The third Jim Henson Audio Visual Competition was held on the 5th of March 2018. The judge was Graham Sergeant FRPS , who previewed the 16 entries. Graham commented on each AV, and made helpful remarks on technique and sound as the evening progressed.
Paul Crook LRPS won the trophy with an AV entitled “In Memoriam” a moving piece which used Rupert Brooke’s poem “The Soldier” for the narration.
Other results were –
SECOND: Upholder by Mile Reed CPAGB
THIRD The Monarch islands by Norman Horsham CPAGB
VERY HIGHLY COMMENDED
Petra Rose Red City by John Baker
Waverley Abbey By David Bird and Kathleen Bird LRPS CPAGB
Good bye Upton Park by Paul Crook LRPS
Llangollen to Montgomerie canal trip by John Wilson
Hunter by Harold Russell
Northern Botswana (For photo harmony) by Jean Hoyle
A Load of Old Bollards by John Wichall ARPS DPAGB
Flying Machines by Grant Dawkins
Chocs by Harold Russell
On 13 March 2017 the second Jim Henson AV competition took place. The hall was full, and the 17 Audio Visual shows were well received. There was a mixture of documentaries, humorous stories and photo harmony, making an entertaining evening.
Our thanks go to the Judge Gerald Kitiyakara LRPS who commented fully on each sequence.
The trophy went to Brian Marjoram LRPS for his winning entry “Haunted Houses”.
Other results were –
Second: Three Scottish Border Churches
by Norman Horsham CPAGB
Third: The Perfect Husband by Graham Sergeant FRPS
Highly Commended –
The View by Kathleen Bird LRPS CPAGB
Top Gear by Graham Sergeant FRPS
Purple Rain by Roger McCallum
The Password by Kathleen Bird LRPS CPAGB
Cantiga de Santa Maria by Philip Quarry
The Fan Dance by Derek Tanner
Unfortunately Roger McCullam and Graham Sergeant were not present so their photos do not appear.
On Tuesday 24 October we entered this competition at Woking Camera Club. We entered 2 AVs, Flora of South Africa by Kathleen Bird, and Valencia and its Secret by Harold Russell, which received a Hioghly Commended from the judge, Walter Benzie HonFRPS. Congratulations Harold.
Other results were
Winner – Northern Botswana by Jean Hoyle
Second – Two Scottish Border Churches by Norman Horsham CPAGB
Third – Coventry Cathedral by Mike Reed CPAGB
Ludshott did well in the Keith Hunt Trophy Audio Visual Competition at Woking Photographic Society on 25 October.
The judge Bob Webzell ARPS EFIAP commented on each sequence after it was played, then announced the winners at the end of the evening.
The winning entry was “Shameless Fashion” by Clive Chater of Alton Cammera Club, a very modern looking production with excellent photographs that were perfectly timed to the music.
Second was “Haunted Houses” by Brian Marjoram, and Jose Peddy’s “A Flower Arranger’s Lament” was third. Congratulations Jose and Brian.
Two entries were awarded highly commended certificates , “Autumn” by Norman Horsham of Mid Thames AV Group, and “Cantiga de Santa Maria” by Phil Quarry of Kingston Camera Club.
As usual there was a mixture of AVs on show, and I thought it was an enjoyable evening in spite of the heat in the hall.
AV Group 2015/2016 season
The Audio Visual group has 11 members, with between 8 and 10 members attending each meeting through last season. We had 5 meetings between October and April this year. There have also been a couple of introductory sessions for 5 people not in the AV group who wanted to see what is involved. If any of you are interested in learning more about AV please tell me, and next season we could run some beginners evenings. Just be aware that it is a time-consuming occupation!
In November we had a friendly AV evening with Alton Camera Club and Windlesham and Camberley CC. This is a regular event and next time it will be here at Ludshott on 16 January 2017. All members are invited to attend, and AVs from all 3 clubs will be shown purely for entertainment.
On 10 November we entered the Keith Hunt trophy competition at Woking, judged by Paul Keene FRPS MPAGB.
The winner was, ‘Thistlegorm Remembered”, by Len Deeley of Godalming Photographic Club with the voice of David Bird.
Second place was awarded to “We never go out any more”, by Kathleen Bird .
Third place went to “www.love (technology)”, by Peter Walmsley and Mike Reed of Windlesham & Camberley Camera Club.
In March Carole Speight and Graham Sergeant entertained us with an Audio Visual evening here, and in April Carole came to judge the Jim Henson Trophy. This is a new competition aimed at promoting AV among clubs in and around Surrey. There were 17 entries, and we had the excellent result of keeping the trophy here at Ludshott. For more information click here,
In April there was the annual Mid Thames AV Day at Wokingham, which some of us attended, an excellent day with Ian Bateman commenting on our AVs in the morning, and showing us some of his excellent shows in the afternoon.
Kathleen has been to the U3A photographic group in Farnham and to Kingston CC this year to tell them about making AVs and to show them a selection with different subjects. Both events went well with a great deal of interest being shown.
Our set subject for the year was “Old buildings”, and for next season it is “Liquid”. Good luck with that, it doesn’t sound easy!
This competition is dedicated to Jim Henson, one of our original AV Group members. Jim has produced many excellent and innovative sequences over the last 10 years, and for the last four years he has organised our Audio Visual competitions.
The first Jim Henson AV competition took place on 18 April 2016.
Our thanks go to the judge Carole Speight ARPS who commented on each sequence. The awards were presented by Walter Benzie HonFRPS, President of the RPS.
The winning entry was “Battle of the Waterberg” by Kathleen Bird LRPS CPAGB.
Second went to “The Compassionate Man” by Len Deeley FRPS DPAGBA EFIAP BPE3.
Third place – “The West Coast of Scotland” by Norman Horsham CPAGB
There were 3 Highly Commended entries –
“Metal” by Brian Marjoram LRPS
“www.love” by Peter Walmesley
“The Berlin Wall” by Mike Reed CPAGB