RPS AV Day Trinity University Sunday 9th April starting at 10.30
Bryan Stubbs ARPS
In thinking what I might write to tell you about my “career” in Audio Visual I discovered the following that I wrote in 2005:
I am very much a newcomer to AV and made my first sequence in 2004 as a member of Leeds AV group. Six sequences later I am still learning. I have had some success at the Nationals and the Great Northern as well as at Club level and gained my LRPS in 2008.
I have been taking photographs for as long as I can remember but producing images is to me the easy part of AV. To me AV is not just photographs with a bit of background music. That is not my kind of AV. I want to tell stories and try to hold the attention of the audience while I do so. The more I develop in AV the more importance I would place on the soundtrack. Of course the technical side of it has to be excellent and I am still learning that but perhaps more importantly the soundtrack should be used to hold the attention of the audience and make the story interesting.
Almost 10 years later the above is still true. I’ve made a lot more sequences and got an ARPS in 2008 but my take on AV is the same. The story is the most important aspect for me and I hope to outline for you how I go about doing this. I want everyone to be as passionate about making AVs as I am and see these RPS AV days as the opportunity to “fire people’s enthusiasm.” I hope I can succeed!
Tony Collinson LRPS DPAGB
I have been interested in photography from a very early age and became involved with Audio-Visual back in the days of slide/tape productions using an Imatronic SX2500. At that time I teamed up with another “Tony” and together we presented shows at many of the camera clubs in Yorkshire under the name of “The Two Tonys”.
My passion in photography is wildlife and in particular, birds. However, I do tend towards documentary style A-V’s and enjoy the research and going out to take particular images required to produce a sequence. Coming from an engineering background I feel my weakness is lacking creativity in storytelling and hope to try and develop this throughout the coming year. I will be sharing something about the newly released PicturesToExe 9 and presenting some of my sequences with a little bit about how I went about creating them.
So we have 2 local “lads” as your guest speakers this time, by “popular” request. I hope you will support them and enjoy meeting your friends at this AV event.
The meeting starts at 10.30 with attendees’ sequences. This is your chance to show off your work and get some kind, helpful comments on improving it or maybe just saying how wonderful it is. This is always an important and enjoyable part of our day so please bring along your AVs.
To help us with the organisation of this session please try to send your AV sequence in advance to Tony Collinson using DropBox or a CD through the post. DropBox is a free download from https://www.dropbox.com/en_GB/install
Tony’s email address is email@example.com and his postal address is
8 Brownberrie Drive, Leeds, LS18 5PP.
If it is not possible to send it in advance because you are working on it until the night before, bring it with you as usual.
We will break for lunch about 13.00 and Tony and Bryan will speak to us from 14.00 until about 16.45 or so with a break for tea/coffee at about 15.00.
Leeds Trinity University is located in Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth LS18 5HD.
Here is a link to their website on how to find them: http://www.leedstrinity.ac.uk/aboutus/findus/pages/default.aspx.
If anyone needs more information please contact me.
There is plenty of free car parking available on site and our meeting will be held in the Auditorium and Conference suite. This is situated through the main Reception Area. ( Nos 13 and 14 on the campus map. http://www.leedstrinity.ac.uk/aboutus/findus/documents/campus-map-june-2013.pdf )
Please arrive by 10.00 if possible and have a cup of tea/coffee and a chat before the meeting starts at 10.30.
Our team of helpers will again be organising the lunch.
We will be providing sandwiches similar to last time together with a small pork pie, packet of crisps, fruit and chocolate biscuit and drinks of tea/coffee/orange juice.
This is all available at the bargain price of £5. You may of course bring your own lunch if you wish.
Tea/Coffee during the day.
Tea/Coffee will be provided from 10.00 before the meeting and tea/coffee and biscuits in the afternoon as part of the registration fee which is at present held at £10 for RPS AV Group members and £12 for non members.
I have not included a carvery option this time. There were a few grumbles last year about the food being cold, plates being cold etc. I did pass this on to the University organiser and she spoke to the catering manager who was certain it would not happen again. However these are outside caters and I can not guarantee it will not happen again. If this is a problem for you and you desperately want to eat in the student’s dining room, let me know and I will arrange it but it will not appear on the booking form.
There are several restaurants/pubs in Horsforth and nearby where you could have a meal. The internet will provide all the necessary information.