ACS NSW Focus 17th November 2014


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In this Issue:

November Drop In
Showreelfinder 2014 Awards Winner Clips
Australian Production Design Guild Awards
Deluxe Heartbeat Fund

November Drop In

Our guests at the November Drop In will be NSW member
Iain MacKenzie ACS
along with Lester Bishop and
Rob Agganis
of Black Bishop Films. Unfortunately Lester and Rob were unable to make it to the October Drop In as advertised but we now have leg ropes on them so they won't be able to escape this time.

In 1986, then-fledging director Iain Mackenzie was awarded a slew of honours for his work on the Singapore Army campaign and since those very early days, the director, cinematographer and photographer has continued to create visually stunning work for which he has taken home countless awards - from the London International Advertising Award to the New York Advertising Awards to the prestigious Cannes Lion. Iain continues to astound with his poignant work for Dow’s the Human Element campaign (2012 ACS Gold Tripod winner), Mercedes, the Beer Institute, Lincoln-Mercury and Ameriprise all of which has garnered the highest acclaim from the advertising community.

Ford Escape - Director DP, Iain MacKenzie ACS

Don't miss this opportunity to meet fellow ACS member and one of advertising's finest director/cinematographers.

As advertised last month:

Stabilised remote heads have been with us for quite a while now and the technology has pretty much replaced the need for camera operator and assistant having to ride at the sometimes precarious sharp end of a camera crane. There are less than a handful of models of this type of head and to date all have had to be imported from the USA or Europe but now, thanks to the design and manufacturing skills of Black Bishop Films, Australia has it’s own.

It’s the Dingo 3 Axis wireless/wired stabilised head. This new head has 360 Pan, 360 Roll, 300 Tilt and is capable of handling most cameras - Alexa, Red, etc. To control the head the camera operator has a choice of traditional geared head style wheels or the more contemporary joystick.

The Dingo has been designed to be mounted in all sorts of situations but the majority of these would involve a camera crane, tracking vehicle or on a speciality combination vehicle and arm like Black Bishop Films own remote and stabilised Orbital Arm which is in turn mounted on a Mercedes ML four wheel drive.

Space at the HQ will preclude the head being mounted on a crane or tracking vehicle but you will still have an opportunity to get hands on with this great head from Black Bishop Films. Lester and Rob will take you on a tour.

Showreelfinder - 2014 Awards Winners Clips

A reminder that Showreelfinder is hosting sixty second video clips of our 2014 Awards Gold winners so if you missed the big event head on over and view the winning work. Thank you Showreelfinder.

see them all here »

Australian Production Design Guild Awards

The Australian Production Design Guild will shortly be celebrating the achievements of their members at the APDG Awards 2014. The APDG commends the achievements of design practitioners from film, television, stage, event and interactive multimedia industries. 

Gretel Killeen will host this year’s red carpet, black tie event where 21 categories plus 3 featured awards will be presented for excellence. Celebrate with APDG at the APDG Awards.

ACS members are welcome to attend.

Monday November 24th
6.30pm red carpet 7pm sharp Awards Ceremony
Event Cinema Bondi Junction.

Tickets on sale through Event Cinemas – discounts and group bookings apply

Purchase tickets via this link »

Deluxe Heartbeat Fund

ACS National sponsor Deluxe Australia recently launched the Deluxe Heartbeat Fund, which encompasses and extends the company’s industry support programs.
The Heartbeat Fund, announced at the Australian International Movie Convention, aims to foster excellence and growth in Australia’s screen industry by promoting Australian screen talent and audience engagement.
For full details see this link:

Deluxe Australia Launches Industry Support Fund »


AFTRS Open has short cinematography courses throughout the year, both introductory and advanced.

For further details see this link:

AFTRS Open Cinematography Short Courses »

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Ph: 02 8920 8535

HQ Manager: David Lewis ACS email
Assistant HQ Manager: Richard Wilmot email


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