Monthly Competition Results

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Our second AV Competition of this year took place on Thursday 16 November, and we were delighted to welcome back John Smith and Jill Bunting to be the judges.

The sequences were shown in alphabetical order by title, so first to be viewed was “A Taste of Italy.” John and Jill felt this was enjoyable with some good images, but almost became a travelogue. John and Jill felt the different sections were rather jumpy and could have benefited from the title being less and smoother. They felt the sequence would have been improved by just featuring one area of Italy.

“Busfest” was a show of a VolksWagon event, and John and Jill liked the use of a video included, but wished it were a slightly longer video to give a bit more action. The voice used was quiet and a bit muffled, and John gave good advice on how to overcome this. He demonstrated by using a brand new compact sound recorder he recently purchased to good effect.

“Going Racing” was a very informative sequence, and showed the fashion as well as the horse racing. John and Jill both liked the detail on the shoe section as it was well photographed and an unusual aspect of the racing day.

“Mack Loop” was very much enjoyed by John and Jill, and they commented on the very good quality of the images. They appreciated the introduction using maps to show the location of the event, as they live in north wales and often see approaching aircraft. They particularly liked the way this sequence was from the author’s point of view as it gave it a personal touch. Judges John and Jill enjoyed the sequence

“Shooters Brook” and thought the author had excellent knowledge and access to the subject matter. They commented that this AV was interesting to us in this competition and also of great use to the contractor carrying out the job in hand.

“Wildlife in Yarrow Valley” contained some “superb” natural history images, and made a very good AV sequence. The vocal sound and use of natural sounds was very well done. 

We thank John and Jill for their very informative and helpful comments, and we enjoyed seeing some of their sequences showing how they pushed the boundaries with the software available both in the early days and now.

The scores and authors can be seen by clicking on the link below.

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