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by TimStannard
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: First film i ever made
Replies: 5
Views: 1085

Re: First film i ever made

I was impressed by the camerawork in the first. it looked like the cameraman was right there in the ring with them. It also looked like theye were really fighting. If it was staged it was really impressive, if it was real then 'd be surprised if the cameraman didn't come a cropper once in a while. W...
by TimStannard
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 9221

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

I too hope to meet up with you, Jon and any other of the cast an crew - especially Kia, whom I recognised in the film but couldn't place. This was not surprising when I learned her work is far better known to my 14 year old daughter. For anyone who has not yet looked at the awards listed on www.biaf...
by TimStannard
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 9221

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

I wish that we didn't have [commemnts], merely get the rating. Interesting Michael. here you seem to be at odds with the other posters here whose complaints are that they could do with more comments of a more helpful nature. However, I'm sure most would agree with: Only a limited number of people a...
by TimStannard
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 9221

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Jill Lampert wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:44 am
Dave, interesting that you've recommended some other organisation for filmmakers who want to be encouraged to make films. I thought that was part of the point of the IAC? :) :) :)
The more organisations that encourage good film making, the better. I don't think the IAC has exclusive rights!
by TimStannard
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 9221

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Perhaps we should have Judges to Judge the Judge's Comments....or, dare I say it: "Indicative Comments"! Bob, whilst probably unachievable, it's not such a bad idea! Or, at least some sort of editor through whom the comments go and who can refer them back to the judge writing them up. (I know David...
by TimStannard
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 9221

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Jill Lampert wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:56 pm
I won't go into it now, but I am concerned about the poor quality of some of the judges' comments. I fear that some were SO discouraging that they may put people off entering BIAFF...or worse still, put them off making films.
That's simply not good enough, given what the IAC stands for.
by TimStannard
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 9221

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

The answer is relatively straightforward: A film of any length will always be judged favourably if it Resonates with the Viewer. If the Audience laugh, cry, feel empathy or fear for the Characters which are onscreen they will feel a basic human connection with the film content. I do believe you're ...
by TimStannard
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Wireless microphone system info
Replies: 5
Views: 877

Re: Wireless microphone system info

That system, Chris, works on the 2.4GHz band - one of the two ranges that WiFi uses. Might not be a problem but there are several stories af where these have worked fine in reherasals (at performances or conferences) but when an audience or delegates arrive with all their mobile phones connecting to...
by TimStannard
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF Bookings
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Re: BIAFF Bookings

Okay, Okay. Make me feel stupid, why don't you? :lol: :lol:
To be honest it appears I could have saved £3 by booking direct so i'm not going to lose any sleep over it.

PS Congratulations to your friend Werner!
by TimStannard
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF Bookings
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Re: BIAFF Bookings

That sounds horrific, Willy and such a shame you missed the Games. And now you've got me worried about my own booking!
by TimStannard
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF Bookings
Replies: 5
Views: 852

BIAFF Bookings

I always leave booking BIAFF late as I don't know about work/family commitments in advance. So this year, once I'd decided to go, I checked the hotel had rooms available then booked. John Gibbs emailed me back to say the IAC's allocation of rooms had been filled. No problem, I could still book the a...
by TimStannard
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Wobble Cam
Replies: 4
Views: 805

Re: Wobble Cam

I think the intention was to indicate the alarm that the appearance of the vehicle caused. I hadn't considered that. Now I have, I don't believe youre right. the opening shots are of people pulling a plough and it begins before they are aware of the car's existance. However, I'm prepared to accept ...
by TimStannard
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Wobble Cam
Replies: 4
Views: 805

Re: Wobble Cam

Some thoughts: 1. The Mercedes ad tells a story which is easy to follow with a satisfactory resolution. Which it would have done even better if it hadn't had the distraction of the shakey camerawork (which took me "out of the moment"). I doubt anyone could argue it would have lost anything without ...
by TimStannard
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?
Replies: 24
Views: 5476

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

Ken Wilson wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:07 pm
As a cheaper alternative, lay on the floor and view sideways. Simple.
Substitute "sofa" for "floor" and that's how I watch most films on TV anyway, so perhaps I'd benefit from a 9x16 format :D
by TimStannard
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?
Replies: 24
Views: 5476

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

I think there is definitely a place for an "iPhone Competition" as the devices are so astonishingly good, easy to use and portable. I don't follow the reasoning. In that case why not have a "BMD Ursa" competition, a "DSLR" competition, a "Micro four-thirds" competition? Whilst it is very impressive...