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AV News Sequence

This short (2 minute) sequence is available for you to download. There is a zipped executable file (11 mb) suitable for running on a Windows based PC and made at 1024 x 768 resolution. Please note that it will need a fast graphics card to run smoothly as it uses the animation features available in PicturesToExe 5.5
There is also a lower quality MP4 file 320 x 240 resolution for viewing online. Please note you will need software that can run MPEG4 files such as Quicktime or VLC Media Player on your PC.

It uses ideas from 3 award winning sequences :-

  • The Gathering by Ian Bateman
  • The Messiah by John Smith
  • The Colour Thief by Jill K. Bunting

Please show it at your clubs and events to promote AV News Magazine and the Website. (11 mb)   avnews.mp4 (5.5 mb)

AV News Sequence

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Pictures-to-Exe Version 5.5 Released

June 10, 2008

WnSoft has announced a new version of Pictures-to-Exe - Deluxe 5.5

The powerful slide show software for all Windows operating systems
including Vista

Key features of Pictures-to-Exe Deluxe 5.5

  • Pan/Zoom effects in real-time with highest quality
  • Sharp picture and smooth animation
  • Timeline is integrated to the main window now
  • Slide list displays pictures of real slides
  • Preview displays real slide at top-right part of the main window
  • Added mini-player to the main window
  • You can quickly play your slideshow in this small preview window
  • Added Grid (Ctrl+G) to "Objects and animation" editor
  • Improved reliability of VideoBuilder

See the PTE website for more details

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The 14th Great Northern Festival

Was held at Wilmslow Guild Adult Education Centre

5th to 7th December 2008

The Jury for this event were:-

  • Colin Balls (UK) Chairman of the Jury
  • Bryan Stubbs (UK)
  • Erhard Hobrecker (Switzerland)

The top Awards went to:-

Gold Medal Isadora's Legacy Eddie Spence
Silver Medal The Quiet One Keith Brown
Bronze Medal The Final Cut Ian Bateman
George & Doreen Pollock Medal - Restricted Category Award
  The Kissing Gate Maggie Imhoff

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The 18th RPS International Audio-Visual Festival

Was held at The Royal Agricultural College Cirencester

19th to 21st September 2008

The International Jury for this event were:-

  • Ian Bateman (UK) Chairman of the Jury
  • Gordon Gray (Northern Ireland)
  • Christian Brion (France)
  • Matthias Pfister (Germany)

The top Awards went to:-

Gold Medal The Forest of Tane Mahuta Erhard Hobrecker Swi
Silver Medal This is a Town Colin Balls UK
Bronze Medal Isadora’s Legacy Eddie Spence UK
George & Doreen Pollock Medal - Best First Time Entrant
  The Red Shoes David & Carol Gillow UK

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The 2008 Supercircuit

Was held at 5 Venues - Hayange (France); Mar De Plata (Argentina);
Epinal (France); Garda (Italy) & La Chaux De Fonds (Switzerland)

The overall top 3 Awards all went to France:-

1st Place Route 66 Le Gall Corentin
2nd Place Rêve de môme Bas Emmanuel
3rd Place L'école du désert Pizolatto Jean Charles

See the Supercircuit Website for more details of each Festival

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RPS IRIS-25 Event

Held at the the Memorial Hall, Aldbourne on June 21st & 22nd 2008

The IRIS-25 Competition was judged on Saturday 21st

The top Awards went to:-

Overall Winner, George & Doreen Pollock Medal
& First Place aged Under 16
  Une Chambre Extraordinaire
An Extraordinary Bedroom
Camille Simon France
Aged 16 to 24 First Place
  Waiting For Tomorrow Laura Bateman UK
Aged Under 16 Second Place
  Here Come the Girls Christopher Ware UK
Highly Commended
  Wharfdale Fliers 2 Sam Hilton UK
  Graffiti – Do You Love It or Hate It? Jake Pursey UK
  Duvet - a life Backwards Hannah Greenstreet UK
  Kelvedon Rock Festival Jake Pursey UK
Schools/Colleges prize Wycombe Abbey UK

On Sunday 22nd the four judges all gave lectures about different aspects of Audio Visual production to enable others to learn more about the art of AV

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RPS/IAC Geoffrey Round Competition 2008

Was held at the National Media Museum Bradford on April 5th & 6th 2008

The top Awards went to:-

Gold Medal One Day One Life Pier Louigi Montali Italy
Silver Medal The Colour Thief Jill K Bunting UK
Bronze Medal Talbot House Linda & Edgar Gibbs UK
George & Doreen Pollock Medal - Best First Time Entrant
  Endurance Lee Broderick UK
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BIAFF 2008

The Festival of Winners from the 2008 IAC International Film & Video Competition was held at the Cairn Hotel in Harrogate on the 17th to 20th April 2008
The Winners from the Geoffrey Round AV Competition were shown to a small but appreciative audience.

The Audience were asked to vote for the Sequences they thought best.

The votes from Bradford and Harrogate placed the top three medal winners all joint equal. So for once the Judges got it Right!!

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