CREDIT: Roger Trythall
The society has for many years promoted the creation of Audio Visual presentations (AV’s) as an integral part of the Society. The aim is to provide our members with resources and training to develop their AV making skills while having fun along the process. Members meet monthly to share ideas and show their AV’s. These sessions provide valuable experience, feedback and knowledge to further their skills.
For the competitively minded AV enthusiasts, there are numerous competitions that which can be entered. Visit the Photographic Society of South Africa at www.pssa.co.za for more information. Please forward any queries to email@example.com.
Please note that all physical meetings are currently suspended until further notice. Meetings will be held via Zoom video.
Next meeting: Wednesday 10th February
The next AV meeting on Zoom will be on Wednesday 10th February 2021 starting at 7 pm. The program will include:
Updates on AVs International
A new Challenge
AV’s fall into 3 main categories, the ones that tell a story, ones that are called ‘Photo Harmony’ and thirdly a slide show. We suggest following basic process when making your AV.
The AV committee has noted that various makers of AV software have either announced their intention of closing shop (Pro Show) or have withdrawn the free version (Wings). Also, the multitude of AV programs available have led to confusion as to what members should use.World-wide, the most popular AV software is PTE. It is reasonably priced and has a multitude of tutorials on YouTube.
Members are free to purchase any of the software tools on offer. However, we recommend the use of PTE AV Studio. The learning curve is not steep and if all members uses the same software we can share ideas and learn from each other. For more information visit the PTE website.
For this reason, the committee has decided to organise:
• A practical AV workshop with follow up assistance
• A PTE workshop - mainly aimed at first time AV makers
The dates and media will be communicated via Snapshots.
If you know of any useful resources that can assist in the making of AV's please forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll post them here to share.