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Posted by Tony Milman (Member # 7) on February 04, 2005, 11:17 AM:
I am pleased to report that it is now very unlikely you will be able to speak to or receive email contact with Mr O. [Frown] You see I have just been to visit him and parted with a small wheelbarrow load of cash that he is taking out to Switzerland to stuff under his aunty's mattress. [Wink]

Many of us have been concerned for Ian and there was a rumour he had gone out of business [Eek!] Although I found him in something of an impoverished state I can confirm that he is alive and well. [Smile]

With the price of cine fims falling, Ian has had to resort to other sales (in between sessions at Kings Cross Tube station where his rendition of Half a sixpence has to be heard to be believed [Big Grin] ), and "Del boy Perry" as he is localy known can fit you out with a fully airconditioned GS1200 (noisy but cute) that also boasts a 12v microwave oven and hot water system to boot! WOrried though I was that this was just too much for the transformer I have been assured that spares are readily available [Wink]

He is also been fully occupied with the 3 YES 3 women he shares his house with- Molly, Jackie and Bella. A truely modern man, Ian is to be found with Pinny on and feather duster in hand (long handled) to reach those awkward corners of the air conditioned climatically controlled shed. [Big Grin]

With the shed now full of gear and the Inland Revenue at his heals, Ian has been forced to buy additional film storage space. His chosen vehicle is a 1963 Fairline (our American Cousins will be more familiar with this family runabout) that does about 6 ST1200HD's to the Gallon! [Roll Eyes] Well at least that is what is appears as on Perrys Movies Ltd balance sheet-fixed asset purchase mobile film storage unit.

The Lightwater 6 or 5 or whatever the wretched number is now have been invited, along with the rest of the forum, to participate in the Perry's raffle. First prize is a copy of The Rose and second prize being a copy of Dynamo Doc. The real exciting prize is the 1 minute shopping trolley dash around his shed......

Tickets are available from me at £5 or $10 (well at current exchange prices) and the draw will be made online from Switzerland
Posted by Ian O'Reilly (Member # 76) on February 05, 2005, 04:58 AM:
Thank you for your kind words, reports of my demise are vastly exaggerated [Eek!] .
Perrys is alive and well and firing on all cylinders,now back on line on the forum, thank's to Brads help.
What with record sales for January and Mr Milmans wheelborrow load of cash [Razz] I have now earned enough money to go on holiday for the rest of the year (only joking).
My New Years resolution is to answer e-mails the same day if not sooner.....! In fact I have thought of a novel idea, that I will give you the answer before you ask the question [Big Grin]
And now I have a mobile storage unit, I think that if I equip it with a trailer that will transport the shed... I could come to you.
Now I am offering BIG discounts to our friends in America who can offer me any information or source of spares for my 1963 Ford Fairlane.
Well, must go now as I have just had an e-mail in that needs answering, and two of the ladies that I live with need feeding.
Ian (Uncle Ian / Del boy / Steptoe / and last but not leaset OLD GIT ) [Roll Eyes]
Posted by Craig Hamilton (Member # 258) on February 05, 2005, 07:27 AM:
Ok chaps, the big test for Ian. Just sent him an email at 13.25 GMT. Let’s see if the old boy can reply within 24 hrs. [Smile]

Ian, failure to meet your own stated target will result in a forfeit, say 10% off the cost of the film should you have it in stock. Failure to respond within 48 hrs then 25% all purchases made by the Lightwater 6 on their next visit. [Wink]

Tony Milman, start your watch………. [Big Grin]

Posted by Ian O'Reilly (Member # 76) on February 05, 2005, 09:00 AM:
Received 13.26
answered 14.59
Remember Sunday's don't count.
Posted by Craig Hamilton (Member # 258) on February 05, 2005, 09:18 AM:
[Eek!] [Eek!] Recived reply at 14:59 [Eek!] [Eek!]

