NSW eFocus 15th October 2013


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In this Issue:

  • Awards Reservations Now Available
  • October Drop In
  • Adobe Red Obsession Screening
  • For Those Who Don't Know Her
  • Roger Deakins - Postscript
  • Neglab Update
  • ACS Via Facebook
  • AFTRS Open
  • AFTRS Classic Films

2013 NSW/ACT Awards - Reservations Now Available

As you've probably already heard, the 2013 NSW and ACT Awards for Cinematography will be held at the Sydney Masonic Centre; corner Goulburn and Castlereagh Streets, Sydney at 6:30pm on Saturday November 9th.

All entries, a near record number, have now been judged and winner plaques are being engraved. Secure your seat for the big night and see if one or more has your name on it.

Reservations can now be made online and as this great evening is less than a month away don't delay in securing your position at the gala event.

For reservations click the link below.

Make your reservation here »

October Drop In

The October Drop In will be held on Thursday the 17th and ACS NSW will host our sponsor Dragon Image.

Dragon Image will be bringing along a few new toys for us to examine and play with. These will include:

·         Defy G2 with BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera
·         LightPro Handheld LED Tube Lite
·         Movcam Rigs and Accessories, including complete shoulder rig for Canon C300
·         Alphatron EVF and Follow Focus with Blackmagic Cinema Camera

Keep up to date with the latest - come along to ACS HQ on Thursday night.
As usual doors will be open from 6pm - HQ address below.


These Products Available from Dragon Image

Adobe Red Obsession Screening

Presented by Adobe and in association with the ACS and Australian Screen Editors will be a screening of the documentary Red Obsession at 7pm on Wednesday November 6th at ACS HQ - address below.

Chaired by Jon Barrie of Adobe Systems and ACS member Sidat de Silva the screening of this highly acclaimed film will be followed by a Q&A with editor Paul Murphy and cinematographer Steve Arnold ACS.

To gain admission to this event an RSVP is essential and if for any reason you RSVP and subsequently can't attend please let Jon Barrie know so that others may take your place.

This promises to be a great evening - hope you can make it.

Click the link below to RSVP.

RSVP - Red Obsession »

For Those Who Don't Know Her:

Lizz Vernon, recently elected to the NSW Committee, is the ACS Webmaster and is now building on the solid foundations which Heidi Tobin put into place. Lizz is a woman who takes on a project and attacks it with gusto and one of her current projects is the ACS, specifically the ACS Website.

She has been toiling like a slave over the past few months at her stated goal of making the website an interesting place for members to spend time. To that end has been adding what hopefully will be pages of interest, pages that will be updated regularly and pages that members will want to come back to.

Below are links to some of Lizzie's new pages - go and have a look - have a poke around. If you have thoughts or ideas of what you'd like to see at your website let us know - it'll be hard to hold Lizz back.

Lizzie links:

Postcards »
Galleries »
ACS Top Techs Videos »
Showreels & Highlights »
Across the Ditch »

Roger Deakins Screening

In conjunction with ACS National and AFTRS, ACS NSW was recently involved in helping to organize the very successful screening plus Q&A of "The Assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford" with Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC . We would like to thank Roger and his wife James for taking time out of their busy schedule to headline this memorable event. The Q&A, chaired by Kim Batterham ACS, was interesting and informative and Roger's calm and relaxed manner encouraged the audience to ask many questions - it was a great event.

A small note:

Knowing that the screening and Q&A would be very popular we asked members who wished to attend to RSVP by email and to respond again if circumstances changed and they were unable to make it.
The response was very positive and all places were filled in a day or two. Unfortunately, quite a number of members didn't turn up and didn't email to let us know. This meant that nearly thirty people who would liked to have been there were deprived of a seat and embarrassingly those seats remained empty.

At future events of a similar nature we would encourage members, out of courtesy, to keep in touch with the ACS if their circumstances change.

Neglab Reopens

Further to our item in the last issue about Neglab reopening is an excerpt from an article which recently appeared online at if.com.au

SYDNEY, Australia (October 10, 2013) Neglab, a motion picture film laboratory for processing 35mm and 16mm color negative, will reopen its doors later this month, providing high-quality film processing services to the region. Werner Winkelmann, original owner of the facility, has over 25 years of experience working in the lab industry and brings extensive expertise to the entire imaging chain.

"All of us at Neglab are thrilled to re-engage with the filmmaking community and provide outstanding lab services for the region," says Winkelmann, co-founder and technical operations manager. "We are poised to provide unparalleled services, and have brought together a staff of professionals with incredible knowledge and a dedication to superior quality control standards."

The ACS wishes Werner and Neglab well.

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For details of what's happening at AFTRS Open over the next couple of months follow this link:

AFTRS Open »

AFTRS - Classic Films - Free Every Sunday

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First in best dressed

Films & DVDs courtesy of the National Film Sound Archives

THE CONVERSATION Francis Ford Coppola (1974)

Francis Ford Coppola, who wrote and directed this film two years after Watergate and the aftermath of Vietnam apparently considered it one of most personal projects.  Unlike the thrillers of today, The Conversation is a character study, about a man who has removed himself from life and observes it dispassionately at an electronic distance - riddled with guilt.
M. Moderate violence.

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