RPS AV Day Trinity University Sunday 20th Nov 2016 starting at 10.30
Speaker: Richard Brown FRPS FIPF FACI(M) EFIAP APAGB
Richard first became interested in photography as a schoolboy, starting with a Box Brownie camera and doing developing and
contact printing. A friend persuaded him to attend an exhibition at Fentham Photographic Society in Birmingham, which he
immediately joined and of which he is still an active member.
That evening at Focus ’75 he saw AV sequences for the first time, a show by Richard Tucker FRPS and decided there and then
that that was what he wanted to do. He joined the RPS the following year and gained his ARPS in slide-sound sequences in 1978 and FRPS in 1980. That same year, Richard was invited to become a member of the newly-formed LRPS panel and he has been an RPS AV distinctions panel member, with the odd short spell of compulsory retirement,
ever since. He was ‘volunteered’ onto the RPS AV Group Committee in 1983 and from 1985 to 1994 was successively Chairman
Richard’s own AV work has spanned a wide variety of genres. Initially interested in music interpretation, he then moved mainly
into biographies and historical documentaries, but always with occasional forays into humour. Although he has won many prizes
in competitions and festivals over the years, his most cherished AV award is that of the RPS Dobson Henry Medal, which he
received in 1998.
Richard will cover the following:
'Hierarchy of Ideas'. Where do ideas for AVs come from? Thoughts about sources of ideas and how they relate to different styles
'Tips for Scripts'. Practical advice on improving your scriptwriting, with examples of how and how not to do it!
He will illustrate both talks with appropriate sequences.
This is a meeting NOT to miss. Book early to avoid disappointment!
TimetableThe 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/inst Tony’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Richard will speak to us from 14.00 until about 16.30 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.as
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 time 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