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by Peter Copestake
Wed May 19, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Judges critiques - a criticism!
Replies: 53
Views: 17494

Re: Judges critiques - a criticism!

As one who wandered off the track, sorry. Mike is surely right; such brief comments are impolite at best.
by Peter Copestake
Wed May 19, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Judges critiques - a criticism!
Replies: 53
Views: 17494

Re: Judges critiques - a criticism!

the opening caption did not say that it was to be given away as you describe. It stated that the film was made to be shown to disabled visitors unable to walk around the house, this puts a quite different perspective on the purpose for which the film was made. I was glad to hear that this film had ...
by Peter Copestake
Wed May 19, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Judges critiques - a criticism!
Replies: 53
Views: 17494

Re: Judges critiques - a criticism!

[quote="ned c"]For really cryptic comments enter the Morecambe Intl!!


I was somewhat amazed to be asked to judge here - had to decline - 9am - 9pm !!
My comments would have been cryptic long before the end.
by Peter Copestake
Sat May 15, 2010 8:48 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Sony DSR 20 will not display
Replies: 5
Views: 2734

Re: Sony DSR 20 will not display

Mea culpa! - of course! - what do they say about a bad workman blaming his tools?
I'd plugged the TV into 'output' instead of 'monitor'. All's well.
by Peter Copestake
Sat May 15, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Sony DSR 20 will not display
Replies: 5
Views: 2734

Re: Sony DSR 20 will not display

Thanks, Michael, but there is no 'display' button on the deck itself. The 'remote/local' switch has to be set to 'local' for the remote to work and it is, and other functions can be worked by the remote, it's just display that can't, and of course as I can't see the display I can't tell if any menu ...
by Peter Copestake
Thu May 13, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Sony DSR 20 will not display
Replies: 5
Views: 2734

Sony DSR 20 will not display

Suddenly my DSR 20 DVCAM deck does not respond to pressing 'Display' button on the remote so I cannot see timecode or other date on my TV monitor although the remote works everything else OK and the video shows on the TV too. Any ideas, anyone. Do the buttons on remotes go down? Can they be cleaned?...
by Peter Copestake
Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: HOW TO USE THE FORUM
Replies: 7
Views: 6363

Re: HOW TO USE THE FORUM

I think even I can follow that, Dave. Well done and a happy and satisfying New Year to both you and Jan.

Peter C.
by Peter Copestake
Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM latest Issue - amateur
Replies: 20
Views: 7025

Re: FVM latest Issue - amateur

no paid help apart from actors

In an amateur film!! Sorry, NON PROFESSIONAL!!

Peter
by Peter Copestake
Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Should we circulate judges' comments?
Replies: 10
Views: 4592

Re: Should we circulate judges' comments?

Dave says:-
Jan and I would be happy to put crits up online ... but we would want both the writer of each crit and the film maker concerned to agree first ... which is a lot of admin work.


This could be part of the conditions of entry, perhaps.

Peter C
by Peter Copestake
Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Should we circulate judges' comments?
Replies: 10
Views: 4592

Re: Should we circulate judges' comments?

Or is the notion that the comments should circulate with DVDs of the winners?

YES.

Peter C
by Peter Copestake
Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM latest Issue - amateur
Replies: 20
Views: 7025

Re: FVM latest Issue - amateur

Ned says:- Create enough categories to ensure that apples are compared with apples. In my opinion the value of the judge’s comments is tremendous and well worth continuing, time consuming, demanding but so valuable. One of the problems many of us face is knowing just what people are making now and w...
by Peter Copestake
Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM latest Issue - amateur
Replies: 20
Views: 7025

Re: FVM latest Issue - amateur

Good of all of you to reply. I really have given up the argument! I daresay you are right! I was only pointing out the fact that our card still says we are amateur. It need only say that the person holding the card will not profit from the privileges being asked for and not mention the A word at all...
by Peter Copestake
Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM latest Issue - amateur
Replies: 20
Views: 7025

Re: FVM latest Issue - amateur

OK, so you haven't looked at your membership cards before replying!
They say 'Holders of this card are amateurs...'
I am NOT going on about it, just saying that our cards still say we are 'A's (rude word, to some of you, not repeated)!
Peter.
by Peter Copestake
Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM latest Issue - amateur
Replies: 20
Views: 7025

FVM latest Issue - amateur

Hallo there, Gerald,

If you take a look at the fine print on your IAC membership card you will find that we have not dropped the wordamateur. And a good thing too in my opinion but I'm not going on about it - MUCH!

Peter Copestake
by Peter Copestake
Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Should BIAFF change?
Replies: 13
Views: 5348

Re: Should BIAFF change?

I really do feel that the top films at BIAFF should be shown in a cinema. I realise this might not be possible at all our usual venues but I would have thought we should do try to do this and invite the public. For my money, which is now a good deal less than I expected or my pension provider promis...