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by Willy
Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:18 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: How do I make a film ? And You ?
Replies: 32
Views: 13955

Re: How do I make a film ? And You ?

[quote="Willy"] Some weeks ago Dave Watterson wrote : "What surprised me on first contact with the movement is how little time most clubs spend making movies or eventually talking seriously about how movies are made. So much attention seemed to be paid to technicalities. First step It's good to hear...
by Willy
Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:14 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: IDEAS FOR CLUB MEETINGS
Replies: 3
Views: 2642

Re: IDEAS FOR CLUB MEETINGS

[quote="Dave Watterson"]There is a lot to be said for getting together with anyone who shares your enthusiasm - sometimes to learn, sometimes to teach, and always to encourage each other. That's one good reason for movie making clubs. Filmmaking is not for ladies ! I have forgotten to tell you that ...
by Willy
Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: How do I make a film ? And You ?
Replies: 32
Views: 13955

Re: How do I make a film ? And You ?

[quote="Willy"] Some weeks ago Dave Watterson wrote : "What surprised me on first contact with the movement is how little time most clubs spend making movies or eventually talking seriously about how movies are made. So much attention seemed to be paid to technicalities. Step Two It seems to me that...
by Willy
Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: IDEAS FOR CLUB MEETINGS
Replies: 3
Views: 2642

Re: IDEAS FOR CLUB MEETINGS

There is a lot to be said for getting together with anyone who shares your enthusiasm - sometimes to learn, sometimes to teach, and always to encourage each other. That's one good reason for movie making clubs. More please ... Dave Oh Dave, you do not look so kind anymore ! You look like Jack the K...
by Willy
Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: IAC 75 ... Bradford, IMAX and all that
Replies: 4
Views: 3507

Re: IAC 75 ... Bradford, IMAX and all that

So how did it all go? I have heard privately that the selection of movies shown on the enormous screen looked great - maybe even a little too bright. Those who were there ... please tell us what we missed! Dave Romy Van Krieken was there, Dave. She sent me a message and told me that she had a wonde...
by Willy
Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:41 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: How can a comp judge be helpful?
Replies: 44
Views: 18393

A movie may go against your deepest beliefs: political, moral, religious, ethical ... but you should try to judge them fairly. Movies about abortion, paedophilia, satanism, creationism, National Front, Young Communists etc come along once in a while and have to be assessed. [/i] Dave, I'm not sure ...
by Willy
Sat Jun 30, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: How do I make a film ? And You ?
Replies: 32
Views: 13955

How do I make a film ? And You ?

Some weeks ago Dave Watterson wrote : "What surprised me on first contact with the movement is how little time most clubs spend making movies or eventually talking seriously about how movies are made. So much attention seemed to be paid to technicalities. The rattling sound of old projectors. Yes, ...
by Willy
Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Minimum Festival Rules
Replies: 20
Views: 9822

yet. It would be interesting to know how people prepare their DVDs. I know that Michael has shared his experience with us, is any one else willing to detail how they prepare their DVDs for Festivals? ned c Arabesk Up to now there have not been any problems with my DVD's at international festivals. ...
by Willy
Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Minimum Festival Rules
Replies: 20
Views: 9822

Re: Minimum Festival Rules

If we were to try to formulate one common core group of rules, what would they be? To kick off I suggest: 1. Who can enter (pro, amateur, student, age group, nationality etc.) 2. Maximum (and if necessary minimum) lengths of entries.... Any other essential rules? How about leader lengths? Style of ...
by Willy
Fri May 18, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Video clubs
Replies: 14
Views: 6517

Re: Film Making and Art

[quote="Michael Slowe Technical problems do have to be understood by us of course but it is the artistic aspect that is the crux. Art in film An other example : Mike's "The Remote" was the best one minute movie at BIAFF. It was a piece of technical cleverness. It was also very original. I wonder ho...
by Willy
Fri May 18, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Video clubs
Replies: 14
Views: 6517

Re: Film Making and Art

[quote="Michael Slowe Technical problems do have to be understood by us of course but it is the artistic aspect that is the crux.[/quote] Balance and harmony I agree with you, Michael. So what is art in film ? I will try to give my feelings : I think excellent photography is essential. A good exampl...
by Willy
Thu May 03, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Future BIAFFs - what (if anything) needs change?
Replies: 8
Views: 5303

Re: Future BIAFFs - what (if anything) needs change?

What more ? Dave I've forgotten to tell you this : three Saturday cinemas instead of four. It also means less films, but now there were still some filmmakers with two films being screened and many filmmakers were absent. They were not there to receive their bronze, silver or even gold ! That's a pi...
by Willy
Thu May 03, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Future BIAFFs - what (if anything) needs change?
Replies: 8
Views: 5303

Re: Future BIAFFs - what (if anything) needs change?

People have been very complimentary about BIAFF 2007 and have rightly noted various things which worked well. Now let us turn our thoughts to the future. Dave Firework Display ! I think that the Gala Show must be on Sunday. A grand finale with a magnificent firework display at the end of the festiv...
by Willy
Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:17 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Favorite films & why?
Replies: 10
Views: 6177

Re: Favorite films & why?

The most surprising aspect of amateur film making is the very low level of experimentation. Most amateur films look like B versions of what we see on TV. The feature films I revisit are those that play with my mind and demand a high level of attention and can subsequently be analysed for hours. her...
by Willy
Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: PUBLICITY
Replies: 17
Views: 9725

Re: PUBLICITY

[quote="Dave Watterson"]You'd think as movie makers we would be good at communication ... but ... Dave wrote : How many clubs have a publicity officer who actively seeks coverage in the local newspaper, on local radio and tv, who contacts other organisations, schools and official bodies when there i...