ACS NSW Focus September 15th 2014


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In this Issue:

September Drop In
NSW/ACT Awards
Welcome Back

Next Drop In

Our guest at the September Drop In will be NSW member Pieter de Vries ACS who recently spent time in the US shooting a trailer for "Women in Blues” the working title of a new documentary being produced by U N Me Films.

Pieter travelled through Chicago Illinois, Clarksdale Mississippi and down through Louisiana to New Orleans - all the way, filming and photographing the story of American Blues music and in particular, the women who sing the blues.

Requiring both stills and video but with a total crew of only two, Piet needed a small lightweight and unobtrusive camera kit. His weapon of choice for this task was the new Sony A7s with a small handful of lenses.

On thursday evening he will screen video and stills and talk about his experiences with this new and exciting compact camera that he has grown to love.


Also at Thursday’s Drop In there will be the opportunity for a first look at Sony’s recently - announced (last Friday) PXW-FS7 – a Super35mm shoulder type camcorder aimed squarely at documentary and “run-and-gun” style shooting. Be one of the first in Australia to get up close and personal with this brand new camera.

Promises to be a good night - make a note in your diary - September 18th. As usual doors at ACS HQ (address below) will open at 6pm with proceedings kicking off some time before 7.

NSW/ACT Awards

Entries for the 2014 NSW/ACT Awards have now closed and will be judged by an Accredited panel over the weekend of 27th & 28th of September. With a near record number of entries competition is sure to be fierce with winners being announced at the 2014 NSW/ACT Awards for Cinematography evening on the 8th of November. To be held once again at the Masonic Centre in Sydney, this gala ACS event is one not to be missed. Details of the night will soon be announced via this newsletter and the NSW page at the ACS website - best to make a note in your diary now.

Welcome Back NSW Sponsors

ACS NSW would like to welcome back as Silver sponsors Dragon Image (thank you Dominic Yin) and Macquarie Commercial Finance (thank you Andrew Barley).

Dragon Image is a leading Importer and Distributor of Photographic and Video accessories and since its inception in 1993, has expanded with showrooms and warehouses now in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Dragon Image also offers Studio Hire and Equipment Hire at all three of its branches.

Macfin has 25 years expertise in supporting the Finance needs of the Film and Television Industry. From production technicians ranging from Cameraman, Gaffers. Grips to Caterers, but not excluding Producers, Rental Houses, Post-Production facilities, actors and artists alike, Macfin has assisted them all.

Macfin welcomes the opportunity to assist you and your peers with all your finance needs.

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) and Modern Cinematography with Ellery Ryan ACS, plus in November there’s Lighting Fundamentals with Anna Howard ACS.

For details click this link:

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