ACS NSW Focus 18th July 2016


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In this Issue:

July Drop In
2016 Awards Entries
Membership Renewals
Drop In Text Messages

July Drop In

Our July Drop In will feature a presentation from director
Marc Windon
of his recently completed feature film

Set in Belgrade but shot in Sydney by Nick De Laine, the cinematography was inspired by the work of Janusz Kaminiski ASC and, for the technically minded, the images were captured with Zeiss Master Primes and a 6K Red Dragon.

Marc's synopsis:
“The gap between the rich and the poor has widened beyond repair. While the rich minority enjoy the delights of life, poor folk exist in a perennial state of squalor.


They are distracted, confused, with nothing to do but quarrel over their plight and think about the never-ending pursuit of a better life obtained through the collection of money. For Alyona and her neighbour Martika, the end of their friendship begins here. With polar opposite personalities, they slowly disintegrate from realism to idealism, forgetting the trust they once shared, allowing desperate circumstances to inflict constant loneliness and inducing a never ending cycle of torment.”

As usual the film will run in the background while Marc coducts a Q&A. To get a feel of what Marc and Nick have achieved - go to this link.


All members, guests and sponsors are invited to the Drop In at ACS HQ (address below) on
Thursday 21st July - doors open as usual at 6pm with proceedings kicking off at about 6:45pm.

2016 NSW/ACT Awards

Entries for the 2016 NSW/ACT Awards will be accepted from
August 1st
- August 26th.
If you intend to enter some of your work it's time now to get your files together and be prepared as entries will not be accepted after August 26th.

The 2016 Award Entry Terms & Conditions document is available for viewing or download using this link:

Membership Renewals

Thank you to over half the membership for paying their fees on time and a reminder to those who haven't that your membership expired on 30th June 2016, so please make yourself financial again!
*Please take care not to pay on last year's BPay and Reference number which may be stored in your banking Payee list as it was a MYOB invoice. We have changed the accounts system to Xero and will NOT receive payments made to MYOB. Please follow the link on your invoice or pay by EFT, account details also on your invoice.
*Members who made payments through July will receive their membership cards early August.

NSW Annual General Meeting

The ACS NSW Annual General Meeting will be held at the ACS HQ on Thursday 25th August at 6.30pm.
A further announcement regarding this will be made over the next few weeks.

Drop In Text Messages

For the last few years members have been reminded of the monthly Drop In via the emailed "Focus" newsletter and an SMS text message sent on the morning of the event. Due to the increasing cost of sending the text messages the committee has decided to discontinue this service. For information regarding future Drop Ins please now look to your emailed newsletter or the ACS Facebook page. It may be worth putting a recurring event in your diary for the third Thursday of the month.


AFTRS Open  - Short Courses
Upcoming Highlights include: Steadicam Techniques Workshop in late June,
Camera & Sound Basics
with Paul Warren in October and Lighting Fundamentals with Anna Howard ACS in November. All ACS members receive a 10% discount on AFTRS Open short courses.

To view all Cinematography courses visit:

AFTRS Open website »

AFTRS 2017 BA Intake

Applications for AFTRS BA Screen open mid-July. AFTRS BA Screen designed to prepare Australia’s next generation of creative practitioners. It provides deeply engaging learning experiences that develop critical thinking and creative engagement and prepares graduates to be nimble operators in a platform agnostic world.

For more information go here:

AFTRS BA Intake »

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