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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: 6216

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: 6216

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: 10012

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: 10012

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: 10012

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: 10012

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: 7313

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...
by Peter Copestake
Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: What baffled you when you began filming?
Replies: 22
Views: 22066

Re: What baffled you when you began filming?

It wasn't bafflement, but sound was always difficult on film. No excuse now for losing the sound on the original. People still find it difficult, apparently. I think the rule should be to give priority to the voice. Other live sound or music can be at much lower volume and still be audible. Keep voi...
by Peter Copestake
Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Optimum Length! Is Longer Better?
Replies: 20
Views: 10924

Optimum Length

I can't imagine what an audience would say if they went to an amateur theatrical production that ended after 20 minutes, never mind ten! So it must be the script or the subject, I suppose.
Peter.
by Peter Copestake
Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Cotswold Film Festival is no more.
Replies: 7
Views: 5473

Cotswold Film Competition is no more

How sad. The Cotswold, whenever I entered, gave the opinions of more judges than any other which, I thought, made it of even more value than any other that I was aware of.
Thank you, Lee.
Peter.
by Peter Copestake
Sun Aug 03, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: 2008 Festival Results
Replies: 7
Views: 4640

2008 festival results

Thanks, Dave; as I hadn't looked at the Cotswold results I was a bit amazed at the rating for 'Dalle de Verre'. The Guernsey result was also our best ever. These WERE slightly different from the BIAFF entry in the matter of the cutting of an interview which you may remember was the subject of my pos...
by Peter Copestake
Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Competition Entries Reluctance to Accept HDV
Replies: 17
Views: 11114

Competition entries reluctance....

Quote "How do we view a Video8 movie now the camera is broken and lying in the corner? " Send it to me and with my pro Hi8 editing deck which plays video 8 I'll convert it to DVD in a similar way that I convert 9mm, standard 8, super 8 and 16mm film on ancient projectors. Look after your old equipme...
by Peter Copestake
Tue May 27, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: How Hi is Hi Def?
Replies: 5
Views: 3783

How Hi is Hi Def?

Thanks for both replies. I am a dunce as far as these things go, and I'm not sure I understand but I have a friend who will. His Premiere 6.5 imports stills of the quality I wanted and it remains to be seen if he can work out why mine won't. As for the first part of my question it appears from what ...
by Peter Copestake
Wed May 21, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: How Hi is Hi Def?
Replies: 5
Views: 3783

How Hi is Hi Def?

Back in the winter I took video, using a tripod, on our PD 170 (4:3!) of a foggy view of a tree in a big RHS garden. My wife took the same shot, hand held on our Panasonic DMC FZ50 still camera. It has a 10 megapixel chip, I think. Her picture shows twigs and branches, mine branches only. Would HiDe...
by Peter Copestake
Wed May 21, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Biaff at Harrogate
Replies: 44
Views: 21413

BIAFF at Harrogate

Thanks again, Ian, and to you too, Ned.