ACS NSW Focus 12th October 2015


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In this Issue:

October Drop In
Awards Booking
Entry Media
Northern Territory Awards
Postcard from Steve Windon
CAMERIMAGE - Congratulations
ACS Mentor-Attachment

October Drop In

They are at the top of the ladder in their respective fields, their work is very highly regarded, they are very much in demand and at our October Drop In they will be our guests. They are gaffer Reg Garside and key grip Adam Kuiper.

The work of a cinematographer is obviously very demanding and most DPs appreciate support from their gaffer and key grip at both practical and creative levels. Reg and Adam are two very supportive technicians and their resumes certainly speak to that.

Here are a few cinematographers and titles they have been associated with: John Seale ACS ASC, Andrew Lesnie ACS ASC, Ben Nott ACS, David Burr ACS, Darius Wolsky ASC, Steve Yedlin, Peter James ACS ASC, Jules O'Loughlin ACS, The Mosquito Coast, Gorillas in the Mist, Strictly Ballroom, The Matrix, Lorenzo's Oil, King Kong, The Hobbit, Nim's Island, Sanctum, Paper Giants, Underbelly, Crownies, Mao's Last Dancer, The Water Diviner, Mad Max: Fury Road, San Andreas.

Come along to HQ on Thursday 15th October to hear Reg and Adam discuss their work, the relationship between gaffer and grip and how they interact, both separately and together, with the cinematographer.

Doors to HQ (address below) open at 6pm with a kickoff sometime before 7pm.

Awards Bookings Open

Now's the time to make your reservation for the
2015 NSW/ACT Annual Awards for Cinematography.

Use the link below to take you to the "bookings" page at the ACS website.
To be held again at Sydney Masonic Centre, corner Goulburn and Castlereagh Streets, Sydney at 6:30pm, November 7th this is "the" night on the ACS calendar.

Don't delay - book your seat now!!

Reserve your seat at 2015 NSW/ACT Awards »

Awards Media Collection

2015 Awards entry media (USB sticks, Hard Drives etc.) is now available for collection as ACS HQ.
You can pick up the media at our Drop In evenings or contact David Lewis ACS at the email address at the bottom of this page.

ACS Northern Territory Branch Awards

The second annual ACS Northern Territory Branch Awards were a great success again this year, with three NSW Committee Members in attendance, Steve Munro, on behalf of the NSW Branch & David & Marianne Wakeley (David representing the National ACS as were JoAnne Bouzianis Sellick & Ron Johanson). MC was Renee Brack and Guest of Honour was Don McAlpine ACS ASC, who opened his speech with "I'm 81.......". Later he mentioned that he is currently deciding between two films, offered to him the same day. His Q&A the day after the Awards was in front of a packed house. Another popular event was ARRI's Stefan Sedlmeier demonstrating the Alexa Mini. Awards judging was again carried out at the ACS HQ with many successful quality entries, judged by accredited members from around the country.

Stefan Sedlmeier of ARRI, and from ACS, Steve Munro & JoAnne Bouzianis Sellick

Postcard from Steve Windon

Steve Windon ACS ASC is currently shooting in Dubai and sent this "postcard" to Ron Johanson ACS. Ron has kindly passed it on.

Hi Ron,

Hope all is well. I'm in Dubai shooting STAR TREK-BEYOND for Paramount. I've been prepping and shooting in lovely Vancouver for the last seven months and we recently made the "company move" to Dubai for a few more weeks of fun, both on location and in the new Dubai sound stage facility. We've managed to assemble a crew from all over the world (love a global industry!), and I've divided them into two categories....those who understand the game of cricket, and those who don't. Inevitably lunch is explaining square leg, silly mid off and a gully to a captive audience.  On a technical level I'm shooting Arri Alexa 4:3 XT with Zeiss Master Anamorphic's (3 complete sets!) and the new Zeiss 19-36mm Anamorphic Zoom, also carrying a set of Master Primes for some VFX shots when required. It has been a technically challenging shoot with so many set pieces and so much LED lighting designed into the sets, and the first film of this genre for me, I've enjoyed every minute of it. Should be back in time for the NSW Awards in November so I look forward to seeing you and all my ACS friends for a beer. All the best…

Stephen F Windon ACS ASC


The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography CAMERIMAGE is held in Bydgoszcz, Poland annually.

A highly anticipated part of CAMERIMAGE Festival is The Music Videos Competition and the ACS would like to congratulate two of its members for being nominated in this competition.

From the NSW branch Ross Giardina ACS has been nominated for, Flume "SOME MINDS (feat. Andrew Wyatt)" directed by Clemens Habicht and from the Victoria branch Matthew Chuang has been nominated for, Fractures "IT'S ALRIGHT" directed by Matthew Chuang.

Two awards will be presented in this competition, Best Cinematography in a Music Video and Best Music Video. Judging will take place on November 21st, 2015.

Congratulations and good luck.

ACS Mentor-Attachment Scheme

NSW member, Eirini Alligiannis has spent some time as an attachment on the set of Mel Gibson's "Hacksaw Ridge" working in the Camera Department with DP, Simon Duggan ACS.

Simon generously offered Eirini a place and the ACS provided support as part of the
ACS Mentor-Attachment Scheme.

Eirini's smile says it all!!

Simon Duggan ACS & Eirini Alligiannis

AFTRS Open - Cinematography Short Courses

November course highlights include Lighting Fundamentals with Louis Irving ACS in November plus an additional Camera Assistant’s Workshop has been scheduled with expert DP and AFTRS Cinematography lecturer Erika Addis ACS in November as the October course sold out fast!
A reminder ACS members receive a 10% discount on all AFTRS Open short courses, plus a special 20% Discount on Summer School courses booked before 19th October.
To view all AFTRS Open Cinematography courses visit the.....

AFTRS Open website »

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