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by TimStannard
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: IAC History - George Sewell
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: IAC History - George Sewell

Michael Slowe wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:20 pm When they wanted a bronze bust of him some years later for a trophy I think, my wife, who was a sculptor, was asked to make it. It must be around somewhere I imagine.
I really hope it is is, Michael. Not just a memory for the IAC but so important for you.
by TimStannard
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 26
Views: 1322

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

Willy, I'm sorry you were one of thiose suffering technical gremlins. To be honest I was surprised so many people did, given the way it seems we've all had six months of practicing with Zoom and other on-line chatter. But it's easy for me to forgeta as I've been involved since March with schools com...
by TimStannard
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Voice Over Actors?
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Voice Over Actors?

Or put the temporary edit on a smartphone? Even more portable (but possibly not so useful if both the director (you) and the talent need to see the screen.
by TimStannard
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Voice Over Actors?
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Voice Over Actors?

Presumably the words aren't going to change. You could record the voiceover yourself, edit (even a roucgh edit) the video to that and send your V/O artist the video. I do this whenever I'm producing a video with a voiceover - even my own voice over. Think of it as like a guide vocal in music recordi...
by TimStannard
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Voice Over Actors?
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Voice Over Actors?

Surely the key is in the name, voice over actor.
You'd direct them the same way as you'd direct any actor, translating the expressions of emotions and sounds you have in your head into sounds from the actor. Or am I over-simplifying?
by TimStannard
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 26
Views: 1322

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

Worked fine for me. Obviously lacking in atmosphere and (in my case) not as good sound, but on the other hand I could pause if needed and can now watch films from other sessions. On the other hand, very difficult not to be distracted at home (when there are people around who are not interested in wa...
by TimStannard
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Peculiar Camera Mounts
Replies: 13
Views: 612

Re: Peculiar Camera Mounts

BTW this is the film I made with footage from the improv tripod (plus some handheld and some on a little gorillapod). A wholly satsifying little film. My wife has decided we should visit the fells, but I think one look at this will put her off - great scenery, but I doubt she'll be up to the walkin...
by TimStannard
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Peculiar Camera Mounts
Replies: 13
Views: 612

Re: Peculiar Camera Mounts

There was another 'peculiar' shot I did with this Lumix compact camera and the fan, but I don't have a photo of it. I'd definitely take up Ned's suggestion of writing an article for FVM - even if it's only a half-page (indeed it might be more successful as a short piece with bullet points and photo...
by TimStannard
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Peculiar Camera Mounts
Replies: 13
Views: 612

Re: Peculiar Camera Mounts

Richard Scarsbrook wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:35 am Here's an improvised tripod I made on a recent wild camping trip......
Brilliant, Richard. Shame the camera wasn't a Boxwood Brownie ;)
by TimStannard
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Peculiar Camera Mounts
Replies: 13
Views: 612

Re: Peculiar Camera Mounts

Two examples of inginuity. The ladder trick is straightforward enough, but another to file away for future reference, but the spinning coin is real thinking outside the box. We used to have a club member (long since deceased) as many clubs have who could turn his hand to any minor engineering feat. ...
by TimStannard
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: AGM Zoom meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: AGM Zoom meeting

Hi Ned, I thought it worked well. I'm not sure how much you missed. 12-12.40pm was the formal part of the meeting, adopting the accounts. accepting reports and electing Coumcil. Discussion ("Members' Voices") began at 1pm. I don't think you joined long after that. I know you said your bit about the ...
by TimStannard
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Manifesto for Change
Replies: 18
Views: 3056

Re: Manifesto for Change

Nevertheless, Jameela - I think that's just about the only point on which we disagree! I do agree (as do most people) change is needed. I particularly like the idea of a database for members access and I certainly think it's worth exploring further the idea of only three stars and up being awarded/p...
by TimStannard
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Manifesto for Change
Replies: 18
Views: 3056

Re: Manifesto for Change

Ah but... In an abstract sense, yes filmmaking skills are independent of the purpose or the intention of film, but our purpose or intention becomes inherent in our approach to the technical issues... If one person considers this an engaging spare time hobby, and another person using similar equipme...
by TimStannard
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Manifesto for Change
Replies: 18
Views: 3056

Re: Manifesto for Change

Well done, Jameela, for getting your Manifesto for change published in FVM. It may drive a few more people here - let's hope so. One thing I should have picked up on earlier in your definition of vocation: If we write, or make films speaking truth to power or showing the stupidity of war or what it ...
by TimStannard
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 26
Views: 1322

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

Dave Watterson wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:22 pm [youtube]SH-_bKTvG_U&feature=emb_logo[/youtube]
Well, that didn't work as expected!

[Dave: oops, thought I had deleted that. I was trying to resurrect the system which allowed us to embed movies on these posts. None of the versions I have tried seem to work now.]