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by Dave Watterson
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 52951

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

I do agree, Tim, though time is always pressing as David Newman tries to chase up notes from the judges, plan the BIAFF timetable, and write to all the entrants in time for them to know if their work will be shown or not. Worth exploring. For those who find the notes off-putting, you might consider ...
by Dave Watterson
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 22525

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

Sorry about the delayed response - distracted by family matters. Cathy, why don't you ask Linda Gough directly? Her postal, email addresses and phone number are on the official merchandise order form on the IAC website. I don't want to write it here, where it might be grabbed by a spambot. I am pret...
by Dave Watterson
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 52951

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Well the BIAFF results are being sent out ... imagine the work for Competition Manager, David Newman. I helped a young Georgian film maker to enter a film called "World-Light" in BIAFF - sending money from there would have been awkward. Jan and I were impressed by the film at last year's U...
by Dave Watterson
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?
Replies: 24
Views: 18223

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

To show photos they must first be online somewhere. In the case below I took an image from my Facebook collection. From the icons above the message space click the icon of sun and a mountain. That inserts two codes between square brackets [example][example] - the codes will be for "img" no...
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: 18223

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: 22525

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: 22525

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: 22525

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: 22525

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: 4885

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: 5225

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: 8105

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: 4711

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: 12659

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: 4885

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]