National ACS Short Ends eNews ~ April 2019 Edition

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Editor: Lizz Vernon

National eNews and much much more....

April is super busy with loads of events on, so get ready for a bumper eNews. Bound to be something for everyone to enjoy.

Message from the President

Greetings members, sponsors and friends,

Only around 7 weeks to our ACS National Awards for Cinematography, so follow the links below to book your seats.

Also, don't forget the other important ACS initiatives for members that will be closing on the 7th April.

The 2019 DREW LLEWELYN ACS CAMERIMAGE SCHOLARSHIP - Supported by FUJINON FUJIFILM
Established in 2015 with the support of the Llewelyn family, the Queensland Branch and the National Executive, 'The Drew Llewelyn ACS Camerimage Scholarship', enables one lucky ACS member to attend Camerimage in Poland with an amount of $4000.00 towards flights and accommodation, along with other introductions within the Camerimage festival itself.

The Scholarship will be administered by the National ACS Executive and will be in place for a 5-year period, which commenced in 2015. It will be open to financial Cinematographer & Camera Crew members of the Society and will be decided by a sub committee of peers after submitting a simple application explaining Why you want to travel to Camerimage and how you see it having long-term benefits for you.

For application form please contact ACS National President, Ron Johanson OAM ACS

Hurry! Get your skates on, you only have till April 1st to apply.

[email protected] »

RJ out and about representing the ACS again, this time he was in Serbia with our very own ACS Ambassador David Brill AM ACS

Also this year our ACS Major National sponsor FUJINON FUJIFILM have come on board to support the Drew Llewelyn ACS Scholarship by offering to the recipient a FUJIFILM X-T3 body with an MKX18-55mm T2.9 lens. A truly fantastic piece of kit that will be of enormous benefit to the winner of the Scholarship. Our sincere thanks to Frank Bite General Manager, Electronic Imaging and Marc van Agten who has been an ACS stalwart for many, many years. Their generosity and continued support of the Society and our members is greatly appreciated.

The JOHN LEAKE OAM ACS EMERGING CINEMATOGRAPHER AWARD - Supported by LACIE.
The Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) created the John Leake OAM ACS Emerging Cinematographer Award in 2010 in honour of ACS co- founder and industry icon, John Leake OAM ACS (1927-2009). John began his cinematographic career as a 15-year-old with Movietone News in 1944 before moving on to Supreme Sound Studios. He served as both NSW President and Federal President of the ACS.
The Award provides a cash prize of $2,400 to an Emerging cinematographer who is either currently studying cinematography at a tertiary institution, or working in the film industry, and is a current member of the ACS. The prize can be used for any educational, training, or professional work that will further their skills and career.

According to ACS National President Ron Johanson OAM ACS, "This incentive has been a total success, fostering young cinematographers in the pursuit of their career goals"

The 2019 recipient will be announced at the ACS National Awards for Cinematography in Melbourne on Saturday 18th May.

The 2019 recipient will be announced at the ACS National Awards for Cinematography in Melbourne on Saturday 18th May.

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BOB MILLER ~ ACS TECHNICAL & INNOVATION ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2019

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR The Bob Miller Award, named after the inventor of the world's first fluid action tripod head, Bob Miller.

The award is presented at the ACS Annual National Awards for Cinematography and comprises $1,000.00 in cash and a $2000.00 Miller voucher enabling the recipient to purchase any Miller Camera Support product at 40% discount off list price directly from Miller.

In addition, Miller has donated an LP54 in a wooden case and a special Bob Miller Award plaque, which will reside in the ACS headquarters in North Sydney. The name of the award recipient will be engraved on the LP 54 Classic plaque, every year, in perpetuity. The recipient will also receive a framed, signed plaque to commemorate their win.

NOMINATIONS WILL CLOSE on APRIL 12th 2019.

Nominees must be financial ACS members who have contributed in the 24 months prior to the 2019 Awards by way of technical and/or innovative practical ideas that have helped the industry to advance.

Send your nomination by no later than APRIL 12th, with a detailed description of their technical or innovative achievement to ACS National President; Ron Johanson OAM ACS for consideration.

[email protected] »

2019 ACS NATIONAL AWARDS BOOKINGS are OPEN , ALONG WITH THE PROGRAM OF EVENTS.

A huge reminder that our

Fujinon/Fujifilm 2019 ACS National Awards for Cinematography

will take place in Melbourne at the Plaza Ballroom on Saturday, 18 May, with a number of other special soon to be announced events, as part of the celebrations.
All our Awards category nominees, as Gold-Award winners at their Branch Awards will be acknowledged, and all members are encouraged to attend and support our Australian cinematographers and their outstanding work.

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 President

BOOKINGS LINK »

2019 SAE ATOM Awards

The 2019 SAE ATOM Awards are now calling for entries! Since 1982, the Awards celebrate the best of Australian and New Zealand screen content from the education sector and screen industry.

This year the Awards returns with forty-five categories covering diverse media including feature-length films, television programs, animation, educational resources and new media such as web series, apps and games.

Entries close at midday AEST, Friday 7 June.

CLICK HERE to find out more »

LIKE THE CHANCE TO BRING YOUR SHORT FILM TO LIFE

WIN $5,000 CASH PLUS $15,000 TO BRING YOUR SHORT FILM TO LIFE

Have an idea for a short film that is "Forever Unexpected"? AACTA and MINI have teamed up to help make your idea a reality!

