NSW Focus 13th August 2012

In This Issue of Focus

- August Drop In
- ACS NSW Branch AGM
- Awards Entries Open
- Directors of Photography Personal Works
- Ray Martin, Honorary Member
- ACS Facebook Page
- Martin Cayzer - New Appointment
- Worrall Head
- AFTRS Open Courses

August Drop In - Sidat de Silva Presentation

Sidat de Silva (in foreground) on the set of Little Lies. Photo by Alex Weltlinger

While shooting tests on the Canon C300 NSW member Sidat de Silva discovered his meter has a maximum of ISO 8000. He was pleasantly surprised by the 'look' at this sensitivity and showed it to director Keith Johnson for his consideration to use it on his short film Little Lies. The camera's performance enabled Sid to get a textured image with fine control of lighting in a small motel room, something that would normally require a larger working space for lighting.

At the August Drop In he will be screening some ungraded footage and discussing his experience working with the camera.

These new Canons are becoming very popular around town so if you haven't used one come along on Thursday night and talk to someone who has.

Doors at the HQ (address below) open sometime before six with Sid's presentation starting at seven.


The ACS NSW Branch AGM will be held in conjunction with our regular 3rd Thursday of the month Drop In on Thursday 16th August from 6.00pm.

That's this coming Thursday and all members are encouraged to attend.


ACS NSW/ACT 2012 Awards for Cinematography

Entries for the ACS NSW 2012 Awards are open from today, August 13th, time to review your work and send in the best. The 2012 Awards will be held in November so don't delay, get your entry in.

Entries close promptly at 5pm 21st September.

Links below to entry form and to terms and conditions.

Enter NSW/ACT 2012 Awards »
Download 2012 Awards Entries Guidlines pdf »

Invitation to: Directors of Photography - Personal Works

Following recent success in Queensland, the Directors of Photography Personal Works exhibition will soon open at the ACS National Headquarters in Sydney.






Details - Directors of Photography - Personal Works Exhibition »

Ray Martin - Honorary Member

Ray Martin & David Wakeley ACS

ACS friend and recent National and NSW/ACT Awards MC Ray Martin was presented with an ACS Honorary Member Certificate at the July HQ Drop In. Andrew Taylor ACS and David Wakeley ACS have been trying to tie a date together with Ray for some months. The Drop In night was a perfect choice as it coincided with a fabulous presentation from Andy covering his recent 60 Minutes and prior 4 Corners forays. Ray's presence relating stories with Andy added to our enjoyment of the evening.
Ray was awarded the Honorary Membership for his warm MC presentations at both the November 2011 ACS NSW/ACT Awards and the 2012 ACS National Awards, as well as his continued support for the industry as a whole.
Ray is an accomplished photographer and we hope we can talk him into having an exhibition at the HQ in the near future.

ACS Facebook Page

The ACS now has a Facebook presence.

If you like to keep up with ACS news, and are Facebook literate, the link below is one to bookmark.

http://www.facebook.com/austcine »

Martin Cayzer - New Appointment

Martin Cayzer, Chief Executive Arri Rental Group

Long time supporter of the ACS and managing director of sponsor Panavision Asia Pacific, Martin Cayzer has recently announced his appointment as Chief Executive of ARRI camera and lighting rental operations worldwide.

We wish Martin well with his new enterprise and hope that he will continue his involvement with ACS activities over the coming years.

Worrall Head

Worrall Head

As you may be aware the National HQ houses in its archive an extensive array of cinematography related equipment and we are keen to add to this collection.

Specifically, we are currently trying to source a Worrall geared head so if you have one that's gathering dust and would like it to go to a good home please contact archivist Ted Rayment ACS or HQ manager David Lewis ACS.

Upcoming Short Courses at AFTRS Open

AFTRS Open has a wide range of upcoming courses for cinematographers or those keen to join a camera department. Discounts of 10% apply to all ACS members.

Camera and Sound Basics
Learn techniques and practical to produce high quality images and sound for documentary and drama - with an eye to great storytelling.
1 - 2 Sept

Colour Grading with DaVinci Resolve
Explore the basics of colour correcting and grading with DaVinci Resolve. Ideal if you are interested in doing your own Colour Grading.
1 - 2 Sept

Production Stills Masterclass
Taught by Alina Gozin'a, an award winning photographer, this two-day Production Stills Masterclass is an intense exploration of the craft of on-set stills photography for film, TV and theatre on a working film set!
13 - 14 Sept

Camera Assistant Workshop
An intensely practical course introducing duties and professional requirements in both film and video.
24 - 28 Sept

Underwater Cinematography
Dive underwater with the professional cameras that are commonly used on underwater projects whilst receiving expert tuition on the unique challenges the underwater camera operator faces.
18 - 21 Oct

Lighting Fundamentals
Learn basic lighting skills in cinematography and how they apply to the visualization of a story or concept.
12 - 16 Nov

If you have any questions call: 1300 065 281
or for further details see the link below

http://www.open.aftrs.edu.au/ »

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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