The last few weeks have disappeared in a flurry of last minute preparations for the ACS National Awards in Adelaide, it is always such an amazing weekend of events, and this one was no different. Huge congratulations to all the nominees and the winners – the standard of work seen in this year’s awards is nothing short of breath taking and very inspiring.
Big thanks to Kim Battterham ACS for once again hosting the Friday evening screening and Q&A of The Dry with Stefan Duscio ACS, sponsored by Panavision, and the Meet the Nominees session sponsored by ARRI Australia on Saturday morning – it’s one of my favourite events because we get to hear great stories from so many different cinematographers. The ROSCO-LEITZ drinks and pizza on the Friday night was another great chance to catch up with friends and colleagues, prior to the Awards night itself. And once again, the Awards were hosted by the amazing and wonderful Ray MartinAM.
Massive thanks to everyone in the South Australian branch who have given so generously of their time to make it all look so effortless, especially Ernie Clark ACS, Mylene Ludgate, Malcolm Ludgate ACS, JoAnne Bouzianis-Sellick and Mark Evans. And our heartfelt best wishes for a speedy recovery to all those stricken down by Covid and weren’t able to make it. We missed you.
National President ACS
2022 ACS National Awards for Cinematography
Congratulations to team ACS South Australia
you presented a wonderful weekend of events culminating in the 2022 ACS National Awards for Cinematography
Congratulations to those inducted into the ACS Hall of Fame Kim Batterham ACS
Malcom Ludgate ACS
Congratulations to our new ACS Life Members David Brill AM ACS
Velinda Wardell ACS
Congratulations toPawel Achtel ACS
recipient of the Bob Miller - ACS Technical & Innovation Achievement Award
for his approach to designing and manufacturing the 9 x 7 Camera
Congratulations to Bonnie Paku
from South Australia, recipient of The John Leake OAM ACS Emerging Cinematographer Award
Congratulations to ACS members nationwide
who entered their work for judging by their peers
Congratulations to all Award recipients
your work was special, it was impressive and will hopefully
encourage others to strive towards achieving similar results
The ACS is currently on the look out for a person to become editor of the ACS National Short Ends newsletter.
As editor you will monitor the latest in the Film & TV world for items of interest to ACS members and sponsors. You will collate, format and present this information, on a regular basis, via the National newsletter. You will be at the sharp end of the ACS and deal directly with President, Erika Addis.
Ask not what your Society can do for you, rather, what you can do for your Society.
Lemac and Sony invite ACS members and friends to get a
hands-on look at the new VENICE 2 and its Cinema Line
The VENICE 2 builds upon the strength of the original VENICE with new features including a compact design, internal RAW recording and the newly developed full-frame 8.6K sensor. The VENICE 2 also inherits popular features from the original VENICE including colour science, Dual Base ISO and 8-stops of built-in ND filters.
Join Lemac and Sony for light refreshments and a chat about the VENICE 2 and the broader Sony Cinema Line.
On the weekend of May 21-22 the ACS and Colorist Society International (CSI) will present a hands on High Dynamic Range Workshop for cinematographers and colourists at ACS HQ in North Sydney.
A stellar cast including Warren Eagles CSI, Ben Allan ACS CSI, Pete Harrow, Marcus Smith, Adam Eden CSI, Stuart Monksfield and Andrew Smith will guide participants through current HDR techniques and workflows.
"Don’t wait until you get your first HDR project before you start investigating HDR techniques and workflows. HDR for the Cinematographer and Colorist is a steep learning curve, so getting as much information, tips and tricks, and industry contacts before you start your first project is vital.”
"See HDR alongside SDR with real world footage, workflows and solutions.”
"This joint ACS/CSI HDR face to face event has been 3 years in the making, so we are really excited to finally get it on."
1000 - Demystifying HDR Monitor Technology
Stuart Pointon, EIZO APAC
1130 - Connecting Workflows
The Rebel Fleet
1300 - Lunch
1330 - HDR for the Cinematographer and Colorist, What is the difference?
Ben Allan, Warren Eagles, Marcus Smith, Adam Eden
1500 - Creating the Film effect, how far should we go?
Warren Eagles CSI
1630 - What are the cool HDR shows?
1000 - From T-Stops to Nits: The Art Of Measuring Brightness
Ben Allan ACS
1130 - Colour Precise Remote 4K Streaming with Colorfront
Mojo Solutions, Stuart Monksfield
1330 - Creating a show LUT for studio productions.
Marcus Smith, Blue Post
1500 - Dolby Vision “Why I work in UHD Dolby Vision for all my projects"
Adam Eden, Eden Creative
1630 - Delivering for Prime Video, What do you need to know?
Jane Castle's documentary film "When the Camera Stopped Rolling" has been extended at Sydney and Canberra Dendy cinemas until 4th of May.
Jane Castle ACS, daughter of trailblazing Australian filmmaker, Lilias Fraser, tells the epic tale of her mother’s extraordinary life, her career and their challenging relationship.
Driven by the need to understand and heal from their shared trauma, director/cinematographer Jane digs deep using the rich textures of a stunning, unseen part of Australia’s cinematic history.