ACS NSW Focus 14th November 2016


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In this Issue:

November Drop In
From our President
Awards Night Photos
Awards Entry Media
Lemac - Angenieux EZ Zooms
Free Screening - Star Wars The Force Awakens with Q&A

November Drop In

Our November Drop In will feature two guests, Angelo Boutsalis of Dragon Image and Susan Stitt ACS.

Angelo will present the new RED cameras - RED WEAPON, RED RAVEN and RED SCARLET-W.

This is a great line up of cameras from RED and you will have a chance to get hands on with them all. Angelo will also have on hand a couple of the new LightPro fresnal LED lamps, the DN-30F and the DN-60F. He will also have the LightPro Nanguang 288s Flex LED - Bi Colour Flexible LED Panel Kit. These lamps are all portable and easy to set up and use - come along and see for yourself.

With an extensive background in TVCs and Feature Films, Susan Stitt's work, as both cinematographer and director/cinematographer, is of the highest standard and she has directed or photographed campaigns for the likes of Qantas, Calvin Klein, Marcs, Lexus, Honda, Toyota, Rexona, Olay, Remy Martin, Schwartzkopf and many more. She also has her foot firmly planted in the "food" world and photographs the wonderful

images that can be found on her very popular website and others. Susan will screen some of her wonderful work and be happy to discuss with us the various aspects of her ongoing very successful career.

Don't miss Thursday 17th November, at ACS HQ (address below), doors will be open from 6pm.

NSW/ACT Awards Dinner 2016

If you were not at the SMC ballroom on Saturday 5th November then you missed a great night, well attended by 200 plus members, sponsors and guests.

The proceedings were delightfully MC'd by Renee Brack.

Michael Caton, our guest of Honour, delivered his entertaining address, Ron Johanson OAM ACS (National President) presented accreditation certificates to Anthony Gardiner and Bonny Elliott, Life memberships to Mike Malloy ACS BSC and myself.

Ron Johanson alongside Ron Windon ACS presented the Ron Windon ACS Award to Peter James ACS ASC.

85 Gold Silver and Bronze awards were presented to deserving members in over 18 diverse categories from CineKids to Feature films.

Bonnie Elliott now Bonnie Elliott ACS received the Ross Wood SNR ACS judges award for her feature film – "SPEAR".

I would like to congratulate all the award recipients and thank everyone who contributed to yet another successful awards night.

The awards dinner is a great way to mix with some of the society's well known and well respected cinematographers, so put it in your diary for November next year.

David Lewis ACS

You can view the list of award recipient or photos from the evening using the links below - there's also a link to view the winner's clips at Showreelfinder.

A great big thank you to official photographer Clare Thurkett.

Winner's List »
2016 Awards Photos »
Winner's clips at Showreelfinder »

If you were the deserving recipient of an Award but were unable to collect it on the night then you can pick it up from ACS HQ on either Friday 18th or Friday 25th between 11am-1pm or email David Lewis to arrange a time for collection. Members awards media (hard drive, USB drives etc.) will also be available for collection at those times.

Awards may also be collected at the November or December Drop Ins.

Lemac Angenieux EZ Zooms - First Look

Here's an item from our sponsor Lemac.

Join Lemac for an exclusive first look at the exciting new Angénieux EZ Zooms.

Created to fill the wide gap between basic still photography zooms, and the highly acclaimed Optimo and Optimo Style family of lenses used in the motion pictures industry, the Angénieux Type EZ series features the two new EZ-1 and EZ-2 light weight zooms.

Thanks to an innovative lens modular design (Interchangeable Rear Optics IRO technology™), both lenses allow the rear lens group to be exchanged between S35mm (up to 30mm image diagonal) and FF/VistaVision format (up to 46mm image diagonal).

For the first time, ENG-style productions will get the flexibility necessary for run-and-gun shooting, combined with an excellence of image quality at an affordable price. Users can also easily change between PL, Canon EF and Sony E mounts.

Both the EZ-1 and EZ-2 will be on hand at Lemac, so drop in to get an exclusive first look at these lenses and have a pre Christmas drink with the team.

Wednesday November 23rd
Lemac Sydney
14-16 Punch St, Artarmon

Open House from 1pm - 6pm
Drinks & snacks from 6pm - 8pm.

Please RSVP here »

AFTRS, Dan Mindel BSC, ASC Screening with Q&A

ACS and AFTRS invite you to a free screening of "Star Wars The Force Awakens" plus Q&A with Dan Mindel BSC, ASC - Cinematographer of Star Wars the Force Awakens, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible III & more on Sunday 27th November at the AFTRS theatre.

10.30am: Screening - Star Wars the Force Awakens
1.30pm: Q&A with Dan Mindel BSC ASC
Sunday 27th November
AFTRS, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
Please: RSVP no later than November 21st

Space is limited so reserve your spot now.


Courses currently available at AFTRS and AFTRS Open:

AFTRS Award Courses – Applications Open!
Applications are now open for AFTRS new 2017 Undergraduate and Postgraduate Cinematography courses.
MA Screen: Cinematography Applications close 18th November 2016
Graduate Certificate Screen: Cinematography Applications close 18th November 2016
Diploma In Camera Applications close 15th January 2017
BA Screen: Production Applications close 30th November 2017

Short Courses
The Moving Camera 19th - 21st Nov
Camera Assistant’s Workshop 28th Nov - 4th Dec
Advanced Lighting Skills 31st Jan - 2nd Feb 2017

For further details follow these links:

Cinematography Short Courses »
AFTRS General Enquiries »

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