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by Willy
Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Decorations and lights
Replies: 7
Views: 5816

Re: Decorations and lights

I forgot to mention the wonderful special effects in this short film, Tim: the flickering little lights flying away. Great!
by Willy
Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Decorations and lights
Replies: 7
Views: 5816

Re: Decorations and lights

A wonderful film, Tim. I enjoyed it very much. Many thanks for having shown it. I also enjoy a whisky and a whiskey. The first one is Scottish. My favourite whisky is Glenmorangie. The second one is Irish. My favourite whiskey is Paddy. The spelling is different and so is the taste. Look at the labe...
by Willy
Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:27 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Query on my Sony HXR-NX3.
Replies: 4
Views: 4304

Re: Query on my Sony HXR-NX3.

Maybe you know that I have sold my Sony HXR-NX5 which was three years old. I also had a problem with the time code. I could not solve it. It worked for some months and then it stopped. Very mysterious. As I told you it was a good camera. It was only a bit too heavy and too sophisticated.
by Willy
Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: We will remember them
Replies: 14
Views: 8661

Re: We will remember them

I already told you about my wonderful trip to London on the other thread (equipment, etc... 4K cameras). But I forgot to tell you that the day before yesterday (on Tuesday morning) I went to the Tower of London to see the red carpet of 800,000 and more poppies. At first I wondered :"Where have all t...
by Willy
Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: 4K cameras
Replies: 20
Views: 12411

Re: 4K cameras

My trip to London was fantastic. We had a wonderful time. Last Sunday it was raining cats and dogs all the time. Good that I didn't have my new PX-X70 with me. So we visited the National Gallery. I took a picture of my wife in front of Van Gogh's "Sunflowers". Monday was different. A blue sky from s...
by Willy
Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: 4K cameras
Replies: 20
Views: 12411

Re: 4K cameras

I have my new tiny camera. My sony PXW-X70. My first impressions: it has a super solid feel all around. As you remember I found my sony NX5 too heavy. This one has a big sensor. That's great. The quality of even the AVCHD-image is stunning. I filmed Vera when she was sitting on our sofa. She looked ...
by Willy
Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: We will remember them
Replies: 14
Views: 8661

Re: We will remember them

Many thanks for the information, advice and warnings, Dave. Many thanks for your suggestions, Michael. London is unique in the world. I am sure you can even run naked through the streets of London without being noticed, Dave. Mind: if you ever see an old naked man with a camera and bowler hat in the...
by Willy
Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: We will remember them
Replies: 14
Views: 8661

Re: We will remember them

Yesterday and the day before yesterday I watched the direct BBC-broadcast of the ceremonies in London to commemorate the thousands of young men that fell in the The Great War, but also in the Second World War, in Irak, Afghanistan etc... It was very moving. Very impressive. In particular the ceremon...
by Willy
Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: 4K cameras
Replies: 20
Views: 12411

Re: 4K cameras

Yes, Colin. Next year the camera can be upgraded to 4K. In our national magazine for filmclubs I could read that buyng a 4K camera now is a bit too early because you also need a 4K beamer, a 4K TV-set, a powerful editing machine etc... Casablanca is too weak for 4K at the moment, but an upgrade will...
by Willy
Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: 4K cameras
Replies: 20
Views: 12411

Re: 4K cameras

That "machine" would be too expensive, Michael. It is more than £6,500, I guess. But maybe the sony PXW-70? 2,700 euros. It can also shoot in HD. The day after tomorrow my heavy sony NX5 will be sold. The buyer is a member of a film club. Some of his clubmates also have such a sony NX5. Good for mul...
by Willy
Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: 4K cameras
Replies: 20
Views: 12411

Re: 4K cameras

Many thanks for your advice, my friends. Yes, Colin. I bought my sony NX5 only three years ago, but you know what has happened to me in the mean time. It may happen to everybody. I am not going to repeat everything, but I suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. Walking is a very hard. My camera is very he...
by Willy
Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: PAMELA RETIRES and IAC OFFICE MOVES
Replies: 9
Views: 5993

Re: PAMELA RETIRES and IAC OFFICE MOVES

Sometimes we do not realize how important people are who work behind the scenes. I am sure that Pam must be one of them. When I wanted to be helped then Pam always replied very soon. Problems with my overseas IAC-membership for instance. Pam knows what I mean. I am grateful to her and I wish her all...
by Willy
Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: 4K cameras
Replies: 20
Views: 12411

4K cameras

My dear friends. I have decided to sell my Sony NX5. I think it is too heavy and too sophisticated. Now I would like to buy a smaller one: a Panasonic AG-AC90A (2K), or a Sony HXR NX30E (2K) or a Sony PXW-x70 (4K). The first two cameras are cheaper. 1,800 euros. The Sony PXW-x70 costs about 2,600 eu...
by Willy
Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Where to from here?
Replies: 40
Views: 20123

Re: Where to from here?

Segue; some time ago we were asked to make suggestions about the future of the IAC and this produced a lengthy discussion; since when, silence. ned c Yes, you are right, Ned. Since then silence . I hope there will be a "new look" in a short time. We also had a pleasant discussion about the word "IA...
by Willy
Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: We will remember them
Replies: 14
Views: 8661

Re: We will remember them

The last few days I was in England. In Kent and in London. I met Ron Prosser at the "Star and Eagle", a cosy pub in Goudhurst in the Garden of England. He told me about BIAFF 2015 at Sittingbourne. The following day I saw my English friend and folksinger Brian Higbee at the "Dirty Habit" in Hollingb...