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by Dave Watterson
Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Minimum Festival Rules
Replies: 20
Views: 14727

I found the rules on formats for the various competitions very confusing and it did stop me from entering initially... I still find conflicts in what does make a 'proper' entry specifically with format and start up methods... It's true, Stephen, that some sets of rules sound like your old headmaste...
by Dave Watterson
Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Minimum Festival Rules
Replies: 20
Views: 14727

BENQ apparently stands for "Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to life." The name was adopted by the Taiwanese company who used to be known as Acer. I am intrigued as to why you want to burn DVD+ discs, Willy. The advice we usually get is that DVD- ones are handled by more players than any oth...
by Dave Watterson
Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Minimum Festival Rules
Replies: 20
Views: 14727

Minimum Festival Rules

The more I check on film festivals which genuinely welcome entries from amateurs, the more I am struck by the sheer number of rules people feel it necessary to lay down. I guess most of these arise from incidents which happened in earlier years. What's worse is that each festival sets out its rules ...
by Dave Watterson
Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:08 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Who is still shooting on Super 8 or 16mm?
Replies: 23
Views: 19283

Funny no one mentions that the way you physically store either films or video tapes can cause problems ... not just the atmospheric or electrical problems "Thurso" sensibly mentioned but gravity. Store them flat on a shelf and sections of film can slide out of alignment on the spool if the...
by Dave Watterson
Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:02 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Eumig Spare parts
Replies: 9
Views: 8651

Roy the number is
020 8346 8302 - there was a final 2 missing on the earlier post.

A quick Google search on AXCO +"Regents Park" presents lots of local business listings which includes them ... the power of the internet!

Dave
by Dave Watterson
Thu May 31, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Is the Mac Really Safer Then a PC
Replies: 12
Views: 9234

You could try using your computer in a sealed vault at the bottom of a lake or loch with your own generator and no internet connection. That's pretty safe apart from the occasional curious electric eel ... Billy's advice is good. You can get decent free anti-virus software and programs to scan for s...
by Dave Watterson
Sat May 19, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Is the Mac Really Safer Then a PC
Replies: 12
Views: 9234

Maygirrl is a false name and appears on around 9,110 forums around the net ! This type of spammer is a little more subtle than others - they start with an innocuous topic. If we allowed them to remain there would soon be an advert for an MP3 website of dubious honesty from "her". The user ...
by Dave Watterson
Mon May 14, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: How can a comp judge be helpful?
Replies: 44
Views: 27944

That's a good one, Roy - and welcome to the forum. I am not keen on the sort of judging where you have to stand up at the end of the evening and speak about the films. The art of giving off-the-cuff speeches has little to do with your ability to assess movies. I suspect that some of the sillier rema...
by Dave Watterson
Sun May 13, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: How can a comp judge be helpful?
Replies: 44
Views: 27944

Aaaargh! What did I unleash on the world?!?!?! Actually this illustrates the positive side of judging, when something you say or write helps or inspires a film maker. The negative and terrifying fear is that something you say or write may put people off making movies. Funnily enough I spotted that ...
by Dave Watterson
Wed May 02, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Future BIAFFs - what (if anything) needs change?
Replies: 8
Views: 7913

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. BIAFF 2008 will be in Harrogate BIAFF 2009 will be in Chesterfield We have already had the suggestion that the Isle of White would be a possible v...
by Dave Watterson
Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Moods and Genres
Replies: 11
Views: 10135

One of your tracks was used at BIAFF 2007

Just to prove that not only do I read all the postings - I even pay attention to them ... The promo for UNICA 2007 which was screened at BIAFF during the Sunday awards show featured Bob's track "Superstrada". And yes I bought it and downloaded it and other tracks from his website. Thanks B...
by Dave Watterson
Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Our Adventures in Film Making.
Replies: 1
Views: 3225

These stories are already on the main website but bear repetition here I will confess to having dropped a realistic dummy from an 8th floor school window for one movie. We warned people in the classrooms below but did not consider the public in surrounding houses. BIG mistake. On another occasion ha...
by Dave Watterson
Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Favorite films & why?
Replies: 10
Views: 8886

I'd certainly go along with that list of films, Ned, and add - for example - 'The Stuntman' starring Peter O'Toole 'Kill Bill' (Tarantino) 'Crash' (Paul Haggis) 'The Butterfly Effect' & 'Donny Darko' for teenaged angst 'Being John Malkovich' 'Lola Runs' All the sort of films where I quickly felt...
by Dave Watterson
Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: How can a comp judge be helpful?
Replies: 44
Views: 27944

Bless you, Roy, for some experience, thought and good sense. Most of the views expressed on the forum are moderate but elsewhere I hear some vitriolic comments about judges and judging. I find putting aside one's own tastes so far as possible is very hard to do. It's not just saying "I don't li...
by Dave Watterson
Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:59 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: PUBLICITY
Replies: 17
Views: 14490

Publicity can help a club to get new members, but that depends on the enthusiasm of the club membership, a one man band cannot resolve all the ails of a diminishing and aging membership. When a club gets below a critical point - maybe due to the lack of numbers/ filmmakers in the club then it may b...