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by Dave Watterson
Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:38 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: UNICA Films in our club
Replies: 7
Views: 6437

I think that in the USA and UK there is little opportunity for non-commercial films to be seen on television because there is so much material professionally available. In countries with a smaller language base that may not be so. For example I suspect that in such countries television likes to pres...
by Dave Watterson
Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: UNICA Films in our club
Replies: 7
Views: 6437

Hi Willy Los Ultimos Dinosors is one of the many joke names used by Spanish architect, Jan Baca when he makes movies. He tries not to use his own name so that juries are not influenced by it. He has made nearly 60 such superb films over the years, starting on 16mm and now on video. This one was made...
by Dave Watterson
Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:09 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Shocking !
Replies: 28
Views: 18132

On marking dialogue 5/10

I often join the final panel for the Cotswold Festival judging. They famously use a judging sheet where you have to assign marks for various categories. If there is a category on such a sheet for "dialogue" what does the judge do if there is none? In practice judges try to agree that they will give...
by Dave Watterson
Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Shocking !
Replies: 28
Views: 18132

Which is worse?

Is it more annoying when you think a judge has marked a film higher than it deserves because she or he likes the subject? I've heard complaints that judge X is a sucker for sentimental topics or that the film happens to be about someone judge Y admires. Ideally judges should try to recognise and di...
by Dave Watterson
Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: The IAC NLE and General discussion groups
Replies: 6
Views: 5998

Mixing it!

When IAC's web presence began we started round-robin style email groups: one for general subjects and one for NLE issues since that was the new technology at the time. The IAC Council decided to restrict those groups only to IAC members and required everyone to quote their membership number on ever...
by Dave Watterson
Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:54 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Drama without a script!! ?? Any views?
Replies: 9
Views: 7758

Drama without a script

I like the way Ken Loach prepares his movies, even if I do not always enjoy the results. Starting with a story outline, he and his actors improvise and discuss their characters for a week or two and the best lines are written down. The written version becomes the script and is used when shooting. I ...