ACS NSW Focus 18th March 2013

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In this Issue:

  • Latest News
  • March Drop In
  • ACS Tech Committee Review
  • Chris Doyle's Thoughts
  • Sun Studios
  • Grant Clementson Retires
  • Opening Shot 3
  • 2013 ACS International Award for Cinematography
  • Young Australian Cinematographers
  • Film Matters
  • Kodak Student Scholarship
  • AFTRS Open Short Courses

Latest News

Here's a link to the National ACS "Latest News" page

Latest News »

March Drop In

Our next Drop In will be on March 21st from 6pm at National HQ - address below.
This month will feature ACS NSW sponsor Dragon Image who will be presenting a selection of their very extensive range of video and photo equipment.

Included in the selection will be examples of:
LupoLux Lighting
Tv Logic Monitors (on Cam/Client)
Movecam C-300 Rig
Wooden Camera Rigs for Red BMCC
Brightcast LED Panels
Ditogear Motion Control & Remote Sliders
E-Image Tripods

There's going to be a lot on show and a lot to play with so put a note in your phone for
6:00pm Thursday March 21st.

Here's a preview of some of the gear.

Dragon Image Preview »

ACS Technical Committee Report

Mike Seymour of fxphd & Tom Gleeson review the Paralinx Arrow Plus

A new generation of low cost video transmitters are now offering the possibility of cutting the dreaded video cable to the camera. The ACS Technical Committee has reviewed the new Paralinx Arrow Plus, that revolutionises the cost and performance of video transmission.

The Committee found a powerful but imperfect system. Check out the Video Review at the ACS Vimeo site:

Tom Gleeson, Coordinator

Chris Doyle's Thoughts

Chris Doyle

Here's a link to an interview with cinematographer Chris Doyle in which he reveals his thoughts on this year's Academy Award winner for cinematography. Don't miss this one.

Here's the interview »

An Invitation from SUNSTUDIOS

SUNSTUDIOS invites ACS members to attend an exclusive "drop in evening" on:
24th April 2013  
6.30pm - 9.30pm
42 Maddox Street
Alexandria NSW 2015
Including demonstrations and screenings of short films created using a Canon EOS 1D-C and Letus rig, this is a unique chance to get ahead in the motion industry. Secure your place by emailing:

SUNSTUDIOS is the first company to set up a sales and rental system revolving purely around caging the Canon cameras and Letus Rig to a Hollywood standard, with the feel of a traditional film camera.
The new Canon EOS 1D-C specially designed for cinematographers and is a game changer in the motion and photographic industry with a great low cost entry point to 4k, light weight and easy to operate functionality.
To find out more go to:

Sun Studios Australia »

Get ahead of the pack and RENT or BUY it now through SUNSTUDIOS.

Grant Clementson To Retire From Miller

Opening Shot 3

ABC2 is looking for young documentary filmmakers.

A prime time, half hour documentary series on ABC2, Opening Shot gives up to six young directors, (aged 35 years and under), the chance to reveal something surprising about life in Australia today, and to ‘fire an opening shot’ into the national conversation.
Deadline: 12th April, 2013.

Opening Shot is an industry development initiative supported by Screen Australia and ABC2 to help develop a new generation of Australian filmmakers.

Guidelines and Application form: 

Click here »

ABC2 brief:

Click here »

Candidates need at least one screen credit in a significant creative role (e.g. director, producer, DOP, editor, associate producer, writer, field director or researcher) on a film that has either been broadcast and/or screened at a recognised film festival. Films made at a film school qualify if they have been broadcast and/or screened at a recognised film festival. Credits can be in a documentary or drama production, and may include short films and television series. The team may also include a writer.

For more information contact: Edwina Waddy, ABC TV Factual,  by email

2013 ACS International Award for Cinematography

Here are the nominations for the 2013 ACS International Award for Cinematography, to be announced at the ACS National Awards for Cinematography on Saturday, May 25 in Canberra.

Roger Deakins BSC ASC - Skyfall

Danny Cohen BSC - Les Miserables
Robert Richardson ASC - Hugo

Dariusz Wolski ASC - Prometheus

Wally Pfister ASC - The Dark Knight Rises

Hoyte van Hoytema FSF NSC - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Jeff Cronenweth ASC - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Guillaume Schiffman AFC - The Artist

Voting will open on April 1st and close on April 30th. Details to follow shortly.

Young Australian Cinematographers

Madison Stephens, 11, and York Swan, 9 / Pic: Justin Lloyd Source: The Daily Telegraph

Here's an article which recently appeared in Sydney's Daily Telegraph

Meet Australia's youngest recognised cinematographers.

Aged just 11 and 9, Madison Stephens and York Swan have been rewarded for their film making with an honorary junior student membership of the Australian Cinematographers Society.

The pair are the first two children to receive the honour.
"When I operate the camera I feel like I'm making a book from living pictures," York said.
"(But) I was so overwhelmed (by the surprise membership) I got stage fright. I just stood there with no words coming out of my mouth."
The young filmmakers were welcomed into the professional body - which counts award-winning cinematographers such as Dean Semler, Russell Boyd and Don McAlpine among its Hall of Fame members - after entering the KidzFlicks film festival.
Madison, who specialises in stop-motion animation, began making films at age six. She is now working on a music video based on a Kate Miller-Heidke song.
"My movie (last year) was a stop motion animation about a little rabbit going to a party," she said.
"The party goes to an outside movie cinema but the movie gets cancelled because of rain."
Festival director Jacqueline Cosgrove said she was "blown away" when the ACS recognised the children's work. KidzFlicks 2012 runs from March 18-24.

Well done kids.

Click here for KidsFlicks Festival 2013 details »

Film Matters

Here's an interesting link »

Kodak Student Scholarship

John Bailey, ASC, a renowned cinematographer known for his artistic contributions to cinema, will spearhead a panel of judges for the 2013 Kodak student scholarship programme. This international competition acknowledges student filmmakers who demonstrate exemplary filmmaking skills and creativity at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The deadline for entries is May 17th.

For more information, visit:

Kodak Student Scholarship »

AFTRS Open Short Courses

ACS sponsor AFTRS Open has just scheduled a new course.

Two time AFI Award winner Ellery Ryan ACS (I Love You Too, Van Diemen's Land, The Rage in Placid Lake) is running AFTRS Open two-day short course:
MODERN CINEMATOGRAPHY, designed to investigate the theory and practice of visual storytelling.

25th-26th May - details here:

Modern Cinematography »

For full course details visit: »

or email: AFTRS Open or phone: 1300 065 281

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Ph: 02 8920 8535

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Assistant HQ Manager: Anna Howard ACS email


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