Entries are now open for AACTA Pitch: Forever Unexpected presented by MINI, a national short film pitching competition, and we are looking to hear from filmmakers with unique, creative and fun ideas for short films that are inspired by MINI's "Forever Unexpected" manifesto.

Launched last year, AACTA Pitch supports the next generation of Australian screen industry talent, encouraging new ideas and providing the invaluable opportunity for up-and-coming filmmakers to hone their skills by pitching their ideas to industry professionals.

Up to five finalists will be selected to participate in the AACTA Pitch: Forever Unexpected Live Final event held in Sydney on Monday 3 June. Each finalist will have the opportunity to pitch their short film and convince the judging panel, in front of a live audience, that they have the best idea in the room.

Finalists will be pitching for the chance to win:

  • $5,000 cash;
  • $15,000 towards the production of their short film;
  • A complimentary MINI vehicle for the duration of the shoot;
  • Post-production support from Spectrum Films to the value of $2,500;
  • Tickets to the 2019 AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel; and
  • Invaluable feedback and mentoring opportunities with the judging panel.
ENTER NOW » - Full eligibility requirements, terms and conditions can be found here.

HOW TO ENTER

Entries for AACTA Pitch: Forever Unexpected presented by MINI are now open!

Entry is free, and entrants are required to provide a production summary of their short film idea and how it incorporates the "Forever Unexpected" manifesto, along with other supporting material.

AACTA welcomes everyone with an idea for a live action, scripted short film to enter, and encourages concepts from creators and teams from diverse and under-represented backgrounds.

Entries are not required to include or refer to a MINI vehicle, however entries must incorporate or be inspired by the MINI "Forever Unexpected" Manifesto.

Entries close Tuesday 7 May, 2019 at 5pm AEST

If you have any questions about entering or the AACTA Pitch competition, please contact the AACTA Awards Department at [email protected].

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

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) ENROLLING NOW

View all AFTRS short Cinematography courses HERE

The ASC Welcomes Brad Shield as a New Active Member

Brad Shield ACS ASC

At my first job on a film set, I was told to make my way up to the lighting grid and throw streamers at a giant chicken for a KFC commercial, says Brad Shield, ASC, ACS. "I have loved the business ever since!

The Australian native began his career in the film industry at Jumbuck Productions in Brisbane. As the junior, he says, you did everything.This included painting cycs, washing the boss's car, gripping, electrics and assisting the camera department.

Read full article HERE »

#SydFilmFest has unveiled David Stratton's classic film selections for this year.

Beautiful Kate ~ Director Rachel Ward, DOP: Andrew Commis ACS

ESSENTIAL AUSTRALIAN WOMEN DIRECTORS includes 10 trailblazing Australian filmmakers working between the 1930s and now.

Essential Australian Women Directors

Stratton's classic film picks return for Sydney Film Festival (5-16 June) with the retrospective Essential Australian Women Directors - 10 Trailblazers selected by David Stratton.

This year the iconic film critic highlights the work of 10 remarkable Australian directors working between the 1930s and now, from pioneering 1930 film The Cheaters (screened in its original silent form with live piano score) through to trailblazing contemporary films like Beautiful Kate, which garnered Andrew Commis the ACS Cinematographer of the Year award in 2010.

See them at the Festival on 5-16 June 2019. For more info visit

Essential Australian Women Directors - 10 Trailblazers selected by David Stratton »
? Watch the trailer »
Ticketing and more info... »

ROY H. WAGNER, ASC BEYOND THE DARKNESS

Welcome to a new, online teaching series with two-time Emmy-winning cinematographer, Roy Wagner ASC.
With a career spanning more than 50 years across the motion picture and television industries, Roy is a member of the prestigious American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).

Join Roy as he goes "Beyond the Darkness", offering his insider knowledge and the benefit of 50 years of lessons learned to catapult your career to new levels of success.

As a special Offer to ACS Members please use coupon code "australia" for a free month or an $8 discount off the annual subscription fee.
To preview the series or select your subscription option, please visit: https://videovillage.pro »

Check out Who's Hosting the National ACS instagram Account @austcine

Be sure to checkout our account currently hosted by Joel Froome ACS

...just click the image! You'll be glad you did!

Already on instagram ...we're @austcine see you there!

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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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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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NEW RANGER CAMERA SYSTEM FROM RED DIGITAL CINEMA NOW SHIPPING

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Meet the Cinematographers Behind Some of the Biggest Movies - Who Happen to Be Women

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Matthew Horrex ACS drops us a line about International Work

Hi Ron, This year is charging along! Attached is my latest work for Publicis / Elastic Films. The director and I flew up to Manila from Sydney... More »
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Camera Hire chooses FUJIFILM's FUJINON MK lenses

Successful Sydney-based rental house Camera Hire recently made the decision to significantly bolster their inventory by stocking and adding FUJIFIL... More »
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CAMERIMAGE ~ WE'RE GOING BACK TO OUR ROOTS!

We are very excited to announce that the 27th edition of the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography CAMERIMAGE will be held between... 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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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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Entries are now being called for the 13th Byron Bay Film Festival!

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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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Cine Gear Expo Returns to Paramount Studios May 30-June 2

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A Green Screen fit for an action-packed shoot - CHECK out ROSCO's products

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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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