National ACS Short Ends eNews ~ Mid August 2019 Edition


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National eBulletin, Awards Accreditation, AGM's Events and much much more....

Message from the President

Greetings members and colleagues,
Gentle reminder that it is time to get your awards entries in, and accreditation's open on the 1st of September, with all NEW application forms available that must be submitted. Check the links below
AWARDS is the first Link, and ACCREDITAION in the 4th Link in the full links section below
Awards Entires Close on the 21st, so hurry up you've only got ONE WEEK to get your work in. Be kind to your Branch take care to read the naming conventions and please don't leave it to the last minute... All the best, what are you waiting for?
Come on...get cracking.
Ron Johanson OAM ACS
National President

If you haven't had a chat with Ben Allan ACS CSI lately...

Ben Allan ACS CSI

you might want to take a listen to who has. Ben has a fantastic new podcast serious out with wonderful speakers from across our industry.
Ben recently sat down and chatted with Kees van Oostrum ASC, the President of the ASC and the spoke about Loyalty, Progress and Artistry, below is a glimpse of just some of the great podcasts at the T-Stop Inn

T-Stop Inn is a series of relaxed conversations between Ben Allan ACS CSI and some of the most interesting people in the industry today talking about the film industry and the craft of cinematography.

T-STOP INN - Podcast »

Kees van Oostrum ASC - Loyalty, Progress and Artistry
President of The American Society of Cinematographers, Kees van Oostrum ASC talks about the organisation's 100th Anniversary and their vision for the future. He talks in depth about the challenges and opportunities for cinematographers around the world including the issues around diversity, inclusion, education, ACES & the CDL, where we're at with cameras, lenses and display technology and his personal approach to the craft along with how the ASC is forging into the next hundred years, guided by the spirit of their motto... Loyalty. Progress. Artistry.
Simon Raby NZCS - Big Pictures
Simon talks about his amazing career and his role as President of the New Zealand Cinematographers Society. With a background in low budget local films, Simon was catapulted into big movies shooting 2nd Unit for Andrew Lesnie ACS ASC on the "Lord Of The Rings" Trilogy. He recently shot the complex VFX blockbuster "Mortal Engines" and talks through the techniques and approach he uses and how he works with the VFX and Post Production teams to get the look right.

Kees van Oostrum ASC - Loyalty, Progress and Artistry »
Simon Raby NXCS - Big Pictures »

Fabian Wagner ASC BSC - Game of Light
Fabian discusses his work on high end TV dramas including "Sherlock" & "The Crown" and he sets the record straight on his dark photography on "Game Of Thrones: The Long Night".
Mark Toia - Making His Own Rules
Mark talks through step by step, how he became one of the most successful TV Commercial Directors in the world, constantly travelling the globe doing multimillion dollar ads. Throughout his directing career, Mark has continued to be his own cinematographer initially on 35mm film and then making the transition to digital with RED. He has now used that success to be able to make a feature film called "ROBOT 4" with total creative and technical control.
Mandy Walker ACS ASC - An Artist and a General
Mandy talks about shooting the new live-action "MULAN" for Disney on the ALEXA 65, "HIDDEN FIGURES" on 35mm, collaborating with great directors like Niki Caro and Baz Luhrmann and how she prepares for a big film including camera and lens testing and creating custom LUTs.

Fabian Wagner ACS BSC - Game of Light »
Mark Toia - Making His Own Rules »
Mandy Walker ACS ASC - An Artist and a General »

Frieder Hochheim - Kino Flo & Color Science
Frieder changed what was possible for cinematographers to achieve when he created the Kino Flo fluorescent lights which finally made it possible to work quickly and in tight spaces with beautifully soft light. He worked closely with colour scientists at Kodak to solve the complex problems with the way that the colour spectrum output by traditional flouro lights was captured by film. He's now using the same rigorous science to solve the challenges of how the spectral response of various digital cameras and different LED lights can produce unpredictable colour results. In the process, he's discovered some game-changing things about LED lights and digital cameras.
Matthew Allard ACS - Pre NAB 2019
Matthew is a brilliant cinematographer but he's also a founder of and he joins us en-route to NAB 2019 to talk through what we should all be looking out for this year.

Nicola Daley ACS - Shaping The Light
Nicola Daley ACS is the 8th woman ever to be accredited by the Australian Cinematographers Society and talks about making the move from documentaries to features and then to TV drama and working in Australia as well as back home in the UK. She also discusses techniques she's been using like creating stylised colour looks using old colour correction filters like the 80A and 85 and why she prefers this to creating the look in post.

Sean Dooley - ARRI Alexa Mini LF
ARRI's Sean Dooley takes us deep into the workings of the newly announced Alexa Mini LF and what to expect from the camera that so many cinematographers have been waiting for.
Tom Gleeson - The Technology Journey
Tom started in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's legendary training program, one that produced many of Australia's most successful cinematographers. The technical knowledge Tom accumulated there gave him an edge when he went freelance and he has managed to stay ahead of the curve with technology ever since. We talk through the journey from film and analogue tape to digital and then the technical revolution that has happened over the last decade and where things will be going next.

Frieder Hochheium - Kino Flo & Colour Science »
Matthew Allard ACS - Pre NAB 2019 »
Nicola Daley ACS - Shaping The Light »
Sean Dooley - ARRI ALEXA Mini LF »
Tom Gleeson - The Technology Journey »

Anyway, you get the picture, all these great cinematographers being interviewed by one of their own.

Do yourself a favour and if you haven't already... Tune IN »

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