Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union

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Can you please give advance notice to your members that the 2020 L&CPU Audio Visual Competition is to take place on Saturday 8th February at the Wilmslow Guild, 1 Bourne Street, Wilmslow, SK9 5HD commencing at 10am.

An entry form will be sent to all clubs in December and the closing date for you to get your entries in is Sunday 26th January.

The judge for this year’s competition is Tony Collinson LRPS DPAGB/AV from the Yorkshire Photographic Union.
Tony will give constructive comments after each of the sequences are shown. Do please try and enter and also, more importantly, attend on the day as we can all learn from hearing the comments.

The competition is free to enter and free to attend.

On the Friday evening Tony will give an illustrated talk to the members of the Wilmslow Guild Audio Visual Group to which everyone is invited to attend.

If you want the opportunity to see national level sequences – then between the 29th November – 1st December, the 25th Great Northern Festival is taking place in our region at the Hough End Conference Centre in Chorlton, South Manchester.

The Festival is organised by one of our member clubs – the Great Northern AV Group.

The Great Northern competition has PAGB patronage and it also has a number of excellent prizes.

The New Horizons competition is only open to those who have not won an award in any National or International competition.
The winner of this competition receives an L&CPU Gold Medal plus, along with the 2nd and 3rd award winners, a copy of the brand new PTE AV Studio 10 Pro software which has been kindly donated by Igor Kokarev of WnSoft.

On the Friday evening there is to be a talk given by Ken & Carol Wilson.
Ken began making films back in 1968 at the age of 16. At first these were the usual family films then comedies, thrillers and animated films using plasticine. Disillusioned with the end product, Ken stopped for a while, then re-started and tried again. This happened three times until he met wife-to-be Carol in 1984 who encouraged him to make films once again. This was the fourth attempt to make quality films, hence the name, Phase 4.

Over the past 35 years they have made many more films, winning awards in regional and national competitions, including thrillers, comedies, dramas and science fiction. Starting their own business in 2004 making wedding videos as well as recording many other events, but writing, filming and editing Phase 4 Films remains very much a keen interest. Ken has written for the IAC’s Film and Video Maker magazine for over 15 years with regular articles covering all aspects of film making, including the trials and tribulations encountered in the process.

Saturday and Sunday are the two competition days with pre-booked hot lunches available on both days and a relaxing Gala Dinner on the Saturday evening at the Britannia Country House Hotel.

Whilst you can book anytime or pay on the door, the meals need to be booked and paid for by the 12th November.

Full details can be found on their website

I hope to maybe see you and some of your members at one or both of these enjoyable events.