ACS NSW Focus 13th June 2016


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In this Issue:

June Drop In
2016 NSW/ACT Awards
Membership Dues
VALE - Mary Wood

June Drop In

The June Drop In will feature a presentation by Vision Research and Adept Turnkey of the Phantom Flex 4K.

Vision Research Applications Specialist Phil Taylor and Adept Turnkey’s Mark Goulding will give us an overview of this ultra high speed camera followed by an in detail look at its capabilities.

Take the opportunity to get "hands on" with this very popular high speed 4K camera at ACS HQ (address below) on Thursday 16th June - doors open at 6pm.

2016 NSW/ACT Awards

Entries for the 2016 NSW Awards will open on August 1st and close on August 26th.
It's time to consider what you're going to enter and get your files together as sometimes this can take a little longer than at first anticipated. Best to be prepared earlier rather than later as entries will not be accepted after August 26th. An entry form and a terms and conditions document will be published in July.

Membership Dues

Membership renewal invoices have been sent and thank you to the many members who have paid theirs so promptly. A reminder to use the current invoice number as the reference, not the one already in your banking details from previous years!
If you have not received your invoice, please contact the treasurer at [email protected]
Also, a reminder that the 2016/17 fees are due and payable by or on 1st July as the 15/16 membership expiry date is 30th June.

VALE - Mary Wood

Mary Wood

VALE - Mary Wood
by David Wakeley ACS

Mary, wife of the late cinematography legend Ross Wood Snr ACS, died, aged 97, on the 9th June 2016, having maintained her independence, until recently, at the family home in Maroubra NSW.
Mary managed their company Ross Wood Productions for many years after Ross passed away, in conjunction with industry notables, Graham Lind ACS, Lex Merdith & Bill Lambert.
Mary was a great friend of the ACS, creating a trust fund after the death of Ross, where, for several years until funds ran out, a young cinematographer was awarded "The Ross Wood Snr ACS Young Cinematographer Award" which was presented to the successful recipient at the National Awards each year.

Along with Marion Leake, Norma Feeney and Nita Gardiner, Mary unveiled the opening plaque of the new ACS National Headquarters, North Sydney on 3rd March 2011, which was the culmination of many years of saving by the founders of the ACS dating back to 1958.
Thanks to Mary, the Powerhouse Museum now possess some of the Ross Wood Productions historic camera inventory, including a BNC Mitchell and an NC Mitchell, each of which were on display over two years at the ACS HQ.
Personally, Marianne & I had many conversations with Mary, up until this year where, even at 97 she retained plenty of spirit and was wonderful to talk to. She was always interested in those around her and the ACS names she recalled. Mary, accompanied by sons Barry & Laurie, attended both NSW/ACT & National Awards for several years, including ACS50 in 2008. We missed seeing her at the awards in recent years.
You won't be forgotten Mary.
David Wakeley ACS.

WOOD, Mary Iris. 27.09.1918-09.06.2016 Beloved wife of Ross Wood (dec). Mother of Terry, Barry and Laurie. Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Aged 97 Years Now in Peace The funeral service for MARY will be held in the South Chapel, Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, 12 Military Rd, Matraville on Wednesday June 15, 2016 at 10.15am. Maroubra 93142778 Proudly Australian Member AFDA.

Mary's funeral is open to all.

AFTRS Open - Short Courses

AFTRS Open Short Courses June Highlights include:
Camera & Sound Basics 18th-19th June

Advanced Lighting Skills 28th-30th June

Steadicam Techniques Workshop 30thJune-2ndJuly.

Content Creation for iPhone/iPad 4th June-4th August
Create content on the go from your iPhone/iPad in this 5 week online course.

All ACS members receive a 10% discount on AFTRS Open short courses.

To view all Cinematography courses visit the AFTRS Open website »

AFTRS Mid-Year Intake

AFTRS 2016 mid-year intake opens April 22nd through to June 27th. 
Part-time courses, all delivered by highly credentialed and respected industry practitioners, in Camera, Art Direction, Editing, Directing, Documentary, Sound Radio, and VFX are on offer.

AFTRS Mid-Year Intake information »

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