ACS NSW Focus 15th Nov 2011


In this ACS NSW eFocus you'll find info about:

Panavision Phantom Flex Drop In night.

A link to 2011 Awards winners

A week with ARRI Alexa

A night with Apple FCP X

Our esteemed National President and his grandson Zac

"On Borrowed Time" - a David Bradbury Film

A Reminder - Don't Forget Phantom Flex at HQ this Thursday

Our November Drop In at the National HQ is on the 17th and Panavision will be demonstrating the Phantom Flex. This will be another "hands on" following the successful October Drop In where we were able get "up close" with the Red Epic - must be camera season.

2011 Awards

The 2011 NSW and ACT Awards for Cinematography were held on the 12th November and what a great night it was.

With a full house members, guests and sponsors took advantage of the annual opportunity to catch up, socialize and "network". MC this year was Ray Martin who did a great job as did his old mate, Guest of Honour David Brill who recalled some of the highlights of his 43 year career as a cinematographer.

Seventy nine well deserved awards were presented and of these the twenty nine Gold winners will have their work judged for the National Awards which will be in Sydney in May 2012.

Congratulations go to all Award winners but especially to Gary Phillips ACS as the winner of the Ross Wood Snr ACS Memorial Judges Award for the 2011 Best Entry.

Award winners who were unable to attend Saturday's Awards
may collect their plaques from the HQ on Drop In nights or by arrangement. Please email:
David Wakeley
David Lewis

You'll find NSW/ACT 2011 Awards Winners here »

ARRI Alexa

Alexa - a very popular camera

Have you had an opportunity to work with one? Don't miss yet another "hands on" with the latest camera technology at the ACS HQ.

National sponsor ARRI Australia, out of the goodness of their heart, are giving the ACS an Alexa - how about that? Well, they're giving us one alright, not forever, but for a whole week.

The Alexa will be available at the HQ with accessories and a complement of lenses for the week of the 21st of November. It will be there to enable our members to get acquainted with this great piece of technology from ARRI.

So pick a day from 21st-25th November and come along to the HQ and have a play. Don't be shy - this is an opportunity for ALL members, young and not so young.

Also, on Friday 25th Nov at 6pm at HQ Stefan Sedlmeier an Franz Kraus of ARRI will give a short presentation regarding current and future Alexa models, features and releases and a Q&A will be encouraged.

Apple's Final Cut Pro X - A Night At HQ

The changing face of Apple's Final Cut Pro editing software has made quite a buzz in the film and television industry. On Tuesday, November the 22nd, ACS members Stephen Hider and Pieter de Vries ACS along with trainer James Esson will take you through an overview of the capabilities and key features of FCP X as well as an extensive demonstration.

To reserve a spot for what promises to be a very informative evening please RSVP to:
Pieter de Vries

Kick off is 7pm at:

ACS National Headquarters
Level 2, 26 Ridge St North Sydney

RJ & Zac

And just to get away from cameras for a while here's a shot of our esteemed National President Ron Johanson and his grandson Zac

"On Borrowed Time", A David Bradbury Film


On Borrowed Time the new film by Oscar nominated director David Bradbury, about the incredible life of another veteran Australian filmmaker, Paul Cox, will be screened in Sydney at the Chauvel Cinema on November 23rd at 6pm.

On Borrowed Time tells of a highly original artist and auteur looking back on his he confronts his own mortality.

Paul Cox has made 22 feature films, 11 documentaries and a series of shorts. Itʼs a remarkable output not realised by any of his peers. None. And with the exception of Molokai - the Story of Father Damien, all of Paulʼs films have been low budget, all made outside the Hollywood model and defiant of trivia and gratuitous violence.

On Borrowed Time documents Coxʼs reflections on Life and Death, Love, Art and Beauty - major themes that run through Paulʼs films, stretching over a remarkable 40 years.


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