National ACS Short Ends eNews ~ June 2019 Edition

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Message from the President

Greetings ACS members, colleagues and sponsors,

The fantastic 2019 National Awards are now behind us and we are left to re-live what was a truly memorable evening hosted by the Victorian Branch.

Again, I want to thank Ellery Ryan ACS, Adam Russ, Gerald Wiblin, Joanne Donohoe - Beckwith and the amazing group who really made these Awards the success they were. James Cunningham, our ACS Magazine editor has very generously written a precis of the evening, which is included below as the AWARDS WRAP UP.

A huge Thank you to the nominees and to all who attended our very successful Meet the Nominees morning including moderator Kim Batterham ACS, and also many thanks to Peter James ACS ASC for his informative and in depth presentation on his latest collaboration with Bruce Beresford, Ladies in Black.

One of the highlights was the generous prize offered by Panasonic to be raffled and raise funds to assist the great work done by the Motion Picture Industry Benevolent Societ, which raised over $1100.00. My thanks to Rob Myers and Matthew Alexander from Panasonic and to all of you who purchased ticket for this very worthy cause

On the Sunday after the Awards, we all gathered for the AGM, to elect the National office bearers for 2019 - 2020. Sadly our National Secretary, David Wakeley ACS did not nominate and Calvin Gardiner did nominate unopposed and is our new National Secretary. I welcome Calvin, and look forward to working with him over the next period of time. I do want to reflect on the amazing and dedicated service that DW has given to the Society over decades. His legacy, along with that of Marianne Wakeley is formidable, and they will both be missed. DW has played a vital role in the growth of the Society and I am honoured that he, along with Ernie, Mylene and David Lewis have worked with me as a successful team, and I thank them all.

I was re-elected as National President, Ernie Clark ACS as National Vice President, Mylene Ludgate as National Treasurer and we welcomed Erika Addis as a National Vice President and Velinda Wardell as Assistant National Secretary. The ACS PEER SUPPORTS are myself and Carolyn Constantine ACS.

Sincere thanks to Erika Addis who has worked tirelessly in the role, but now believes someone else should take up the mantle, which Carolyn has agreed to do.

The Minutes of the meeting are currently being completed and will be available soon.

One of the main Agenda items addressed was the formation of a National Constitutional Committee to look at creating a new Constitution for the Society, that reflects the Society we are today. This Committee will be Chaired by Calvin Gardiner ACS and includes; Erika Addis, Andrew Hyde, Velinda Wardell ACS, Julian Panetta and Legal Advisor, John Lanser. I have no doubt this Committee will work tirelessly to deliver Constitutional recommendations effectively and efficiently. Another Agenda item was the discussion regarding Awards categories and the possible change to some of our categories as we constantly monitor and update our Categories to reflect current shooting trends. New Awards Categories Chair, Warwick Field ACS will in the coming weeks consult with the committee and advise us all accordingly. Sincere thanks from us all to retiring Chair, Ernie Clark ACS, who has enthusiastically chaired this committee for over the last decade.

SPONSORS
As the end of the financial year draws closer, I want to say thank you to each and every one of our ACS Sponsors, both at the National level and the Branch level. The support you give the Society is incredibly generous and without that support and the confidence you have in the ACS brand, we would not be in the clear air we are today. On behalf of all our ACS members, I say thank you.

2019 STATE & TERRITORY AWARDS
The 2019 Awards Entry window opens 9am August 1st and closes August 21st at 6pm. Entry will be via our website.

ACS STATE & TERRITORY AWARDS PRESENTATIONS 2019
Stand by for the Branch Awards starting in October…..

ACCREDITATION applications open on September 1st and close on September 30th. Now is the time to start thinking about the work you are going to submit if you are eligible to apply for Accreditation this year.

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Please use the above link to review all the conditions, and if you require further information along with any advice regarding your submission please contact me [email protected] (click link above) or your Branch President.

SMPTE aka Media & Entertainment Tech Expo - The ACS will be at this very important event this year, again with our customary ACS booth, courtesy of Expertise Events and we will be presenting 4 ACS SESSIONS as part of the Conference, those Sessions are as follows:

The Media + Entertainment Tech Expo conference and exhibition is held at ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour from the 17th to the 19th July 2019. Plenty of details below or for more direct detail and to register visit:

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Until next time…
Ron Johanson OAM ACS
National President

A W A R D S W R A P U P

James Cunningham ~ Editor AC Magazine

The 2019 Fujinon Fujifilm ACS National Awards for Cinematography kicked off in grand style at Melbourne's 1920s Plaza Ballroom. Host and MC for the evening, Ray Martin AM, said of the venue, "a room steeped in history, befitting an event such as this."

After moving to the main ballroom of the Plaza, the ACS inducted three highly-respected and revered cinematographers into the ranks of their 'Hall of Fame'. They included Nino Martinetti ACS, Anna Howard ACS, along with the posthumous induction of the renowned Australian war cinematographer Damien Parer. "Dad would have been proud, and amazed at what has become of our industry," said Parer's son, Damien on accepting his father's certificate.

