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.
Notice is given of the Annual General Meeting of the Audio Visual SIG:
The AGM will be held at The Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, on Saturday, 20th September, starting at 6pm.
The Agenda of the meeting and nomination forms for the committee will be enclosed in the next issue of AV News, and also available from May on this website.
There is a limit of 8 years service as officers of the committee and because of this, both the current Chairman and Treasurer will be standing down. The committee would very much welcome any expressions of interest to join the committee.
Many members of the AV group will have known Tony Troman ARPS, particularly if you attended the Internationals. You will be sad to hear that he recently died. A fuller notice is available by clicking here.