National ACS Short Ends eNews ~ Early May 2019 Edition

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Wow, it's already May and the 2019 ACS NATIONAL AWARDS FOR CINEMATOGRAPHY are right around the corner... THE COUNTDOWN IS ON!!

Message from the President

Greetings members, sponsors and friends,

Less than three weeks till our ACS National Awards for Cinematography, so follow the links below to book your seats.

Join us in Melbourne for this and the many special events planned as part of the celebrations.

All our Awards category nominees, as Gold-Award winners at their Branch Awards along with announcements such as the 2019 John Leake OAM ACE Emerging Cinematographer recipientwill be acknowledged at the ACS National Awards for Cinematography in Melbourne.

I'm very pleased to be able to announce that one of Australia’s most loved and respected actors, Jack Thompson AM who has appeared in numerous Australian and American films including the classics will be the ACS Guest of Honour at the upcoming National Awards.

Jack has made such a huge impact in the industry we've included a glimpse in our links section below...

Fujinon/Fujifilm 2019 ACS National Awards for Cinematography

Saturday 18th May

2019 ACS NATIONAL AWARDS BOOKINGS are OPEN, you can book for the awards and other events via the link below:

BOOKINGS LINK »

A sincere thank you to all our ACS Sponsors for their support, not only at these National Awards but all year round. I look forward to seeing you in Melbourne.

Until next time,

Ron Johanson OAM ACS
National ACS President

With Jack Thompson AM as our Guest of Honour and our good friend Ray Martin AM as MC, it promises to be a fantastic evening, and one not to be missed.

ACS National Awards Pub Night 2019 ~ Hosted by National ACS Bronze sponsors

Thursday May 16th
6.00 - 10.00pm

The Crafty Squire (Porter Room)

127 Russell Street
Melbourne

Join us for an evening of:
- Friends and Colleagues;
- Beer, Wine, & Snacks;
- Tours of the Microbrewery

The Crafty »
RSVP: [email protected] »

Come along and join our hosts Rosco Laboratories and DMG Lumiere for a terrific night.

REMEMBER...to make sure they lay on enough beer, kindly RSVP to [email protected]

Brewery Tours start at 6.15pm

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PANAVISION presents “Ladies in Black & a conversation with Peter James ACS ASC”

Friday, 17th May 6.00pm - 10.00pm.
Refreshments served

THE BACKLOT STUDIOS
65 Haig Street, Southbank
Melbourne, VIC 3006

NB: Limited of 78 attendees per event, so don't miss out - book early.

RSVP link below

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ARRI presents MEET THE NOMINEES

on Saturday, 18th May 10.00am - 1.00pm
Moderator, Kim Batterham ACS

This events will also be held at:
THE BACKLOT STUDIOS
65 Haig Street, Southbank
Melbourne, VIC 3006

NB: Limited of 78 attendees per event, so don't miss out - book early.

RSVP HERE for either event »

...then at 6pm what we've all been waiting for... The 48th ACS National Awards for Cinematography

Can't wait to see who's taking these tripods home on the big night...

Photo: David Lewis ACS

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AFTRS SHORT COURSES & INDUSTRY CERTIFICATES
Lighting for Drama Intensive (5-days)
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Camera and Sound Fundamentals
Led by experienced cinematographer Paul Warren you will be introduced to techniques and practical skills that will enable you to produce high quality images and sound for documentary and drama – with an eye to great storytelling, the goal of all good filmmaking. (4 – 5 May)

View all AFTRS short Cinematography courses: HERE

2019 NAB Reel Screening

The tradition continues as Lemac brings you a recap of all the highlights, innovations and announcements of this years NAB Show in Las Vegas - the biggest media and entertainment expo on the planet!

Join us for a beer and a chat about the latest developments and future direction of our industry.

