I was diagnosed about six years ago, and have a tendancy to throw myself into a project. I help run an annual zero budget film festival, with the emphasis on encouraging non film makers to have a go. A film has to be short, suitable for a family audience, and entertaining to make it in. Have a look, HAVE A GO, third year coming up, you have until early September 2013.www.zerobudgetfilmfest.com
Lrl, this kind of challenge is right up my alley. What format do you want the film in, I need a. New camcorder anyway. I bought mines in America, NTSC format, and can't play it on anything other than the camcorder itself, which I can't cos the battery went as did the charger. I've only still got it cos I lost the plastic case for the tape within. I did see a Super 8 cine camera at a car boot some years ago, it might. Still be there?
Can you confirm the prize? Is it chocolate cake?
As we also like fund raising would it be possible to use a still from the winning film and print it on a tea towel and sell it in the puk shop?
Eck - you are very very naughty
Is this a case of let’s pick on the new boy, trying to take the p***?
Well I’m afraid you’re closer to the mark than you thought. I don’t really care about formats, we can cope with anything, so NTSC on an old camera is completely acceptable, as for that matter is Super 8. As an aside my postman is a cine buff and has shot a silent black and white film on 9.5mm, a format that was obscure by the late 1930’s, so Super 8 is a doddle.
This is a ZERO BUDGET FESTIVAL, so chocolate cake is far too expensive. We ask for prizes to be donated, but ask that they be neither valuable, useful or desirable, so that tea towel should do the job nicely.
So be as flippant as you want, it’s a flippant festival, not serious or heavy, and the reality is odder than your imaginings. Take a look instead of the p***, it might indeed be right up your alley.
LRL, OMG, DTSMP (did thee spill my pint)
I really do have a flat (NTSC) batteried camcorder/tape holder.
And I like chocolatee cake,and Tea Towels. I once wrote a play for Sooty, my people got tried to get in touch with him but we didn't hear anything.
If you are so hard up for a prize I would like to offer a Freshco Triple Layer Chocolate Cake as 1st prize, but only if I win.
And I think my question was a valid one.
Also welcome to the forum. I wish we had crossed paths in better circumstances. I found your website very entertaining and informative and, like the Mervyn Peake Peotry comp, I am sure the fantastically tallented individuals on this forum will be sending in entries in there droves. Your right about the t towel. Thats for poetry, we could make up a best of DVD and sell that for fundraising.
As for the super 8 stuff. I only heard of it because of Screen Test with Michael Rodd.
However having said all that I aapologise publicly and unreservedly for and wizz taking you perceived.
You have earned a reprieve from whatever punishment awaited you.
You are very, very funny and very, very er um nice?
I checked you out and always understood the harmless nature of your mockery, nevertheless, I perceived it because it was there, and so your kindly proffered apology is appreciated and accepted.
I have actually worked with Sooty, he was highly professional, but like many famous people, shorter than you might expect. As a child I also was inspired by screen test, I had to save up for six months to buy a roll of Super8, lasting all of 3.5 minutes.
Truth to tell I was perfectly happy to cross paths with you like this, and since I think I gave as good as I got, I also apologise for my unnecessary ferocity.
Please feel free to cross me again.
Damn, if I knew I was about to be punished I wouldn't have been so quick to proffer an apology. I would like another 681 Posts taken into consideration.
The District Court is now in recess ('tis Christmas time, then New Year followed by a break to get over all the festivities.) So the case of M. Eck will be referred to the Circuit Court.
Can't help but feel we've got off the topic of films. Most of my stuff is shot on an £80 pocket camera, we will help with editing if you need it. Keep it short, keep it clean, don't be boring.
Have a lookwww.zerobudgetfilmfest.com
I was going to make a film about my time on DA's; However its not family orientated. So I watched the sample on the website, and after seeing children desecrating a graveyard I thought my madness would need to go some to reach that level of horror.
Just looking at Nada Munchetty on BBC news. Specifically her neck. It looks to me like her glands are up. I'm now off to the BBC to twitter our Nada an tell her to up her Zinc and Vitamin C. (if your glands are up and you think this is the remedy and you dont need to go to the doctors after all, think again. I dont know anything about ladies glands or hormones in general, no man does. As far as we are concerned ladies are all as mad as a bag of cats. So go to the doctors,)
HI , I am sorry . But I am not able to make a film cos Im haven't that thing what you need to make it with, and sometimes I get the shake s, so it might not be appropriate. But I do have a camera and I'm not bad at taking photographs.Can you make a film from photographs? I am quite intelligent really , you know?
Blue Angel, use a tripod, the tri bit keeps it stable and the plays the music. I think you'll still need a movie taking device.
Also yes you can make a movie out of pictures.
Do you remember THE ADVENTURES OF TEDDY EDWARD and his adble assistant Jasmine the rabbit?
How they did it I've no idea.
Anyway I had an idea for a film. It was a fusion between summit and summit else. I can't say too much. In case I get copied.
So anyone thinking about making a movie based on a fusion of ideas I'm copying had better back off!!!!! These exclamation marks aren't just a maybe either. Otherwise I'll bring down all the weight of, er, me, yeah that should suffice. I'll come round and sit on you.
Admins soz for the violent outburst. But these luvvie darlings need telt, you don't know what their like.
I had a look at the website http://www.zerobudgetfilmfest.com/
and it quickly convinced me that here was a thrusting bunch of go getting types. Clearly these are people who don't let mere unsurmountable obstacles get in the way of having a laugh.
The ratio of chuckles per £ must be huge.
....I'm imagining what art could be created by mixing a webcam (£15 in freshco) with windows moviemaker, a pack of plasticine (freshco again), the imagineer that is Tony Hart and fond memories of Oor Eck (summit wrang there..)
If only I had talent......
The only difference between me a tony farm is the silk scarf. The number of times I was caned by the head for drawing elephants on the school foottie pitch. That despite the fact I was 30 and she was nothing like a head teacher.
Anyway the silk scarf was a no go. Especially after what happened to Gina Lollobrigida.
Apart from that, and the fact I can't draw, model plasticine, silk scarf and I'm not dead. It's easy to see why, oh and I don't have a blue rinse quaff either, that said, not a lot in it. An easy mistake to make.
Or was it Jean Harlow?
Soz. I didn't mean Gina Lollobridgida, I meant Isadora Duncan.
Although tony wasn't decapitated by his scarf.
As for jean hearlow, well that is totally off topic/forum.
Strictly speaking I'm still on topic cos they are all actresses, albeit, sadly no longer with us.
What film did tony make. I don't remember Vision On The Movie.
Was Nosybonk from jigsaw the original Mr Bean? I think Adrian and Janet should sue.
What did they do to Santa?
Oh poor Santa!
I don't like films where there isn't a proper ending.
What will happen on 24th -- how will Santa manage?
You can't leave it all to Rudolph, he's not really real.
Please, will there be a sequel to make it all better?
I was crying at the end and cheering and stuff. Much better than young vandals desecrating a grave yard. That wasn't st nick, more saville than Santa. . Poor soo, hooray for sooty.
Unless that was Santa and sooty has taken da's and turned into sooty fritzle!!
More more encore. So much unresolved.