The cinematography categories opened with ACS CineKids, sponsored by Videocraft, with a beautifully eloquent young lady, Bella Merlino delivering a video acceptance speech which impressed the crowd in the room. The award was earned for Merlino's short film This is Me.

A Gold Award for Student Cinematography was awarded to South Australian cinematographer Jack Davis, whose Flinders University short film Language earned him the top prize in this category on the night.

2019's Hall of Fame recipients - Nino Martinetti ACS, Anna Howard ACS along with, posthumously, renowned Australian war cinematographer Damien Parer

The first three Gold Tripods of the evening went to the amazingly talented Benjamin Powell in the Experimental & Specialised category for Falling in Reverse, Richard Bell in the John Bowring ACS TV Station Breaks and Promos category for his work on Celebrity Haunted Mansion, and Allan Hardy in the coveted hard-fought Music Videos category for Parkway Drive's electric and frenetic The Void.

The night moved swiftly into the news and current affairs categories with a Gold Tripod in the Syd Wood Local/National News category being awarded to Kevin Hudson for Ember Storm, a phenomenal peive of work which saw Hudson brave and capture the Menai bushfires at night. Matthew Allard ACS picked up a Gold Tripod in the Neil Davis International News category for Bringing the Past to the Present, and Aaron Hollet ACS picked one up in the Current Affairs category for City of Ghosts.

Queensland member Liam Brennan earned himself a Gold Tripod in the Entertainment and TV Magazine category for an episode of his self-funded and original short documentary series Rough Hands. Brennan, a recent cancer survivor, fought back tears accepting the award. Jordan Maddocks from New South Wales also earned a Gold Tripod, this time in Corporate and Educational, for a stunningly shot and deliciously looking Leclerc Briant Champagne promo called Vibrations.

The Gold Tripod for Documentary was awarded to cinematographer Thomas Davis for A Stargazer's Guide to the Cosmos, an ultimate guided tour of the southern sky revealing unseen connections between the everyday world around us and the stars above.

A break in the awards saw the Guest of Honour, legendary film actor Jack Thompson AM, give a truly inspirational speech that spoke of acting to the audience through a cinematographer. Both a hero to and a collaborator with many in the room, Thompson left the room mesmerised.

2019 Life Membership Recipient David Gribble ACS with partner Rosemary Reid

Previous Milli Award recipient Abraham Joffe ACS saw him take home another Gold Tripod in the Ron Taylor AM ACS Wildlife & Nature category, for yet another episode of the acclaimed Canon/Netflix series Tales by Light.

The broad and diverse commercials categories saw Western Australia's Ross Metcalf earn his Gold Tripod for in the Local/Regional category for his work on the Kimberly Woman's AFL commercial, and Victoria's Shelly Farthing-Dawe earn his Gold Tripod in the National/International category for his work on a beautiful commercial for Jacob's Creek. "Very honoured to have picked up a Gold Tripod for Jacobs Creek," said Farthing-Dawe. "Well done to the ACS for putting on a great night, and thanks also to Blackmagic"

Jeremy Rouse ACS' work on Armour saw him take home a Gold Tripod in the tough Short Films category. Judd Overton earned a Gold Tripod in Serial TV & Comedy Series for the multi-award winning No Activity. While Denson Baker ACS NZCS took home Gold for his work on the much-loved BBC period-drama Victoria. "Absolutely honored to receive the Gold Tripod for my work on Victoria," said Baker. "Thank you to the ACS, to all the sponsors, and in particular Sony who sponsored this award."

The night's final awards were earned by Los Angeles and Melbourne-based Bob Nguyen who not only picked up the Gold Tripod for his work on the Vietnamese film Song Lang, but also took home the prestigious Millli Award and with it the title of Australian Cinematographer of the Year. "Super delighted to have received these awards from the ACS," said Nguyen, who was on location when he learned of his accolades.

The evening, coupled with the earlier satellite events such as 'Meet the Nominees' and the Ladies in Black screening and Q&A with Peter James ACS ASC throughout the weekend, proved that once again the ACS and its awards are on the forefront of recognition, education, development and celebration of craft in the Australian film industry.

ACS MEMBER PETER SZILVESZTER PODCASTS

Peter has just advised us that he has launched his Podcasts; "Oz Film Creatives is a new podcast interviewing the often unsung creatives working behind the camera who are Australians working in the film industry locally and abroad. To hear in depth interviews with some of the talented people working behind the camera, be sure to subscribe through iTunes, Spotify or where ever you listen to your podcasts!

His first guest is Abraham Joffe ACS, the podcast is called Oz Film Creatives http://ozfilmcreatives.com, its on all the standard platforms like itunes and Spotify, and also on facebook https://www.facebook.com/ozfilmcreatives/

Take a look and give me your feedback.

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Bob Nguyen Wins Milli Award for Australian Cinematographer of the Year at 2019 Fujinon Fujifilm ACS National Awards

At this year’s Fujinon Fujifilm Australian Cinematographers Society National Awards in Melbourne’s grand 1920s Plaza Ballroom, it was Bob Nguyen who won the prestigious Australian Cinematographer of the Year Millli Award. Nguyen also won a Gold Tripod for his work on the Vietnamese film Song Lang.

