National eNews - June 2011

President's Blog - June 2011

Greetings ACS colleagues,
It's certainly been a very busy time for the Society since our last E NEWS, with the promise of an even busier time approaching. Read the full blog to catch up on all the news including State and Territory Awards, Accreditation Applications, The Shadowcatchers Book's progress, what we are involved with at SMPTE 2011 and a brief download from my recent trip to LA fo the ASC hosted ICSC International Cinematography Conference....

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2011/2012 Membership Renewals

This financial year will see the launch of the new online payment system for the renewal of your annual membership to the Society. The new notification for renewal, will be by email so please keep a lookout for it in your inboxes before the end of this financial year.

In this email you will receive instructions about how to log into the website and facilitate your membership renewal payment. The National Web committee has been working hard on setting up this online payment system since the launch of the new wesbite on May 1st. We expect things to run smoothly, but if you do experience any difficulties during the process we sincerely apologise in advance and will do our best to rectify any issues as quickly as possible.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: AFTRS Cinematography students experience the Gobi desert

Recently AFTRS Cinematography students Michi Marosszeky and Damian Smith along with Screen Music student and Kim Batterham, Head of Cinematography at AFTRS jetted off to the Gobi Desert via Beijing to participate in the second 'BrotherWin Cup International Originality Design Contest for College Students'.

This fantastic opportunity came about through a relationship AFTRS established with the Parsons Design School in New York last year, where three students from 12 international tertiary institutions joined 35 Chinese students to trek across the Gobi desert on a creative mission. The AFTRS team prepared for the trip with a grueling regime of gym and trekking training along with intensive Chinese lessons.

Kim Batterham said before they departed for China " It's a once in a lifetime opportunity to produce a piece of work in one of the most remote, photogenic and culturally divergent locations in the world".

Team AFTRS returned to Australia on May 25 and are now working on delivering their creative response.

Kim Batterham says this of the experience "We had the most amazing time as guests of Brother Win Culture Media Group meeting and trekking with students from really diverse areas of study from all over China. We walked with 90 other students and teachers six hours a day through the Kubuchi desert. The dunes had a soft beauty and the Chinese were amazing hosts. We also teamed up with the group from Parsons, New York, undertaking creative work together in Beijing. Overall the experience was intense, stimulating and fascinating".



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Available Light Shootout

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2011 Kodak ACS Student Cinematography Masterclass, Sydney

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SMPTE 2011 Conference and Exhibition

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