Newsletter January, 2014
– by Lilian Webb, IPF AV Group, Hon. Secretary & Hon. Treasurer
On behalf of myself and the committee, (Brendan O’Sullivan, chairman, Edwin Bailey, Alan Lyons, Christy Doyle, Marie McGuinness, Rita Nolan and Margaret Finlay), I wish you all a happy and productive 2014! Thanks to Ken Hemmingway, there will be a trophy for the best humorous sequence in 2014 in the nationals.
Group Licence: It is also the time that your membership fees are due! €15.00. Payments can be made through PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to show your sequences for non profit making purposes, the IPF AV Group Committee hold an annual group licence with the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society (Ireland) Ltd. If you show your sequence/enter competitions, you must have this copyright performance licence – even if you are not entering competitions and show your sequences publicly. A card will be given to you on payment of the fee. Please send €15 to Lilian Webb, 66 Roseville, Naas, Co. Kildare or via PayPal as soon as possible – but by 31st January, 2014! The fee includes membership of the IPF AV Group, keeps you in touch with events, north, south and further afield. Please note that if you are entering either the All Ireland in conjunction with the NIPA Festival or the IAC Peter Coles International AV Competition, that the onus is on YOU to have your licence up to date.
Book: Edwin Bailey has produced a book of images taken by several photographers over the IPF AV National Championships in October, costing €26 and can be ordered by 31st January from Edwin. A great record of a wonderful weekend! Contact Edwin.
Congratulations: Edwin Bailey’s sequence, “Sense of Autumn” will represent the IPF in the “battle” in Ballyearl.
Northern Ireland Photographic Association Audio Visual Festival, 2014: This will be held at the Courtyard Theatre, Ballyearl, Doagh Road, Newtownabbey on February, 21st starting at 7.30 p.m., and all day from 10 a.m., on Saturday, 22nd, when the final event will be the judging of the NIPA winner against Edwin’s. The judges Malcolm and Maggie Imhoff, who judged the three way “battle” in Shannon in May and Pretoria in June will show their sequences on the Friday and judging will take place on the Saturday. This year, again, entries are invited from IPF AV workers in the “All Ireland” section. Rules/entry forms will be available soon. I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible attending and entering sequences.
The IAC Peter Coles International AV Competition: John and Marion, our judges two years ago, organise this event in Capel Curig, North Wales. Again entries are invited from IPF AV workers as well as maybe attending. Judges are Keith & Kate Brown and Howard Bagshaw. Closing date is 1st February and the event takes place on 15th & 16th March. More from Marion Waine. Contact Marion.
Port Elizabeth Camera Club: They are holding an International Audio Visual Festival – closing date is 15th March and details from www.pssa.co.za/av/salon-scene.
Salesian College, Maynooth Road, Celbridge: The East Leinster AV Group with Alan Lyons, Fr. Pat Egan & Brendan O’Sullivan continue to hold workshops/practical sessions on all aspects of making your digital AV sequence. These are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month. All are welcome from 9.30 a.m., to about 4.30 p.m.
Shannon Camera Club: The Shannon Camera Club also will be starting another round of workshops in the near future and further details from Edwin Bailey. The committee wish to sympathise with Shannon Camera Club on the death of Larry Stewart, AV worker, who is fondly remembered. May he rest in peace.
RPS AV News: Published 4 times a year and edited by our judges, John Smith & Jill Bunting, this is a great means of communication with world-wide AV folk. Email: RPS AV Group (Ireland): This group meets about 4 times a year. The next meeting will be in Bangor, Co. Down on Saturday, 18th January.