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by TimStannard
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Jameela
Replies: 29
Views: 9450

Re: Jameela

As has been mentioned by others before, other festivals you mention still require someone to select what is shown and on that basis your compromise solution is no worse than them. So, what you're saying, effectively is don't publish (even to the makers?) the star rating of anything which wouldn't qu...
by TimStannard
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Sharing the movie experience
Replies: 3
Views: 1068

Re: Sharing the movie experience

I, too,have been very disappointed by the lack of use of that section, Ned. I think part of the problem may be that some members might be concerned about having their work critcised in public and for that reason every post has to be approved before publication. Whilst well-intentioned, that causes t...
by TimStannard
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Jameela
Replies: 29
Views: 9450

Re: Jameela

So what do you propose? Again I ask the question, 250 films submitted, time to show 100. How do you decide what gets shown? We can't simply accept the first 100 films submitted as then it becomes a mad rush to the bottom to be one of the first to submit (and I suspect it will be the least artistic p...
by TimStannard
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Jameela
Replies: 29
Views: 9450

Re: Jameela

Could we not abolish the: One, Two and Three star awards, but offer these filmmakers the option to withdraw their work and improve it in line with the feedback given, then re-enter their film for the following festival, otherwise it will only be selected for viewing in the current festival if time ...
by TimStannard
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Jameela
Replies: 29
Views: 9450

Re: Jameela

I fear we're going around in circles but, just to clarify, I think you are saying that if we have two films that are delivering the same message and to which the makers are equally committed, where one film is concise, clear in its delivery, beautifully photographed with clean sound, well edited, en...
by TimStannard
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS
Replies: 36
Views: 21855

Re: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS

I look forward to seeing Treble Clef, Tom, and it sounds as though the lady I tipped for best actor award, who eventually won it, didn't have it all plain sailing. I shouldn't be surprised: acting in Geoff's films rarely leaves the audience wanting (though it might drive the director crazy from time...
by TimStannard
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Jameela
Replies: 29
Views: 9450

Re: Jameela

The principle remains the same today, though video and the internet reduce the need for a city, we still need the community... But the commercial world has taken over and made it into an industry. Big money controls what is now produced and how it is edited. So where is the voice of truly free Poet...
by TimStannard
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Jameela
Replies: 29
Views: 9450

Re: Jameela

Jameela M Boardman wrote: Sat May 30, 2020 6:07 pm I think the only person who can judge a work of art, is the Artist who created it! ...All else is just an opinion.
Yep.
by TimStannard
Sat May 30, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Jameela
Replies: 29
Views: 9450

Re: Jameela

Sorry Tim, but I can't compromise on the word 'hobby'. To an outsider 'hobby' and 'vocation' may look the same, both can involve considerable time and expense, but the crucial difference is that of intention. A hobby is optional, a vocation is the purpose of one's life. That's clearly put. I unders...
by TimStannard
Wed May 27, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Jameela
Replies: 29
Views: 9450

Re: Jameela

Blimey! Looks like lockdown is getting to everyone. Jameela, I for one will be sorry to see you go. We don't always see eye to eye, but I like to think we've at least had a civil debate. One word of advice, if I may, from personal experience. I've been a staunch defender of the word "amateur" to des...
by TimStannard
Sun May 10, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: A sound problem resolved
Replies: 4
Views: 4284

Re: A sound problem resolved

...my sound guru tells me to always monitor at set up And I bet he suggests monitor though closed back headphones. I invested a couple of years back in a pair of Sony HD25s - having read they are common in the industry for ENG. They are very close fitting and superb at eliminating external noise. T...
by TimStannard
Fri May 08, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: A sound problem resolved
Replies: 4
Views: 4284

Re: A sound problem resolved

Thanks Ned,

A lesson to us all. But yet again, effectively "turn it off (in this case for long enough for any residual current to disperse) and turn it on again". How often that works.

Glad you saved yourself $400, Ned and can start filming agin unencumbered by extra hardware.
by TimStannard
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS
Replies: 36
Views: 21855

Re: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS

I would hope/expect to be there, even if only driving up for the Sunday (though in many ways I enjoy the Saturday more).
by TimStannard
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: UNICA 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 6713

Re: UNICA 2021

Thank you Dave, I have emailed John Howden, requesting that Council issue a general response explaining the reasons they came to the decision not to fund UNICA 2021 so we can all understand them as well as the implications of funding the festival. On the face of it, it seems a no brainer, but at pre...
by TimStannard
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS
Replies: 36
Views: 21855

Re: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS

I agree Howard - it was a fantastic event and many congratulations on your winning film. It was well written, well acted and well directed. You must feel somewhat vindicated after your disappointment with your BIAFF results. Poppy was a very good film as well (as were most of the films).