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by TimStannard
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?
Replies: 24
Views: 4282

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

Perhaps the portait mode makes sense for the news channels. Instead of putting rolling news, captions, titles, and logos along the top & bottom, they could put them in the spaces either side of the image. Actually that's screen-real estate they could sell as advertising space. Screens get bigger, bu...
by TimStannard
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Field Monitor - Warning
Replies: 0
Views: 461

Field Monitor - Warning

Not a question, just a tale. As some may remember I was researching field monitors so I had something a bit bigger than the cameras' LCDs to work with. I wasn't worried about colour accuracy, I wanted this specifically for focus. After many months (maybe a year?) I settled on a Lilliput A7S - a 7" 1...
by TimStannard
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Battery Recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: Battery Recommendations

Thansk Ken, searching them out now ....
by TimStannard
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Battery Recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Battery Recommendations

I'm looking for recommendations for third party replacement batteries for Sony NP-F series. Note these are NOT for use in cameras but in auxilliary equipment (lights, field monitor). Large capacity would be good as might need to power monitor for a 2 hour show. Also - mains (UK) powered chargers for...
by TimStannard
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Happy 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: Happy 2019

(Off topic) The English think that all foreigners speak and understand English Rather ironically we have our American cousins to thank for the fact that most of the world does indeed understand English (even if it is the US version). OK, this may have its roots in colonialisation, but I'm sure if it...
by TimStannard
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Advice on Films
Topic: Suggested One Minute films
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Re: Suggested One Minute films

Thanks Dave, I will.
by TimStannard
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 2573

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

Whilst I agree about the back cover (which you have raised several times, Cathy) I think this does more to affect the possibilities of sales of merchandise than affect the "sale" of the mgazine, which is only (so far as I'm aware) available by subscription and therefore guaranteed sales anyway. Fron...
by TimStannard
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Advice on Films
Topic: Suggested One Minute films
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Suggested One Minute films

I help out running a film club for secondary students at a small school and this term we're getting the students to script and make a number of micro-shorts. Next Friday we'd like to show the some example and I though - who better to recommend some one minute (or similarly short) films than my frien...
by TimStannard
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM Editor
Replies: 17
Views: 1997

Re: FVM Editor

There seems to be no great shortage of people willing to work - and work hard - for a short time in any aspect of our hobby. What is becoming much harder to find are people prepared to work for the long haul, to hold committee offices, act as reporters and organisers. My apologies for taking this o...
by TimStannard
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Short fil comp
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Re: Short fil comp

Well, that was fun. I can see one heck of a lot of work went into making that 70's style trailer look so much like not very much work went into it.

All the best to you too for 2019 Ned.
by TimStannard
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Happy 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: Happy 2019

Wishing you Dave & Jan and everyone else here the very best for 2019.

And Dave, please don't ever send another JibJab card!
by TimStannard
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL
Replies: 22
Views: 2630

Re: THE BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL

Howard and Michael, thank you both for your comments. I was very surprised to learn the Birmingham was well attended by amateurs. My impression (as you will have gathered) was that these are attended by would-be pros as per Michael's experienece. Indeed my impression was partly formed from previous ...
by TimStannard
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM Editor
Replies: 17
Views: 1997

Re: FVM Editor

With the exception of complaints about the advert on the back page, I've not been aware of any complaints and I suspect that I, unlike some others here, am a failry typical IAC member (indeed I'm probably slightly more pro active than some in that I attend several IAC/Regional events thoughout the y...
by TimStannard
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL
Replies: 22
Views: 2630

Re: THE BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL

Thanks for the comprehensive report, Howard, and sorry you went away empty handed. It is encouraging to think there were so many entries, but would I be correct in assuming most of these are from people hoping to make a career in film? The lack of attendees at the screenings is, I suspect, not only ...
by TimStannard
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL
Replies: 22
Views: 2630

Re: THE BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL

I'll cross my fingers for you :)
Do they show any of the award winning films on Saturday - it'll be interesting to read your views on them.