National Bulletin 13th November 2015

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Editor: Lizz Vernon

In This Issue

  • Message from the President
  • Walk for Geoffrey Wharton ACS
  • ACS State Awards for Cinematography - Ticket Links
  • AACTA Nominees & Ticket Links
  • Pop in & visit Butch
  • Sony FS7 ~ used to film "The Pretend One"
  • On Set with Zac
  • SAVE THE DAY!!! - National Awards for Cinematography - Adelaide
  • Miller awarded TV Technology Europe's "Best of Show" @ IBC for Compass 23
  • 2016 Production Book ~ NOW ON SALE
  • Canon introduce the CJ20ex7 ~ a portable zoom lens for 4K Broadcast
  • ACS Online Shop
  • AFTRS ~ Courses & Links
  • ACS Sponsors

Message from the President

Greetings colleagues and friends,


WALK FOR GEOFF 2015

The ACS is having a memorial walk to celebrate the life of Geoff Wharton ACS.

All money raised will be donated to

BEYOND BLUE.

Where: Mosman Bay to Chowder Bay (approx 4.5kms)

When: 11am Sunday Dec 6th 2015.

Meet: At the Mosman Bay ferry terminal (plenty of parking available or come by ferry or bus)

Cost : $50 per adult, children free ( cash or Cheque preferable on the day)

What to bring: Sunscreen, a hat, swimmers, a towel, walking shoes and nibbles...

Please RSVP to Tristan Milani ACS by 30th November at [email protected]

The ACS thanks Tristan Milani ACS for his contribution and support in initiating the WALK FOR GEOFF.

IF YOU CAN HELP ON THE DAY PLEASE LET US KNOW AS IT WILL BE MOST APPRECIATED.
Contact [email protected]

Funeral Details

Geoffrey's funeral will be held at Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church, Cnr Johnston St and Collins Street,
Annandale on Tuesday 17 November @ 1.30 pm.

STATE & TERRITORY AWARDS FOR CINEMATOGRAPHY

Congratulations to all the entrants, supportive and dedicated National and Branch sponsors, and to the SA/WA and NSW/ACT & NT Branch committees for their outstanding work which drives the success of our ACS Awards for Cinematography.

ACS NSW - ACT AWARDS FOR CINEMATOGRAPHY - FLICKR Album »

Next stop is Queensland Awards on November 21 in Brisbane and finally, Victoria/Tasmania on November 26. A fantastic month of ACS events, with tickets still available..

Here's the LINK to book tickets »

AACTA - MEET THE NOMINEES - BOOK NOW!

ACS Session: 2.30pm Sunday 29th November - AFTRS Theatre 1

Moderator: Kim Batterham ACS and Cinematography category nominees:
John Seale ACS ASC. Damian Wyville ACS, Martin McGrath ACS, Bruce Young
Louie Eroglu ACS, Nick Robinson, Jon Shaw and Torstein Dyrting ACS

Hear first-hand from select AACTA Awards nominees as they provide their personal insights into this year’s nominated film and television productions and the latest industry trends and developments.

Further details of confirmed hosts and participating Award nominees will be provided in the coming weeks – watch this space!

SEATS ARE LIMITED!

Don’t wait – secure your seats today to avoid disappointment.

Attendance across the entire Meet the Nominees presented by AFTRS program is complimentary for all AFI | AACTA and Guild members. Each member is also entitled to bring one guest to each session.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK WITH AACTA and MEET THE NOMINEES! »

AACTA Awards Tickets Now Available for Booking!

Congratulations to all cinematographers nominated for the 5th @AACTA Awards presented by @Presto! Don’t miss out on celebrating at the Australian screen industry’s major Awards at @TheStarEventCentre in Sydney
- industry tickets are available now via aacta.org/events

ACACTA AWARDS TICKETS NOW ON SALE »

GOT TIME TO POP IN AND SEE BUTCH?

Our dear friend Butch Calderwood is currently undergoing rehabilitation after a stroke, and would be delighted to see your smiling faces.

