Category Archives: Multimedia Group

Multmedia Group Meeting Wednesday 23rd May 7:30pm

The final meeting of the Multimedia Group this year will be looking at Video, meeting in the small hall at Tangmere at 7:30pm on Wednesday 23rd May.

Many of us have the capability to take high quality video on our phones and cameras, but we often do nothing with it. Video is also a great way to enhance AVs with a mixture of clips and stills.

The meeting will introduce some free Video Editing software available for all platforms (Mac, Windows and Linux) and discuss some basic aspects of video shooting and editing.

There will also be a chance to show your work and discuss a project for the summer. All are welcome.

Multimedia Group Meeting April 25th

This month’s meeting will be looking at Sound.

Ken Worrel and Graham Sergeant will do a basic introduction to Sound. Covering aspects such as microphone types and basic recording.

Graham will also start what will hopefully become a regular spot of doing a critique/analysis of one A/V per meeting starting with a short one (of just less than 3 minutes).

Graham says, “It was recently produced by an absolute beginner (with advice and guidance from a couple of experienced A/V-ers who I know. It is an excellent first attempt and I’m sure will help/inspire some of our beginners. As time goes by our own members could bring their work along for some constructive criticism. ”

We also will take time to see members work.

Janey Devine – Multimedia Group – Wednesday March 28th 2018

For this month’s meeting we are pleased to welcome the highly talented Janey Devine FRPS. Janey is well known for her unique artistic style and recently for her documentary work (Janey leads the RPS SE Documentary Group) and as a member of the Focus group ( Focus Group Web Site) and Arena (ArenaWeb Site), her own web site is here.  She uses many types of media to publish her work, including books, films and AVs.

As promised, this meeting will have an Apple Mac bias. In the first half Janey will show how to use Final Cut Pro and then after the interval she will show some examples of her work, each illustrating some of the elements touched on in the first half.

Janey is a prolific generator of books and will bring examples along with her.

Please bring along examples of your work, or work in progress. As time permits we will look at work just before and after the interval.

Jeff

Multimedia Group

The next meeting of the Multimedia Group is on Wednesday 28th February at 7:30pm in the small hall in Tangmere.

In this meeting we will start off with an overview session on putting a simple photoharmony AV together. This will cover the basics of:

  • transitions
  • title
  • synchronising to music
  • simple animations (Ken Burns effect)

Hopefully people will bring their work (or work in progress) and we shall look at this either side of the interval.

In the second half we will discuss how sound can add to AVs. Graham will show how to do some simple sound recording using a digital sound recorder and microphone. Then we will try to use the recorded sounds to enhance the simple photoharmony AV.

Handouts from AV Group Meeting

Thanks to all that attended, particularly the members from Steyning and other clubs. We concentrated on getting started with Pictures2Exe with Graham focusing on the importance of structuring and composing the AV so it fits well with the music and follows general cinematic guidelines.

Graham has kindly supplied two handouts from his talk at last nights meeting.  An Introduction to AV and Getting Started in AV.

We hope to build on this next meeting with further details on basic hints and tips on the software  such as animation (zoom and pan) and text and titles. We will also continue to show how to improve the composition of AVs.

We ran short of time last night so we didn’t get to review people’s work, but we will make more time for this next meeting, so please bring AVs and books or work in progress.

Jeff

1st Meeting Multimedia Group 13th December 2017

I am pleased to announce the first meeting of the Multimedia Group will take place in the small hall at Tangmere Centre at 19:30 on Wednesday December 13th 2017.

Following a short introduction and discussion about the aims for the group for the year, the very distinguished Graham  Sergeant FRPS and award winning AV author (see here) will present a gentle introduction to AV.

Following the break, Pete Bamforth ARPS and member of the Focus Group will give a talk about the production of photo books. As many will know, Pete has produced a wide range of photo books with different publishers and he will explain the steps involved and hopefully the pitfalls to avoid.

It promises to be a great evening so do come along. Like all group meetings this is open to members of other clubs.

1st Meeting Multimedia Group 13th December 2017

I am pleased to announce the first meeting of the Multimedia Group will take place in the small hall at Tangmere Centre at 19:30 on Wednesday December 13th 2017.

Following a short introduction and discussion about the aims for the group for the year, the very distinguished Graham  Sergeant FRPS and award winning AV author (see here) will present a gentle introduction to AV.

Following the break, Pete Bamforth ARPS and member of the Focus Group will give a talk about the production of photo books. As many will know, Pete has produced a wide range of photo books with different publishers and he will explain the steps involved and hopefully the pitfalls to avoid.

It promises to be a great evening so do come along. Like all group meetings this is open to members of other clubs.

Multimedia Group

The Multimedia Group is for exploring ways of presenting your images as an Audio Visual, or perhaps as a Book. You may be interested in mixing video and images or publishing images to the web. Perhaps you always meant to make a film?

All of us amass thousands of images, AV and books are great ways of sharing and presenting your work.

The group is suitable for all levels of photographers, we will try to meet each month and the meeting will give you an opportunity to discuss projects you are working on, we will have speakers and tutorial sessions on creating AVs, books and films.

The group will try to be technology neutral so Mac or PCs are welcome.

The group organiser is Jeff Owen.