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by Michael Slowe
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Sad news: RIP Reg Lancaster
Replies: 12
Views: 1340

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: 1527

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: 1527

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: 681

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: 3603

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: 3603

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

Thank you Dave, ha ha!
by Michael Slowe
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 26
Views: 3603

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

Tim, I must admit that I was one of those finding the technical acrobatics rather tiresome. I took ages to actually get into a programme, it wasn't clear where to click. The programme list kept whizzing one way then the other. Also, I couldn't get rid of the small pictures of people watching, it was...
by Michael Slowe
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Message for Willy
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Message for Willy

Having known Willy van der Linden for many years I was fascinated by his piece in the current issue of our magazine as so many of his thoughts and emotions are exactly mine. The tremendous trouble that he went through in making his Hop Around the Weald, over some years, resulted in he being disappoi...
by Michael Slowe
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Manifesto for Change
Replies: 22
Views: 5202

Re: Manifesto for Change

In trying to interpret my words on why I make films, Tim has got it right. In fact, my piece on this very subject features in the current issue of the magazine. Jameela, I do not think that a film should necessarily be putting out a message or indeed be trying to influence a point of view. It can be...
by Michael Slowe
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: A Great Read
Replies: 7
Views: 1443

Re: A Great Read

Tom, if you're too busy to read a nice printed magazine how come you can read it on line? Sat hunched over a computer screen and having to click and scroll a tiny cursor that you can hardly see. Option, sat down comfortably, cup of coffee to hand and nice bright easy to read and turn pages.
by Michael Slowe
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 26
Views: 3603

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

I too was asked by David to send a video intro to a film that is being shown but, quite honestly, he gave so little time for this that I ignored the request. Such a hassle to revive camera and batteries after a long lay off, set up, film, download, edit, export file, compress to H264 for transmissio...
by Michael Slowe
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 67
Views: 11987

Re: Anyone out there?

Jameela, I wish you luck with this! You really are giving yourself a hard task. It's hard enough making a film just from behind the camera (and computer), but to do all that is amazing. But, that's the point, we can do whatever we please without having to justify anything to anybody else. I hope tha...
by Michael Slowe
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 67
Views: 11987

Re: Anyone out there?

Can I jump in to this select group discussing the kit that they use and their aims regarding film making. Being a great deal older than any of you, I started with Standard (not even Super) 8mm film using a wind up Bolex P1 with a wonderful Hunter zoom lens. Editing was done on the dining table with ...
by Michael Slowe
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: FESTIVALS ON FILM FREEWAY
Replies: 4
Views: 928

Re: FESTIVALS ON FILM FREEWAY

Yes, I do have films accepted for exhibition at these festivals from time to time. Just recently my new film The Orchard has been selected for about three. I usually choose events from FilmFreeway that take place in the UK but sometimes it's difficult to tell. Howard, how do you use the laurels? I c...
by Michael Slowe
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 67
Views: 11987

Re: Anyone out there?

The problem is Brian, that the TV companies have to ensure that they are not putting themselves at risk by broadcasting a given film. Those horrendous contracts are designed to cover all eventualities and they are open to negotiation. In my current case I didn't have to even do that in the end, just...