ACS NSW Focus 16th December 2013


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In this Issue:

From Our President
December Drop In
Plaques & Awards
2014 BSC Expo

President's Message

On behalf of the ACS – NSW committee I would like to wish our members, sponsors and friends a very Merry Christmas , Happy Holidays and a very prosperous New Year. It has been a very successful year for the branch and we look forward to seeing you at our functions in the coming year.
David Lewis ACS
NSW President
National Vice President

December Drop In

If you’ve never been to the ACS HQ the December Drop In would be a great time come along, have a look around and join us for Christmas drinks courtesy of our National President Ron Johanson ACS. Ron won’t be there in person but will be in spirit - here’s to your health Ron - thank you.
As well as an end of year catch up with colleagues we will present another screening with Q&A.

At the recent NSW/ACT Awards Velinda Wardell ACS won a Gold plaque in the Fictional Drama Shorts category for her work on “Shift”.

“Shift” is a ten minute short film about a discredited scientist who plans an elaborate heist to prove his genius and salvage his ruined reputation.
Shot on Red Epic over a series of half days scattered over six months the film presented several challenges for the filmmakers. It was recently selected to screen in 4k as a finalist at the ”Shot On Red Festival” at the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles.

This month, Writer/ Director/ Production Designer James Croke will join Velinda to screen and discuss the film and show some of the methods behind the madness.

As usual doors will be open from 6pm with Velinda’s screening kicking off at about 7pm.
ACS HQ address is below.

Uncollected Plaques & Awards Entry Media

Uncollected winner’s plaques and entry media (hard drives etc) from our recent Awards are available for collection from ACS HQ. If you intend to come into HQ to collect yours it’s probably best to contact David Lewis or Anna Howard (email addresses below) to make sure the doors will be open.

2014 BSC Expo

From the British Society of Cinematographers:
The BSC Expo will be held on 24th and 25th January 2014 at the Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, WD25 7LP near Watford UK.
The BSC expo 2014 will showcase the latest products and services available to the film and tv production industry. Visitors to the BSC Expo 2014 will see the latest Camera Equipment, Grip & Support Services, Lighting Equipment, Location Services, Production Services & Facilities, Sound Equipment, Visual Effects and all the new technologies under one roof.
For ACS members interested in attending the expo details can be found at the link below.

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Cinematography Courses - AFTRS Open
Specialised courses in the New Year include: Advanced LIghting Skills with Louis Irving (22 - 24 Jan), Peter James Anamorphic Lens Masterclass (15 - 16 Feb). Plus there are still some spots in introductory Summer School courses in January including TV Camera, Sound & Lighting Skills. 10% AFTRS Open  Discounts apply to all  ACS  members. For details of all current AFTRS Open courses visit the website: »

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