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by TimStannard
Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: the Extreme cam I tested in FVM
Replies: 4
Views: 4322

Re: the Extreme cam I tested in FVM

Wouldn't give you tuppence for the car shot (though nothing to do with the barrel distortion), but the train carriage shot is superb.
Where's my Mastercard ... oh damn, Mrs Tim's hiding it again.
by TimStannard
Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Changing your club name
Replies: 13
Views: 8501

Re: Changing your club name

though I thought I'd been welcoming in my email reply, though warning him that we were not great on discussing the latest gizmos, he never turned up, nor replied to my polite enquiry as to why not. That's very sad, but not unusual, Peter. I hope it doesn't put you off battling away too much. I'm su...
by TimStannard
Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Changing your club name
Replies: 13
Views: 8501

Re: Changing your club name

I hate the term 'movie' ... because it is associated in the public mind with 'Home Movies'. Without wishing to make an argument out of this (I'm genuinely interested), do you have anything to back this up, or are you simply assuming that because you (and maybe many others you talk to) associate it ...
by TimStannard
Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Changing your club name
Replies: 13
Views: 8501

Re: Changing your club name

We (Staines) recently changed to Video Makers - not an option in your list. (Though I see it's since been edited) Personally, I prefer (and voted for) Movie Makers as I like the alliteration and it rolls off the tongue nicely. The main objection seems to be that "Movie" is considered by so...
by TimStannard
Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: DEADLINE FOR IAC WEBSITE COMPETITION and BIAFF 31 Jan
Replies: 52
Views: 31196

Re: DEADLINE FOR IAC WEBSITE COMPETITION and BIAFF 31 Jan

Officially the star ratings mean that the film: That, together with the stats and the description of how films are selected for showing at the festival, make for a fantastic post, Dave. Thanks. I agree, Emily's success in getting four stars in her first ever entry is fantastic Though I was somewhat...
by TimStannard
Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: DEADLINE FOR IAC WEBSITE COMPETITION and BIAFF 31 Jan
Replies: 52
Views: 31196

Re: DEADLINE FOR IAC WEBSITE COMPETITION and BIAFF 31 Jan

Well, I ended up with a two-, a three, and a four-star so I guess I got all bases covered. The four star was for my Merry Xmas 2010 which will be familiar to many on the forum. Indeed it was largely down to the encouragement of the comments here that I entered it in BIAFF. As it's just a fun family ...
by TimStannard
Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: DEADLINE FOR IAC WEBSITE COMPETITION and BIAFF 31 Jan
Replies: 52
Views: 31196

Re: DEADLINE FOR IAC WEBSITE COMPETITION and BIAFF 31 Jan

I'd expect nothing less from any of you. Well done Willy, Mike, Michael and Fraught.
by TimStannard
Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: DEADLINE FOR IAC WEBSITE COMPETITION and BIAFF 31 Jan
Replies: 52
Views: 31196

Re: DEADLINE FOR IAC WEBSITE COMPETITION and BIAFF 31 Jan

I'm still waiting to get notification I've hit the 2-star level this year ... maybe they're working 'top down ... and my entry is worth only 1 star :( I share the same fears here, Mike. One of ours has received his results (a three star and a four star), but nothing for me yet. Or maybe he's workin...
by TimStannard
Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Idea for project or competition
Replies: 1
Views: 3606

Re: Idea for project or competition

... leading to members and clubs up and down the country falling foul of copyright laws?

I agree it's a clever and (to put it in the vernacular) a fun thing to do, but I don't think we should be seen to encourage it.
by TimStannard
Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Best IAC Club Website & Peter Coles AV Awards 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 3873

Re: Best IAC Club Website & Peter Coles AV Awards 2012

Go on, Dave, I'm sure you've only posted these to increase Fraught's blood pressure even more!

Seriously, congratulations to all involved and especially to our local rivals, Reading for their shared Best Website Award.
by TimStannard
Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: TELL IT YOUR WAY - winner
Replies: 3
Views: 3979

Re: TELL IT YOUR WAY - winner

Indeed. Pure poetry.
Thanks Dave/Willy
by TimStannard
Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Advice on Films
Topic: Basic Film construction etc
Replies: 12
Views: 15463

Re: Basic Film construction etc

That's fantastic, John. Hopefully the fact that you have enlightened some of your members about the benefits of this forum will encourage others to join - so it's wins all round.
by TimStannard
Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Feedback and closing posts
Replies: 3
Views: 4118

Re: Feedback and closing posts

Its a fact that if we look back through posts not just on this forum but on others that problems are often solved fairly quickly so it does seem strange that in one case after two weeks the original poster has not responed despite him posting on other topics. Some people simply don't have the court...
by TimStannard
Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Club Competition
Replies: 4
Views: 5188

Re: Club Competition

Sorry I can't be more supportive, but in my experience the end result is generally on a par with the one line gag film with a rather corny commentary rather than creative thinking! No need to apologise - I wasn't looking for any support of the idea - I was just throwing it into the melting pot for ...
by TimStannard
Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Exactly what constitutes 'Amateur'?
Replies: 7
Views: 6968

Re: Exactly what constitutes 'Amateur'?

The rules for the new Sarnia Festival has a paragraph saying "without professional assistance other than processing, copying or the physical process of sound transfer", which would obviously exclude any entrant that used professional actors or wedding/event/SI movie makers. It's "wit...