ACS NSW Focus 17th August 2015


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In this Issue:

August Drop In
Awards Entries Close This Friday
Drones In Film
Australia's #1 Female Creative
Membership Renewals

August Drop In

Flycam (Aus) are widely regarded as experts in their field worldwide with a 100% safety record behind them. Their new HD Gyro Flycam stabilised head is the lightest and quickest state of the art flying camera package on the planet. This unit is exclusive to them and brings a new dimension to constructing lightweight infrastructure to support it.

Come along to HQ on Thursday August 20th (address below) and let Dane show you what this new head is all about. To give us something to look through, David Knight ACS of Gear Head will supply one of his ARRI Alexas to mount on the head - thank you David.

Doors open at 6pm with proceedings starting just before 7pm.

Award Entries Close This Friday

Acceptance of entries for the
2015 NSW/ACT Awards for Cinematography
will finish at close of business this coming Friday 21st August.

This week will be your last chance to enter your work so don’t waste time, use the online entry form available via the link below.

Please note that there have been some changes to the Awards categories this year and the Awards committee encourages you to use the links and make yourself familiar with both the
Awards Categories 2015 and 2015 Award Entry Terms & Conditions documents.

Remember, membership renewals were due for payment by the 1st July and you must be financial to enter the Awards.

We wish you the very best of luck with your entries.

Please direct any enquiries you may have to:
David Burr ACS
David Lewis ACS

Awards Categories 2015 »
2015 Awards Online Entry Form »

XM2 Drones In Film - Workshop

ACS National sponsor XM2 will be holding a Drone Operations workshop at ACS HQ on Wednesday August 26th at 6:30pm.

Drone Operations Workshop by XM2 for production based attendees:
Understand the process, capabilities and experience of having the drone tool safely utilized on projects
See the exclusive unveiling of a new tool in drone cinematography.

If you’re interested in attending please RSVP to ACS National President Ron Johanson ACS

Australia's #1 Female Creative

Henry Smith & Genevieve Clay-Smith

At the recent B&T Media Awards, the coveted 30 Most Powerful Women In Australian Media was announced with Vogue editor-in-chief, Edwina McCann topping the list, with great women including Ita Buttrose, Helen McCabe and Mia Freedman to follow.

ACS NSW member and co-founder of Taste Creative, Henry Smith was thrilled to cheer on fellow co-founder Genevieve Clay-Smith as she brought home Australia's #1 Female Creative at the awards! Genevieve was awarded for her spectacular writing and direction on the Australia Post short film 'Work Mate', as well as a long list of creative campaigns and achievements - congratulations Genevieve.

Membership Renewals

In this busy world we inhabit I know that sometimes things are overlooked so this is a reminder to all members who have overlooked payment of membership fees which were due on July 1st.
You are currently “unfinancial” and if you remain so after September 1st you will be made inactive. So, please beat a path to our treasurer to make her happy and make you “financial”.

ACS NSW Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The NSW AGM will be held at ACS Headquarters at 6:30pm on Tuesday September 15th.
Information regarding nominations for committee and executive positions will be sent to you prior to that date.



Modern Cinematography with Ellery Ryan
Ellery Ryan ACS
15 - 16 August

Shooting HD on Your DSLR
Gareth Tillson
29 - 30 August

Camera & Sound Basics
Paul Warren
12 - 13 September

Content Creation on your iPhone/iPad - Online
Gareth Tillson
Starts 24 September, online, 5 weeks

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