ACS NSW Focus 2nd March 2012

In This Issue of Focus

March Drop In - "Careless Love"
Congratulations Lou Eroglu ACS
The Shadowcatchers
Friday On My Mind
Uncollected Awards


ARRI Australia and Red Apple Camera Rentals are pleased to present the new ARRI ALEXA Studio.

The ALEXA Studio boasts an optical viewfinder, 4:3 Super 35mm sensor and is now capable of accommodating anamorphic lenses.

Combining cutting edge digital imaging making technology with traditional elements of film cameras the ALEXA Studio follows the original ALEXA and the ALEXA Plus. ALEXA Studio, now with a spinning mirror
and traditional ARRI ground glass - wow! Surely an operator's dream.

A hands on demonstration of this much anticipated addition to the ALEXA range will be held at Red Apple's Artarmon premises so be there for drinks and nibbles and get your hands on another great camera from ARRI.

From 6pm, 8th March, 24 Carlotta Street, Artarmon
Please RSVP to Ali Peck
on 9437 4643 or by email

March Drop In - Thursday 15th

This month Cinematographer Kathryn Millass and Cinematographer/Producer Geoff Burton ACS will present "Careless Love".
With a list of credits far too long to mention here Geoff has photographed iconic Australian films such as "Sunday Too Far Away", "Storm Boy" and "The Year My Voice Broke".

Kathryn also has an impressive list of credits and a collaborative relationship with Geoff that goes back a long way.

Directed by John Duigan, "Careless Love" is set in the aftermath of the world financial crisis when many have lost their jobs and thousands their homes.

Kathryn and Geoff will screen excerpts from the film and discuss the Cinematographer/Producer working relationship.

We are looking forward to another great evening at the HQ so do your best to get along.
As usual kick off is 6pm or so at ACS HQ with the "main event" starting at about 7:15pm.

Last Month

Full House at HQ & at right Roger Buckingham ACS with Phil Balsdon who looks very pleased with his C300

There was standing room only at the February Drop In. Fifty members attended to hear to Danny Ruhlmann ACS talk about his work in the TV commercial world with emphasis car commercials. To illustrate Danny screened many of his award winning jobs. He also screened the trailer and discussed his first US feature film "The Raven". This was followed by a lively Q&A.

These very popular Q&As are part of the reason the Drop Ins have proved so successful.

Also, Phil Balsdon brought along his brand new Canon C300 and screened some test footage he's been shooting in the week that he's had the camera. This included some very impressive examples of low light photography and it seems that this is an area in which the camera excels. After the screening many in attendance took the opportunity to get hands on with camera.

Thank you to Danny and Phil for making the time to come along - it was a really great evening.

Lou Eroglu ACS Wins - Again

Congratulations to ACS NSW member Lou Eroglu.

Based in Washington for the ABC, Lou, for the second year running has been voted Video Photographer of the Year by the White House News Photographers Association.

Louie's colleague, Dan Sweetapple was also recognised in the awards in the News Feature, Network and Documentary categories.

The ABC News cameramen will be honoured at the annual "Eyes of History" Gala on May 5, 2012 in Washington.

Louie Eroglu's award winning stories can be viewed at the following links:

View 7.30 - Virginia's Bleak Outlook »
View Foreign Correspondent - Dance Like There's No Tomorrow »

The Shadowcatchers

The ACS has released a one-minute video record of its five Academy Award-winning cinematographers signing the 250 signature pages for the Limited Collectors edition of the forthcoming ACS photographic book,
The Shadowcatchers.

Thanks to Alexis Castagna, Sidat de Silva and David Lewis for making this video happen.

Below are links to the video clip and to
The Shadowcatchers dedicated website.

The Video » - The Shadowcatchers book signing
The Shadowcatchers website »

AFTRS Friday On My Mind

The AFTRS 2012 season of "Friday On My Mind" is now under way.

FREE talks with a different guest speaker presented by AFTRS every week.

For details of this very popular event click the link below.

Friday On My Mind details »

Uncollected Awards

Currently the ACS is holding uncollected awards from 2009, 2010, 2011.

These awards were received by:
M. Allard , D. Ardilley ACS , H. Barrow , M. Beresford Jones ,
A. Commis ACS, P. Eastgate, B. Elliott, T. Gleeson, G. Hanns, D. Hanley,
A. McLeod, T. Lambert, G Thomas, P Walker, W. McAllister, L. Eroglu ACS,
N. Tomlinson, G. Hall ACS, A. Connors, S MacDonald.

To make arrangements to collect your award please contact ACS HQ manager David Lewis ACS by email David Lewis
These awards won't be stored indefinitely.

ACS National Headquarters
Level 2, 26 Ridge Street,
North Sydney
NSW 2060
Ph: 02 8920 8535

HQ Manager David Lewis


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