Digital Audio-Visual Competition

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

'Twas the night before Christmas ..... well, more like a week before really .... So we all gathered in the sleepy village of Whitchurch-on-Thames for our annual audio-visual competition and Christmas buffet .... and jolly good it was too!!

First off then - the competition. The man in the hot seat was Les Spitz - an expert in all things AV - so he knows a thing or two! We had seven superb entries taking us into a variety of creativity (can only just say that this morning!!!). We started with WWII warplanes set to suitable music of the time - (plus the voice of Winston!). From here we visited the glories of the gardens at Kew, we marched with the Guards, walked along and around Swanage Pier and travelled up north to The Lakes. We were also treated to a fascinating glimpse of crystals set as a kaleidoscope - absolutely hypnotic! The eventual winner was a superbly atmospheric insight into the coal mining industry in the Rhondda Valley, "Rhondda Grey" produced by David Dare. Second came David Smith's Krystal Kaleidoscope and in third place was "Kew" by Sylvia Blackmore.

A really great evening's viewing - congrats to the winners - and indeed to all who entered - and thank-you to Les for entering into the spirit of the occasion whilst making insightful comments as we went along!

And then of course there was the buffet provided by the committee which rounded off the evening perfectly and sent us all off in a Christmassy frame of mind!!


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