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by Chrisbitz
Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: AFVM
Replies: 54
Views: 32063

I got my renewal for FVM today, and I have to say, sadly, I didn't renew either. I don't have any magic suggestions on what the IAC should do, but all I can offer is sincere feedback. I've been a subscriber for 3 years, and I can honestly say that I have never excitedly opened the mag, and sat and r...
by Chrisbitz
Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: What a typical club should have for watching movies?
Replies: 12
Views: 8096

Regarding the mixer, I spent a lot of time talking to people at the video forum show, and it seems that you can get great video mixers at reasonable prices (£600) but none of them do sound as well, so if you want to fade from one picture to another, you need to have one hand on the video fade, and a...
by Chrisbitz
Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Best, mixed format, Editor for a (Semi) Newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 7749

You were so going to get everyone posting "This is my favourite editing program" sort of answers, right from the start! :-) If you love your editing prog, stick with it, and just do a google search for "mov to avi converter" or something like that... http://movietoolbox.com/conve...
by Chrisbitz
Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Picture House Website Facelift
Replies: 4
Views: 4701

you could post a link to your website too :-)
by Chrisbitz
Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Competition Entries Reluctance to Accept HDV
Replies: 17
Views: 14315

I don't mean to be *just* controversial, but the huge emphasis on HD still bugs me. It bugs me in the same way that someone with lots of money, will go out and buy the most expensive kit, and then dance around acting like the best film-maker in the world, just beccause they have all this fancy kit. ...
by Chrisbitz
Sun Jul 27, 2008 7:38 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: 2008 Festival Results
Replies: 7
Views: 6084

Sounds like you have your autocorrect set to dutch,

Click on help, and search for change autocorrect language, and you should find a set of easy to follow steps how to change it temporarily..

or if you just want it to stop, search for disable autocorrect.
by Chrisbitz
Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: I am very sad
Replies: 30
Views: 21096

About OVFM... (50 years young, and still growing strong!) I think the big thing (in recent times) is our website, and we have a great press secretary, that always seems to get a mention in the local paper, with a mention of our website at the bottom. I guess the internet is great at attracting youn...
by Chrisbitz
Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Can clubs look outwards?
Replies: 7
Views: 6061

Re: Can clubs look outwards?

Dave Watterson wrote:
Orpington Club are celebrating their 40th anniversary by going en masse to the Guernsey Lily Festival this year. Some of them are already outward looking people but for others it may be a happy surprise.

Dave
Ahem... :-)

50th Anniversary!
by Chrisbitz
Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: I am very sad
Replies: 30
Views: 21096

make a film shaming and embarassing your new mayor, put it on youtube, and PUBLICISE IT! :-) 20 of you could put up a lot of posters between you! If he doesn't change his mind, you'll still have made his life uncomfortable for a while... and you'll be sticking up for all the other clubs that don't h...
by Chrisbitz
Thu May 29, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Tripods in London?
Replies: 35
Views: 24567

Someone in our club got arrested while filming at a carnaval day in one of our parks! We do rib him sometimes!!!! Stingman Arrested for what? Was it in private property or something? I thought we'd established that it's LEGAL to film anything, anywhere in public land?.... It's scarey out there!
by Chrisbitz
Thu May 22, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Fan Films
Replies: 53
Views: 37598

FILM THURSO wrote:[...] Film Thurso is currently going after a local organisation for copyright infringement.
This sounds MUCH more interesting! Tell us more??? :-)
by Chrisbitz
Thu May 22, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Fan Films
Replies: 53
Views: 37598

Whilst I think it would be nice if copyright issues would be waived for non-commercial ventures, there's the pretty well-known fact that in copyright law, if you're not seen to be protecting and defending it, you lose it. So if the BBC allowed their copyright to be infringed by you, then in a subseq...
by Chrisbitz
Fri May 09, 2008 1:16 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: frazzled firewire connection
Replies: 8
Views: 7597

Yep, I've heard of this a couple of times before. Where the firewire connector goes onto the Motherboard, if you reverse it, (plug it on the wrong way round) then it will blow the FW port on any Camcorder. Bad news, I'm afraid. To fix it, just reverse the plug for the FW port where it connects to th...
by Chrisbitz
Fri May 02, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2008 - The Results
Replies: 66
Views: 44922

you can be both. if you get paid to do something, then you're doing it as a professional, and if you don't get paid, then you're an amateur.

I do both, and have no qualms about entering my films that have been made with £0 budget in amateur film competitions.