ACS NSW Focus 15th December 2014


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In this Issue:

December Drop In
Meet The Makers
Deluxe DailiesVu
2014 Awards Photos
Postcard from Toby Oliver

December Drop In

Our guest at the December Drop In will be Franc Biffone who recently arrived home after shooting in Qatar. Franc was working for petrochemical company Qatro shooting footage for inclusion in both TVCs and a corporate video. He will discuss working with the new Panasonic GH4 and talk about some of the challenges he faced working in the Middle East and having sometimes to “look on the brighter side” of the situation. Franc will have some interesting stories to tell and some great images to show.

Franc Biffone considers his options. Photo: Michael Gray

With the festive season now upon us this will be our last Drop In for 2014 so come along and hear about Franc’s Middle East adventures, mingle with your peers and have some Christmas cheer.

Thursday 18th December - as usual doors will be open from 6pm with kickoff at 7pm or so.

Meet The Makers




New in 2015, AFI | AACTA ScreenWeek (26-29 January 2015) will highlight the past year of Australian film and television more than ever before, with 10 new Meet the Makers events held over two days, complementing the 4th AACTA Awards major events.

AFI | AACTA is proud to be collaborating with each of the screen craft guilds and industry organisations to develop this comprehensive, cross-sector program.

Meet the Makers events will be held in Sydney on Monday 26 January and Wednesday 28 January, with each one-hour event featuring AACTA Award nominees and leaders from each screen craft providing insights into film and television productions nominated for the 4th AACTA Awards.

As a member of the Australian Cinematographers Society, you have exclusive access to attend the following event, along with AACTA members:

Monday 26 January 2014
6.30pm – 7.30pm
Event Cinemas, George Street, Sydney

For further details and to purchase tickets use this link:

Details & Tickets »

Deluxe DailiesVu

Deluxe Australia has recently launched a new and exciting product called Deluxe DailiesVu - here's part of the press release from Deluxe:

Sydney 8th December 2014. Deluxe has created a world-class technology platform which is extensively used on Hollywood productions that is now available to New South Wales & Australian productions. Deluxe DailiesVuTM is a proprietary technical platform which streamlines the entire production process and is completely scalable for large and small projects.

To view the complete press release from Deluxe use this link:

Deluxe Australia DailiesVu, Press Release 8th December 2014 »

2014 NSW/ACT Awards Photos

For those yet to catch up with photos from the 2014 NSW/ACT Awards there’s a link below.

Thank you to Daniel Christie, Eirini Alligiannis and David Wakeley ACS for their much appreciated photographic efforts.

2014 Awards Photos »

From Toby Oliver ACS


REFRAME & Cinematography Short Courses - AFTRS Open
AFTRS Open has a number of upcoming short courses including Advanced Lighting Skills in Sydney in late January and Modern Cinematography in Melbourne in February.  Plus our big industry event for 2015 is REFRAME: Screen Industries - Future Trends in February.

REFRAME: Screen Industries - Future Trends
Join the AFTRS for three days of industry experts, debates, discussions and practical workshops on the future trends in the screen industries that matter to you! A not-to-be-missed event if you want to stay ahead of the game in 2015. Sign up for one day, or all three.

Confirmed speakers include: Jules O'Loughlin, ACS (Wish You Were Here, James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge 3D, Black Sails), Mike Jones (Author, Producer), David Court (AFTRS’ Head Of Screen Business), Scott-Bradley Pearce (Director of Digital Strategy, Brand New Media), Lucas Taylor (Digital Creative Director, Hoodlum & AWGIE award-winning writer) ... with more speakers and guests coming soon!

For details use these links:

Cinematography Short Courses »
REFRAME: Screen Industries - Future Trends »

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