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by TimStannard
Fri May 27, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Marketing of SIV's
Replies: 12
Views: 5018

Re: Marketing of SIV's

What happens if you make an 'amateur' movie of an historic subject that people (hundreds, say!)want a copy of - want to buy? A dilema! You cannot make the copies - in cases with inserts etc - for free. You cannot charge because it breaks the amateur rules. On the basis that most historical subjects...
by TimStannard
Fri May 27, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: H2 ZOOM DIGITAL RECORDER
Replies: 75
Views: 25695

Re: H2 ZOOM DIGITAL RECORDER

I'd just like to add my name to the list of fans of the Zoom H2. I only use it with the built-in mics. I got a small but noticable amount of hiss when coupled with my Rode Videomic. The hiss was very specific ad thus easy to remove with budget level audio software (GoldWave being my choice), but why...
by TimStannard
Fri May 27, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Advice on Films
Topic: DROUGHT INTO DRINK
Replies: 15
Views: 12665

Re: DROUGHT INTO DRINK

Sorry I cannot help three and four Star film producers !! I'm not so sure, John. Of course specific help on technical points is helpful, but we need to remember that our wider audience cares nothing for such things. Their concern is whether the film flows smoothly, makes its points clearly and move...
by TimStannard
Fri May 27, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Advice on Films
Topic: DROUGHT INTO DRINK
Replies: 15
Views: 12665

Re: DROUGHT INTO DRINK

Well done for stickling your head above the parapet. There are two ways to get better: listen to and absorb and consider advice (and don't take it personally - it's the end result that's being analysed not you) and practice. Only you can look after the latter but I'm sure we'll all receive help with...
by TimStannard
Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Club Publicity - ideas wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 6587

Re: Club Publicity - ideas wanted

Thanks ned. Food for thought - and action!
by TimStannard
Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Club Publicity - ideas wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 6587

Re: Club Publicity - ideas wanted

With respect I think you narrowed the potential membership field by appealing to people who already make videos...etc Yes it was aimed at people with cameras, Ned. I think we see one of the main benefits of the a club is showing your work to others and giving and receiving feedback. We are trying t...
by TimStannard
Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Club Publicity - ideas wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 6587

Re: Club Publicity - ideas wanted

That must have been really dissapointing. What would you do differently next time? Which club are you from? do you have a website? Staines Ciné & Video Society (changing to Staines Video Makers come September). Our website http://www.stainesvideo.co.uk was shortlisted in the IAC website competition...
by TimStannard
Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Chippenham Club web site
Replies: 2
Views: 1446

Re: Chippenham Club web site

A nice introduction, at what I'd imagine the exactly the right pace and pitched at the right level for the average club member new to sound. What I particularly liked was the emphasis on ensuring the mic is switched on and using headphones to monitor. This was clearly born from experience - a mistak...
by TimStannard
Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: "muting" HDMI signals
Replies: 8
Views: 3597

Re: "muting" HDMI signals

col lamb wrote: We have a Pioneer
Thanks Col. That at least gives me an idea of the sort of cost we might be looking at.
by TimStannard
Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: "muting" HDMI signals
Replies: 8
Views: 3597

Re: "muting" HDMI signals

Thanks for the suggestions gents and the kind words from you Michael. Whilst the 2.5K unit is a comparitively good price, I'm not sure members woyld consider this good use of our limited funds. I'm interested in the AV amplifier solution, Col. We put everything through a Pioneer BLU-RAY recorder whi...
by TimStannard
Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: "muting" HDMI signals
Replies: 8
Views: 3597

Re: "muting" HDMI signals

Since your projector is some distance from the operators such mechanical devices might need to be triggered by long pieces of string (!) or simple low-voltage motors and cables. Indeed the distance is the problem. However your suggestions prompt me to consider a contraption with pulleys and levers ...
by TimStannard
Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Club Publicity - ideas wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 6587

Re: Club Publicity - ideas wanted

I know at least one club offering a film competition with prize of £50 plus a year's free membership to video makers in their area who work at present without the help of professionals or a video making club. That would be us, Dave. We launched it in November with a closing date (for entries - the ...
by TimStannard
Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Am I allowed to use that song?
Replies: 2
Views: 2064

Re: Am I allowed to use that song?

It would ridiculous if they had to ask permission for it or if they had to pay for it. Why would that be ridiculous? Suppose someone wanted to use a bit of one of your films in the backgrund of one of theirs. I'm sure you'd be delighted. But I'm equally sure you'd either like to be asked or to have...
by TimStannard
Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: "muting" HDMI signals
Replies: 8
Views: 3597

"muting" HDMI signals

Hi. First post from me. I'm Comp Secretary at Staines CVS. I've searched and asked this among other clubs and on other forums and as yet no-one seems to have a solution. I post here in "just in case". I'm talking here about our projection setup. In the days of MiniDV, we took two signal outs - one w...