Mr O’Reilly I salute you. When will you be listing your now redundant carrier pigeons on Ebay? [Big Grin]

Posted by Jan Bister (Member # 332) on February 05, 2005, 12:10 PM:
I am completely lost. [Confused] Don't mind me though...
Posted by Tony Milman (Member # 7) on February 05, 2005, 02:11 PM:

Hapy to answer any unclear areas-just pose the questions and I will try to bring you upto speed. It's a bit like Shakespeare- you have to read between the lines (lol)
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on February 05, 2005, 03:36 PM:
This brings back memories of the classic Todd/Newell dialogue in their post "Martians Land in Rosies Toilet. !!!!" (see archive)

Jan, I don't get it either.

Posted by Dan Lail (Member # 18) on February 05, 2005, 04:28 PM:
Okay, this is a test from the US(remember this is only a test). I just sent Ian an email concerning "Carry On Regardless". Ian, if I don't get a reply.....carry on regardless! [Big Grin]

[ February 05, 2005, 09:47 PM: Message edited by: Dan Lail ]
Posted by Tony Milman (Member # 7) on February 05, 2005, 05:23 PM:
For the benefit of our US buddies I will be posting an essay on the meanings behind the meanings in the postings. Tune in later [Wink]

(p.s. Ian - I am sure we can come to some arrangement to spare the blushes of Molly and Bella [Big Grin] )
Posted by Ian O'Reilly (Member # 76) on February 06, 2005, 03:22 AM:
Remember Sunday's don't count, but in your case what with the time differance I will answer, can't take that chance. [Wink]
Posted by Dan Lail (Member # 18) on February 06, 2005, 10:52 AM:
US reporting back. Test is complete and astonishingly successful. Thanks Ian! [Wink]
Posted by Tony Milman (Member # 7) on February 09, 2005, 01:58 PM:

Well it would seem the cod liver oil tablets that Grandpa Ian has been taking since Christmas are kicking in . He is returning emails within his own self imposed service level agreement [Eek!]

Just to explain a few of the points above. Living with 3 girls is a fantasy of many British men (indeed I imagine it to be universal) only in Ian's case 2 of them are dogs...literally.

Switzerland as you may know is a tax haven for the very rich and Ian certainly is known in the Alps......

Kings Cross Tube is a London metro station famous for its " working girls " and buskers are a plenty.

"Del Boy" is a character from a hit UK TV show Only Fools and Horses (very very funny) and is something of a wheeler dealer, a wide boy, a chancer etc etc

If you had followed IanGT40 on ebay the reference to airconditioning, hot water etc would be clear since he is selling a load of dodgy gear-just like Del boy!

The long handled dudter was a cruel cruel jibe at Ian's lack of altitude.

The film storage unit is that classic of american cars. Ian managed to lose it before Xmas, find it again, take on London mafia gangsters go to court and finally get it back. In the UK you can record this in the company accounts as a fixed asset purchase and get the tax man (Inland Revenue=IRS) to pay for it!

And now I regret posting it [Smile]
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on February 09, 2005, 03:50 PM:
Well that certainly cleared things up. [Confused]

Tony, quite a nice pic of you in the latest FFTC.

Posted by Tony Milman (Member # 7) on February 09, 2005, 04:10 PM:
Oh Doug, I was hoping you wouldn't spot that.....I am going to murder Wilton [Frown]

Are you planning a trip over for the BFCC this year?
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on February 10, 2005, 07:24 AM:
I believe the 50th (BFCC's, not mine) is a milestone that would warrant a return!

Posted by Kevin Faulkner (Member # 6) on February 10, 2005, 07:49 AM:
It would certainly be god to meet up with you especially as I was unwell when you were here last year. Go for it. I take it your talking about the November one?

Kev [Smile]
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on February 10, 2005, 08:00 AM:

Not getting a chance to meet up was the one disappointing part of my trip. I think the 50th BFCC is being held in October.

Posted by Mike Peckham (Member # 16) on February 10, 2005, 12:31 PM:
Any way we can get that lovely pic of Tony in the FFTC magazine uploaded onto here? [Razz]

Mike [Big Grin]
Posted by Tony Milman (Member # 7) on February 10, 2005, 01:47 PM:
Pex you would be a DEAD man [Mad]
Posted by Tony Milman (Member # 7) on February 10, 2005, 01:48 PM:
Pex you would be a DEAD man [Mad]
Posted by Craig Hamilton (Member # 258) on February 11, 2005, 02:08 PM:
Mike, just need to re-size scanned image. [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

Posted by Mike Peckham (Member # 16) on February 12, 2005, 03:08 AM:
Craig, managed to get it resized, just trying to work out how to upload it [Wink] .

