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by TimStannard
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 - should we even hope?
Replies: 15
Views: 1135

Re: BIAFF 2021 - should we even hope?

One comment on this film that irritated me was that it “didn’t feel original” when in fact it was a totally original piece of writing by my friend Chris Davies. This is inevitable. Just because something has been written from scratch, that doesn't mean it necessarily feels original. There are only ...
by TimStannard
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: VideoPad
Replies: 38
Views: 2021

Re: VideoPad

Roy, I think that the Windows 10 Photo edit software is what she's editing on now. But it's incredibly limited. That's the problem. And herein lies the problem. Complexity vs simplicity. I'm not convinced by the "steep learning curve" argument. Imagine a basic requirement. Import some vid...
by TimStannard
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 - should we even hope?
Replies: 15
Views: 1135

Re: BIAFF 2021 - should we even hope?

I don't think it matters if entries are down. There are some very good reasons - quite apart from the difficulty in getting groups of people together to make films, I'm sure Ken is not the only person holding back films because they have been developed for and benefit from a live audience What matte...
by TimStannard
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 - should we even hope?
Replies: 15
Views: 1135

Re: BIAFF 2021 - should we even hope?

That had never occurred to me Ken - how interesting. My initial thought was that while it makes a difference in how the film plays in an auditorium, it wouldn't make any diffenece to the judging, but that's not entirely true. Even sitting in a hotel room with just three other people (two other judge...
by TimStannard
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Manifesto for Change
Replies: 21
Views: 4759

Re: Manifesto for Change

Indeed, Ned, we are makers of amateur films (even I can't claim to be amateur even though some of my output can be considered amateur in every sense of the word). Whilst the details will be hidden in the rules, an "Amateur Film Festival" implies no-one gets paid, whereas "Non-Commerci...
by TimStannard
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Magazine
Replies: 22
Views: 1256

Re: The Magazine

The article I'm about to submit to the editor for the April issue does mention Super 8 more than once, so don't be afraid to avert your eyes you young, digital age, whipper-snappers. LOL! You don't say what the content is so I wouldn't like to predict whether I will be interested or not. But I woul...
by TimStannard
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Magazine
Replies: 22
Views: 1256

Re: The Magazine

As usual I've written far too much so heres' the executive summary: Is FVM is rather too reflective when it should be relevant and aspirational? End of executive summary. I hope, Ken, you appreciate that I spoke of younger, livelier articles and did not take it to mean I was in any way disparaging e...
by TimStannard
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Magazine
Replies: 22
Views: 1256

Re: The Magazine

I have to say, that is a very calm and well considered response, Willy. I am glad Paula has apologised. What was clearly intended as an example of a general criticism comes across as a personal attack. I agree with much of Paula's criticism of the magazine, but I find myself coming to the defence of...
by TimStannard
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Magazine
Replies: 22
Views: 1256

Re: The Magazine

How tragic. So sad,
by TimStannard
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Magazine
Replies: 22
Views: 1256

Re: The Magazine

I, too, was appalled. Paula may have a point to make about the magazine but whatever it is will be overshadowed by the sheer bloody rudeness of the letter. I suspect this may have been a letter to the editor as comment on the content of the magazine and not intended for publication, in which case Pa...
by TimStannard
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 - should we even hope?
Replies: 15
Views: 1135

Re: BIAFF 2021 - should we even hope?

Whilst I'm sure this isn't a democracy and we here are but a few select members anyway, I too would be in favour of postponing the British International (including the EU) Film Festival until we can have a live event. I've enjoyed several online meetings/festivals and I hope and suspect this method ...
by TimStannard
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Sad news: RIP Reg Lancaster
Replies: 12
Views: 1096

Re: Sad news: RIP Reg Lancaster

I didn't know Reg very well, but he always made me feel like we were old friends. As I posted elsewhere, I once locked him in Laleham Village Hall, when he was in the gents, believing everyone had left. It was only when Annabel couldn't get into the car that we noticed :D
by TimStannard
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: IAC History - George Sewell
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Re: IAC History - George Sewell

Michael Slowe wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:20 pm 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.
I really hope it is is, Michael. Not just a memory for the IAC but so important for you.
by TimStannard
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 26
Views: 3115

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

Willy, I'm sorry you were one of thiose suffering technical gremlins. To be honest I was surprised so many people did, given the way it seems we've all had six months of practicing with Zoom and other on-line chatter. But it's easy for me to forgeta as I've been involved since March with schools com...