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by FILM THURSO
Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Your First Projector
Replies: 4
Views: 3945

Your First Projector

Just a thought I had for a press photo for a project I'm involved in. It dawned on me that the most appropriate thing to include was my first projector so I'm wondering what was your first projector? Mine was given to me as a christmas present when I was 10 (following months of, "mum, can I have tha...
by FILM THURSO
Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: What baffled you when you began filming?
Replies: 22
Views: 25073

Re: What baffled you when you began filming?

Crucial when beginning film work, never expect greatness from your first 3 tapes! If you have the benefit of learning on cine you'll come to video with a diciplin of tight filming, no un-nessecary filming, edit with the eye before the camera rolls, allow only what extra length per shot that you real...
by FILM THURSO
Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: DIY telecine machines
Replies: 19
Views: 16858

Re: DIY telecine machines

I never did like Eumig's drive system. They do make excellent quality projectors but the system without a top sprocket puts far too much load on the perforations and as super 8 is single sided perf, this makes for an even more unsteady image in the gate. It can cause frequent jumping especially towa...
by FILM THURSO
Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Finding Actors
Replies: 9
Views: 8533

Re: Finding Actors

With 25 years experience in dealing with the public one learns to give the customer a good first experience (and every experience after that). It pays to give at least a paragraph in support. Lexmark gave considerably more advice for a scanner problem I had and in all emails the form part was the le...
by FILM THURSO
Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:07 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Finding Actors
Replies: 9
Views: 8533

Re: Finding Actors

Not chuffed with TalentCircle. Their online support limited itself to single sentence responses with the rest of the email being form letter. They didn't make it easy so we just deleted our account to simplify the process of just not wasting any more time with them. :?
by FILM THURSO
Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:55 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM, August 09
Replies: 4
Views: 4015

Re: FVM, August 09

Not chuffed, I emailed details of The Big Gig festival in time and it wasn't printed. :evil:
by FILM THURSO
Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: New Project
Replies: 14
Views: 8973

Re: New Project

Three projects in hand right now. Feature lenght documentaries, "Queen Of The Firth" which covers the history of the ferry services across the Pentland Firth to Orkney, "House Of Stars- docu about the history of cinema in Thurso and "Templum Specialis-Kirk Of Secrets", a docu about Old St Peter's Ki...
by FILM THURSO
Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: "The Big Gig"- Venue Change & End Of Recession!
Replies: 0
Views: 3213

"The Big Gig"- Venue Change & End Of Recession!

Just to let the world know that The Big Gig will be held at the Royal British Legion, Riverside Road, Thurso as per usual. We had booked another venue some months ago but when we went back to update our booking but strangely it had vanished so we booked again, then we got a message saying our event ...
by FILM THURSO
Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: 16:9 or not?
Replies: 38
Views: 21043

Re: 16:9 or not?

Go 2.35:1 and get interest-free credit!
by FILM THURSO
Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:47 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: 16:9 or not?
Replies: 38
Views: 21043

Re: 16:9 or not?

I find it bazaar that a club would go against a format. 16:9 is the same as 1.5 x anamorphic which they probly used in their standard 8mm days (or maybe the boycotted that too). It was the most common wide lens amateurs used. 2x lenses were for the better off. Generally 16:9 isn't used by CFT Group ...
by FILM THURSO
Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Should competitions only accept new movies?
Replies: 4
Views: 4579

Re: Should competitions only accept new movies?

Generally yes. But if a film has never been entered there should be the oportunity to enter. I suggest a catagory for 'vintage' movies :D
by FILM THURSO
Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Should juries "police" film competitions?
Replies: 6
Views: 5346

Re: Should juries "police" film competitions?

Perhaps the problem lies with the orientation of Nordfilm's event itself. Maybe it should be call Promote-Us.com. I would personally be very sceptical of the intertests of a festival or competition that wants entrants to promote it. Surely the reason for entering a festival or competition is to prom...
by FILM THURSO
Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: SHOWCASE FOR SERIOUS VIDEO MAKERS
Replies: 3
Views: 3981

Re: SHOWCASE FOR SERIOUS VIDEO MAKERS

Ideally speaking we are looking at audience numbers when it comes to getting a film seen. On youtube there are certainly lots of morons but morons exist in all quaters of the world. No matter where a film is shown there is likely to be a moron in the audience. Not only that, where ever people gather...
by FILM THURSO
Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Stormtrooper Garage Site Tour
Replies: 2
Views: 3510

Stormtrooper Garage Site Tour

Well our deed is done: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5V9QmbH ... annel_page

:D No prizes for guessing what movie generation I'm from!