ACS NSW Focus 18th June 2012

In This Issue of Focus

- June Drop In
- Digital Pictures Invitation
- The Shadowcatchers Launch - Another
- Franc Biffone - "The Wilding"
- Photographic Exhibition - A Reminder
- The Hunter
- The Maserati Biturbo Project
- Lemac Sale
- AFTRS Upcoming Courses

Drop In 21st June

Our next Drop In will be on
June 21st
from 6pm at
ACS National HQ Level 2
26 Ridge St North Sydney

This month's Drop In will feature John Shaw with his Red Camera Underwater Housing - John will screen demo footage taken with the unit.

Also, well know Sydney based grip David Nichols of The Grip Shop will demonstrate his new light weight motion control rig. He will also give a talk on his ideas to promote stock footage - many of us may have some just gathering dust.

Come along, bring a friend and enjoy the company of your fellow members.

Digital Pictures Invites You To A Workflow Workshop

Post production is in a state of constant change, whilst challenging, it is a time of innovation and new technology, encouraging productions to create clever and smart workflows.

Digital Pictures is opening its doors to all ACS members to show you their latest digital workflow and trusty on-set Ranger Data Cart.

During the workshop Digital Pictures' Head of Post Production Marcus Bolton and his team will show you how your pictures can be beautifully crafted efficiently and quickly using the Digital Pictures smart workflow.

• Meet Digital Pictures Technical Director, Nic Smith who worked on James Cameron's Deep Sea Challenge and how the Digital Pictures on-set Ranger Data Cart helped him wrangle a wide range of gauges on this epic production.
• Test out ARRI's latest Alexa with special guest Mark Wareham ACS (DOP: Redfern Now)
• Meet Digital Pictures' Colourists Dwaine Hyde and Annelie Chapple
• Meet Digital Pictures' Online team Will O'Connell and Jo Spillane and see how we finish in our Smokes.

When: Thursday 12th July, 2012
Workshop and Drinks Start: 6:30pm
Where:4-14 Dickson Avenue, Artarmon

RSVP essential by 9th July

The Shadowcatchers Book Launch

As you've no doubt heard the ACS "The Shadowcatchers" official book launch held at AFTRS was a great success but if you missed don't worry - THERE'S ANOTHER.

On Thursday June 28th at 6:30pm, Balmain Institute will present "The Shadowcatchers".

The book will be launched by Bruce Petty with special guest cinematographer Curtis Levy.
Save the date and don't forget to RSVP
Location: Balmain Townhall Meeting Room

The Wilding Wins SBS Award At St Kilda

Shot by ACS member Franc Biffone, Australian short film,
"The Wilding" has won the SBS Award at the St Kilda Film Festival and has recently featured at the Sydney Film Festival.

Franc's photography in no small part has contributed to the success of the film - well done Franc.

Photographic Exhibition - A Reminder

A reminder that a Photographic Exhibition at Red Apple Camera Rentals starts on Tuesday 19th at 6:30pm.

On view are works by Peter James ACS ASC, Director Iain Mackenzie and to coincide with the publication of
'The Shadowcatchers', John Platt
's images from the book.

Drinks and snacks provided. Family and friends all welcome.
Red Apple Camera Rentals,
24 Carlotta St Artarmon
Ph. 9437 4643

"The Hunter" - In Conversation

A great evening in conversation with Roland Gallois A.S.E., Liam Egan and Michael Lira.

Details are in the flyer below.

Don't forget to RSVP

The Maserati Biturbo Project

Franc Biffone, mentioned above, and Maserati enthusiast Steve Dunn of Frame Set & Match are off to Italy to make a documentary about the 30th anniversary celebrations for the Maserati Biturbo. They are in a bit a rush though and could do with some help.

Maybe you could help.............see the link below.

The Maserati Biturbo Project »

Lemac Super Sale

ACS National Sponsor Lemac, is having an end of financial year sale.

If you have a spare hour on Saturday 23rd June call into Lemac (Sydney),
have a snag and see if you can pick up a bargain.

Upcoming Short Courses at AFTRS OPEN

All ACS members are eligible for a 10% discount.

Cinema 4D: An Introduction
Designed for those who have little or no experience in 3D, but would like to learn how to become skilled in this growing area of production.
30 June - 1 July, 9.30am - 5.30pm.

Steadicam Techniques Workshop
As a camera operator proficient in Steadicam you will be able to market yourself as a specialist operator and enjoy one of the most rewarding jobs on a film set.
7 - 8 July.

AFTRS OPEN » - To view a full list of courses.

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

HQ Manager: David Lewis ACS
Assistant HQ Manager: Anna Howard ACS


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