ACS NSW Focus 14th May 2013

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In this Issue:

  • ACS 2013 National Awards for Cinematography
  • May Drop In
  • Geoff Boyle/ACS RAW Workshops
  • 2013 NSW/ACT Awards Entries
  • Uncollected Plaques & Media
  • AFTRS Open

2013 National Awards - TIME TO BOOK YOUR TICKETS

The 2013 National ACS Awards for Cinematography are less than two weeks away. You will shortly receive an email detailing the schedule of events for the 24th, 25th & 26th of May. If you haven't already done so now's the time to book your tickets and arrange your schedule for a great weekend in the nation's capitol. See the links below for details.


May Drop In

Our next Drop In will be on
May 16th
from 6pm at
ACS National HQ Level 2
26 Ridge St North Sydney

ACS National sponsor Lemac has a tradition of presenting an annual NAB Report on video. This year's report will be the feature of the May Drop In.

These hugely popular, informative and entertaining video presentations were started years ago by Lemac founder the late John Bowring ACS and the 2013 version promises to follow the tradition. Come along on Thursday night for what will be an entertaining Drop In.

Thank you to John Seale ACS ASC and David Burr ACS aided by Michelle Pizanis for a great evening at the April Drop In. The HQ was packed with over ninety members and sponsors as John and David recounted their experience of shooting Mad Max Fury Road over five months in the desert of Namibia.

Don McAlpine "Carte Blanche"

As part of the ACS "A Shining Light" weekend in Canberra Don McAlpine ACS ASC will be attending the National Film & Sound Archive, Arc Cinema where he will select and introduce two "carte blanche" sessions of his work.

Don will be on hand at Arc Cinema on:
Saturday May 25th 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday May 26th 2:00pm - 4:00pm
"The Adventures of Barry McKenzie".

Geoff Boyle/ACS RAW Workshops

No doubt you've already heard of the Geoff Boyle/ACS RAW Workshops but if you're thinking of attending you'd better be quick. There are still places available for the Canberra workshop, 25th May but the Friday evening workshop in Sydney, 7th June is filling fast and there are only five places left for Sydney 8th & 9th June. If you're interested see the links below for details.

In the series of Workshops, Geoff Boyle FKBS will take you through RAW Workflow from acquisition, to on set media management, to post production. With a healthy mix of theory, practical demonstrations, personal observations and hands on sessions, you will discover the every day issues of using RAW, what it adds and how to handle it.

All RAW camera systems available today will be covered, including ARRI Alexa, Sony P65, F55, Penelope D, RED, Canon C500, Blackmagic Cinema Camera and RED Dragon. Post systems will include: Colourfront Express Dailies, IRIDAS Speed Grade, Da Vinci Resolve and RedCine-X.

Topics will include: Basic Theory, Theory of CFAs, Compression, Camera set up, Use of exposure meters, Cameras and meters, Simple laptop colour grading, Post workflow, Problems that can bite you!

The Friday evening workshop to be held in Sydney on June 7th is very informal and tailored to Directors, Producers, Editors, Production Managers as well as other industry practitioners.

This series of workshops is proving to be very popular so be sure to book soon.

Canberra Workshop May 25th »
Sydney Workshop June 7th »
Sydney Workshop June 8th & 9th »

2013 NSW/ACT Awards Entries

Entries for the 2013 NSW/ACT Awards for Cinematography will open on the 12th August so it's time for you to start thinking about what you may want to enter and to gather your material together in preparation. Tracking down footage can be often be very time consuming so best to start ringing those producers now to get copies of your work.

Details for entry formats and conditions will be available over the next couple of months.

Awards Plaques & Entry Media

Members are reminded that uncollected winners plaques from previous NSW/ACT Awards are gathering dust at the HQ and need to be picked up.

Also, uncollected entry media (hard drives & USB sticks) from the 2012 Awards will soon start to be recycled so if you need yours back you should make contact with David Lewis who's email address is at the bottom of this page.

AFTRS Open - Cinematography Courses

Upcoming cinematography courses at AFTRS Open
Lighting Director: Live Band
in our state-of-the-art TV Studio (18 - 19 May)
Advanced Lighting Skills
with Louis Irving ACS (23 - 26 June).  

Recently added are:
Camera & Sound Basics
(25 - 26 May)
Data Wrangling On Set: File Based Cameras
(20 July).

Plus we still have spots in Underwater Cinematography with Jon Shaw (9 - 12 May).

Discounts of 10% apply to all ACS members.

For details visit the AFTRS Open website:

AFTRS Open »

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

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


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