Spare some time, and visit Butch at:
Ryde Hospital - Rehabilitation service
37 Fourth St
Eastwood NSW
Level 2, Ward GR5 Bed 10

I’m certain he will organise a cuppa and a bikkie for you!

Until next time

Ron Johanson OAM ACS
National President

SONY FS7 CAMERAS SHOOT NEW AUSTRALIAN MOVIE – “THE PRETEND ONE”

The Pretend One is an Australian feature film due for theatrical release in 2016. The film is directed by Tony Prescott, produced by Tony Prescott and Dinusha Ratnaweera and stars Geraldine Hakewill, Michael Whalley, Benedict Wall and David Field. It is also the first feature length film shot with Sony PXW-FS7 cameras.

DOP Robert Morton detailed the production’s choice of camera explaining, “Our shooting schedule was ambitious and given the limited amount of shoot days for the production phase, we employed a two-camera setup for a lot of scenes. This allowed us to get the coverage we needed quickly. Primarily, we wanted a camera with a cinematic look that was more lightweight and less cumbersome than other cameras on the market, so the FS7 was ideal. We also had a number of intricate Steadicam shots and the FS7’s lightweight design meant that we could handle them with ease. We also required a camera system that could record off speed, shoot low light or natural light and work quickly in changing lighting conditions and needed to be able to switch between PL primes and EF zoom lenses for particular shots. The film also included a number of VFX elements from green screen composites to sky replacement. All in all the FS7 ticked all our boxes.”

On set both FS7 cameras were put to the test, shooting all day every day without a break. As Morton described the production had a very ambitious schedule and could not afford any setbacks.

To read the full article CLICK HERE »

ON SET WITH ZAC…

Save the Day and start planning your trip to SA...

COMPASS 23 WINS TV TECHNOLOGY EUROPE’S BEST OF SHOW AWARD PRESENTED AT IBC 2015

Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd., a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, is pleased to announce that its Compass 23 Fluid Head is the recipient of one of the industry’s most prestigious technology honors, TV Technology Europe’s Best of Show Award, presented at IBC 2015 in Amsterdam.

TV Technology Europe’s Best of Show Awards are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts, and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving industry professionals.....

The 2016 Production Book is now on sale ~ CELEBRATING 25 YEARS!

PRE-Order your copy and go into the draw to WIN a 50” 4k Ultra HD LED Viera Panasonic TV.

The Production Book is the most comprehensive and reliable resource directory for the film, television, advertising and multimedia industries in Australia.
In our 25th Anniversary edition we bring you some great behind the scenes shots celebrating the people of the industry, plus we have also included listings for New Zealand to bring you an even more comprehensive resource to help with all your production needs.

The 2016 Production Book will be released during the first week of December and posted to you by mid-December 2015

SECURE YOUR COPY NOW!

www.productionbook.com.au »

CANON - New Canon CJ20ex7.8B

Meet the new Canon CJ20ex7.8B portable zoom lens for 4K broadcast cameras supports the capture of a wide variety of 4K content

Canon Australia today announces the launch of the new CJ20ex7.8B portable-type broadcast zoom lens, which offers a 20x zoom ratio with a focal-length range from 7.8 mm to 156 mm and supports use with 4K broadcast cameras employing 2/3-inch sensors. The new lens, feat67=Message from the President dy design, makes possible the creation of high-resolution and high-impact 4K video content. This lens is ideal for indoor and outdoor location applications, from sporting events and news coverage, to dramas and documentaries. With the expansion of its 4K broadcast lens lineup, which also includes the CJ12ex4.3B (to be released in late February 2016), Canon is responding to a diverse range of user needs.

Through optimal lens positioning and advanced levels of component and body assembly precision, the CJ20ex7.8B achieves high-quality 4K-resolution images from the centre to the peripheral areas of the image field. Delivering superior colour reproducibility the lens contributes to the creation of compelling video brimming with realism.