Mike [Pex] [Big Grin]
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on February 12, 2005, 10:38 AM:
Careful, Mike. You can only push Tony so far........
I can see the headlines: "Lightwater Group One Lighter" or "Pix Tiff Ends In Ex-Pex!"
Posted by Mike Peckham (Member # 16) on February 12, 2005, 11:59 AM:
Doug, you're quite right and I think Tony knows me well enough to know that I wouldn't emabarass him by putting that wonderful pic on the internet, he is very modest about his movie star good looks, you'll all just have to get a copy of FFTC mag and see it in there [Big Grin] .

What worries me is that Tony has been quiet for a day or two and I know what he is capable of, I hope he isn't planning something revengful [Eek!] .

Mike [Smile]
Posted by Tony Milman (Member # 7) on February 12, 2005, 12:46 PM:

Be afraid, Be very afraid [Big Grin]

I have been playing with my new toy, an apple mini mac and so have been a bit distracted, have to say though it is beginning to impress me. Can't believe it is all doing this from a box no bigger than my kids' lunch box.

Never used Apple before and if it carries on the way it has so far I will be moving over full time. Operating system is stable, I have manged to link to my IPAQ...if I can link it to the GS I will be back on topic [Wink]
Posted by Kevin Faulkner (Member # 6) on February 13, 2005, 05:56 PM:
Now listen to me both of you. I have a pic of the two of you at the last Lightwater convention and its not a pretty pic [Big Grin]

It could just end up on here for the world to see [Razz]

Kev. [Smile]
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on February 14, 2005, 04:11 AM:
Tony, welcome to Mac World! Although I do keep a PC for certain softwares, I've been doing most of my work on a Mac for the last 15 years. I'm currently experimenting with Imovie for redubbing some german prints (purchased from Andreas) back into their original language...
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on February 14, 2005, 10:01 PM:
Hi everyone,

I love using a Mac. The iMovie editing program is great.
A few years ago, Adobe software developed
Movie editing software for Mac and PC known as Premiere.
The last version for Mac was 6.5
Today only the current versions are made for PC and Windows XP.
At the time it was a Pro application, and it enabled you to save the
movie, in a multitude of different frame rates. For example, 18fps,
24fps @ 50 htz or 60 htz.

Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on February 15, 2005, 02:01 AM:
Michael: Final Cut has taken over Premiere on the Apple platform. But Imovie still rules for quick editing jobs (check this clip I made for a customer of mine...)
Posted by Michael De Angelis (Member # 91) on February 15, 2005, 06:56 PM:
Hello Jean-Marc,

Thank you for posting the video. You have a very natural talent in filming and editing techniques. A wonderful job, and I am sure that your clients enjoyed the video clip as much as I have.

Apple's iMovie has infinite possibilities, and it is indeed very easy to use.

Do you have Final Cut or Final Cut Express?

I enjoyed the clip so much, that I wish that I could go for a pony ride too.

Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on February 16, 2005, 07:00 AM:
Thanks a lot Michael.
As a matter of fact, with that video, we have 6 potential customers interested in this ride for the US.
I'll be at the manufacturing plant this Friday so, if you want to order one, just let me know. [Wink]
This video was quickly made: shot, edited, scored (I also did the music), converted to mpeg and put online in less that 1.5 day. That's the great thing about Mac softwares, they are so easy to use.
I have started looking at Final Cut, but the "full" version is a bit beyond my league for now. "Express" seems very interesting, though, as it allows many features such as colour timing, keying, more soundtracks to play with, etc. I will probably purchase it when I get my new Mac this Spring.
The pros I have been talking to told me that they were still using Imovie for preliminary cuts, though...

(Now, this is really getting OT, sorry Grandpa Ian...)

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