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by Stephen
Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Judges critiques - a criticism!
Replies: 53
Views: 32609

Re: Judges critiques - a criticism!

Good post Mike! I do not think you are expecting too much at all.... A paragraph is the absolute minimum I would expect from any judge on any of my films entered into a competition. After all we can post our films onto Utoob and get 100's of 1 liner comments in days... BIAFF is pretty good at making...
by Stephen
Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: SONY HVR-Z5
Replies: 14
Views: 12440

Re: SONY HVR-Z5

Hi John been down the smoke this last week so just catching up with these posts ... I own the same set up as Billy (but wish I had Tom' s knowledge :wink: :wink: The Z5 is an awesome piece of kit and capable of many wondrous things ! (with th help of the 'seeing eye' of course !!) no sooner do you t...
by Stephen
Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: The Comedy Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 24868

Re: The Comedy Thread

Bought the wife a fur coat made out of 3,600 hamster skins last week, cost me an absolute fortune then i decided to take her to Blackpool for a dirty weekend..... couldn't get her off the big wheel for 2 days!
by Stephen
Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: A Professional Piece that showed us something
Replies: 3
Views: 4180

Re: A Professional Piece that showed us something

awesome film that there ! in my top ten fer sure.... Eastwood is an excellent actor and top, top director ! on a similar note ... just pre ordered Harry Brown ... with Michael Caine... another mega star.... interesting take on Harry Brown is its being hailed as the best British film of 2009.... and ...
by Stephen
Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Silver discs
Replies: 24
Views: 16392

Re: Silver discs

Cheap as chips blank CD media bought and burnt with photographs in 1991 and totally, totally abused by moi still fine and dandy here. Costs pennies to duplicate the CD as newer media is made available. I still have 5.25inch floppy discs written to in 1984 which are readable by my geriatric TEAC Disc...
by Stephen
Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: Desirable upgrades for my P.C.
Replies: 2
Views: 6298

Re: Desirable upgrades for my P.C.

Hi Pete You don't say what budget you have? A basic rig for HD editing... Intel quad core i7 4Gb RAM. (Max in XP) Your current drive for the OS +1TB HDD for data Make sure you have a power supply that's capable 600W (true) will be ok The graphics card isa fine as it doesn't play a huge role in video...
by Stephen
Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: Composer Looking For Project
Replies: 6
Views: 10088

Re: Composer Looking For Project

Hi Andy Welcome ..... your skills are most welcome amongst film makers ! As Fraught says a website will give peeps a good indication of your style etc to start the ball rolling would you be interested in composing music for a film about motorcyclists in the UK? past present and future?! cannot fores...
by Stephen
Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: Hello forum viewers
Replies: 12
Views: 13771

Re: Hello forum viewers

Mike: I feel exactly the same way!! How on earth has the situation arisen in that we are left with no magazine support in the UK??? The amount we spend on equipment and software etc Must run into the 100's of millions just in the UK??? yet no mag support but I can easily find a mag in the local news...
by Stephen
Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Can we recycle DVD spindles?
Replies: 5
Views: 5104

Re: Can we recycle DVD spindles?

wey hey.... this guy has given it some thought....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_JRJ6gKngw


way too much time on his hands me thinks :D :D
by Stephen
Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Video and Photography no longer forbidden at National Trust
Replies: 7
Views: 6886

Re: Video and Photography no longer forbidden at National Trust

At last !!!!!!! may seriously consider renewing the membership now!! lost count on how many times I left a NT property because of that crazy ruling even got asked to leave when I (quietly) used my mobile phone in fact it was that quiet you couldnt hear anything ---- I was texting !!!... told it inte...
by Stephen
Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Future of radio mics
Replies: 8
Views: 8561

Re: Future of radio mics

cor blimey how time flies ... it was back in July 09 when I asked this question on the forum !! ned c has kindly resurrected it !!! --- sorry for the hijack ned :wink: I asked Sennheiser if my Ew100 G2 system will be affected ... here is their response ... De-regulated/license exempt frequencies – 8...
by Stephen
Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Future of radio mics
Replies: 8
Views: 8561

Re: Future of radio mics

some decent info here....but be warned it is changing by the week as the government sidesteps any problems http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7870459.stm still a lot more to come..... changes will be made...get an email off to your MP for starters http://findyourmp.parliament.uk/ if you bought yo...
by Stephen
Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: The Comedy Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 24868

Re: The Comedy Thread

A man and his wife were awakened at 3:00 am by a loud pounding on the door. The man gets up and goes to the door where a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring rain, is asking for a push. 'Not a chance,' says the husband, 'it is 3:00 in the morning!' He slams the door and returns to bed. 'Who was...
by Stephen
Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Film Trailer
Replies: 13
Views: 11470

Re: Film Trailer

Nice...... nay........very nice work there Jim

some beautiful use of DoF and crystal clear shots

cannot wait for the finished product...



know the feeling well when a film takes over your life... here's my attempt at a trailer... the film soon

http://www.vimeo.com/6798439
by Stephen
Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: The Comedy Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 24868

The Comedy Thread

Just to get it started! So there I was, in a deep slumber when suddenly I was awoken by sinister noises, through my half open eyes I could make out that all to familiar figure, hooded cloak, scythe. I was only visited by the grim reaper himself. So I leapt out of bed grabbed the nearest thing to han...