EVENT DETAILS

SYDNEY - ACS “Drop In"
When: Thursday, 16 May 2019 / 6:00pm
Where: ACS HQ
~ Level 2, 26 Ridge St, North Sydney
For more info or to RSVP SYDNEY

MELBOURNE
When: Tuesday, 21 May 2019 / 6:30pm
Where: Lemac Melbourne
~ 277 Highett St, Richmond
For more info or to RSVP MELBOURNE

BRISBANE
When: Thursday, 23 May 2019 / 6:30pm
Where: Lemac Brisbane
~ 37 Brookes Street, Bowen Hills
For more info or to RSVP BRISBANE

ACS SESSIONS @ MEDTECH EXPO

ACS SESSIONS ON FRIDAY,
19TH JUNE
9.00am – 5.30pm

Session 1. 9.30 – 10.30am
MEASURING COLOUR REPRODUCTION

Duration 60.00

Pawel Achtel ACS, as a member of Technical Committee of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) has designed an accurate and objective way to measure colour reproduction accuracy of cinema cameras. In plain English, the process tests the range of colours that a camera can see and how accurately it can reproduce them. To make the test more accurate, Pawel uses a laboratory spectroscope, which can project all visible monochromatic colours (think the colours of the rainbow) directly onto the camera’s sensor. Such an approach removes a number of variables, inaccuracies and subjective interpretation that are usually introduced through lighting, lenses, dyes, and other factors associated with the traditional way of using colour charts. In July 2018, Pawel, with assistance from the Australian Cinematographers Society Brisbane evaluated the Sony Venice, Arri Alexa LF, RED Monstro, and Panavision DXL2. Results of that test will be shared during this session by Pawel Achtel ACS.

Session 2. 11.00am – 12.00noon
SHOOTING WITH LARGE SCREEN SENSORS

Duration 60 minutes

Cinematographers Velinda Wardell ACS & Tom Gleeson
Presently Arri, Canon, Panavision, Red and Sony are offering larger than 35mm sensors. After nearly 100 years of cinema and TV production on 35mm do we need to change our shooting format? Is there a compelling reason for change?
The ACS Technical committee has shot tests and gone down the rabbit hole on large format shooting so we can spell out exactly what it means to “go large”.

Session 3. 1.30pm – 2.45pm
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION (Creating Diversity on Set) Duration 60 minutes
A broad panel conversation around diversity and inclusion to include cinematographers of different backgrounds, gender and ethnicity. How can we make our crews look more like the world we live in?
Moderator: Erika Addis with 5 guest panel members. TBC

Session 4. 3.15pm – 4.45pm
Peter James talks about “Ladies in Black”.

Duration 90 minutes

This session from acclaimed cinematographer, Peter James ACS ASC is about the making of a Feature film “Ladies in Black” and Peter’s long term collaboration with Director, Bruce Beresford. Also during the session, Peter will refer to other genres including; short films, documentaries and commercials. Peter will talk about how a lot of the problems and responses, across the genres are the same and we, as cinematographers need to understand how to relate and communicate with a diverse group of people.

POSTCARD FROM ZOE WHITE ACS

That’s a wrap for me on Handmaid’s Tale Season 3.

Thank you to the incredible creators, cast and crew. you have all taught me so much, and will remain close to my heart forever ✨

CANON ROADSHOW

CANON is running a roadshow across four states starting this May.
Adelaide – June 13
Perth – August 1
Canberra – October 17

Brisbane Invite »
[email protected] »
For further event details visit canon.com.au/pro-roadshow »

Don't miss the Hot offers for attendees across EOS, Cinema EOS and Pro Print. Brisbane your first up, please RSVP 1oth May to [email protected]

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Guest of Honour; Jack Thompson AM.

One of Australia’s most loved and respected actors, Jack Thompson has appeared in numerous Australian and American films including the classic SUNDAY... More »
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Our wonderful MC - Ray Martin AM

Ray Martin AM is an obsessive snapper, calling himself unashamedly “a feral photographer”. Two years ago he somehow convinced Melbourne University... More »
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IMAGO Diversity & Inclusion

IMAGO will present an expanded panel discussion at Camerimage this year. This topic is a matter of importance that the ACS should work towards becomin... More »
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President of the Austrian Society, Astrid Heubrandtner sent through a remarkable video: Take a look

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WETZLAR - LEITZ EXPANDS ITS RANGE OF PREMIUM CINE LENSES AND INTRODUCES NEW SET OF LEITZ PRIMES AND LEITZ ZOOMS AT THIS YEARS NAB AND CINE GEAR EXPO.

