Snods Edge Annual Audio Visual Group Invite

The Northern Audio Visual Group Meeting, St. John’s Church Hall, Snods Edge, Shotley Bridge, DH8 9TJ

on Saturday 15 October 2016 at 09:45

The day's guest speaker is Malcolm Imhoff FRPS FACI(M)

A flyer containing all of the details including a booking form is supplied for download below.

We welcome any of SPF Club Members who may be interested in Audio Visual Work along with those who are already workers in this field of photography. The lunch is provided by a professional caterer which normally consists of cold ham, warm new potatoes, various salads, trifle and tea/coffee.  During the break there is time to discuss AV work and gain more knowledge.

There are refreshment breaks in the morning and afternoon where tea/coffee and biscuits are  provided, all part of the ticket price.

Regards, Geoffrey Darling, Chairman


Malcolm is a National Audio Visual Champion, having won this prestigious award in 2013, holding the title for two years. He is an experienced and prolific producer of AVs having been making Audio Visual programmes for over thirty years. He enjoys communicating his interests in travel, landscapes, mountaineering, and music. He has developed a personal style in which excellence in photography, skill in the use of sound, and the creation of rhythm in the production, are interwoven to engage the emotions of the audience. He is passionate about the power of AV to touch people's hearts, and is keen to encourage others in the medium. A career in education has enabled him to be a respected assessor of others' work.

He has received much recognition in both National and International Festivals. Some of his well-known award-winning sequences include: - “Carnival in Venice”, “Watch where you're putting your feet”, “The White Mountain”, “Matterhorn People”, “The Spaghetti Tour”, “Trekking in Nepal”, "The Stain in the Snow", "A Snapper in Tokyo", "Gnossienne No.1", “Land of the Thunder Dragon”, "An Autumn Adagio", "The Grand Circle", “Queen of the Hills”, and "Soul Music".

He is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and has served on both the RPS Audio-Visual Distinctions Panel and the PAGB Audio-Visual Distinctions Panel. In 2007 he was honoured to be Chairman of the Jury at the National AV Festival. He has recently been recognised as a Fellow of the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers and awarded the "Master of Audio Visual Arts", only the third person ever to have received this honour.

He will explore the different types and styles of AV, illustrated with examples, suggest what makes a good "Photo Harmony" production. He always emphasise the importance of good sound. This will be an interesting day with Malcolm giving us his experience in building AV Shows – BE THERE!

Cost: - £14.00 Morning tea/coffee, lunch tea/coffee and afternoon refreshments are included. Lunches will be provided at £6.00 per head, but must be pre-booked (see below) by Monday 10 October 2015. If you prefer to bring your own lunch – tea and coffee will be provided.

ATTENDEES SEQUENCES There will be the usual opportunity in the programme for attendees to show their latest digital sequences using (PTE) or ProShowGold before an appreciative and expert audience. For this meeting will you please pre-submit your sequences to Stuart Edgar so they can be viewed by some of our members who will provide written comments/observations and at the meeting.

Please follow these instructions: - Send your executable file to Stuart using the following programme – wetransfer following the web site instructions using his Email address stuart.edgar2 [at] If this is not possible send the executable file on CD/Memory Stick to Stuart at Greensyke, Kirkbampton, Carlisle, CA5 6HX. They must arrive by Sunday 11 September 2016 to be included on the day. Please note any sequences submitted later or on the 11 September 2016 may not be reviewed or seen on the day. They will be shown in the order they are received.

Full details about how to book are included in the flyer. Download a copy below.