ACS NSW Focus 12th September 2016


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In this Issue:

Drop In
Awards Judging
Stanley Kubrick Festival

ACS NSW 2016 Annual General Meeting

David Lewis ACS, NSW Branch President

From the President

To all members and sponsors,

On behalf of the ACS-NSW branch I would like to thank the 2015-2016 committee, members and sponsors for their efforts in making last year a huge success.

I’d especially like to thank the committee for their involvement in organizing and staging the wonderful Awards dinner at the Masonic centre, the very successful Drop In nights along with the many varied events held for members and sponsors, and for participating in the operation and up keep of ACS Headquarters and numerous unseen tasks that make our branch what it is.

I would like to welcome the new committee for 2016-2017.

Vice Presidents: David Burr ACS, Alexis Castagna and Velinda Wardell ACS.
Secretary: Steve Munro
Treasurer: Marianne Wakeley
Asst Treasurer: David Wakeley ACS
Committee Members: Erika Addis, Ashley Barron, Francesco Biffone, Ashley Carter, Carolyn Constantine, Sidat de Silva, David Knight ACS, Lizz Vernon, Richard Wilmot, Aleksei Vanamois.
Special Adviser: Heidi Tobin.

I would also like to thank our NSW sponsors for once again supporting us at the branch level.
Platinum – Red Apple Camera Rentals
Gold – Barbizon Lighting, Cinoptix, DayMaker Lighting, Gear Head
Silver - Adept Turnkey, Eden Creative, Filmgraphics, PDV Digital Workshops,
Southern Cross Cameras

The branch can only be successful if everyone including the committees, members and sponsors continue to contribute to its well being.
This includes the participation and attendance at the many events that are held throughout the year and helping to promote the ACS and its values.

This year’s awards entries have been recently been judged and there is some wonderful work in all categories. The NSW/ACT awards will be held on Sat 5th of November at the Masonic Center, Sydney so save the date and come along to this fabulous gala event.

The ACS branch looks forward to another great year and we hope to see you all at many of the events we have scheduled.

David Lewis ACS
NSW Branch President

September Drop In

First up at our Drop In this month will be Josh Harvey of Kayell Australia followed by a presentation of some wonderful work by NSW member Bonnie Elliot

A SmallHDR battles with a Ford Bronco

To start the ball rolling Josh will present the new SmallHD HDR Production Monitors. These new monitors come in 17”, 24” and 32” sizes and are built super tough (as you can see from the image). The HDR panels are all daylight viewable and built to last. They feature multiple power options along with a range of mounting options, 3D LUT support, onboard colour calibration and multiple input/output ports.

Josh has a lucky door prize for us but you’ll need to be there to have a chance of winning it.

Spear - director Stephen Page

Bonnie has recently collaborated with two of Australia’s leading choreographers on works for the screen. Bonnie will discuss her foray into the world of dance on Stephen Page’s feature debut Spear, and Meryl Tankard’s documentary Michelle’s Story.

Shot in Sydney and Arnhem Land, Spear draws on the extraordinary body of work developed by Stephen Page over his 25 years as artistic director of Bangarra Dance Theatre. Primarily utilizing gesture and dance, with minimal dialogue, Spear follows a young man named Djali from the outback to the city streets on his quest to understand what it means to be a man with ancient traditions in a modern world. Despite the fragmentation of indigenous cultures, it is in the complex interconnection between places that Djali will ultimately discover his own power — a power linking past, present, and future. You can watch a trailer here

Michelle's Story - director Meryl Tankard

Iconic Australian choreographer Meryl Tankard tells an intimate and inspirational story of dancer Michelle Ryan whose passion and courage has enabled her to overcome life-shattering personal adversity. At the peak of her career, Michelle was one of Australia's leading artists, dancing under the direction of Meryl at the Australian Dance Theatre. From there she toured the world until she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Betrayed by her body she lost her career, mobility and marriage. Despite her damaged confidence and physical impairment, in a chance moment, she is drawn back to dance, eventually becoming artistic director at the Restless Dance Theatre, an Adelaide-based company working with young people with disabilities. Michelle’s Story is an uplifting story that offers insight into the world of dance and disability and the liberating power of art.

Bonnie will discuss the process of working with both choreographers to develop a visual language, and the challenges involved in photographing dance.
Having seen Bonnie’s work I know this will be a great presentation and one not to be missed - David Burr ACS.

Members, sponsors and their guests are invited to make their way to ACS HQ (address below) on Thursday September 15th. Doors open at 6pm for a 6:45pm kick off.

Awards Judging

Well the entries are in and the judging has been completed.

With nearly 300 entries spread over 18 categories there’s a great deal of behind the scenes effort that goes into determining Award recipients. ACS NSW would like to send a very big thank you to those Accredited members who contributed their time and joined one or more of our four judging panels - your time and effort is much appreciated.

It’s time now for winner’s plaques to be sorted and engraved before the 2016 NSW & ACT Awards for Cinematography gala evening which will be held in Sydney on November the 5th. You’ll be advised shortly about how to reserve your seats or table for this wonderful night.

Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace - Stanley Kubrick Festival

Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace present, for the first time in the world, all thirteen of Stanley Kubrick’s feature films.

The festival will be held in Cremorne from October 6th-19th and the Orpheum is offering five double passes to ACS members. One double pass will go to each of the first five members who contact David Lewis and is valid for one film of your choice throughout the festival.

Here’s the latest at AFTRS:
POST GRADUATE INFO EVE Wed 21st Sept, 6-8pm

Post Grauate Info Eve »

AFTRS Open, Short Courses:
CAMERA ASSISTANT’S WORKSHOP 24th-28th Oct // 28th Nov - 4th Dec

For further information and to view all Cinematography courses visit the

AFTRS Open website »

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