ACS NSW Focus August 18th 2014


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In this Issue:

August Drop In
Thank You Sponsors
Awards Entries Closing Soon
ACS Accreditation
Subscription Renewal
For Sale

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Muriel’s Wedding, Proof, Children of the Revolution, The Sound of One Hand Clapping, Danny Deckchair, Jack Irish, Rake, The Broken Shore. These feature films and TV dramas are part of a wide ranging body of work completed by Australian cinematographer Martin McGrath ACS.

We at the ACS are pleased to announce that Martin will be joining us at our August Drop In. Martin was awarded a Gold Tripod at the recent National Awards for his work on The Broken Shore and we look forward to hearing his thoughts on how he went about preparing for and shooting this wonderful looking film.

Many of you will by now be aware of the new ARRI AMIRA. You may have researched the AMIRA specs, seen video demos and followed discussions on newsgroups but chances are you haven’t seen one “in the flesh” - wait no longer.

Stefan Sedlmeier, our esteemed sponsor of ARRI Australia, will be making available for a “hands on experience”, one of these new and exciting cameras. Designed primarily as a documentary style camera the AMIRA is also suitable for a variety of production types, from reportage and corporate films to TV drama and low-budget movies.

So, as you often do, make a note in your diary for Thursday August 21st - as usual doors at HQ (address below) will be open from 6pm with proceedings kicking off sometime before 7pm.

ACS NSW Annual General Meeting

For members wishing to attend, at 6:15pm and preceding the August Drop In, ACS NSW will be holding it’s Annual General Meeting. As there was no need this year to vote on the nominations the 2014-15 Executive & Committee has been decided upon and will be announced at the meeting.

NSW/ACT Awards - Entries Closing Soon

Entries for the 2014 NSW/ACT Awards for Cinematography have been open for the last two and a half weeks but will close shortly. It’s time to get your entries in.

Your work can be entered until 5pm Friday August 29th. A link to the online Entry Form is below as is a link to the Terms and Conditions of entry. The Terms and Conditions are important and need to be read and understood so that entries are presented to the judging panel in the correct format. Entries should be mailed or hand delivered to ACS HQ (address below) although in special circumstances they may be uploaded by FTP - see the T&Cs for details.
Please don’t leave entering until the last minute as the August 29th deadline will be enforced.
Members must be currently financial to be eligible to enter the NSW/ACT Awards.

Download 2014 Terms & Conditions »

ACS NSW Sponsors

The Society over the last few years has seen its profile and membership grow. There are many factors responsible for this growth and certainly our National Headquarters is high on the list as it is now the cornerstone of most things ACS.

However, without the generous support of our Sponsors at both a National and State Branch level the Society would not be able to contribute to Cinematography in Australia the way it does.

ACS NSW would like to thank our returning Sponsors for their continued support and also to our new Sponsor for 2014-15, Digihire.

Thank you:

Platinum Sponsor - Red Apple Camera Rentals

Gold Sponsors - Cinoptix, Daymaker Lighting, Southern Cross Cameras

Silver Sponsors - Adept Turnkey, Digihire, Digital Logic, Eden Creative Media, Film Graphics, fxphd, PDV Digital Cinema Workshops, Rosco

ACS Accreditation

ACS ACCREDITATION screenings will take place at the ACS HQ on September 12th & 13th.
Applications for Accreditation are now open, but will close on August 30th. So if you have been a Full member for three years, you are eligible to apply for the highest accolade - ACS Accreditation. Should you require any information please contact National President, Ron Johanson

2014-15 Subs

Final statements have gone out for the few remaining members who have not paid their '14-'15 subscriptions. Members who have not paid by 1st September will be made 'Inactive'. Unfinancial members will not have Awards entries accepted or judged.

Camera Cases for Sale

The Society has for sale seven fantastic camera cases, generously donated by
Bill & John Lambert
, with all proceeds from the sale going to the Society. We can
sell each case separately or as a job lot. Contact David Lewis ACS for more information.
There are FIVE LEFT
Length Width Height
39cm 34cm 28cm
36cm 30cm 29cm
57cm 25cm 27cm - SOLD
32cm 30cm 30cm - SOLD
41cm 41cm 21cm
36cm 30cm 30cm
38cm 34cm 33cm

AFTRS Open Cinematography Short Courses

AFTRS Open has a range of short Cinematography courses in the coming months. September highlights include Camera Assistants Workshop with Erika Addis (only held once a year), Modern Cinematography with Ellery Ryan ACS, plus in November there’s Lighting Fundamentals with Anna Howard.

For details of these and other courses click the link.

AFTRS Open Cinematography Short Courses »

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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: Richard Wilmot email


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