ACS NSW Focus 12th May 2014


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In this Issue:

May Drop In
2014 National Awards
Membership Renewals
Miller Raffle

May Drop In

ACS NSW has been lucky to secure globe trotting cinematographer Danny Ruhlmann ACS for our May Drop In. Danny has recently returned from London and Sofia where he’s been shooting his latest US feature film “Survivor”. The film, set in London and New York, and is Danny’s second film with US based Australian director James McTeigue.

Danny Ruhlmann with actor Pierce Brosnan

As usual we will present a low key laid back evening where Danny will discuss the approach he has taken to break into the very competitive US feature market - interesting to all I’m sure. He will also screen footage from and discuss his first foray into the market, “The Raven”.

Cinematographer Danny Ruhlmann ACS & Director James McTeigue

When shooting overseas Aussie DPs mostly don’t have the luxury and comfort of working with their usual crew so Danny will talk about his method of selecting a competent and hopefully harmonious crew from a largely unknown talent pool.

Make a date for this coming Thursday 15th May at ACS HQ (address below).

Doors will open at 6pm and proceedings will kick off sometime before 7pm.

2014 National Awards - Less Than 2 Weeks To Go

The 2014 ACS National Awards for Cinematography presented by Fujinon Fujifilm will take place on Saturday, May 24th - less than two weeks away. Hosted this year by ACS Queensland, this gala event will take place in Brisbane at The Tivoli.
Online bookings are now open so don’t delay. Secure your seat at this great night - support your fellow cinematographers and ACS sponsors - see the link below.

Don't miss out - secure your seat here »

RYDGES South Bank - 2014 Awards Special Deal

The ACS has negotiated a discounted rate with RYDGES South Bank at $229.00 p/night.
To get this discount you must book by PHONE (not online) and simply mention “ACS National Awards” upon booking. This discount is only for a LIMITED NUMBER of rooms and is strictly first in best dressed.
RYDGES South Bank; CNR Grey & Glenelg Streets, Southbank, Qld, 4101; PH: 07 3364 0800

Membership Renewals

ACS membership renewals will be posted on June 1st. If you’ve changed your address recently please advise NSW Treasurer Marianne Wakeley of your Updated Details

Miller Raffle - Time's Running Out - Get Your Ticket Now

With all proceeds going to the Motion Picture Industry Benevlovent Society.

Members and friends may order the $10 Miller LP 54 Limited Edition Tripod raffle tickets by email to David Wakeley ACS giving your credit card details (including expiry & cvv), or pay by direct debit to ACS NSW clearly giving name & LP54 in the reference or description panel to:
Account: ACS NSW, BSB: 032 085 Account no: 255091

Please support this wonderful initiative by Miller Camera Support, with all raffle proceeds going to the Motion Picture Industry Benevolent Society (MPIBS) who are currently supporting, nationally, 31 cinema & production recipients in need including, most recently, the ACS member, Phil Balsdon. There are only 40 of these Miller LP54 collectors items being produced for distribution worldwide in similar style.

So please buy your tickets now.

Cinematography Courses @ AFTRS Open

Directing the Moving Camera Masterclass - Gil Bettman

Directing the Moving Camera Masterclass with Gil Bettman
Director, author and professor Gil Bettman of the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University in California, brings his Masterclass to AFTRS Open for the first time. This seminar redefines the overarching principles of how to use images to tell a story.
Students are taught how to apply those principals to the unique requirements of each scene in a film in order to devise a moving shot which strikes the perfect balance between motion and drama -- and best advances the story through that scene.
Over two days of theory and practical demonstrations (with actors) in the AFTRS professional film studio, you will learn, prepare, choreograph, shoot and critique a dialogue scene, putting Gil's teachings into practice in director/cinematographer teams of two.
This class will be limited to 14 students so get in quick!
Dates July 12th – 13th.

For details:

Directing the Moving Camera Masterclass with Gil Bettman »

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