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by Willy
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Sad news: RIP Reg Lancaster
Replies: 12
Views: 1120

Re: Sad news: RIP Reg Lancaster

What a terrible year...! Reg Lancaster and now on Christmas Day Jean McRonald. Such a kind lady! Ken and Jean McRonald were always together. They were a fantastic couple. We often met them at BIAFF. They always belonged to the Scottish contingent. My wife Vera and I met them at Glamis Castle about t...
by Willy
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Sad news: RIP Reg Lancaster
Replies: 12
Views: 1120

Re: Sad news: RIP Reg Lancaster

Dorothy and Norman Speirs...Michael Shaw ... Now Reg Lancaster... Very sad... Reg was a very friendly man. He, too, deserves a monument in the IAC. I met him several times at BIAFF. At BIAFF 2007 in Royal Tunbridge Wells for instance. He played an important role I remember. The ceilings were very lo...
by Willy
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM articles
Replies: 13
Views: 1285

Re: FVM articles

I always find your articles very interesting, Ken. I think we have something in common. We are creative and perhaps many-sided. We are not technofreaks. We are no enthusiasts for technology or for the technical complexities of a particular kind of equipment. Thanks to your stories in FVM we learn ho...
by Willy
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 26
Views: 3179

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

Dave wrote: "Sorry you missed it, but hope you enjoy what you can see on the website". I already enjoyed the "Best British Entry", Dave. "Dearly Departed". It's a musical made by Elise Martin & Jess Bartlett from East Sussex. A wonderful movie! I look forward to see...
by Willy
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 26
Views: 3179

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

I will start this message just like Ken's: "Well unfortunately, I saw none of it. I registered and hoped to see some of it, but the big problem with a virtual BIAFF (no other choice this year) is that real life takes over." What happened to me/us? On Saturday we were very busy, but I took ...
by Willy
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Message for Willy
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: Message for Willy

And you did even more, Dave! I remember that thanks to you my best English friend Brian Higbee appeared at the Gala Dinner in Royal Tunbridge Wells. That was quite a surprise! I still wonder how you could find his address or telephone number. I am very worried now. Some weeks ago Brian had a stroke....
by Willy
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Message for Willy
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: Message for Willy

Many thanks for your kind words, Michael. I wrote this story about two years ago. I enjoyed reading it again in FVM. I had forgotten most details. Yes, I went through tremendous trouble in making "Hop around the Weald". And I was very disappointed when reading something like "I am ver...
by Willy
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 26
Views: 3179

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

I understand Michael, our fierce Arsenal-fan. Last weekend his team could win the derby with 2 goals to one. I wish you a very successful season, Michael! Making that introduction for my Scottish film was very stressful. I filmed a scene on my balcony, but a dog was barking all the time. I got nervo...
by Willy
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 26
Views: 3179

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

My entry "His Royal Highland Laddie" is being shown on Sunday. Me too, I was invited to film a short introduction. Maximum length: 30 seconds! It was not easy, but I did it! It is not longer than half a minute. I sent it to David Newman by WeTransfer. I called it "My Royal Laddie"...
by Willy
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 26
Views: 3179

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

I agree with Howard-Smith and other friends. I hope that it is not the start of a long series of BIAFFs on line. I hope that the pandemic will be over very soon thanks to a British vaccine, a Chinese one, a Russian one, an American one or a Belgian one which will be the best in the world just like o...
by Willy
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 67
Views: 11029

Re: Anyone out there?

Hello Ned. I use a SONY PXW-X70. My previous camera was a bigger one: a SONY HXR NX5. I chose that one because Tom Hardwick had recommended it in Film and Video Magazine . The image quality was fantastic. I bought it in 2014. I was very happy with it. But as I had too many health problems my camera ...
by Willy
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 67
Views: 11029

Re: Anyone out there?

That's strange, Ken. In a message on 7 August Mike wrote to me: "20 pages! (in the mean time 26 pages) Gosh! That is some effort. Thank you very much. I may not be able to use it all as I want to give Tom, Ken and a few other regular contributors similar space." I told Mike that he can dec...
by Willy
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 67
Views: 11029

Re: Anyone out there?

Me too I'm back. Our chairman had a fantastic idea. Let's make a "chain film" in lockdown he said. An egg ended up with each club member. I was number 6 out of 7. We were asked to make up a story. Theme: the pandemics. I have already filmed it, edited it and translated it... I have done ev...
by Willy
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 67
Views: 11029

Re: Anyone out there?

Quick erratum previous message:
"The Isle of Wight" instead of "The Isle of White". My apologies.
by Willy
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 67
Views: 11029

Re: Anyone out there?

I am number 6 Michael. I am still alive. I have also read Jameela's interesting text about the future of the IAC. But I must admit I have done it with a bird's eye view. I am very busy at the moment. I also feel a little bit embarrassed because I am a "John Foreigner". On the other hand I ...