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by Pqtrick
Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Optimum Length! Is Longer Better?
Replies: 20
Views: 14032

SHORT FILMS?

Having made a drama film before I left the UK using actors from a local dramatic society; the only advice I would give, is to go ahead and do it and essentially enjoy it. The duration really is immaterial. You should clearly have a good idea of what you want to get over and when that is achieved tha...
by Pqtrick
Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:06 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: PANASONIC CAMCORDER SPARE
Replies: 3
Views: 4463

CAMCORDER SPARES

Thanks for your post 'Graeme Webb'. Creative Video in Studley was my first port of call, in fact it is where I bought the camera from. However, I was not favoured with a reply from them. They may be worth another try to redeem themselves. Thanks anyway! Any more offers anywhere?. PW
by Pqtrick
Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:10 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: PANASONIC CAMCORDER SPARE
Replies: 3
Views: 4463

PANASONIC CAMCORDER SPARE

I have lost the eye cup to my camcorder. :( Does anyone have any contact details for Pansonic, either in the UK or Europe where I could obtain a replacement? I have looked on the net but have not been successful. The camera is a Panasonic DVC30-E and the part number is VMG-1370. It can be generic or...
by Pqtrick
Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:43 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Best, mixed format, Editor for a (Semi) Newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 7604

Movie-Magix

The big guns seem to be either asleep, on the beach or painting the back fence! If I can make a contribution, you could have a look at 'MovieMagix'. [ www.magix.com ] According to the specification of Movie Edit Pro Plus, it does cope with Quick-time. It is priced at around 60€, sorry I don't live i...
by Pqtrick
Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Tripods in London?
Replies: 35
Views: 24109

TO FILM OR NOT TO FILM

WHERE CAN I FILM? The focus of this topic in the forum, suggests that there is no one is really in charge in UK Ltd. There, if you give a local official or security man an ounce of authority, they will interpret what they wish from it. A bit of bloated importance is all that they strive for. France ...
by Pqtrick
Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: 'Ow to get to 'Arrogate?
Replies: 5
Views: 7925

'Ow to get to 'Arrogate?

Ou est 'arrogate ? Now having the shoe sur les autre pied , I can see travelling to film festivals back to the UK is not that easy. How does one, I can say that now, using the French 'on' How does one get to 'Arrogate? Not easily, and in these days of a wide choice of cheap air travel the connectio...
by Pqtrick
Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: GRAPHICS & DRAWINGS FOR VIDEO FILMS
Replies: 2
Views: 3302

GRAPHICS & DRAWINGS FOR VIDEO FILMS

Has anyone any comments about designing and including graphics in video. I want to include some graphic diagram drawings into a documentary. I can produce the drawings in a graphics package then export the image as either a .jpeg or .bmp or whatever. But what about the file size format and the resol...
by Pqtrick
Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Family Chronicles
Replies: 3
Views: 4398

The Way We Were

I must heartily endorse Dave W's post about not to underestimate making family films and videos. This New Years Day here in France we were treated to a round of family films which had been transferred to DVD. No moans no groans please! This is a serious topic. The films had been made dating from the...
by Pqtrick
Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:07 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: WHAT IS ENTERTAINING? WHAT IS ACCEPTABLE?
Replies: 31
Views: 21543

WHAT IS ENTERTAINING? WHAT IS ACCEPTABLE?

Two short film festivals (Festival du Film Court Métrage) were held here recently in Villeurbanne, France. And being newcomers to the town, out of interest I went with my wife to three of the screenings. Albeit most were made by budding pro film makers and film schools but being only a good walk awa...
by Pqtrick
Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: First timer - New Home!
Replies: 3
Views: 4114

First timer - New Home!

Bonjour, This is my posting to the forum. I have recently relocated to the Lyon area of France. My hometown was Nuneaton, Warwickshire UK. Many seasoned IAC members will know of Nuneaton well and the contribution they make to the IAC. I was a member there for many a year, just making documentaries a...