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by TimStannard
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: What constitutes an amateur film?
Replies: 39
Views: 2325

Re: What constitutes an amateur film?

Budget in excess of $1M? Speaking hypothetically, of course.
by TimStannard
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: VideoPad
Replies: 38
Views: 2857

Re: VideoPad

ned c wrote: Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:19 pm There are two opportunities here; I still believe that a student section at BIAFF would help establish a relationship between the IAC and film schools with a potential possibility of using university facilities for BIAFF and/or education.
Yes to both suggestions.
by TimStannard
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: VideoPad
Replies: 38
Views: 2857

Re: VideoPad

Tim is a good teacher ... in my stumbling efforts with Movie Studio Platinum a few years ago, he was the person I turned to for help. Gosh, I'd forgtten all about that! Yes, I'd become reasonably proficient at Vegas and was happy to share my knowedge as, at the time, I couldn't understand why more ...
by TimStannard
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: VideoPad
Replies: 38
Views: 2857

Re: VideoPad

Roy, please rest asssured I am totally aware of the differences in learning power. Nowhere is this more evident than in seeing my own capacity to learn things diminish quite frighteningly over the past 20 years (and as a youngster of 60 I find this very scary).
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: 1402

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: 2857

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: 1402

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: 1402

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: 22
Views: 5163

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: 1610

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: 1610

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: 1610

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: 1610

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: 1610

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...