June 2017

2017 VAPS Convention

Congratulations to Barbara Butler for her first place in the VAPS Interclub OPEN AV competition with ‘Holding on Letting Go’ and an OPEN AV Merit award for ‘Thomas Mitchell at Mt.Macedon 1836’ by John Spring. For the second year our AV group has come away with the VAPS 2017 OPEN AV aggregate trophy.

A full list of AV entries from the VAPS Frankston convention booklet can be viewed and downloaded from the VAPS Website (Documents) see page 16 and 17.

A collection of recently produced AV's:

  • The Melbourne Camera Club 2016 End of Year Audio Visual  20 minute presentation of all projected images entered by members into the Club's End of Year Competition and Exhibition Nov-Dec 2016.
  • Major Sir Thomas Livingston Mitchell  (1792-1855) was one of Australia's greatest and earliest inland explorers. This AV documentary is from one day out of his 1836 trip diary recording his ascent and naming of Mount Macedon, 80Kms north of Melbourne. This AV won a Merit at the 2017 VAPS Frankston Convention in the OPEN Audio Visual section. (5m11s)
  • A fun Audio Visual to shoot with Sonia on a Melbourne 20 storey roof top and produced to the best disco music of all time YMCA by the Village people. (3m58s).
  • Lake Goldsmith vintage steam equipment rally Saturday May 6th 2017 - located in country Victoria -Australia. (12m34s ).

Report - Gala International 3:21 AV Challenge shown Sunday July 16th.
Last Sunday afternoon at St.Peter’s church hall in Murrumbeena the gala top thirty 3:21 Audio Visuals as judged and scored in the 13 international locations around the world were shown.

There were many thought provoking short AVs from 73 seconds duration through to the majority that were around 200 seconds. A very wide variety of AV styles and differing approaches to production were observed giving all present much food for thought on our own ‘conserative’ AV production approaches.  Nine Australian AV producers each entered an AV with our highest scoring AV (43rd out of 113) coming from John Hodgson of Adelaide SA (Gymnopedie No.3).  Local Melbourne AV producers that entered were Ruth Goldwasser (Fresh Waters of Papua New Guinea -55th.); Ruth Burleigh (Eyre by Air – 66th.); Jan Burt (An Abstract Perspective – 75th.); and Sue Rocco (Flying Things – 81st.)

See the 3:21 web page at  ( ) to view the very detailed international scoring results from the event judging hosts.

Announcement -  the 2018 VAPS Convention in Warrnambool
The 2017 Frankston convention was a great success with attendance numbers reaching 253 delegates and others. The Saturday night convention dinner was the largest seen for many years with 201 persons attending including guests. The location of the 2018 VAPS Convention has been announced and will be held in country Warrnambool over the weekend of May 25-26-27  2018.

VAPS AV Committee discussion document on Interclub rule changes for 2018

The Discussion Paper is published in the ‘documents -online resources’ section of the VAPS Web Site. You have till June 30th to make an eMail submission via the VAPS Secretary to the AVC for stage 2 rule changes. See URL

June 2016

The Melbourne Camera Club Audio-Visual Group has had a very successful 2016 gaining first place in the annual 3-way International Audio Visual Competition between Cardiff-Wales, Melbourne –Australia and Wantage – UK.

Not only that but Bob Thomas was placed first in the Open AV section in the recent VAPS audio-visual competition for his AV entitled ‘Genesis’.  Sue Rocco and Barb Butler also scored well and were awarded Second and Third for their 3.2.1 AV’s. MCC took out the VAPS Perpetual Trophy for Audio Visuals at the 2016 VAPS Interclub Competition.

13 June 2015

Festival of International Audio Visuals

Report on Festival

21 Jul 2014 - 3-2-1 Results
Results of the 3-2-1 competition are here (200kb pdf). Our 3-2-1 Gala Event Page.

October 2012 - AV Production in Proshow 5

The earlier version of Proshow, version 5 (Gold and Producer), has created problems when displaying full resolution shows created as '.exe' files. The problem only occurs on some computers and can be exacerbated when projected.

John Spring, AV Group Coordinator, has written a discussion paper which will help you address the issue. The discussion paper can be downloaded here (pdf 1MB) where information and links to previous articles are shown.