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  1. The next Beta of version 14.6.0.0 on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X is now available to download! https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=19&id=207008&Itemid=81 The Lightworks developers are now very close to completing this Beta Cycle with an aim of releasing in November. They will be changing the name from ’Lightworks 14.6’ to “Lightworks 2020.1’ to align with the rest of the EditShare product lineup, There's a number of new additions this this build including: Improvements to H.265/HEVC file handling. ability to set a custom length on dissolves & audio cross fades when right clicking a cut point Support for segment Enable/Disable on the sequence timeline: Added keyboard shortcut assignment for 'Activate selected segments' Added keyboard shortcut assignment for 'Deactivate selected segments' Added keyboard shortcut assignment for 'Toggle segment activation' Added keyboard shortcut assignment for 'Activate all segments' Improvements to how search results are handled when searching for Bins and other search improvements/ Plus numerous fixes.
  2. The NHS in the UK does run health checks, however, many people don't bother doing them. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-health-check/
  3. I know of one BBC staff cameraman working at 70 plus.
  4. The 6th beta of V14,6 is now available for download. https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=19&id=205314&Itemid=81#205314 Lightworks say: "This next version resolves several regressions between version 14.5 and 14.6. There are still some issues surrounding XML/AAF interchange along with finalising the decoding of HEVC/H.265 media. We are looking to finalise these before announcing the release date." Provisional RAW still image support for more camera types. the ability to search cue marker text via the search panel and the ability to create coloured cue markers easily during playback have been added. Also fixes
  5. The traditional method would be a rostrum camera. The UK version of Ken Burns is Ken Morse, who's credit appeared on numerous TV productions https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Morse https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0607633/ Today, get a high resolution digital copy of the still and use the DVE to create the moves.
  6. The 5th beta of V14,6 is available for download. https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=19&id=204887&Itemid=81#204887 Lightworks say: "This next version resolves several of the known issues we have been working on. We still have some improvements to add for decoding of HEVC/H.265 once complete, we hope to set a release date of Lightworks 14.6"
  7. After a delay, the 5th beta of V14.6 is now available for download. https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=19&id=203696&Itemid=81 This has fixes for issues that arose in the previous beta build and adds new features including:the ability to select multiple segments on the sequence timeline right-click and choose 'Add' or 'Remove' (if there are any effects to remove), to lasso clips in the sequence timeline, resize keyframe graphs using CTRL and mouse wheel and others.
  8. I wouldn't bother putting the budget in for a short, unless it's a requirement of the funder in a short film scheme. The extremely low budgets you see for some films should be treated with care, since it may not include the funding required to get the film ready for distribution. That could be a lot higher than the quoted budget.
  9. Remove any expositional dialogue. For example. you don't need to explain the engine is overheating - we see the smoke. "Just Great!" would cover it. Show don''t say is one of the rules.
  10. Steve Hullfish's book "The Art and Technique of Digital Color Correction" is worth looking at
  11. I have charged for my kit at a discount price on shorts, if I'm working on it for free. If they can't find funding, possibly from their own pockets, why should you make a large investment in their project. Electricians don't work for free, so they need to be paid for. There has to be some element of doing something that you don't usually do for it to be worthwhile. Future promises mean nothing, so don't expect anything in that regard.
  12. Short films rarely make a profit, so don't regard them as commercial projects. Studios won't buy a short to turn into a feature film, they may option the rights to the script, so that they can develop it into a feature film, The short film itself doesn't enter into the equation, it's the writer who will usually be involved in that agreement. However, there will a lot of development required to get to the production stages. Alternately, the writer or writer/director will write the feature script themselves and then get production funding, Investing in the short film doesn't automatically mean you hold any rights to the feature film.
  13. Another 16mm stock used at that time was Ektachrome reversal 7255, It was a low contrast 25 ASA tungsten camera stock intended for creating prints. Its replacement (7252) was used to shoot "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" in 1974 Some info on the later stock, which was introduced in 1970.
  14. There appears to have been early experiments with video assist at the time. One was the Arriflex Electronic Cam system, which used a plumbicon tube instead of an optical viewfinder on an Arri 35 IIC in a blimp, this was used in a multi camera setup similar to TV cameras.
  15. Looking at the camera in shot it looks like a video/film system which was around at the time, This allowed you to use film cameras on studio TV camera pedestals as part of a multi camera set up.
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