Audio Visual Group

*Photo credit for various images and montages above - John Spring and Rod Carruthers.


The MCC Audio Visual Group meets at the clubrooms on the third Wednesday of each month at 8pm.

When there is a 5th Monday in a month, we have a 'No Rules; Show & Tell' meeting, also at 8pm. The aim being to share and get feedback on your project, and watch AVs from other sources. For more information about our 5th Monday meetings, click here.

The aim of the group is to promote an understanding of Audio Visuals (AVs) and to teach members how to make their own presentations. We also hope to encourage members to participate in the various AV competitions and exhibitions that take place during the year, particularly the AV section in the MCC  End of Year competition.

Topics covered will include all aspects of the creative process, including useful techniques and the hardware/software requirements to produce and present an Audio Visual.

If you would like to know more about Audio Visuals, come along to the Audio Visual Group meetings (see dates below). The coordinator of the group is John Spring and he may be contacted via email.


We define "Audio Visual" (AV) as a planned sequence of overlayed and/or merged images that have transition effects between each image. Also known as "Sound Slides" and "Diaporamas", an AV usually includes images, sound, credit text and sometimes maps and graphics.

Want to know more?. Click here to find out.


The following links outline the history of Audio Visual and The Melbourne Camera Club's involvement through the Audio Visual Group.

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April 2018

5th MONDAY Show and Tell – NO RULES – all welcome – Monday April 30th 8pm
The first 2018 ‘Show and Tell’ night is upon us at the end of April - everybody is welcome.

Following the January 25th Thursday night ‘Show & Tell’ organised by Paul Palcsek our new Print Competition Steward it is proposed to widen the 5th Monday no rules Show & Tell nights to include the showing of themed groups of images. A group of themed images does not necessarily have to be with the intention of making an AV although the use of AV production concepts and techniques is probably a good idea for the audience’s appreciation.

As a starting point bring along on a USB stick 15 related themed images, in order, for presentation and discussion. Perhaps a selection of 15 images from your EDI competition entries could be used to illustrate ‘your style of photography’ or perhaps 15 images from your recent travel photography. The next level of challenge would be to form the 15 images into a short AV presentation using ProShow Web free production tools or other inexpensive software.  Paul Palcsek would like to receive some feedback on how this expanded concept might be developed and promoted to everybody.  eMail your comments to Paul at  The next 5th Monday AVG  NO RULES ‘Show & Tell’ will be in the Clubroom’s first floor Gallery starting at 8pm Monday April 30th 2018. Come 30 minutes earlier for a chat and coffee and review the equipment and computer set up.

The recent 30 minute presentation and talk by GoldStreet Studio’s Ellie Young on Carbon Prints  is now available as an AV for viewing on YouTUBE at       

The Challenge 321 in 2018

Entries for the 321 International AV Challenge competition have now closed. Judging will be completed by 15 June 2018 and results published on 30 June 2018.

Results for our 2018 ‘4 Way AV Battle’ with UK and Wales AV producers
This now annual AV battle with 5 entries from each Club – the UK’s Wantage and Exmouth and Wales AV clubs with our MCC AV Group - has now been concluded. You can view the results by clicking the link below. We achieved 4th place this year !  When reviewing the club scores keep in mind that there is a whole audience of votes behind each AV. Each audience member at the Judging Club scored each AV after viewing out of a maximum of 10 points.

4 Way AV Battle - Results

VAPS 2018 Interclub Audio Visual competitionVAPS 2018 Interclub Audio Visual competition results at Warrnambool Convention

The 2018 Interclub Audio Visual competition entries for Open and 3:21 categories were judged in the MCC gallery during the day on Wednesday April 4th. The results from the three experienced and impartial judges will be announced at next month’s VAPS Warrnambool Convention.

Warrnambool 2018 VAPS Convention – Friday 25th to Sunday 27th of May

The annual convention this year will be held in Warrnambool commencing Friday May 25th through to Sunday May 27th.  The registration form and details of the convention program are available from the VAPS web site at

A number of Melbourne Camera Club members attend the convention and can provide you with further information. Accommodation is the one item if you are considering attending that you must book yourself and as early as possible. Please eMail or phone the AVG coordinator with any questions.

Ideas and suggestions for 2018 Audio Visual Group Syllabus & AV participation projects

Just a reminder that ideas and suggestions are needed for the remainder of the AVG syllabus and activities.



For copies of AV Group Newsletters, click this link AV Group Newsletters


--- MEETING DATES 2018 ---

All meetings commence at 8.00pm at the clubrooms.

Wednesday, February 21

Wednesday, March 21

Wednesday, April 18

Wednesday, May 16

Wednesday, June 20

Wednesday, July 18

Wednesday, August 15

Wednesday, September 19

Wednesday, October 17

Wednesday, November 21


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For a collection of past articles and information click here.

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If you see any errors on this web page or the AV Group event pages in the calendar, contact John Spring via email.