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by Brian Saberton
Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: FVM April 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 3751

Re: FVM April 2015

I have an Asus laptop that I think is part of the same model range and I don't have any problems with either production of sequences produced in Pictures to exe or with the playback of exe files. I ran some AV sequences at ECVS recently directly from the lap top, plugged into a full HD projector, an...
by Brian Saberton
Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2015 entries
Replies: 98
Views: 66427

Re: BIAFF 2015 entries

Thanks Michael, that's where I must have seen it. I sometimes used to go to London to see the Ten Best, then in later years at the GFT in Glasgow. I still have some of the old programmes which I must dig out and have a look at one of these days.
by Brian Saberton
Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2015 entries
Replies: 98
Views: 66427

Re: BIAFF 2015 entries

I remember the one in the telephone box as well as Cotton Eyed Joe. Also, Aoife's Day by Frank Morgan, Hour of the Eagle & 29 Seconds to Zero by Ian Rintoul and Movieman by Ron Miller spring to mind as well as Zoo by Michael Slowe filmed on 16mm and cut to music.
by Brian Saberton
Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2015 entries
Replies: 98
Views: 66427

Re: BIAFF 2015 entries

At my old club we once had a member who in spite of heroic efforts to help by experienced members struggled with all the elements of film making and on one memorable competition night presented a holiday "film" whilst reading out the commentary live from the back of the room and playing bi...
by Brian Saberton
Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2015 entries
Replies: 98
Views: 66427

Re: BIAFF 2015 entries

Does anyone remember a movie from years back called "A Very Boring Film"? As I recall it featured one long continuous shot of a man listening to a ringing telephone and was considered quite innovative at the time. I think it won a Ten Best award and I've a feeling that I saw it at the winn...
by Brian Saberton
Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2015 entries
Replies: 98
Views: 66427

Re: BIAFF 2015 entries

I bet you had lots of fun and merry japes filming those Tim, and the group editing sessions on the last one must have been a hoot!
by Brian Saberton
Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: What is the best type of trophy?
Replies: 3
Views: 4361

Re: What is the best type of trophy?

Traditional trophies are a bit of a pain these days and there is always the problem of cleaning them (I've seen silver trophies ruined by people not using the correct cleaning materials) plus some of them can be very valuable with implications for insurance. Also, some people I know just keep them i...
by Brian Saberton
Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2015 AND BEYOND
Replies: 14
Views: 15684

Re: BIAFF 2015 AND BEYOND

I agree with John, and one of the other things I like about BIAFF, apart from everything that John has mentioned, is listening to the audience's reaction to films (my own or XDL) that I've been fortunate enough to have had shown. It doesn't half tell you a lot about how well or otherwise you have ac...
by Brian Saberton
Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Film Making Magazines
Replies: 5
Views: 6581

Re: Film Making Magazines

I'll seek it out next time I'm in Smiths.
by Brian Saberton
Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Film Making Magazines
Replies: 5
Views: 6581

Film Making Magazines

Has anyone come across a magazine called "Pro Moviemaker"? It's a sister publication to "Photo Professional" and is published quarterly but I've never noticed it on the magazine stalls. It seems to be aimed at professionals so may be of limited interest to ourselves but it is des...
by Brian Saberton
Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Filming with a DSLR
Replies: 3
Views: 4363

Re: Filming with a DSLR

Yesterday I was in Edinburgh for the annual ritual of photographing the entertainers at the Festival Fringe who congregate in the Royal Mile to promote their shows. Whilst there I noticed someome filming a musician using an SLR which was mounted on something similar to a short monopod with a small p...
by Brian Saberton
Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Filming with a DSLR
Replies: 3
Views: 4363

Filming with a DSLR

Just to let you know, in case you haven't seen it; this weeks edition of Amateur Photographer magazine (out today) contains the first of a new series on filming using a DSLR camera.
by Brian Saberton
Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Adobe Creative Cloud
Replies: 3
Views: 5287

Re: Adobe Creative Cloud

I wonder if you have inadvertantly downloaded a trial version of Creative Cloud? The last version of Photoshop that was available to buy was CS6. To the annoyance of many of their customers Adobe decided, with very little warning, that future versions of Photoshop would only be available as the Crea...
by Brian Saberton
Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Clubmate Douglas Boswell toHollywood?
Replies: 8
Views: 8219

Re: Clubmate Douglas Boswell toHollywood?

The film looks amazing and I hope it gets a UK release. I remember Douglas's films from BIAFF and also the Guernsey Lily and thinking at the time that he would do well in the commercial sector.
by Brian Saberton
Fri May 23, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Celluloid memories
Replies: 7
Views: 7167

Re: Celluloid memories

When my own club, Dalziel Cine and Video Club in Motherwell, had to close down a few years ago I made sure that the club's films (i.e. fiction films and documentaries made by the club) were preserved and donated to the Scottish Screen Archive who were delighted to receive them. The films dated back ...