ACS E-News Bulletin - Upcoming Events

Shadowcatchers Launch Photos

Below are just a few of the photos from the launch of our ACS book The Shadowcatchers; A History of Cinematography in Australia. We were very fortunate to have over 200 people present, including many featured in the book, along with the relatives of so many others. It was great to witness such a gathering of so many fine people in one room.

Please see the link below for the full collection of photos. Thanks to photographers Daniel Christie and his colleague Alex Weltlinger for capturing a fantastic photographic record of the evening. »

Author Martha Ansara autographs a copy of The Shadowcatchers

Shadowcatchers Author Martha Ansara, Peter James ACS ASC & Adrienne Lind

Bruce Beresford, Tony Buckley AM & Des Freeman

Shadowcatchers ACS Panel at the Sydney Film Festival

The Digital Revolution - A Crisis in Cinematography

The alarm bells are ringing for cinematographers around the world, and as President of the Australian Cinematographers Society, Ron Johanson ACS, has written, "What we do as cinematographers is under threat. We are losing to technology and every new CGI movie drives another nail in the coffin."

To accompany the SFF screening of Keanu Reeves' documentary Side by Side, a panel moderated by cinematographer Erika Addis from the AFTRS, of top Australian Cinematographers including Peter James ACS ASC, Andrew Commis ACS, Danny Ruhlmann ACS and Kathryn Milliss, will tell it like it is and what it means to work in a digital environment.

This is also your chance to attend and take part in the discussion, and also find out what is happening globally in cinematography and what the implications are for Australian and International cinema.

Lower Sydney Town Hall,
Tuesday 12th June, 7-8 pm
483 George Street (enter on Druitt Street)


Copies of The Shadowcatchers: a history of Australian Cinematography can be purchased following this important discussion, and the opportunity also exists to have your book signed by author Martha Ansara and the participating cinematographers. To find out more about this wonderful book, use the following link. »

ACS & Apple Discussion Evenings

To celebrate the Sydney Film Festival, Apple and the ACS will be hosting two free discussion sessions on cinematography related topics. These events take place at the Apple Store on George Street, Sydney and will be hosted by ACS members.

HD DSLR: Switching to Movie Mode
Thursday 14 June, 6:00 pm, Apple Store, Sydney

Shooting HD video with DSLR cameras has revolutionised filmmaking. Join Emmy nominee and former Cinematographer of the Year, Pieter de Vries ACS for a look at the essentials of how to make full HD movies with amazing cinematic quality using a DSLR camera.

Shooting Animation
Wednesday 20 June, 6:00 pm, Apple Store, Sydney

At this special event, Matt Horrex ACS will take you behind-the-scenes of his award winning short animations, Zero and The Maker. Get an insider's look at how scene stills and storyboards develop to a finished product. Plus learn about the camera equipment, software and lighting approach and get a sneak peek at Matt's latest film project.

All members are welcome to come along and join in the discussion with these respected cinematographers. Information about The Shadowcatchers will also be available from Pieter and Matthew on request. »

Dion Beebe ACS ASC Q&A at AFTRS

If you thought you might miss the opportunity to see The Zen of Bennett, you're wrong.

Unjoo Moon, who directed the acclaimed documentary, and Dion Beebe ACS ASC, who was the cinematographer, have graciously agreed to a Q&A at the AFTRS Theatre on Monday, June 18, commencing at 6.30pm.

This very special screening will be moderated by AC Magazine Editor; Dick Marks OAM. You'll need to be quick and RSVP to ACS President Ron Johanson ACS, as seats are limited.

email the ACS President, Ron Johanson ACS »

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