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by Dave Watterson
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: TURN TURN TURN
Replies: 12
Views: 4297

Re: TURN TURN TURN

John and Tim - umpteen thanks. Both your techniques worked for me. And you showed me more of the power of this editing system. There is so much hidden away that is downright excllent ... once you have found it. I am resolved to start any future phone filming with the phone horizontal ... Now I just ...
by Dave Watterson
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: TURN TURN TURN
Replies: 12
Views: 4297

TURN TURN TURN

Shooting with my phone, I started in the portrait mode, since I find it easier to access the controls that way. Then, of course, I turned to horizontal for shooting the scene. When loaded the clip into my editor (currently Movie Studio Platinum 13) the clip was all portrait format with a black frame...
by Dave Watterson
Wed May 31, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Voice recorders
Replies: 11
Views: 3929

Re: Voice recorders

Can I ask anyone who has experience of using a phone (Apple or other) as a recording device for film sound to contribute? Judy - a small point: don't ignore the psychology of mics. A flat plate (PZM) is less daunting than a mic on a stand "pointing at me!" Lavalier (clip-ons) suggest a businesslike ...
by Dave Watterson
Mon May 15, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 22844

Re: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017

Lots of interesting ideas in this thread, but some need more thought. At present the 250 or so films coming to BIAFF need five teams of three people to do first round assessment. That work starts Friday 8pm and ends Sunday about 3pm ... so say two days. If a single panel were to watch all the films ...
by Dave Watterson
Mon May 15, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: UNICA 2017 - World Movie Contest in Dortmund.
Replies: 5
Views: 3733

Re: UNICA 2017 - World Movie Contest in Dortmund.

You are right! My typing finger slipped ! 15 or 16 minutes by car ...

Sorry.
by Dave Watterson
Mon May 15, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: UNICA 2017 - World Movie Contest in Dortmund.
Replies: 5
Views: 3733

Re: UNICA 2017 - World Movie Contest in Dortmund.

Great news, Willy! Start at http://www.unica-web.com for information and there are links from there to the website, which the German hosts have built. The venue is the Zeche Zollern - the headquarters of a former coal-minng company, itself once a mine. It is now a jewel on the industrial trail - a m...
by Dave Watterson
Mon May 15, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: AMPS
Replies: 1
Views: 1790

Re: AMPS

Thanks for the update, Ned. We do get a steady trickle of requests for news of AMPS.
by Dave Watterson
Tue May 09, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Authenticism .. or not?
Replies: 1
Views: 1840

Re: Authenticism .. or not?

My favourite example of this was back in the days of black-and-white tv ... Scottish Television made a serial version of Rob Roy whose title sequence was a sword-fight over heather and rough ground. They had complaints from viewers because some of the weeds in the grass had not been brought into thi...
by Dave Watterson
Wed May 03, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 22844

Re: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017

It is often said that BIAFF judges and audiences do not like long films ... but Vermijo was a Diamond winner and thought by many people to be the best of the event and it is an hour long. The much-admired Exploding Heart also got a Diamond and is 32 minutes long. The crucial difference is that good ...
by Dave Watterson
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Young Faces at BIAFF 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 2637

Re: Young Faces at BIAFF 2017

Never having entered BIAFF let alone having a film chosen for screening I do not know ... but don't the makers of films that are being shown get the offer of a free day ticket? I agree that the Young Faces selection was mostly watched by rather old faces such as mine! But we did have a couple of swe...
by Dave Watterson
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 22844

Re: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017

Ashleigh Weir, the female lead in "Exploding Hearts" was at Wales High School until the end of the 2015 school year. So she was not significantly older than the character she played. In fact Connor Young who played the male lead is a couple of years older! Rather than get into detailed debate about ...
by Dave Watterson
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: SCRIPTS ...
Replies: 1
Views: 2508

SCRIPTS ...

Does anyone remember a short drama script (?By Victoria Wood?) which was made available for general use? I recall seeing two or three versions of it at festivals like BIAFF and Guernsey.
by Dave Watterson
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: See you at BIAFF
Replies: 8
Views: 4043

Re: See you at BIAFF

The thread called THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017 seems to be getting the majority of responses, so I recommend we stop this one here and all move over to it.
by Dave Watterson
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: See you at BIAFF
Replies: 8
Views: 4043

Re: See you at BIAFF

See you there, Ned. It will be good to catch up in person with you (? and Mary) and all our IAC friends.
by Dave Watterson
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Copying timeline to USB flash drive
Replies: 2
Views: 2038

Re: Copying timeline to USB flash drive

Just to clarify ... do you mean export the finished film to a flash drive or save the project for further editing, perhaps on another machine? Usually when you insert a flash-drive your computer sees it and assigns it a letter such as "I:\". Then it can be used just like any other file store, such a...