AUDIO - VISUAL  The material presented, by Alan Boothman, is a mix of Competition Standard AVs, and those produced purely for personal interest. 

The more recent AVs were created in PicturesToExe, and have then been converted to mp4 for playing, at reduced quality, via vimeo or YouTube.  Many of these have been entered in regional, national, and international festivals.  Some have been successful in gaining various awards.

THE TRIBUTES  An Audio Visual presentation featuring some of the many tribute bands who cover the music of Pink Floyd.  Duration 5 mins 40 secs. 

THE OXFORD DETECTIVES  Author, Colin Dexter, created the fictional detective to be known as Morse.  All the action was based in and around the city of Oxford, and the books led to a trio of very successful TV series.  The photography includes many of the locations used, whilst the soundtrack mixes classical music, from the series, with commentary regarding the characters and their activities.  Duration 8 mins 20 secs.

IN SEARCH OF THE BLUES 2017  Originally dating back  to the early "naughties", this is a rebuild of some of the material obtained, updated with more recent performances, and intended to capture some of the atmosphere associated with the live performance of Electric Blues music and other creative genres.  The clips were recorded in many Bars and Clubs in the USA, travelling a number of times to cities between Chicago and New Orleans.  The material obtained comprises still Images, some taken on an early Canon PowerShot S30 Digital pocket Camera, plus a small number of Video and live Audio Clips taken with cameras or portable recorders.  Duration 6 mins 29 secs.

ALTER EGO  A story concerning the common two-way choices in life, built around photography covering the architecture and scenery around Cambridge.  Duration 7 mins 10 secs. 

THE TUDOR GALLERY  Henry VIII leaves the Gallery, to join the Jousting and feasting, before the presentation of a review of his six marriages and his effect on the church in the sixteenth century.  A feature AV, with the first incorporation of animation techniques using CrazyTalk Animator.  Duration 7 mins 50 secs. 

MY MUSIC LAB  A musical creation of the well known standard, Summertime, made in "My Music Lab".  Duration 3 mins 21 secs. 


CONNECTING  A montage of musicians and their music.  A blend of images of musicians, showing their common expression of desire to connect with their audience in many venues, both intimate and in concert.  The musicians are shown to a sound montage, a seamless music track of individual instrumental and vocal clips and phrases, to a single composition.  Duration 6 mins 05 secs.

SEARCHING  Searching for something – but where am I going? – memories - eternal peace of mind.  Duration 5 mins 55 secs.

DREAMING  A creative AV, of the mind. “I sit for hours, in a chair inside my head”.  Merging my past with a fantasy, to the words and the scenery of Lorna Doone.  Experiencing change, whilst dreaming things as they were. Wishing for a nightmare that is better than my reality. “A lie is more real, than the truth of my life.  Duration 7 mins 00 secs.


TIMES ARE CHANGING  An English village church building, commenced in 520AD, shown in medieval times and the sixteenth century, with its popularity in the mid twentieth century, and its current extended use in entertaining  the community with contemporary music performances.    Duration 4 mins 08 secs.

CAROLINE DIGBY - PRATTE  An AV interpretation of the comedy song, Caroline Diggeby-Pratte, by performer Jake Thackray.  Duration 3 mins 06 secs.

SONGBIRD  An AV created from shots of a singer and band at the Salcombe music festival, to the music of Eva Cassidy.   Duration 3 mins 21 secs.

NOVAK's YEAR  The year is 2011, when four players became dominant in men’s tennis. However, the season opened with a win for Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open,
followed by a record breaking run of 43 matches, and wins at Wimbledon and the US Open. The season is shown in this audio-visual presentation using still images and video at the key events.  Duration 9 mins 25 secs.

EIGHT SECONDS  A portrayal of the attitudes of rodeo bull riders, and the accompanying action.  Opens with the pageantry as depicted in a mural in a Texas rodeo town, and the usual horse drawn parade. The fictional riders express their thoughts.  Cody Lee West follows a family tradition of bull riding, whilst Todd Wilson and Scott Young talk of the excitement and danger that attracts them during the eight seconds they try to stay mounted.  Duration 6 mins 31 secs.

RACING THE OVAL  Another early AV, but now using P2E, which attempts to convey the atmosphere of Nascar motor racing. Duration 3 mins 20 secs.


THE ART OF AV  An introduction to the content and making of Audio Visual Presentations by Alan Boothman DPAGB (AV), AFIAP.  Duration 4 mins 56 secs.

THE ART OF AV - AUDIO  A short Audio-Visual with some hints on audio preparation for AV sequences.  Duration 2 mins 58 secs.