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by Michael Slowe
Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Sad news: RIP JOHN ASTIN
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: Sad news: RIP JOHN ASTIN

Only just logged on after a gap and so shocked to read about John Astin. I've known him for years as his club activities were close to our area and I saw him quite often, also of course at BIAFF every year. His films carried a characteristic hallmark, notably his voice! The minute the film started y...
by Michael Slowe
Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: What constitutes an amateur film?
Replies: 39
Views: 1683

Re: What constitutes an amateur film?

I don't agree that the size of the budget necessarily has anything to do with the quality of the film. Personally, I have hardly spent a penny on films that I have made over the last forty or fifty years, apart from film (long ago) and equipment of a standard that most serious amateurs use. I always...
by Michael Slowe
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 - should we even hope?
Replies: 15
Views: 1160

Re: BIAFF 2021 - should we even hope?

Howard, I've got two in to keep you company, although they won't challenge you for honours I'm sure, I'm getting past it I'm afraid.
by Michael Slowe
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Magazine
Replies: 22
Views: 1279

Re: The Magazine

Well Ken, we do have "Big Dave," and he's pretty near to being Martian!
by Michael Slowe
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2021 Now Open For Entries! International Showcases & Film Awards
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2021 Now Open For Entries! International Showcases & Film Awards

As he's entered one so will I - with little hope of success I might add, old age is catching up with me fast!
by Michael Slowe
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Magazine
Replies: 22
Views: 1279

Re: The Magazine

Ken, I much enjoy reading your material, well, we have to put up with your face as well now, never mind. I'm decades older than you, my turn may have long passed!
by Michael Slowe
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Magazine
Replies: 22
Views: 1279

The Magazine

Who is the old geezer featured on the front page of the new issue?
by Michael Slowe
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Sad news: RIP Reg Lancaster
Replies: 12
Views: 1110

Re: Sad news: RIP Reg Lancaster

Willy, you could have left your computer post in Dutch, we all can understand that you know because we are not out of Europe for another day!
Happy New Year to you dear boy, may you and your film making flourish.
by Michael Slowe
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 - should we even hope?
Replies: 15
Views: 1160

Re: BIAFF 2021 - should we even hope?

I too would support the motion to postpone in the expectation of a much better climate by the middle of next year. As Howard suggests, the vaccine will make a huge difference. Things are so fluid right now but should settle down in the Spring. Let's postpone and wait and see, that's my vote anyway.
by Michael Slowe
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Sad news: RIP Reg Lancaster
Replies: 12
Views: 1110

Re: Sad news: RIP Reg Lancaster

I would also like to pay tribute to Reg Lancaster. He was the very epitome of a "lovely man". Always with a greeting and a smile and whatever he said always made sense. Speaking personally, he encouraged my film making and always had something interesting to say. He certainly was a great c...
by Michael Slowe
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM articles
Replies: 13
Views: 1271

Re: FVM articles

Ned, yes he shoots raw. I never want to do that, as you say, you have to have LUTS and all sorts of software to handle it. Nevertheless, might not the F6 shooting in 4K help with the highlight problem? It also has variable ND which is handy as it enables you to hold an aperture when the lens ramps a...
by Michael Slowe
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM articles
Replies: 13
Views: 1271

Re: FVM articles

Although I'm not a regular contributor to the magazine (last issue but one had me in), I am an avid reader and great fan. We simply MUST retain the printed copy, we Forum users agree on this but there is opposition as we know. Willy, I filmed on a Bolex film camera, you are a newbie starting in the ...
by Michael Slowe
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: IAC History - George Sewell
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Re: IAC History - George Sewell

I well remember George Sewell, he WAS the IAC in the 50s and 60s. He came to the old Edgware Cine Society to talk to us one evening. When they wanted a bronze bust of him some years later for a trophy I think, my wife, who was a sculptor, was asked to make it. It must be around somewhere I imagine. ...
by Michael Slowe
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 26
Views: 3148

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

Willy, I fear that Phil Martin was very ill after the time that you refer to. I too very much enjoyed his films, he was talented.
by Michael Slowe
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 26
Views: 3148

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

Thank you Dave, ha ha!