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by Frank Maxwell
Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Sound levels
Replies: 29
Views: 9315

Re: Sound levels

How many members in the video club community will read these post's on SOUND????? When watching a video at past club meetings this was one topic I brought up. Over the years things have improved. Most software has a sound indicator to balance the sound at correct level. Most club holiday videos are ...
by Frank Maxwell
Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Rant of the Week !
Replies: 8
Views: 4586

Re: Rant of the Week !

Is it a IAC format. As you can see if it is then the advertising is poor. A RANT....
by Frank Maxwell
Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Rant of the Week !
Replies: 8
Views: 4586

Re: Rant of the Week !

What a wonderful topic. "Rant of The Week". This should be followed up with "Rant of the Year". Over the years video clubs make competion videos throughout the year in their clubs. Followed by a trophy and a photograph until next year. Many members are so happy for this to happen and it is part of t...
by Frank Maxwell
Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Video Clubs and Future?
Replies: 24
Views: 8244

Re: Video Clubs and Future?

Thanks Ned for those kind words. The funny part with my club experience???? I had a big cine night penciled in on a club winter night. With cine films I made years ago all telling action stories. I even invited friends and people my ages who were and would be interested to joining. I even worked out...
by Frank Maxwell
Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Video Clubs and Future?
Replies: 24
Views: 8244

Re: Video Clubs and Future?

Yes it is on a negative side. But I did show them my work and went into details of how and why I made the videos. If I lived around the corner from the video club, I would have been a good boy and said nothing. I learned my skill of how a club should be run from the Ealing and Boston Manor Club. Whe...
by Frank Maxwell
Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Video Clubs and Future?
Replies: 24
Views: 8244

Video Clubs and Future?

After reading Ned's posting on the amateur and Professional thread as regards video club, he made a wonderful statement: "Management Burn Out" in clubs. Again a topic which spins around. I have a rather sceptical view and a frustrating experimental take on this. After 10 years I took the plunge to r...
by Frank Maxwell
Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Amateur and Professional??????
Replies: 10
Views: 4068

Amateur and Professional??????

Now that the New Year has started many will be editing their Xmas video ?. The other day a question came up and a topic which has been debated over and over again. What is a professional and what is an amateur?. There is no difference only monetary gain. When we go and watch a film we say afterwards...
by Frank Maxwell
Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Banter for 2014. Positive/Negative
Replies: 10
Views: 4830

Re: Banter for 2014. Positive/Negative

Thanks for those comments Bob. I have been doing amateur film/video for over 40 years and teach youngsters the art of film making. They want to learn but dont want to make 5 minute video's or better still the word I was looking for is..Time control of lenght of video. You may be able to do certain t...
by Frank Maxwell
Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Banter for 2014. Positive/Negative
Replies: 10
Views: 4830

Re: Banter for 2014. Positive/Negative

Nice one Tim.
Nice to get a perspective view. It least your opinions should encourage other members to express how they view there club.
I agree with the pound. But if you dont have Tea/Biscuits????? There are other ways to raise funds.
Anyway I have said enough. Its up to other members to have a say.
by Frank Maxwell
Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Banter for 2014. Positive/Negative
Replies: 10
Views: 4830

Banter for 2014. Positive/Negative

2014 has arrived in style and the main topic for 2013 has been the IAC and Video Clubs. Last year I took the trouble of doing a bit of research with the issue of membership regards Video Clubs. I had the wonderful experience of joining a club and leaving after implementing a few ideas. Any form of c...
by Frank Maxwell
Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Final Cut Pro. 10.1
Replies: 1
Views: 1362

Final Cut Pro. 10.1

I know one those not read many articles on this software on this forum, but any person using FCP-X and is thinking of upgrading. A little tip. Finish all your old project before jumping into the new version. As this new software has a different structure altogether. Read as much as you can so you un...
by Frank Maxwell
Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: A Look At 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 2687

Re: A Look At 2013

Thanks Peter for pointing that topic out. Perhaps more clubs will take note, as the public with the correct advertising will support these events. But not if clubs keep on making silly stupid comedy videos where the punch line takes ages to materialise on the screen. Going back in time down the nost...
by Frank Maxwell
Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: A Look At 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 2687

A Look At 2013

As the year 2013 is closing down, one can sit back and think what a year it has been. For some it will be good and others think it could have been better. On the media front from video to computer and all the other gremlins associate with it, it has been a bit like World War3. We are constantly bomb...
by Frank Maxwell
Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Happy Christmas Everyone.
Replies: 8
Views: 4775

Re: Happy Christmas Everyone.

How many times have we been reminded from other members not to troll into the past. Look at the future. At times the past was better value for money. I started as a projectionist with the ABC Cinema. First.... Pathe News. Second... Main Film. Third.......B.Films. Fourth.....Pearl and Dean Adverts. T...
by Frank Maxwell
Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:24 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Super 8 camera
Replies: 39
Views: 11843

Re: Super 8 camera

I think that sums it up on cine for this year and a topic which has been well reviewed on here. I like the phrase "Clubs are History". I had a wonderful experience of joining a video club as an exercise and request. I enjoyed my short stay and the knowledge of how a club works. The key work for any ...