National ACS Short Ends eBulletin ~ June'ish 2019 Edition


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Message from the President

Greetings ACS members, colleagues and sponsors,

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.

Please use the links below to review all the conditions, and if you require further information along with any advice regarding your submission please contact me or your Branch President.

ACS Accreditation »
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Until next time
Ron Johanson OAM ACS
National President


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, its on all the standard platforms like itunes and Spotify, and also on facebook

Take a look and give me your feedback. » »

A tribute to Pierre Rissient to be held at AFTRS Sunday 22nd June, 2pm

Vale Pierre Rissient

Pierre Rissient, was a Cannes scout and astute cinephile, who brought the likes of Clint Eastwood to the prestigious platform that Cannes is. But it was Pierre who discovered the fire of the raw talent pool of Australian filmmakers in the 70s, 80s and 90s and showed his discovery to the world - making superstars of Jane Campion and Baz Luhrmann. Most filmmakers he championed became close friends, Jan Chapman, Rolf De Heer, Bill Bennett and Fred Schepisi amongst others. On his recent passing, Australian film has lost a champion.

A tribute to Pierre Rissient
hosted by David Stratton, will be held
at the AFTRS theatre in Sydney
on Sunday, 23 June at 2pm.
Admission free.

Media + Entertainment TECH EXPO

Conference Program 2019 Released
We're excited to share our 2019 METexpo Conference Program!
The biennial METexpo Conference is presented by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Australia Section. The SMPTE organisation, through its standards, education and membership activity, has greatly supported a century of advances in media and entertainment technology.

This is your opportunity to be a part of Australia's international premier forum, listen to and learn from industry thought leaders and gain insight on many of the key topics affecting the media and entertainment technology industry today and into the future.

The 2019 Conference Program will include many crucial topics such as:

IP Infrastructure (Masterclass)
Innovation in Sound (Panel Session)
Over the Top (OTT) Delivery and internet of Things (IoT)
Immersive Technology (Panel Session)
New Transmission Technologies
Taking Content to the Audience (Panel Session)
eSports / Live Production
Innovative Video Case Studies
Business / Workflow and the Cloud
Women in Film and Television (Panel Session)
Australian Cinematographers Society (ASC) - Informative Sessions
And much, much more!



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 use the links below:

9.00am - 5.30pm

Session 1. 9.30 - 10.30am

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

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. » » » »

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. »


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

Perth - August 1
Canberra - October 17

For further event details visit »

Don't miss the Hot offers for attendees across EOS, Cinema EOS and Pro Print.

Come on... what are you waiting for?

The Australian Cinematographers Society


Click the link on the left to check out what current host Jeremy Rouse ACS has been posting on the ASC's Instagram account, our next host will be Shelly Farthing-Dawe so come on what are you waiting for start following the ACS instagram platform...

...and if you'd like to host please drop us a line.

WIFT has put together a collection of AMAZING events for our members to take a look at....


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IMAGO Diversity & Inclusion



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MEDIA+Entertainment TECH Expo July 2019 in Sydney @ the ICC

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Vale Pierre Rissient (6th May 2018)

A tribute to Pierre Rissient hosted by David Stratton, will be held at the AFTRS theatre in Sydney on Sunday, 23 June at 2pm. Admission free.More »

Vale - Tony (Teggy) Teg

I was saddened to learn from Martha Ansara about the passing of an extraordinary man and gaffer, Tony Tegg. Being based in Melbourne at the beginni... More »



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