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by tom hardwick
Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Who is still shooting on Super 8 or 16mm?
Replies: 23
Views: 18960

Great thread, guys. I guess you're all familliar with the magazine 'Small Format' - a real eye-opener in to following that film still has.

I posted one of my Super-8 films up on YouTube and one of the replies was to the effect of how good my 'film look' was.

tom.
by tom hardwick
Wed May 30, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Super-8 on Youtube
Replies: 6
Views: 6390

Interesting that you should say that Billy (and thanks for your comment on the Youtube site) because ths little film cost me more in discarded footage than any other film I've ever made. And that was because of the difficulty in getting steady shots under water and the short time you can stay under,...
by tom hardwick
Fri May 25, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Super-8 on Youtube
Replies: 6
Views: 6390

How kind of you both to say. Yes, the Kodachrome original does look pretty good projected with an Elmo GS1200 5 or so feet wide on a big screen, the music coming from healthy speakers.
by tom hardwick
Fri May 25, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Super-8 on Youtube
Replies: 6
Views: 6390

Super-8 on Youtube

OK guys and galls, if you've got 6 minutes and a cup of coffee, you can have a get-fit session just by sitting back and watching tom frolicking weightless in the water. This little film was shot in 1983 so I was 24 years younger, had a lot more hair but as I remember it not a lot more fitness. Techn...
by tom hardwick
Tue May 08, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Club Projectors
Replies: 17
Views: 14079

I'm sure not all projectors have this sync problem. As far as I can see the more picture processing that's applied, the later the image gets to the screen and the more out of sync with the sound it will be.
by tom hardwick
Tue May 08, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Club Projectors
Replies: 17
Views: 14079

audio delay box

Because of the problem of picture and audio being out of sync, I wrote up about the digital audio delay corrector in Positive Image last year. See page 7 of your May/June 2006 issue.

tom.
by tom hardwick
Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Film competitions - Mini DV or DVD?
Replies: 24
Views: 18035

Ian - if someone wants a VHS copy of your film, why not simply connect the VCR to the PC and burn it direct from the timeline? This will give a much better copy than going the timeline - DVD - VHS route.

tom.
by tom hardwick
Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:10 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Film competitions - Mini DV or DVD?
Replies: 24
Views: 18035

Paul - nothing's infinite. When you pop a DVD into your computer's drive and click on 'copy', the player attempt to read every single digit, from the menu pages and music used, the audio compression and subtitles, the date it was made, the end titles, both layers and all the chapter points. These ar...
by tom hardwick
Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Film competitions - Mini DV or DVD?
Replies: 24
Views: 18035

Re: Film competitions - Mini DV or DVD?

[quote="billyfromConsett"][quote=If your movie is sent on a DVD, and for any reason copied onto another DVD before being shown- ie analogue to analogue - it will obviously suffer a degenerative quality hit..[/quote] Quite untrue Billy. A DVD copy of a DVD is a perfect copy. They're both di...
by tom hardwick
Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: A free to enter film competition
Replies: 1
Views: 3436

A free to enter film competition

http://www.filmsharing.eu/ 2nd International NoBudget VideoFilmfestival Heilbronn/Weimar, Germany - Deadline 1st of May 2007 WE want to show YOUR work! WE = the different festival for independent filmmakers from everywhere. The motto GELD SPIELT KEINE ROLLE (~money is not an issue/it's only money)is...
by tom hardwick
Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: The Video Forum
Replies: 0
Views: 4014

The Video Forum

I've been at the Video Forum these last couple of days and took my Z1 with me to film through different converter lenses. It's a great place to do things like this - with so much under one roof. I've given today a miss though - I'm sure there's the wrong type of snow on the tracks and my train would...
by tom hardwick
Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Making DVDs to send to the USA
Replies: 9
Views: 9093

Making DVDs to send to the USA

What's the latest on making DVDs to send to the USA, good people? I send perfectly normal PAL tapes to my brother in NTSC Canada and he tells me they play perfectly well on his kit. His latest buy is a Sanyo TV with an inbuilt DVD player, and that too plays my PAL discs perfectly. But that may just ...
by tom hardwick
Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Film competitions - Mini DV or DVD?
Replies: 24
Views: 18035

Film competitions - Mini DV or DVD?

Here's a question for the competition teams out there - would the organisers rather have the filmmakers enter their masterpieces as DVDs or tape? I think we can discount VHS and Super-8 now, but I'm thinking that having the word 'tape' on the competition application form can bring you in all sorts o...
by tom hardwick
Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Shocking !
Replies: 28
Views: 21205

Willy, a pretty please for more paragraphs in your most interesting posts, as multi-paragraphing makes it a lot easier to read off screen than when it's all one big blob.
by tom hardwick
Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Shocking !
Replies: 28
Views: 21205

You've been asked to sit in judgement, Col. You've got to be as impartial as is possible. Whatever your views on the subject matter, leave them at home. You're there to sit in judgement of the film in its own rights, not to worry about censorship. Leave that to others; they're leaving the technical ...