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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: 13132

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: 1266

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: 1216

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: 1216

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: 1216

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: 1177

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: 1177

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: 6723

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: 6723

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...
by TimStannard
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Wobble Cam
Replies: 4
Views: 1177

Wobble Cam

I thought it was worth sharing this here, although I'm pretty certain I can predict the concensus of opinion. On another forum someone (who is a member of a UK club, and maybe even the IAC) posted this film for comment, under the heading "Tripod? Amazing new Mercedes promo" (Having shown it at his o...
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: 6723

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: 911

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: 925

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: 925

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: 1464

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...