I think that some clubs do have some very old fashioned views on films and
content. I once had a film i made criticised over the way I shot an overweight
guy running... saying that i should have chosen a different angle to give
him more fluidity... how absurd is that comment!? What's wrong with the way
a fat guy runs?! LOL...
I think if you chose to film content that may not be suitable for all, then
as long as you make the viewer aware before they watch, then they have no
one to blame but themselves if they are offended... as you have given them
the facts and the choice at the start.
Ps... you can download and view 'The Book of Joshua' at http://www.romskye.co.uk/english/home.htm
"Peter" <P@c.com> wrote:
"Dave Watterson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Cool it, guys!
Debating ideas is fine, but let's not start criticising each other. It
a fine line, but an important one.
If we stick to our topic of what you, personally, would or would not be
to put into your films we will, I suspect, get an interesting range of
I don't disagree, but the trouble is that we have a blatant racist making
these posts. I don't mnd the fact that he is extremely ignorant, has poor
English and can't spell (we all make some mistakes here), but he is a "little
englishman" in the worst sense. (I deliberately avoided capitals within
He even accuses me of being a Muslim, simply because I have exposed his
hysteria. I would rather be a Muslim any day, than a narrow minded bigoted
"little english comedy (yes, he is a joke) film-maker."
He is bringing this message board into disrepute.
What is or is not acceptable to clubs and festivals is a separate issue.
In those cases you join a group and have to play by their rules ... or
within their system to amend their rules.
Most hobby clubs that I know in any field, not just video, tend to be organised
and run by older, slightly more conseravtive (small c) people. Those are
the kind of people prepared to do the work of running clubs. What matters
then is how much you let their comments worry you. I'm usually inclined
to accept all the good things and suffer the bad ones as the price of being
in the group.
And let's not lose sight of the difference between theory and practice.
theory (in principle) I don't like any censorship and don't mind porn.
the wider world I would prefer people to be able to accept or reject porn
etc as they might accept or reject some foods. If it is to their taste
If not, not.
But in practice I am usually careful to fit in with the majority - unless
there is a very powerful reason not to in some specific case.
Dave (the meek and mild)