Two big events coming up
Pretoria Super Circuit Salon
3 Salons with two AV sections CLICK HERE
AV Congress Competition
New Annual AV competition with winner receiving a PSSA silver medal and AV gets screened continuously together with the recent successful honours panels at the 'Dome Photo Expo'
The Cape is tops on AV
The AVs that were to be shown had been grouped into themes which gave a feeling of unity to each session. Audience participation was guaranteed by voting slips passed around after each session and announced at the start of the next. We appear to have been a mature audience, as very good AVs on difficult subjects were highly rated.
As we all know, AVs have two
components – Audio and Visual.
If you do not understand the language, a very good AV can fall
flat. Sub-titles help, but detract from the images at the same
time. Something we should all be aware of when submitting to
foreign AV Salons.
As coordinator of the CTPS AV section I had challenged our members to “just enter” the PAVC Salon. Shortly after closing date Jeff Morris told me that CTPS had submitted the most entries (11) which was a wonderful response. Well done all !
As a sub-competition open to CTPS members only within the PAVC Salon Jeff had arranged for the Salon judges to select the best entry from a first-time AV salon entrant, and also the best entry from CTPS regardless of prior salon acceptances – both of which were scooped up by Ingrid Fraser who then went on to win a PSSA Silver for Across the line and a PAVC Gold for Green Door. Pat Hutchison got an acceptance for Red Indian People, and Hanelore & Heiner Seifart an acceptance for Faces of Zanzibar.
As a result of their outstanding achievements CTPS with 72 points won the trophy for the most successful club, beating PAVC with 61 who came second. Well done all ! So you make AVs do you? Are all AV makers the same? Are you a photographer who uses the AV medium to show off your images, or are you a story teller who will use any appropriate images in an AV in order to tell a story? Both are valid, and both have a place in the AV Genre.
During the Festival we saw various AVs with archival images, some humorous and two AVs on the mud-slide disaster in Aberfan, Wales in 1966. The first was so powerful that I was speechless with tears in my eyes after seeing it. That AV would not have had the impact that it did if the Archival images had not been included. To disallow AVs using archival images or images from the net is to cause great harm to the AV genre, which is already losing authors year by year as salon submission stats show. We cannot afford to be fussy, and need to move with the times. The Festival ended on a high note with a restrictive rule in the upcoming CTPS AV Salon being removed. Thank you Neels Beyers, Thank you PSSA,
thank you all !
Cape Town Photographic Society AV Section Coordinator
Audio Visual Festivals - Midrand
About the AV forum
YOUR VOICE (on left) is our new weapon to fight for AVs to become the 'Top Spot' of PSSA genres.
The various headings will each handle news; information; guidelines; crit of work and an interactive question and answer section. Our panel of 16 PSSA AV Experts will support, crit, educate and answer questions
This forum does not cater for historic controversial issues: I was voted as director and appointed to steer AVs. My election into this position was done to improve and advance AV work within PSSA, it is known by all who elected me that I place a high premium on creativity, and has done so since my first PSSA salon entry in 1973, I therefore will consciously propagate creative AV production. This forum will not tolerate petty remarks such as 'no biltong please'! The forum will serve for the greater good of PSSA and will aim at inspiring AV workers and even convert the guys from 'The Dark Side' (digital and print workers) to join our fantastic explosive new genre which has no limit for expression- be it wildlife or avant garde.
Looking forward to a rich creative future for AVs within PSSA
This provisional panel might change, however, I do not wish for it to change since I feel that it represents the cream of the specialist concerned with AVs within the PSSA
1. Barrie Wilkins – Hon MPSSA, FPSSA (Dux), ESFIAP, Hon PSA, FPSA Hon
expert: travel, wildlife and judging (Pictures ToExe)
2. Jill Sneesby – Hon MPSSA, MPSSA, FPSSA (Dux), ESFIAP, EFIAP
expert: pictorial, wildlife and judging (Pictures ToExe)
3. Frank Reuvers – Hon FPSSA, FPSSA (Dux), EPSSA (AV), EFIAP, (FPSSA AV)
expert: pictorial and landscape (Proshow)
4. Anne D’Oliviera & Franz Jesche – APSSA
expert: documentary and travel (longer feature AVs)
5. Willem Oets – FPSSA (AV)
expert: avant garde, travel, story, technical (Wings Platinum)
6. Adri van Oudheusden – FPSSA (AV)
expert: story, landscape, archival, avant garde (Picture ToExe, Photoshop)
7. Antenie Carstens – FPSSA ARPS
8. Thomas Niemeyer- APSSA, AV-AFIAP
expert: Sound and AV still and video integration
9. Chris Daly – FPSSA APSSA (Vers) AFIAP
expert: avant garde, technical (Picture ToExe, Photoshop)
10. Hein Lass – APSSA
expert: Avant Garde (Adobe Flash, Photoshop)
11. Gus Waschefort – FPSSA, APSSA (verse)
expert: photo journalism, documentary, travel, legal, technical, video
12. Hein Waschefort – FPSSA (DUX), EPSSA (FPSSA AV)
expert: Avant Garde, underwater, technical, (Proshow, Pictures ToExe, Photoshop)
13. Christine Waschefort – APSSA
expert: landscape, scriptwriting, legal (Proshow)
14. Ryno Oosthuizen – APSSA
expert: Avant Garde, technical, video (Proshow, Pictures ToExe, Photoshop)
15. Willi Sator – APSSA
expert: wildlife, technical, video (Adobe Llightroom)