The Audio Visual Group is one of the larger groups, catering for the interests of photographers who enjoy and make Audio Visual sequences. Almost exclusively digital these days, AV sequences combine projected photographs and possibly video with a sound track. The group supports AV group members in several ways:
We produce a quarterly magazine 'AV News' which combines news of recent and upcoming AV events with some technical articles to support new workers, or to illustrate features of hardware or software.
We organise the RPS National and International AV Festivals. These are both a competition and a showcase of the best AVs from the UK and from around the world.
The group supports members who wish to gain distinctions in 'Multimedia & Narrative'.
Some regional groups also hold workshop days or meetings where there is an opportunity to hear notable speakers and often the chance to show some of your own work for friendly, but critical comments.
We have extensive contacts with AV workers and organisations overseas which group members can 'tap into'. A number of members have had notable successes in AV festivals abroad.
The AV group is managed by a committee of seven members. All members of the group have the opportunity to express their views, at any time to members of the committee, but particularly at the Annual General Meeting, which is held in September.
The RPS International AV Festival results are now available, all the results and photographs of the event are now available on the 'International AV Festival' pages. The top three sequences however were:
Grand prix The Great Prairie - Jean Paul Petit & Jacques van de Weerdt (France)
Second AZ - Robert Albright (UK)
Third The Power of Memories - Richard Brown (UK)
Congratulations to these winners, but also to the winners of the various categories. Our thanks to all who entered, and to all those who attended the Festival, it was a wonderful weekend.