ACS E News Bulletin - Book Your National Awards Tickets Now!

In This Issue:

- 2012 ACS National Awards - Book Now!
- Sony Launches SR-D1 Memory Drive Unit
- AFTRS Friday on My Mind


The National Awards in Sydney on Saturday, May 5 at the Manly Pacific Hotel, Manly, hosted by television legend Ray Martin are guaranteed to be pretty special.

Our very special Guest of Honour will be acclaimed Australian actor, Rebecca Gibney, along with a surprise guest from Canberra and entertainment from our very own Pieter de Vries and his All Stars.

There will also be some fantastic door prizes courtesy of our ACS National Sponsors and a chance to win Limited Edition Book #1 of The Shadowcatchers: A History of Australian Cinematography.

Sponsors, members, friends and colleagues, please support the Society and our fellow ACS cinematographers by booking your tickets without delay.


Once again this year, the Awards highlights will be screened on the Movie Network Channel, STARPICS. Thanks to the CEO of the Movie Network, Tony Forrest for his amazing support of the Society, and to host Renee Brack and the program Producer, our very own Robb Shaw Velzen. Thanks also to the team at Videocraft for their support.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Simply click on the link below for all the information you need, and to book your tickets.

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Sony Launches SR-D1 Memory Drive Unit

At NAB in Las Vegas, Sony has announced the launch of the SR-D1, a compact, affordable and easy to use Memory Drive Unit which opens up the power of F65RAW and SStP workflow to a much wider user base.

The SR-D1 is the latest addition to Sony's SRMASTER family and has been designed for drag & drop ingest of content from SRMemory media recorded using cameras such as the revolutionary F65 with SR-R4 recorder and the PMW-F3 with SR-R1 recorder.

The SR-D1 is equipped with both USB3.0 and eSATA interfaces for direct connection to a computer. Installation of the SR-Driver software onto the computer brings the ability to drag and drop files from SRMemory media using Windows Explorer or MacOS Finder. Clips can also be browsed before transfer using Sony's F65RAW Viewer or SR Viewer applications.

Anthony Kable, senior product manager at Sony Australia and New Zealand, said; "By expanding the SRMASTER line up we're making the power of SRMemory operation more accessible across applications such as on-set dailies and post production. The launch of the SR-D1 re-emphasises Sony's commitment to develop leading-edge technology for professionals who are looking to create their best -ever images in HD, 3D or true 4K"

First deliveries of the SR-D1 are scheduled for July 2012.

AFTRS Friday on my Mind

April Friday 20: Wish You Were Here - a triumph of perseverance

Filmmaker Kieran Darcy-Smith has been working towards a directing career for 15 years and his breakthrough film - the psychological thriller Wish You Were Here - is a triumph of perseverance.

The first feature for Darcy Smith (which was so well received at Sundance that it immediately sold for North American release and delivered the backing for a second film), Wish You Were Here continues the success of Blue-Tongue Films, the ''indie directors' collective'' Kieran Darcy-Smith formed with Joel Edgerton and his stuntman brother, Nash, and fellow stuntman Tony Lynch.

Wish You Were Here is also the product of the personal/creative & professional partnership between co-writer/director Darcy-Smith and co-writer/actor Felicity Price. Kieran and Felicity will be joined by producer Angie Fielder as they share their experiences of collaborative partnerships, shooting in Cambodia, and crafting an edge-of-your-seat psychological mystery.

Kieran Darcy-Smith
Felicity Price
Angie Fielder

Friday April 20: Adam Elliot, Academy Awards & Harvie Krumpet

"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, some have greatness thrust upon them…" Harvie Krumpet, quoting Shakespeare.

Adam Elliot, a stop-motion animation writer/director, is one of our most successful and admired practitioners. His five films - Mary & Max, Harvie Krumpet, Uncle, Cousin and Brother - have not only charmed and been praised by millions all over the world but have collectively participated in over six-hundred film festivals, received over one hundred awards and attracted collaborators including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Toni Collette, Geoffrey Rush, Eric Bana, and Barry Humphries, to name a few.

Adam hit the headlines when he won an Academy Award for Harvie Krumpet and his life has never been quite the same since… but the high calibre of his productions has remained a constant throughout his unique career.

Adam will discuss how he goes about bringing his much loved characters to life; making the most of festival and award experiences and the unique challenges of running a stop-animation studio where a large team of animators and model makers intricately handcraft every prop and set.

Adam Elliot

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