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by Dave Watterson
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?
Replies: 24
Views: 8074

Re: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?

The latest FVM raises the question of whether we should accept portrait format films on the basis that huge numbers of people now watch movies on phones or tablets held that way. Do they? In trains I reckon most of the people watching films or tv are holding their devices landscape style. Shooting w...
by Dave Watterson
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 8168

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

I have only just been able to read the latest FVM (Garth's last) and the statement by Mike Whyman seems positive. An interim arrangement to keep the editorial going by Mike and someone else organising the printing and posting. Then advertising for a new editor. I think most of us who have stuck for ...
by Dave Watterson
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 8168

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

As usual Ned presents an interesting perspective ... most of us resist all change, until the new thing becomes natural to us and we cannot imagine life without it. The Australian organisation for non-commercial film makers shut up shop last year, partly because of problems finding people to run it. ...
by Dave Watterson
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 8168

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

My remarks were intended to deal with questions about how the magazine may be produced and who would replace the editor.
by Dave Watterson
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 8168

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

I know what you mean, Cathy, but officers are always reluctant to get into long discussions on the forum, which can sometimes turn nasty. Bear in mind that there is a small team of people working on the committee and they are having to run BIAFF themselves this year. With the judging weekend coming ...
by Dave Watterson
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Mini-DV into Edius Pro 7
Replies: 4
Views: 1544

Re: Mini-DV into Edius Pro 7

I have not heard any more, Tom. He should be able to post here himself now.
by Dave Watterson
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Happy 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1907

Re: Happy 2019

Languages! Aaargh. In my role as President of UNICA I have to make sure that everything is in English, French and German. (That tells you where the UNICA organisation started.) But in practice I also get messages in other European languages, in Korean, in Russian, in Georgian, in Macedonian and more...
by Dave Watterson
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Advice on Films
Topic: Suggested One Minute films
Replies: 2
Views: 1928

Re: Suggested One Minute films

Take a visit to www.unica-web.com and at the bottom right of the home page are links to films from various years. On most annual groups there you can find a selection of WMMC film - which took part in the World Minute Movie Cup. https://filmschoolrejects.com/10-fantastic-short-films-that-are-only-a-...
by Dave Watterson
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Val Ellis tribute film
Replies: 4
Views: 1574

Re: Val Ellis tribute film

Thanks, Richard, for making this available to us all ... and thanks David Andrew for making it.

We lost a lot, when we lost Val.
by Dave Watterson
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM Editor
Replies: 17
Views: 4820

Re: FVM Editor

I usually do read it all, Peter. Our copy arrived two days ago and it was only there, that I learned of your stroke. Jan and I send you our best wishes for a full recovery - and the patience to keep your energy under control until you have recovered! There is a time-delay involved in any magazine pr...
by Dave Watterson
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Mini-DV into Edius Pro 7
Replies: 4
Views: 1544

Mini-DV into Edius Pro 7

I took some mini DV tape in 1998 and have been asked if I could resurrect
it and put it into Edius 7 Pro but all my efforts have failed. Please help

The tape was taken on a Panasonic NV-DS-150

- John Collinson

[submitted on John's behalf]
by Dave Watterson
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Happy 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1907

Happy 2019

This year a video greeting. Click through to watch:

https://www.jibjab.com/view/make/this_i ... dce8e5e2e3

Dave
by Dave Watterson
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Happy Christmas
Replies: 2
Views: 1288

Re: Happy Christmas

Sorry I was offline for a few days, but I hope everyone on the forum had a happy Christmas and that 2019 will be a wonderful year for us all.
by Dave Watterson
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: 8mm film scanners
Replies: 27
Views: 8904

Re: 8mm film scanners

We welcome whatever time you can spare us, Betamax Kid. Such good information and personal experience is invaluable.
by Dave Watterson
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM Editor
Replies: 17
Views: 4820

Re: FVM Editor

I don't have any official info, but I understand that after Garth finishes in April there will be an interim arrangement with more than one person involved - presumably sharing some of the work he does.