Tonight (21st Feb) we were treated to something a little different. Club members Alec (Cowley) & Peter (Moody) gave us a short introduction to compiling & showing AV’s.
AV's (Audio Visuals) are a great way to present photographic images along with an audio backing track, be it music or dialogue, and both Alec & Peter are skillful at producing excellent, interesting and atmospheric AV's.
Alec kicked of the evening using his preferred software, Proshow Gold. Followed by Peter using his preferred software, PicturesToExe.
Both Alec & Peter explained how they created their AV’s by gradually adding images individually, choosing the type of transition, between each image and the time each image remained in view and finally adding a soundtrack. The soundtrack is every bit as important as the images and must be carefully chosen for length and impact.
Peter ended his presentation with an impressive Scottish themed AV with an appropriately selected ‘bagpipe’ backing track.
Likewise Alec’s equally impressive AV featured moody images of the Tyne bridges and quayside with a very dramatic backing track, Siegfrieds Funeral March by Wagner.
Many thanks to both Alec & Peter for their presentations and for persevering through a couple of technical difficulties they encountered.
Bob Finlay (President)