ACS NSW Focus 9th April 2012

In This Issue of Focus

2012 National Awards
A Big Thank You
Vale Keith Taylor ACS
Village Roadshow Digital Film Lab
Sony Professional Media
Dragon Image Job Vacancy

2012 National Awards - Get Your Tickets Now

You would have recently read in the National newsletter, Short Ends, that the 2012 ACS National Awards for Cinematography will take place on May 5th.

This is indeed the case and this year the "Nationals" are being hosted by NSW/ACT. The big evening will take place at Manly Pacific Hotel and tickets are now available.

To purchase your tickets and for further details click on the link below.

There will be some fantastic door prizes courtesy of our ACS National Sponsors and a chance to win Limited Edition Book #1 of The Shadowcatchers: A History of Australian Cinematography.

There will also be an early booking draw with the prize, a copy of the Standard Edition of The Shadowcatchers, going to one lucky person who books and pays by April 28th. A reminder that If you wish to be seated with, or near someone, fill in the window on the ticket booking form.

So don't waste time, click on the link and order those tickets and be part of a guaranteed great night - you never know you may go home with a Gold Tripod or two.

Click here to book your tickets for the 2012 ACS National Awards »

A Big Thank You

You know, long before State and National awards entries are viewed by the judging panel there's an enormous amount of ground work that goes on. ACS would like to thank National Judging Coordinator Marcus Hides along with NSW members Sidat de Silva, Aleksei Vanamois and Tom Gleeson for their efforts in collecting and collating all of the many entries received both last year for the NSW/ACT Awards and this year for the Nationals.

Also, a special thank you to Adam Eden of NSW sponsor Eden Creative Media for his time and use of his facilities in transcoding many of these entries.

VALE Keith Taylor ACS (1927 - 2012)

It is with great sadness we advise you of the passing of one of our finest cinematographers. Accredited member and ACS Hall of Fame member, Keith Taylor ACS who passed away in Melbourne on Thursday, April 5.

He will be remembered as the pioneering cinematographer behind the ABC's Natural History Unit. When Keith was asked to name his career highlight he quotes without hesitation how he attended the inaugural International Wildlife Symposium in London in 1976, after his peers viewed some of his work, he received a standing ovation.
In the ensuing years Keith became a mentor to numerous young cinematographers, teaching them the finer points in the art of cinematography, especially lighting.

Some of his best known films were as follows;

1991 "The Driven Man"
1992 "The Lizards of Oz" 
1994 Great Railway Journeys "Hong Kong to Ulaanbataar"
1995 "Real Lives ---Real Sex"
Our thoughts go out to Keith's family at this time of sadness. He will be missed.

The funeral will take place on Thursday, April 12 at 10.30am at:
Bunurong Memorial Park
790 Frankston - Dandenong Road
Dandenong South VIC 3175

Village Roadshow Digital Film Lab

Village Roadshow Digital Film Lab are collaborating on a program to offer some very attractive rates on film origination packages. In today's rapidly changing production environment, film is still the gold standard in resolution, color gamut, workflow and achievability that all digital camera manufacturers aim for.

The lab has come together to enable producers to shoot on film, retain the film look and above all maintain high production values at very competitive rates as outlined in the following information.

Discount offers of up to 50% are available until the 31st of May for anyone processing through the film lab, purchasing film from Kodak Australia & renting film cameras from Cameraquip, Lemac or Panavision.

For more details on this offer, please click on the link below to download a PDF flyer.

Village Roadshow Digital Film Lab Unite to Make it Easy to Shoot Film »

Sony Professonal Media Back in Business

National ACS sponsor Sony Professional Media is pleased to announce it is once again able to offer customers a full range of media including Betacam SR, Digital Betacam, XDCAM Professional Disc, SXS & LTO.

"We apologise to our customers and thank them for their patience following the tsunami in Japan, which forced the closure of our factories. We can now provide customers with a complete range of product as our Australian and New Zealand operations return to full stock levels," said Luke Simpson, National Sales Manager for Sony, Broadcast and Production.

"To mark this event and say thanks to our customers for their support, we are launching a Order Rewarder incentive programme that offers a 7.5 percent reward on the value of their purchases," revealed Simpson.

Available from 15th March the initiative will run for six months. Customers will receive Sony Style vouchers that can be redeemed or put toward any Sony product. For details of the Sony Rewarder programme contact your authorised Sony Professional Media Dealer.


ACS National sponsor AFTRS has some exciting new courses at AFTRS OPEN in Sydney over the next few months which may be of interest to you.

These courses include:
Data Wrangling on Set: File Based Cameras
14 April, 10am - 4p  
Cinema 4D an Introduction
30 Apr-1 May, 9.30am - 5.30pm
Cinema 4D: Advanced
19 - 20 May, 9.30am-5.30pm
Underwater Cinematography: Theory and Practice
3 - 6 May 
Shooting HD on the Canon 5D
14 - 15 May, 9am - 5pm 
Multi-Camera Studio Director
14 - 18 May, 9am - 6pm
Contact AFTRS OPEN - 1300 065 281
or email
For further details download the PDF flyer below.


Dragon Image Job Vacancy

Pro Video & Photo Equipment Salesman/Assistant

ACS NSW sponsor Dragon Image is a fast growing pro photographic and video import & supply company with offices located in Artarmon NSW, Collingwood Victoria and Mansfield Queensland.
They have a vacancy in Melbourne and Sydney for an experienced sales professional who is self-motivated, highly committed and wishing to continue their career with a growing company.

For contact and details download the PDF file below.

Dragon_Image_Sales_Professional_Assistant.pdf »

ACS National Headquarters
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North Sydney
NSW 2060
Ph: 02 8920 8535

HQ Manager David Lewis


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