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by Dave Watterson
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Re: BIAFF 2020

It should be Sunday 22nd - you heard it here first!

The BIAFF website will announce it then.
by Dave Watterson
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 3760

Re: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019

Jill mentions a very important fact: the IAC is run by a small group of people, who in addition to all the normal work and family demands on their time are involved in running their clubs and often running their regions. There is not much time and energy left over for running national events, whethe...
by Dave Watterson
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 3760

Re: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019

John - I missed your comments on social media and IAC We have had a Facebook page for several years: "IAC - the film and video institute " and a Twitter feed of the same name. Geoff Harmer started them and I have been occasionally updating both from time to time. The problem is much the same as with...
by Dave Watterson
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Hard disk drive failure
Replies: 17
Views: 3877

Re: Hard disk drive failure

Thanks, Pete. It is always helpful to get practical advice like this.
by Dave Watterson
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: My club at UNICA
Replies: 4
Views: 768

Re: My club at UNICA

No offence taken, Michael ... things can get hectic at UNICA and as one of the most recognisable folk there, I am frequently collared by delegates. But Jan and I made time, of course, to catch up with Willy and Vera. We escaped to a Thai restaurant a few doors away from the Figi Hotel, which was the...
by Dave Watterson
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: No film about Highland Games! Bad luck again!
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Re: No film about Highland Games! Bad luck again!

At UNICA in the Netherlands Willy had better luck and better weather.

It is wonderful that so many film friends can get together and seeing Willy and Vera smiling at me from under a sun-shade as they enjoyed a refreshing drink made my day.

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by Dave Watterson
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: My club at UNICA
Replies: 4
Views: 768

Re: My club at UNICA

Well I should be there! Hi WIlly - it will be good to meet you, Vera and some members of one of your clubs (!) in Zeist. Thursday has a long lunchtime, though Jan and I will be with the members of the "Friends of UNICA" organisation for much of that. But between the films there are many other long p...
by Dave Watterson
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Exterior Filming in the 'North' this Summer
Replies: 7
Views: 1139

Re: Exterior Filming in the 'North' this Summer

I know there has been a certain degree of despondency as much-loved and respected regional officers retired or in some cases passed away ... but the North-West and North-East of England is packed with talented film makers. You must be out and about shooting this summer, so do contact Jameela and let...
by Dave Watterson
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Asus monitors
Replies: 8
Views: 1654

Re: Asus monitors

A google search for ""asus VN247" manual" provides several sources, though those documents are not too helpful They do indicate that there should be a 4:3 option.

It is also worth checking on the Asus website under "support" for any drivers that may be needed.
by Dave Watterson
Mon May 27, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Filming Children
Replies: 9
Views: 1978

Re: Filming Children

I don't have expertise in this area, but: There is no law against photographing or filming children, provided the images are decent in nature. It is still wise to obtain permission, if possible from the parents. When you ask for permission to film children it can often be useful to keep the camera r...
by Dave Watterson
Tue May 21, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 15149

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

How strange - the link takes me directly to the film.

If you try "https://vimeo.com/smallpersonproductions" can you see it on the list of productions?
by Dave Watterson
Fri May 17, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: SERIAC Festival 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1510

Re: SERIAC Festival 2019

Howard - the SERIAC Festival website says: "... all amateur movie makers in the South East region of the United Kingdom (South of the Thames and into Kent, Surrey, Sussex - and the Channel Islands)" I also regret the lack of film makers, but it seems to be the case at most festivals. Inevitably it i...
by Dave Watterson
Wed May 15, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: SERIAC Festival 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1510

Re: SERIAC Festival 2019

It will be lovely to meet up with you and Vera again in Zeist. It has been far too long since we last saw you.

The SERIAC has always had a good reputation and sometime we must try to get to the Oast House ourselves.
by Dave Watterson
Sat May 11, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM Magazine May 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1485

FVM Magazine May 2019

My copy arrived yesterday and looks just as sleek as ever. There are a few design changes and Cathy will be pleased that the back cover has changed! Most of it is very like the previous incarnation. I spotted a couple of misplaced picture captions but that is not untypical. But Tom, Ken, Willy and N...