Nguyen, who was on location when he learned of his wins said, “I’m super delighted to have received these awards from the ACS.”

Ray Martin AM waits in the wings.

Host and MC for the evening, Ray Martin AM carried the evening along in his usual, professional and quick-witted fashion and as always, ACS National President Ron Johanson OAM ACS started proceedings with some special awards.

Ron presented the Drew Llewellyn ACS Camerimage Scholarship to Simon Woods and South Australia's Claire Bishop with the John Leake OAM ACS Emerging Cinematographer Award whilst commenting,

"The ACS is thrilled to be supporting young talent in our industry, in ways like this.”

ACS National President Ron Johanson OAM ACS

The ACS also inducted Nino Martinetti ACS, Anna Howard ACS along with, posthumously, renowned Australian war cinematographer Damien Parer into their Hall of Fame.

The ACS CineKids award was won by eleven-year-old Bella Merlino for her short film This is Me and a Gold Award for Student Cinematography was awarded to South Australian cinematographer Jack Davis for his short film Language.

Benjamin Powell won a Gold Tripod in the Experimental & Specialised category for Falling in Reverse, Richard Bell won in the John Bowring ACS TV Station Breaks and Promos category for his work on Celebrity Haunted Mansion and Allan Hardy took home gold in the Music Videos category for Parkway Drive's The Void.

In the news and current affairs categories the Gold Tripod in the Syd Wood Local/National News category went to Kevin Hudson for Ember Storm, Matthew Allard ACS picked up a Gold Tripod in the Neil Davis International News category for Bringing the Past to the Present and Aaron Hollet ACS picked won gold in the Current Affairs category for City of Ghosts.

The Gold Tripod in the Entertainment and TV Magazine category went to Liam Brennan for an episode of his original short documentary series Rough Hands while Jordan Maddocks won a Gold Tripod in Corporate and Educational for his Leclerc Briant Champagne promo Vibrations.

The Gold Tripod for Documentary was awarded to Thomas Davis for his unique A Stargazer's Guide to the Cosmos tour of the southern sky and then it was time for the night’s special guest.

Jack Thompson AM

Guest of Honour, legendary film actor Jack Thompson AM gave an emotional speech that described not only his incredible experiences through acting but also his close relationship with cinematographers and their craft over the years, a speech many in the room will remember for some time.

Other Gold Tripod award winners included Abraham Joffe ACS in the Ron Taylor AM ACS Wildlife & Nature category for an episode of the Tales by Light series, Jeremy Rouse ACS in the Short Films category for Armour, Judd Overton in Serial TV & Comedy Series for No Activity and Denson Baker ACS NZCS for his work on the period-drama Victoria.

ACS National President Ron Johanson OAM ACS said, “On behalf of the ACS I would like to congratulate Bob on winning the Milli and also all the other award winners for their truly excellent work and commitment to the craft of cinematography. They are an inspiration to us all. I would also like to thank Fujifilm Fujinon and all of our sponsors without whom these awards simply wouldn’t be possible.”

The ACS National Awards weekend also included several other events taking place alongside the awards themselves including the now-annual 'Meet the Nominees' get-together, a screening of Ladies in Black and an entertaining Q&A with Peter James ACS ASC.

Bob Miller - ACS Technical & Innovation Achievement Award

Mark Ruff takes out the 2019 Bob Miller - ACS Technical & Innovation Achievement Award.

Mark was trilled to receive his award, please take a moment to check out the video below.

Mark Ruff Miller Award - Viewing LINK »

...and then Panasonic donated an amazing prize for a terrific cause

Ian Greenstreet

One of the highlights was the generous prize offered by Panasonic to be raffled and raise funds to assist the great work done by the Motion Picture Industry Benevolent Societ, which raised over $1100.00. My thanks to Rob Myers and Matthew Alexander from Panasonic and to all of you who purchased ticket for this very worthy cause.

Our thrilled winner was none other than Ian Greenstreet in Australia all the way from LA with his father Phil who earlier in the week hosted the awards week opening event the very enjoyable ROSCO Pub Night.

AFTRS SHORT COURSES & INDUSTRY CERTIFICATES
Lighting for Drama Intensive (5-days)
The aim of this five day course is to teach basic lighting skills in cinematography and how they apply to the visualization of a story or concept. The course is taught in our state-of-the-art studios examining artificial light sources, and on a location shoot studying the changeability of natural light. 17 – 21 June. ENROLLING NOW

View all AFTRS short Cinematography courses: HERE

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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.

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Warren Eagles ICA - Melbourne based course.

I am running a weekend Resolve color correction class at Swinburne University in July 20-21.
I would like to offer ACS members a -20% discount and hoped you could share my flyer with your members.
As a colorist based in Brisbane I have had a 20 year relationship with the ACS and want to continue to encourage the DP/Colorist relationship.

Link below and Melbourne flyer attached.
Members will need to contact me via e-mail to get the discount code.

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CANON ROADSHOW

CANON is running a roadshow Adelaide is up next...

Adelaide – June 13
Perth – August 1
Canberra – October 17

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