Lens manufacturer Ernst Leitz Wetzlar GmbH is showing their latest development, their LEITZ PRIMEs and LEITZ ZOOMs for the first time officially at th... More »
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Meet the Cinematographers Behind Some of the Biggest Movies — Who Happen to Be Women

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POSTCARD FROM TONY LUU ACS

"I know you aren't meant to eat the props but I couldn't let this food go into the bin without a little sample! These shots were taken on the set... More »
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NEW RANGER CAMERA SYSTEM FROM RED DIGITAL CINEMA NOW SHIPPING

RANGER includes the benefits of RED’s cinematic full frame 8K sensor, MONSTRO, in an all-in-one camera system that includes three SDI outputs (two mir... More »
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CONNECT AND NETWORK WITH LIKE-MINDED WOMEN WORKING IN THE MET INDUSTRY

WOMEN IN INDUSTRY FUNCTION ~ FRIDAY 19 JULY METexpo is proud to announce that Julia Zaetta will be presenting at an upcoming function dedicated to... More »
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Announcing the ALEXA Mini LF

ARRI Australia is proud to announce the brand new ALEXA Mini LF, featuring the spectacular Large Format sensor from the ALEXA LF in the small, flexibl... More »
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Cine Gear Expo Returns to Paramount Studios May 30-June 2

Hollywood, California, January 28, 2018 –Cine Gear Expo Hollywood will once again be held at historic Paramount Studios May 30-June 2, 2019. Now in it... More »
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2019 Screenrights Cultural Fund Now Open for Applications

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News from IMAGO: Talent-focused EU Parliament position on Creative Europe 2021-2027

Audiovisual creators welcome a talent-focused EU Parliament position on Creative Europe 2021-2027 The Federation of European Film Directors (FER... More »
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IMAGO presents Some very good news to all:

The new EU Copyright Directive was voted in favor for in the EU Parliament yesterday, and will shortly become law in all EU Countries. The law secu... More »
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Henry Smith, CEO & Co-Founder TASTE visited the ASC in Los Angeles

Hi Ron and David W, More »
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A F T R S ~ 2019 AFTRS INDUSTRY CERTIFICATES & Short Courses

Lighting for Drama Intensive (5-days) The aim of this five day c... More »
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2019 SAE ATOM Awards ~ Entries close at midday AEST, Friday 7 June

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Entries are now being called for the 13th Byron Bay Film Festival!

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Matthew Horrex ACS drops us a line about International Work

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Camera Hire chooses FUJIFILM’s FUJINON MK lenses

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Sony Evolves FS7 and FS7 II Camcorders for News Production with ENG-Style Build-up Kit and B4 Lens to E Mount Adapter

CBK-FS7BK Delivers Advanced Wireless Capabilities, Enhanced Robustness and Excellent Weight Balance for Extended Shooting Stability Sony’... More »
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ALERT: STOLEN EQUIPMENT

STOLEN GOODS Please be on the lookout for anyone trying to sell the following Items: Sony F55 s# 100188 Fujinon 19 -90mm s# 7000102 Sacht... More »
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LIKE THE CHANCE TO BRING YOUR SHORT FILM TO LIFE

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CAMERIMAGE ~ WE’RE GOING BACK TO OUR ROOTS!

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BSC 70th Anniversary - 'Limited Edition' Anniversary Merchandise - buy yours now

As part of our 70th Anniversary, we are pleased to have available an exclusive collection of specially branded merchandise. A selection of Polo and T-... More »
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Sony unveils new 4K HDR reference monitor and launches TRIMASTER HX brand

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WIN 1 of 10 Miller SOLOPOD’s

Take part in this short 10 minute survey and come up with Miller’s new ‘tag line’.... More »
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MEDIA+Entertainment TECH Expo July 2019 in Sydney @ the ICC

Conference 17-19th July2019, Exhibition 18-20th 2019 ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour Start planning - Looks like quite a line up!... More »
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A Green Screen fit for an action-packed shoot - CHECK out ROSCO's products

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