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by Brian Saberton
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2017 Results
Replies: 20
Views: 17267

Re: BIAFF 2017 Results

I've now received my results from BIAFF. The XDL Films entry "Threads" (a new George and Doris story) has done well and received 4 stars with which we are happy, especially as the film is going to be shown on the Saturday. As for my personal entry it's got three stars which is disappointin...
by Brian Saberton
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2017 Results
Replies: 20
Views: 17267

Re: BIAFF 2017 Results

Congratulations gents. I'm still waiting to hear about my own film and our XDL Films entry
by Brian Saberton
Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Happy Christmas and a Good New Year (when it comes)
Replies: 5
Views: 7759

Re: Happy Christmas and a Good New Year (when it comes)

I hope everyone had a happy Christmas and has a great New Year. In between numerous other things (and doing nothing much at all!) I'm working on a new documentary film for my BIAFF entry. I've been struggling with the script for the voice over, though I think I now have it all sorted out so am hopin...
by Brian Saberton
Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FUTURE - regions and festivals
Replies: 25
Views: 23317

Re: FUTURE - regions and festivals

I've been involved in this hobby since the 1960's and during all that time it seems we have been involved in ever changing technology with most of us usually playing catch up due either to financial constraints or reluctance to ditch perfectly serviceable equipment that has suddenly been deemed obso...
by Brian Saberton
Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FUTURE - regions and festivals
Replies: 25
Views: 23317

Re: FUTURE - regions and festivals

I would like to say a few words in defence of the IAC's AGM weekends. As well as attending BIAFF I have also supported the AGM weekends regularly since the 1980's and can say quite honestly that I have always had a thoroughly good time. There have always been films to see in the evenings, plus the M...
by Brian Saberton
Wed May 04, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF setup timelapse
Replies: 14
Views: 12213

Re: BIAFF setup timelapse

From where I was sitting, just about halfway back, the sound was first class and, I thought, well balanced between the speakers with excellent setting of bass/treble so that music was punchy but not muffled and dialogue/voice over was crystal clear. Made me wish I'd had a film being shown that day!
by Brian Saberton
Tue May 03, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF setup timelapse
Replies: 14
Views: 12213

Re: BIAFF setup timelapse

Err, I mentioned John's lighting, along with Michael Gough's presentation and Billy Ellwood's projection in my post on 27th April. I wish I'd said more about it but I think the photos on this thread show more eloquently than words just how good it all looked on the day.
by Brian Saberton
Sun May 01, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF setup timelapse
Replies: 14
Views: 12213

Re: BIAFF setup timelapse

All the hard work was worth it John. The presentation was excellent.
by Brian Saberton
Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF at Harrogate
Replies: 9
Views: 9239

Re: BIAFF at Harrogate

Perhaps we were all waiting to see who would go first Ken! Funnily enough I was also beginning to wonder if anyone was going to comment on what I thought was an excellent weekend with some superb films and a most enjoyable Sunday screening. I saw many of the same films as Ken on the Saturday and in ...
by Brian Saberton
Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2016 - WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR RESULTS?
Replies: 56
Views: 40904

Re: BIAFF 2016 - WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR RESULTS?

I didn't have a new film of my own to enter in BIAFF but we did put in a short comedy from XDL Films. Sadly it only received two stars which is disappointing and isn't being shown at the festival. Ah well, at least audiences seem to like it and we are determined to produce something much better for ...
by Brian Saberton
Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2016 - who's entering?
Replies: 53
Views: 36345

Re: BIAFF 2016 - who's entering?

I always try and attend BIAFF even if I don't have an entry myself because I like to see other peoples films and meet up with fellow film makers for a chat and to compare notes.
by Brian Saberton
Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Premiere Elements 13/14
Replies: 8
Views: 9224

Re: Premiere Elements 13/14

Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll certainly give them a look.
by Brian Saberton
Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Premiere Elements 13/14
Replies: 8
Views: 9224

Re: Premiere Elements 13/14

I was trying to capture edited movies from mini DV to make up a programme to burn to disc. I've since discovered that the current version of Microsoft's Windows Movie Maker (free download) retains the ability to capture mini dv or hdv via fire wire but unfortunately splits the clips up in the proces...
by Brian Saberton
Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Premiere Elements 13/14
Replies: 8
Views: 9224

Premiere Elements 13/14

If anyone is using Premiere Elements up to version 12 to capture video by firewire from Mini DV tape or HDV you should know that from version 13 Adobe have removed this feature. I upgraded to Elements 14 recently when I got a new computer and have just spent two hours trying to work out why the comp...
by Brian Saberton
Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2016 - who's entering?
Replies: 53
Views: 36345

Re: BIAFF 2016 - who's entering?

We have entered an XDL Films film but unfortunately I don't have a personal movie for BIAFF this time. I've just recently completed an AV sequence of a cruise I did in July which combines some video material (shot on a Panasonic 920) and digital stills shot on a Canon G12, all presented in the 16 x ...