p.s. John, your movie has demonstrated that despite your modesty you have the skills and are probably better qualified to judge than a vast majority of those who actually judged BIAFF entries this year
...and that thought would terrify me! :lol:
by John Roberts
Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Image licensing
Replies: 12
Views: 7915

Re: Image licensing

Hi Col, thanks for the reply :) I have been in discussion with the copyright owner of the image - the sole licenser of everything contained on that image i.e. the artists work, defunct logos etc - and they have agreed that I can use the image for my next film upon payment of a licence fee. As far as...
by John Roberts
Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Image licensing
Replies: 12
Views: 7915

Image licensing

Hello to everyone :D Can anyone supply me with a quick (and hopefully complete) answer regarding the licensing of an image. My next project will feature a large image, fleetingly, as part of the storyline. I've contacted the copyright holders and they have requested a small fee for licensing of the ...
by John Roberts
Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: YOUR BIAFF 2013 RESULTS
Replies: 129
Views: 73503

Re: YOUR BIAFF 2013 RESULTS

Absolutely no offence taken, Peter! I always welcome thoughts and views of respected and experienced film-makers, it's the only way one can grow as a fledgling film-maker. Without wanting to fall into the trap of explaining un-seen issues and problems in order to justify the end result, a lot of the...
by John Roberts
Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: YOUR BIAFF 2013 RESULTS
Replies: 129
Views: 73503

Re: YOUR BIAFF 2013 RESULTS

Thank you Col for your kind words :D I have been reading this thread with great interest and it appears the opinions of film-makers are almost as diverse as those of judges! I do consider myself to have been very lucky this year, but I don't consider myself an experienced film-maker - however very s...
by John Roberts
Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: HD and You Tube
Replies: 16
Views: 12066

Re: HD and You Tube

Good luck! :D
by John Roberts
Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: HD and You Tube
Replies: 16
Views: 12066

Re: HD and You Tube

Hello Peter, I'm sorry - I have no experience of uploading to YouTube in HD, however because the internet is more geared up to expect someone to download a file as opposed to upload one, upload speeds are generally slower - mine is about four times slower. Therefore it would take me four times longe...
by John Roberts
Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: YOUR BIAFF 2013 RESULTS
Replies: 129
Views: 73503

Re: YOUR BIAFF 2013 RESULTS

Thank you Brian and Jill :D Personally, I've always welcomed honest, constructive feedback but sometimes found it hard to come by at inter-club level. One of the reasons I didn't make films for my club for 15 years was because of the dismissive comments I had received and heard, and I began to wonde...
by John Roberts
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: YOUR BIAFF 2013 RESULTS
Replies: 129
Views: 73503

Re: YOUR BIAFF 2013 RESULTS

Thank you for the kind comments about my film! As a fellow Southerner (ex-Eastbourne) I can tell you that the chap in the film is actually me! So, thank you again Michael for your kind comments, although that has probably shattered your illusions of the film-maker being quite young! :lol: I hadn't m...
by John Roberts
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: YOUR BIAFF 2013 RESULTS
Replies: 129
Views: 73503

Re: YOUR BIAFF 2013 RESULTS

Good evening to everyone on the IAC forums! :) This is going to be a very hard first post for me! My name is John and I am a member of Sheffield Movie Makers, last year at the South Yorkshire Amateur Film Competition I was encouraged to enter my film into BIAFF by the judge - Jill Lampert. I had a l...