Drawing on the advanced optical technologies cultivated by Canon, the new CJ20ex7.8B achieves a high level of optical performance enabling use with 4K broadcast cameras. Furthermore, featuring a compact, lightweight body design, the lens delivers exceptional mobility in response to the needs of the broadcast industry, facilitating shoulder-mounted shooting and convenient transport and setup.

The new CJ20ex7.8B includes a built-in 2x extender, which increases the lens focal range by two fold. Even when shooting at the 312 mm telephoto-end focal length, the lens delivers superior optical performance to support use with 4K broadcast cameras.

The CJ20ex7.8B IASE S which incorporates an internal focusing motor, will be available from late June 2016. Prices will be set at dealer discretion.

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AFTRS OPEN CINEMATOGRAPHY SHORT COURSES

CINEMATOGRAPHY SHORT COURSES - AFTRS OPEN

November course highlights include LIGHTING FUNDAMENTALS with Louis Irving ACS in November plus an additional CAMERA ASSISTANT’S WORKSHOP has been scheduled with expert DOP and AFTRS Cinematography lecturer Erika Addis ACS in November.

Plus Summer School courses are coming up fast and highlights include:

Three Week Film School in November
&
Six Week Film School next January.

A reminder ACS members receive a 10% discount on all AFTRS Open short courses

AFTRS SHORT COURSES »

To view all AFTRS Open Cinematography courses visit the AFTRS Open website: 9 - 13 November
AFTRS OPEN Short Courses

Lighting Fundamentals with Louis Irving ACS

Learn basic lighting skills and how they apply to the visualisation of a story or concept with Louis Irving ACS. You’ll learn about natural and artificial light, colour temperature, soft/hard light, the use of anti-fill, cutters & diffusion gels, dealing with reflections and much more! The course will be taught in AFTRS state-of-the-art studios examining artificial light sources, and on a location shoot studying the changeability of natural light in both exterior and interior locations.

9 - 13 November
Lighting Fundamentals with Louis Irving

Content Creation on your iPhone/iPad - Online

From the comfort of your keyboard, learn how to shoot quality videos with your iPhone or iPad and create stories on the go, in this five week online course. Filmmaker and cinematographer Gareth Tillson will lead this course featuring video tutorials, weekly assignments and a weekly online chat session, where you will get real time feedback from the tutor.

Starts 12 November, online, 5 weeks
Content Creation on your iPhone/iPad - Online

Camera Assistant’s Workshop - Second Course Scheduled

This popular intensely practical course with AFTRS Cinematography lecturer and expert DOP Erika Addis, introduces you to the duties and professional requirements of the Camera Assistant in drama, documentary and commercials. Unique in Australia this course uses the latest equipment in AFTRS’ state-of-the-art studios.

Friday 20th plus 23 - 26 November, AFTRS Sydney
Camera Assistant’s Workshop - Annual course

SUMMER SCHOOL

SUMMER SCHOOL: Videomaking 101: Shoot, Edit, Publish
Do you - or your staff - want to shoot, edit and upload your own short videos for your corporate website, social media marketing or just for your own interest? Then this course is for you.

23 - 27 November 2015
Videomaking 101: Shoot, Edit, Publish

SUMMER SCHOOL: TV Shooter Producer
Anyone entering the TV industry now needs to be able to “do it all”. It’s essential to be able to use a camera competently and this five-day course will give you the confidence and skills to say “I can do that”. This is a five-day version of our popular TV Shooter/Producer course, and includes lighting tuition and more location practical.

30 November - 4 December 2015
TV Shooter Producer

SUMMER SCHOOL: The Three Week Film School
looking to fast track your filmmaking skills and get an opportunity to use professional equipment and studios? This is your chance to immerse yourself in all areas of film studies and filmmaking.

23 November - 11 December 2015
The Three Week Film School

SUMMER SCHOOL: The Six Week Film School
Thirty days of our biggest and most intensive filmmaking course, including documentary and short film screenwriting! Led by AFI and ADG Award nominee Lucy Gaffy, this course has been designed for new & emerging filmmakers who are looking to take the next step. Places are limited!

11 January - 19 February 2016
The Six Week Film School



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