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by Stephen
Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Minimum Festival Rules
Replies: 20
Views: 14460

Hello peeps please be gentle I'm still quite new around here !!!... I found the rules on formats for the various competitions very confusing and it did stop me from entering initially... I still find conflicts in what does make a 'proper' entry specifically with format and start up methods... Beginn...
by Stephen
Thu May 31, 2007 11:30 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Is the Mac Really Safer Then a PC
Replies: 12
Views: 9071

Certainly agree with what you say Billy.. just to add my 2cents worth... been involved with PC's for a few years now and by far the best solution I've found is to keep my video editing PC off the net !! Once its set up for video, music editing ... nothing else... it is as fast as as the day it was d...
by Stephen
Fri May 25, 2007 1:18 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Super-8 on Youtube
Replies: 6
Views: 6394

wow !... some great shots there Tom!...... as you say the quality on Youtube is a bit naff but the original with some of that light in there must be stunning!!!

thanks for sharing it...
by Stephen
Sun Mar 11, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: File Handling
Replies: 5
Views: 5499

Thanks Ned... you are very well organised by the look of it !!! I agree with your reasoning that the tapes should be kept with original footage and not re-used...... "no re-edit in the foreseeable future deleted off the HDD".... I think this is maybe where I'm going wrong.. the original ta...
by Stephen
Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:15 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: File Handling
Replies: 5
Views: 5499

File Handling

Getting in a bit of pickle here peeps! Having used PC's for few years now and not lost too many files !! (damn... should not have said that should I?).... I'm realising that I cannot keep all the files all of the time on the hard drives... yep ...you may have guessed I'm keeping all files associated...
by Stephen
Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Lighting
Replies: 9
Views: 8128

some great advice here !!.. cheers Dave - I think you've got it spot on with your suggestion of setting it all up in good light then making it appear dimly lit etc... I've just done another quick shoot in a hotel lounge (40'x30') with no more than 12 60w lamps dotted about the place... on coffee tab...
by Stephen
Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:20 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Travelling Abroad
Replies: 5
Views: 5429

Great stuff Ian, Dave, Michael... many thanks My main worry was the size of camera-bag as its just on the max dimensions posted on the easyjet website... but without trying too hard its easy to find conflicting bag sizes :cry: I have erred on the smallest.... probably better if I can get to the airp...
by Stephen
Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:17 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Lighting
Replies: 9
Views: 8128

Lighting

The wisdom of the list is required ! Having major problems trying to get decent quality footage out of my camera (XM2) in low light My pal is a jazz musician and tends to play in clubs that are very poorly lit... or have every possible type of lamp burning! (allbeit very dimly)... any help appreciat...
by Stephen
Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: If Money Was No Object?
Replies: 10
Views: 8539

The ageism within clubs is only a problem if you look at in the negative .... I'm in the bottom three youngest in our club (51) There is a huge age gap... me thinks teens to late 40's = nil will be found in most clubs... Maybe this is because of the speed of technology... most members have come thro...
by Stephen
Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:20 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: If Money Was No Object?
Replies: 10
Views: 8539

yep you're on the same wavelength when commenting on British b/w war movies!!!.... I do not condone war but I think the strength of some of the roles played was 1st class... most of these 'stories' were actual events and real people that did some amazing things... maybe we could learn something from...
by Stephen
Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: If Money Was No Object?
Replies: 10
Views: 8539

The film Memphis Belle would be my ideal film re-make but as it was originally written/planned... The producers wanted to make it about the RAF but could not get the finance/backing in the UK..... (where have I heard that before?) :shock: busy lining up a couple interviews with ex RAF chaps 1. a rea...
by Stephen
Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Travelling Abroad
Replies: 5
Views: 5429

Travelling Abroad

going to Poland soon... I'm not very well travelled so I need to plan well head.. !! flying by easyjet with a 20kg limit on baggage for the hold.. allowed 1 piece of hand luggage.... will I be able to take my camera in the hand luggage?... where and how would you pack your video equiment? I have hea...
by Stephen
Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:16 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 3723

Introduction

Hello Peeps just a quick note of introduction... a complete Video newbee here ... but with a keen interest for nearly 12 months now.... Joined local group (Newcastle ACA) about 8 months ago... great friendly membership with a wealth of knowledge and skills... Joined IAC in December 2006.... Some obs...