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by Brian Saberton
Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: How was The Celebrity Weekender ?
Replies: 4
Views: 5502

Re: How was The Celebrity Weekender ?

I was there from the Friday and thoroughly enjoyed the weekend. On Friday evening we had a very interesting presentation by Paul Vernon about how he went about shooting his western films, two in Arizona and another in Aberdeenshire. To mark the 50th anniversary of the introduction of Super 8 film an...
by Brian Saberton
Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Copyright
Replies: 19
Views: 15774

Re: Copyright

Why is it is that these days what used to be simple processes become more and more complicated to achieve?
by Brian Saberton
Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Scotland's Home Movies
Replies: 1
Views: 3450

Scotland's Home Movies

If any of you have not seen the recent terrific BBC Scotland programme "Scotland's Home Movies:Memories on Film", which features Norman Speirs, I'm told by the producer/director that it is being repeated on Monday 7th September on BBC4 at 8pm. I would encourage everyone to try and see this...
by Brian Saberton
Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: A new competition
Replies: 3
Views: 3781

Re: A new competition

As an experiment I recently shot some video using a Nikon D7100 with sound recorded via the Nikon supplementary microphone and I have to say that I was very pleased with the results. The picture quality (full HD) was excellent and the sound was also pretty good so I can understand why filming on dig...
by Brian Saberton
Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: A new competition
Replies: 3
Views: 3781

Re: A new competition

Has anyone looked at this competition? I think it is significant that it has been launched by a photographic journal as so many people now seem to be filming with digital cameras. I was in Glasgow yesterday and saw three groups of what appeared to be students filming in the city centre. They were al...
by Brian Saberton
Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: A new competition
Replies: 3
Views: 3781

A new competition

Amateur Photographer Magazine recently set up a new website for movie makers and I see from this weeks AP that they have launched a new film making competition. It's in three rounds each with a different theme, and there are prizes worth £10,000. The web-site is http://www.thevideomode.com/afoy if a...
by Brian Saberton
Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Film Synopses - on entry forms
Replies: 7
Views: 5793

Re: Film Synopses - on entry forms

Tony makes a very good point about the usefulness of a synopsis for the competition manager. I know that David views all the BIAFF entries before allocating them into judging sessions so having a written synopsis prepared by each author must save him quite a lot of time. As a judge I would always jo...
by Brian Saberton
Thu May 07, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Article on IAC
Replies: 18
Views: 14008

Re: Article on IAC

I'm sure it's something to do with being film enthusiasts Dave!
by Brian Saberton
Wed May 06, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Article on IAC
Replies: 18
Views: 14008

Re: Article on IAC

Mark, I don't think that there is anything in your article that could cause offence. The vexed question of how to get young people more involved has been debated within the IAC since the 1980's at least. There have been many initiatives over the years by a number of people so I don't think it is for...
by Brian Saberton
Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF - the Festival
Replies: 56
Views: 33364

Re: BIAFF - the Festival

Perhaps I'm completely wrong but on the day I wondered if "Irreversible" was making a statement about capital punishment?
by Brian Saberton
Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF - the Festival
Replies: 56
Views: 33364

Re: BIAFF - the Festival

Got home at 5pm, weary after a long journey and a great weekend, but excited about the excellent films on show at BIAFF this year. It would be nice though if this thread could, just for once, be confined to debating the actual films we saw rather than, as often happens, spinning off on other topics ...
by Brian Saberton
Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Festival Entry Fees
Replies: 6
Views: 11214

Re: Festival Entry Fees

I find Paypal to be very convenient. The Scottish Photographic Federation has adopted Paypal this year for entries to the Scottish Salon allied to an on-line system for completing entry forms and submitting images (prints still need to be posted of course).
by Brian Saberton
Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: The Photography Show
Replies: 1
Views: 3842

The Photography Show

I returned from Birmingham yesterday after visiting the Photography Show at the NEC. What was interesting, if slightly unexpected, was that there was a lot of emphasis on film making, particularly using digital cameras, and there was a dedicated lecture area which ran 5 seminars each day over the du...
by Brian Saberton
Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2015 entries
Replies: 98
Views: 65191

Re: BIAFF 2015 entries

It isn't just in our world where there can be problems playing discs on some equipment. At a recent screening I attended at the Glasgow Film Festival all attempts to get a film on the digital format to play, failed so this sort of thing can also happen to the pros. On the subject of dissappointing r...
by Brian Saberton
Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2015 entries
Replies: 98
Views: 65191

Re: BIAFF 2015 entries

i'm glad I didn't predict a star rating for my film, "Glasgow's Golden Games" because I'd have been wrong! 3 stars is a bit disappointing but the judges comments suggest that what I was trying to convey in the film hasn't come across as I had intended so I'll have to study what they say an...