Audio Visual Group

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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 link outlines the history of Audio Visual and The Melbourne Camera Club's involvement through the Audio Visual Group.

History of the Audio Visual & MCC AV Group

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October 2018

October Audio Visual Group meeting  - Wednesday October 17th 8pm
The months AVG is showing five new Audio Visuals from members of the Bendigo Camera Club. Their criteria for this AV competition is that each AV must be less than 3 minutes and 21 seconds (ie the new 321 VAPS Interclub competition rules) and each scene in the AV must contain a ‘Can of Beer’.  All are welcome to join with us this Wednesday evening in viewing these amusing productions.

The AV titles and startup scene are summarised in the top hamper graphics above. You could almost believe that a Beer Brewing Company or two were sponsoring Bendigo’s AV competition?

5th MONDAY Show and Tell – NO RULES – all welcome – Monday October 29th 8pm
The third 2018 ‘Show and Tell’ 5th Monday evening is this month, and all are welcome. Our AV Group needs new and exciting photographers with ideas and productions that spark recognition and entertain. It’s a challenge for discussion and inspiration with the possibility of completing a production for entry into the Club’s End of Year competition.

End of Year Audio Visual Competition – Deadline for Entries - Thursday November 8th
There are 2 sections ‘321’ and ‘Open’ for Audio Visual entries in the End of Year Competition. Maximum of one entry in each section. The 321 section allows AV up to 3 minutes and 21 seconds in length and the Open AVs can be up to 12 minutes. The End of Year AV rules also now allow video clips up to 20% of the AV’s play time.

A comprehensive set of AV rules and entry form are available for download here:

AV Rules & Entry Form EOY Competition 2018


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



All meetings commence at 8.00pm at the clubrooms.

Monday, October 29 (5th Monday "Show & Tell")

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.