Audio Visual Group


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. 

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.

To help you along we have a page dedicated to AV Resources.


All meetings commence at 8.00pm at the clubrooms.

Wednesday, 20 February

Wednesday, 20 March: Audience Judging – AV Challenge (See under News below for details)

Wednesday, 17 April

Monday, 29 April (Show & Tell)

Wednesday, 15 May

Wednesday, 19 June

Wednesday, 17 July

Monday, 29 July (Show & Tell)

Wednesday, 21 August

Wednesday, 18 September

Monday, 30 September (Show & Tell)

Wednesday, 16 October

Wednesday, 20 November


We define “Audio Visual” (AV) as a planned sequence of overlaid 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


MARCH 2019

AVG  Challenge Wednesday 20th March 2019 – Audience Judging of 15 International AVs

We will judge the 2019 annual Battle between the four AV Groups:

The Melbourne Camera Club’s Audio Visual Group – South Melbourne – Australia

Wantage Camera Club’s Audio Visual group

Wantage is a historic UK market town in the county of Oxfordshire – 95Kms from London

South Wales Royal Photographic Society Audio Visual Group – Cardiff – Wales.  Cardiff is a UK port city on the south coast of Wales, where the River Taff meets the Severn Estuary – 215Kms as the crow flies west of London .

Exmouth Photo Group’s Audio Visual Group – Exmouth – Devon UK –

Exmouth UK is a port town and seaside resort, sited on the east bank of the mouth of the River Exe – 245 Kms south west of London

This now annual 4 way battle between three Audio Visual groups in the UK and Wales and the MCC AV group will be scored and Judged by the audience at the Wednesday evening (commencing 8pm) March 20th. AVG meeting  in the club’s first floor gallery.

All club members along with any interested visitors are most welcome to participate in scoring the 5 audio visuals from each of the Wantage and Exmouth and the South Wales RPS AV Group. Judging sheets will be available on the night (see example below) and the scoring system explained. At the end of the evening the completed scoring sheets are to be handed in to our coordinator for compiling the ‘Melbourne’ audience judged scores. We do not judge our own AVs, only the 5 AVs submitted by the other 3 clubs. The final results are complied from each of the audience scores at each of the participating clubs by Ian Bateman at the Exmouth Photo Group. The results will be published in June-July.

The following AV’s will be judged at the meeting:

No Club Sequence No Club Sequence
1 Wantage:   Waterloo Sunset 9 Exmouth:   Deepest of the Deep
2 Cardiff:   A Bicycle Tour 10 Wantage:   Witley Parish Church
3 Exmouth:   Aunt Lucy 11 Cardiff:   In Loving Memory
4 Wantage:   Kingham Sculptures 12 Exmouth:   La Vallee des Saintes
5 Cardiff:   A Mother’s Story 13 Wantage:   The Saviour
6 Exmouth:   Conjoined Cathedrals 14 Cardiff:   Opera Season
7 Wantage:   Snow Goose 15 Exmouth:   Stories Behind The Pictures
8 Cardiff:   CHIPS      

MCC AV entries, to be judged by the three UK clubs, are:

Linda Zwierlien: Scoresbysund

Robert Cutting: The Smoke That Thunders

Barb Butler: Yawuru Welcome

Peter Tredrea: The Battle

John Spring: Historic Pyalong Timber Trestle Bridge

International AV Exhibition

The Melbourne Camera Club is holding a free International Audio Visual Exhibition and Nature Print Exhibition at it’s South Melbourne club building at the corner of Ferrars and Dorcas Streets on Saturday and Sunday June 1st and 2nd  10am to 4pm each day.

5th MONDAY Show and Tell – NO RULES – all welcome – Monday April 29th 8pm

The first 2019 ‘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.


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


For a collection of past articles and information click here.


If you see any errors on this web page or the AV Group event pages in the calendar, contact John Spring via email.

AV Group – 5th Monday

‘No Rules; Show & Tell’

When there is a 5th Monday in a month, we have a ‘No Rules; Show & Tell’ meeting, held at 8pm at our clubrooms.

You can bring along and show any of your new productions and describe the issues your are facing.