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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: 1531

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: 17535

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: 2054

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: 17535

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: 2162

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: 3182

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: 3182

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: 1603

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...
by Dave Watterson
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2017 Results
Replies: 20
Views: 6168

Re: BIAFF 2017 Results

8:40pm and the BIAFF Results are now online at http://www.biaff.org.uk/.

See how all your friends and rivals did!

In a day or two the timetable for film screenings at BIAFF will also go online.
by Dave Watterson
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2017 Results
Replies: 20
Views: 6168

Re: BIAFF 2017 Results

THE FULL LIST OF RESULTS SHOULD GO LIVE ON THE BIAFF WEBSITE LATER TODAY http://www.biaff.org.uk.
by Dave Watterson
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2017 Results
Replies: 20
Views: 6168

Re: BIAFF 2017 Results

I have resisted commenting so far - not least because I am in the middle of lots of UNICA work - but also because I played a small part in the judging for BIAFF. I think Michael sums it up perfectly. This is our hobby, our obsession, our art. We do it because we must. We do it because we enjoy the p...
by Dave Watterson
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Projectors & Pacemakers
Replies: 9
Views: 2710

Re: Projectors & Pacemakers

Peter, what made you worry about this? I have only ever seen a warning about possible problems with pacemakers when wireless projectors are in use - i.e. when the video and sound information is sent to the projector by wireless rather than through cables. Some people may be aware of slight image fli...
by Dave Watterson
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: conversion lens
Replies: 13
Views: 3018

Re: conversion lens

Glad to read such good news. Thanks for the update Roy and a cheer for JACK THE HAT too.
by Dave Watterson
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: SD cards
Replies: 3
Views: 1476

Re: SD cards

Thanks for the confirmation, Roy and for a kind word about PC World. (I guess it always depends on the staff whatever shop you visit.) I am no expert in this area so did not comment, but I think development in storage techniques has gone so fast that it is difficult for manufacturers to keep up. Pos...
by Dave Watterson
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Ladislav Františ
Replies: 1
Views: 1335

Re: Ladislav Františ

http://www.ariedejong.eu/unica-web/images/photos/frantic.jpg Thanks, Ian, for that lovely tribute to a remarkable man. I have said elsewhere that he will be much missed, not only in the Czech Republic, but in the whole community of amateur film makers worldwide. I was introduced to him by my old fr...