Wilmslow Guild Audio Visual Group

Our Next Meeting at the Guild is being held on
Friday, 17
th May - Our Annual AV Competitions

Tonight we are holding our Annual Open and Closed competitions with comments on each sequence given by our guest Judge,

Christine Widdall MPAGB EFIAP FBPE

Saturday 18th at 10am we have a practical AV workshop followed in the afternoon with the PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit in AV Advisory session.

Sunday 19th at 10am we have the PAGB APM’s in AV Assessment with 6 applications at Credit level, 6 at Distinction level and a single and joint application at the Master level.



Visitors welcome at £4 per normal meeting.

Dates for the 2018/19 Season for your diary are as follows:

Wilmslow Meetings dates are shown in Red

National Events held elsewhere but which might be of interest are shown in Black

September 2018

14th      Welcome Evening - we are inviting other clubs and members to bring along sequences for us to enjoy

   This evening is free for visitors, members and potential members.

22nd & 23rd   RPS Internationals are taking place in Cheltenham - info HERE

28th      Ron Davies FRPS FACI(M)  -   ‘ Emotion in AV ’

             Ron, one of the Founder members of the Group, had 'retired' from giving talks, but we are privileged that
              he has agreed to come and talk to us about how to put Emotion into your sequences


12th     Colin Balls FRPS -  ‘ Brazilian Pantanal ’  - note that this is free for members and £8 for visitors
             See the poster on the home page for this Main Hall evening

26th       Exchange of Sequences with the IPF AV Group in Ireland and the East Midlands AV Group
Some club members do not travel to other events & competitions, so rarely see work outside of their own               club. The idea of the exchange is to see work produced by different regions and to receive feedback.
              This is not a competition or to show new or the 'best' work from the club, but that from a range of
              members at all levels. It is more like a 'Members Sequence Evening' where the work is discussed &
              constructive comments made.
              This way each Group will benefit from the comments & see a range of work at all levels from different


16th       Film Night -  A selection of films (videos) to view & comment upon.
               Could these subjects be achieved differently as an AV?

17th        L&CPU PDI Knockout  -  which is taking place at Poynton Civic Hall

18th        RPS Great Yorkshire AV Day with Ian Bateman - which is taking place in Leeds
- info HERE

30th to 2nd December - Great Northern Festival  
              This is a national AV event taking place at Hough End Conference Centre, Chorlton, Manchester
              Full details, a brochure and booking forms can be found on www.gnfestival.org.uk

              Closing Date for Entries 28th October


14th       Mince Pie and Christmas Competition -

               A not-too-serious competition judged by the Audience - this year’s theme is ‘Change
               The maximum duration is 5 minutes.
               This will be followed by our Christmas social with refreshments.

January 2019

11th     Use of Video with Howard Bagshaw ARPS MPAGB/AV

             Howard will demonstrate how video clips can successfully be incorporated into AV


25th      Members Sequences

             A chance to show your latest work for constructive comments and help.


8th        Richard Brown FRPS –  ‘ Scriptwriting in Depth ’

              Richard is well know for his award winning sequences. Tonight he will talk about Scriptwriting and how
              best to get your sequences to 'say' what you want them to say.
This is a night not to be missed and will be in Main Hall

9th        L&CPU AV Competition - which is taking place here at the Guild

             Enter this regional competition and come along to see work from around the Lancashire & Cheshire
              Region.  Free to enter & attend


1st        The WGAV Fiesta - The public show of our members’ work

             Our showcase event when we screen a varied selection of our members' work. The emphasis will be on               entertainment so everyone should find the evening interesting.
Please publicise this as widely as possible. Visitors tonight £5

9th & 10th  Peter Coles International  -  taking place at Capel Curig in North Wales -  info HERE

15th      Review of the 2018 Challenge 321 Sequences

             See and judge some entries from the 2018 Challenge 321 International competition where entries have
             to be less than 3min 21sec

29th      How I Made It
In a change to the advertised meeting programme due to the new version of PTE not having been released, tonight we are going to look at how members have made their sequences, the ideas behind them and some of the techniques used. This should be a fascinating insight into the work that goes into making something that is only on screen for maybe a couple of minutes. A night not to be missed


12th      AGM  -  A chance for Members to have their say and shape the Programme for the next Season

26th     Members’ Sequence Evening

             A change our program for this evening - bring along your latest sequence for us to enjoy


17th    Our Annual Open & Closed Competitions - members please note the date change

           These internal competitions are judged by an external judge, entries are invited from all WGAV members.
            The Closed section - introduced to encourage less experienced members to enter is ‘closed’ to those who              have won any major awards in external competitions.
            All entries are eligible for awards in the Open section.

18th   Saturday Morning workshop -  bring along your laptops for a practical workshop.

Saturday Afternoon  -  PAGB Advisory Event -  Book in your sequences now HERE
           The PAGB panel members will then be able watch and advise if they reach the required standard

19th   The PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit in Audio Visual  Adjudications
The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain have once again chosen the Wilmslow Guild AV Group             in association with the Great Northern AV Group to host their Awards for Photographic Merit in
           Audio Visual assessments.
            Admission for the day is just £5 …….. and pre-booked buffet lunches will be available also at  £5


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