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by Frank Maxwell
Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: when you have a little time on your hands
Replies: 5
Views: 3403

Re: when you have a little time on your hands

It's a breath of fresh air to have some music which helps the video. God knows how many videos I have seen and the music is either well known or the same classical tempo. When I looked at this video and listen to music the film which came into my head was?? "Mr Hulot Goes On Holiday". Not a great vi...
by Frank Maxwell
Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Use of potentially copyrighted clips - any advice?
Replies: 9
Views: 3036

Re: Use of potentially copyrighted clips - any advice?

John, is there any other way you could get your message across by showing,turned over cars or wind and using sound effects. It seems a lot of trouble to go through to get the balance of your project. I do apologies if i'm on the wrong wave length. I need once a H.Bomb going off and showing the after...
by Frank Maxwell
Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: SIT DOWN
Replies: 19
Views: 7263

Re: SIT DOWN

I think any good video item would be a joy to watch on a big screen. Most clubs project videos on big screens. But little attention is payed to what gets shown when it comes to perhaps new members. The regular members accept material shown. We are now in the situation of if you like golf,football, e...
by Frank Maxwell
Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: SIT DOWN
Replies: 19
Views: 7263

Re: SIT DOWN

I think every video club or independent person will make what ever video they want. We now have the technology to be seen without video cameras to capture material on phones. So our way of thinking and learning the craft of good video making will only apply to a few or the present generation who wis...
by Frank Maxwell
Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: SIT DOWN
Replies: 19
Views: 7263

Re: SIT DOWN

Ned, very good comments and you hit on a aspect which also plays a important part of finding a good video.SCRIPT.... many clubs produce script but how many members are qualified in this field?. Even with a good script under ones belt. Everything in the shooting stage can come out wrong and then the ...
by Frank Maxwell
Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: SIT DOWN
Replies: 19
Views: 7263

SIT DOWN

Every year clubs have competion among other clubs and on the national stage. As always there can only be one winner. What I would like to know do clubs ever sit down and analyse were they went wrong if they dont win?. One cant be successful year after year. With every new club production is it a cas...
by Frank Maxwell
Fri May 23, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Celluloid memories
Replies: 7
Views: 3359

Re: Celluloid memories

Sorry Michael to hear of your situation in the form of looking ahead. I was wondering if one's local library could play a part in preserving films or video of local interest? Then again once we pass on, its up to our family members to take the task on to either store or fling? All I know my side of ...
by Frank Maxwell
Fri May 23, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Celluloid memories
Replies: 7
Views: 3359

Celluloid memories

With the advent of Cine Clubs and at present Video Clubs, many formats of film and video have been made. What happens to them over the years regards looking after them for future generations ?. Because there will come a time when the present state of clubs will be a item of the past. As clubs shut d...
by Frank Maxwell
Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Attracting New Members
Replies: 138
Views: 40651

Re: Attracting New Members

Well done John for posting this positive view. Hope the club makes use of all those wonderful gifted people in different fields of production. The only thing to be careful not to waste the talent on bad scripts. But doing a exercise video just to see how you all gel would be appropriate. There are s...
by Frank Maxwell
Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Power of Publicity
Replies: 0
Views: 1495

Power of Publicity

Today I went to my local shop to pick up my paper. As always I look at our local newspaper which comes out today. I found a article that a group of youngster are in the middle of making a documentary style war video what has happen in there local community with the support of parents. Now if they ca...
by Frank Maxwell
Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Club Film making Course
Replies: 3
Views: 2622

Re: Club Film making Course

The first thing one needs to do is inform your town or city what you are planning to do. Library would be a good place to get a Flyer made up. My second question is who are you planning to target.? We all know membership is a problem and has been debate plenty on this forum. The winds or tide has ch...
by Frank Maxwell
Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Advice on Films
Topic: Heritage Day 2013
Replies: 13
Views: 7159

Re: Heritage Day 2013

Putting aside video club members who make holiday videos. Most members from the public buy video cameras to record their family and holiday material. The first mistake they make, as soon as the come home from holiday they show the video raw and the family involved laugh and are happy to see their fa...
by Frank Maxwell
Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Advice on Films
Topic: Heritage Day 2013
Replies: 13
Views: 7159

Re: Heritage Day 2013

Now that the price of video storage is cheap to use, and future project, go and shoot as much as you like. The more shots or footage you have the better. If you wish other viewers to see your footage: make one for yourself the length YOU WANT and a version for the public. Remember after 15 minutes o...
by Frank Maxwell
Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: LUCK or FAITH?
Replies: 0
Views: 1722

LUCK or FAITH?

I don't know if it is luck or faith?. The other day I enjoyed a walk in the park and came across some skateboarders with 2 cannon cameras videoing sequences of moves on there skateboards. About 5 lads at different age group from 18 plus I would say. No co-ordination of any person being in charge. Ev...
by Frank Maxwell
Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Looking Forward.
Replies: 21
Views: 6152

Re: Looking Forward.

Thank You John. Nice to get a laugh. Was thinking how many movies were made about the ship and T.V productions? Has there ever been an amateur production made?. The best TV version I saw in America I think was time travel and these 2 lads went back and landed on the Titanic. How does one explain (if...