Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Audio / Visual Competition Result

Friday 16th December was the Hoylake Photographic Society social evening and "Audio / Visual Competition" where members put together images or video or both to music or commentary. This is an opportunity for members to flex their creative muscles on a different art form than static images and the evening didn't disappoint. With eleven A/V's on show the range of topics was very broad with titles such as 36 x 12, Doors, Graffiti, Iceland Aurora, Mud, Nature in Mono, Places, Retirement, Star Trekking, Super Freak and Tmoau 2016. The competition was judged by the members in attendance each scoring between 1-5 points for each video.

Club President Barry Quatermass
There was a strong attendance by club members and club President Barry Quatermass opened the social evening by detailing the scoring system to chose the winning A/V.

All eleven video's were viewed and duly scored by the members after each showing and the creativity, skill and humour on show was the best that I can remember in my time as a member of the club. The entertainment on show was superb.

Diana and Brian Magor
While Diana and Brian Magor collected in the score sheets and totted up the inividual scores the member tucked into the buffet. Each member brought along their own contribution to what was once again a very good spread.


With club members watered, fed and refreshed they took to their seats again to receive the results of the competition. Two superb time lapse videos, "Iceland Aurora" and "Tmoau 2016" by Steve Lewis took joint third place. "Mud" by Barry Quatermass took second place, and the hilariously funny "Star Trekking" by Anthony Clarke won the competition. All four videos were excellent in their own way but Anthony's skit at the Star Trek series set to music using prominent club members in the lead roles was a big hit with everyone on the night.

Below are some screenshots of the awarded Audio / Visual's to give you a flavour of the evening.

Joint 3rd "Iceland Aurora" by Steve Lewis
Joint 3rd "Tmoau 2016" by Steve Lewis
2nd "Mud" by Barry Quatermass
1st "Star Trekking" by Anthony Clarke
Anthony Clarke and Barry Quatermass (President)
Congratulations to Anthony on winning the competition. The evening was a fitting end to 2016 and the club will be back after the holidays on 6th January with "ABC" by Andy Polakowski AWPF, BPE2*

The club meet at Newton Village Hall, Grange Cross Lane, West Kirby with the doors opening at 7.30 pm for a 7.45 pm start and a 10 pm finish. You can keep up to date with our activities through our Hoylake Photographic Society website or our Facebook page.

On behalf of the club may I wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.