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by Peter Copestake
Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Getting our Films Seen.
Replies: 6
Views: 2840

Re: Getting our Films Seen.

I am an admirer of your work, Michael, so this is in no way sarcasm or any other derogatory 'ism but do you happen to know, or does anyone else, how many viewers watched to the end?
by Peter Copestake
Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: It really is time!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 7612

Re: It really is time!!!!

Right, Dave, and others, but will you agree that there is no film NOT worth making? It may only be for practice but it is somebody's work and is worth doing and getting a judge's comment, on whether or not it is well made. It should not matter that the subject doesn't interest us personally. (If the...
by Peter Copestake
Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: It really is time!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 7612

Re: It really is time!!!!

hobby documentaries. What are these, Dave? Do you mean documentaries about hobbyists? We make serious documentaries to the best of our abilities about real people doing real things. maybe we ought to weight or categorise the competitions according to how many years their creator has been making fil...
by Peter Copestake
Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:17 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: MIN DV TAPE / STOREAGE
Replies: 17
Views: 7308

Re: MIN DV TAPE / STOREAGE

Do discs deteriorate more with use or only with age? In other words, does a gold master last a shorter time if repeatedly copied or doesn't it make any difference, and it will still last 100 years?
by Peter Copestake
Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Cassette wont load
Replies: 5
Views: 2330

Re: Cassette wont load

email our (pendle Movie Makers) member cgreen4391@aol.com or phone 01282 613772 to see if he can help.
Peter.
by Peter Copestake
Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: DVD burners
Replies: 21
Views: 8598

Re: DVD burners

Thanks again, Tom.
by Peter Copestake
Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: DVD burners
Replies: 21
Views: 8598

Re: DVD burners

I too would like to see this in FVM, ie on one bit of paper that I can keep until the next more up-to-date article comes out! Suggest it should be in two sections eg 1. Basic. You've got a burner that the person who built your computer put in. Before using it check that it is set for ... and, if pos...
by Peter Copestake
Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: How do I know it is 16-9?
Replies: 6
Views: 2509

Re: How do I know it is 16-9?

This is very naughty of me but I couldn't resist -

My WHS diary quote for 14 July says :-
'A wide screen just makes a bad film twice as bad.' (Sam Goldwyn)

So, like Dave apparently, I think I'll stick to 4:3, hoping my films will be half as bad.
by Peter Copestake
Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Who is on location where?
Replies: 4
Views: 2346

Re: Who is on location where?

Peter Copestake will be infiltrating some local business to record what has made it great.
Actually, liaising with the demolition gang who are knocking it down, Dave, and it was the last one in the UK. More at NW FF and BIAFF 2011, I hope.
by Peter Copestake
Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Current issue FVM
Replies: 1
Views: 1488

Current issue FVM

I have NOT changed my email address. Those of you who know it please continue to use the last one you had not the spurious one in FVM - not, I suspect, Garth's fault.
by Peter Copestake
Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Do we need a new editor for FVM?
Replies: 50
Views: 15900

Re: Do we need a new editor for FVM?

I appreciate the magazine as it is. It is a major part of the benefits I get from membership. It is cheap compared with going to a festival and has a lower carbon footprint. If anything has to be done via video/DVD I hope it would be the festivals. The fora (I hope my Latin is correct!) are a good w...
by Peter Copestake
Wed Jun 02, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: MiniDV tapes
Replies: 23
Views: 7386

Re: MiniDV tapes

Can I just add that cassettes are supposed to be rewound back and forth occasionally (?yearly). Two of my master Hi8 tapes at least have stuck at the start causing flashes over the picture. One was put in a new cassette and was no better so I suspect the spindle gets dry. If I'm right this does limi...
by Peter Copestake
Sun May 30, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Tandberg 74B
Replies: 0
Views: 1728

Tandberg 74B

Anyone know if I can get the rubber ring for the pinch roller of this model?
There is a firm RDE Tandberg on the web but only a postal address (Full Sutton, YORK) no phone number.
by Peter Copestake
Sun May 30, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: MiniDV tapes
Replies: 23
Views: 7386

Re: MiniDV tapes

Never had this problem with that celluloid stuff with holes punched down the edges. Funny you should say that, Michael. I've been copying to video/DVD a film we made in 1982. Super 8 Kodak striped. It was given to the charity for whom it was made and they projected it with a new projector many, man...
by Peter Copestake
Mon May 24, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Judges critiques - a criticism!
Replies: 53
Views: 17519

Re: Judges critiques - a criticism!

Jan wrote - Another idea I've been mulling over is to put crits or extracts from crits on the IAC website alongside the film links, so the audience can watch the film and read a considered evaluation. (Not the 20-word flimflam that we've heard about, but something enlightening and useful.) I'm just ...