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ACS  Drop In
21st November
(Just remember it's the 3rd Thursday of every Month)

This months special guests are National Platinum Sponsors Canon
Showcasing their new..
Introducing the new C500 Mark II digital cinema camera with exceptional expandability, equipped with a 5.9K FULL FRAME sensor and newly developed image processing platform.
This camera offers cinematographers endless possibilities through the modular design offering outstanding flexibility for single-operator and multi-camera production, gimbal shooting and full-scale cinema camera operation.

Contact:  Paul Stewart, Senior Manager 
              Canon Professional Business 

Make a note in your Diary: 
Canon will be presenting at the November ACS HQ Drop-In
6pm, Thursday 21st November

But wait there's more... after you've had a look at the
C500 MII from Canon our national gold sponsors 
Lemac are sharing the night to give us some
hands on time with the Steadicam M-2

Lemac have invited Danny Hallett from Tiffen to be on hand to walk you through the features of the new rig which features the revolutionary Steadicam Volt technology directly built in for a sleeker, more versatile system.


There are still a couple of places left in the 3 week intensive Camera Assisting Industry Certificate at AFTRS coming up Monday Nov 25-Friday December 13th 2019.


In this certificate course, delivered over three intensive, practical weeks, you’ll learn the essentials skills to be an asset on the camera team of any film or TV production.
Taught by DP Carolyn Constantine ACS, you’ll work with industry standard equipment (ARRI and SONY) in our state-of-the-art studios.

Industry Certificate: Camera Assisting

Special Invite to check out a Virtual Production Experience
25 - 27th November
Alexandria NSW

Check out what’s been used on sets such as “Murder on the Orient”, Lucas “SOLO” as well as” Oblivion”.

Please contact Wayne Morphew and RSVP / Private sessions can also be arranged.

Kayell Studio Lighting Workshops
Sydney 27th November

Great portraiture captures much more than just a likeness of the subject, participants of this course will explore the techniques of photographing people by learning the basics of lighting with studio flash in this group practical hands on course.

You will learn to understand the direction, quality and colour of light on the subject and surrounds in terms of direction and mood. This will enhance your portrait photography skills and assist you to develop your own techniques. 

SYDNEY COURSE - 27th November 2019

Here's Your chance to re-watch the NSW Awards

Just in case you, or your loved ones couldn't catch the Awards or you'd just like to check it out or download the live stream yourself for prosperity...

A night full of fantastic work being screened, well deserving recipients and NSW members and our wonderful sponsors enjoying the best of the branch.  

Two part link:  Just click the links below:
NSW Awards Streaming - Part I
NSW Awards Streaming - Part II

Special SONY Event @ ACS HQ 
Check out the New Sony PXW-FX9 
6pm, Wednesday 4th December, ACS HQ

Building on the success of the PXW-FS7M2 and inheriting its colour science from the VENICE, the FX9 has a newly developed Exmor R 6K full frame sensor over sampled for 4K recording, 15+ stops of dynamic range, fast hybrid auto focus, dual ISO, variable ND, and four discreet audio channels. 

During the evening a collection of sample footage shot by Tom Gleeson and other ACS members will be shown. The Sony team will also be on hand to answer any questions.

ACS NSW  ~ Quick Recap of  the 
2019 AWARDS for 

The NSW ACS Branch wish to thank all our sponsors.  Special thanks goes to major national sponsor, FUJINON  and state platinum sponsor, David Knight ACS @ ROTOR HEAD for all your incredible support with this years Awards.
On behalf of the NSW Committee, NSW President, Calvin Gardiner ACS welcomed everyone the 2019 Awards for Cinematography and thanked all of our National and State sponsors for the wonderful support they give making events like this one possible.
Guest of Honour:  Ana Kokkinos                                      NSW 2019 Awards MC:  Ray Martin AM
ACS National President:  Ron Johanson ACS OAM  
Ron had the honour of announcing the five Nsw members who this year were awarded their accreditation.                                               
Congratulations on your Accreditation
Dale Alexander Bremmer ACS
Jon Shaw ACS
Aaron McLisky ACS 
Hugh Miller ACS
Timothy Myers ACS 

Now to the awards...

CineKids (Ages 13-15)

Gold Certificate:  David Szasz   ~ Ship Out
Commendation:   Bella Merlino  ~ She Loves Me

Student Cinematography

Gold:     Michael Filocamo ~ A Bird With No Legs
Silver:   Michael Filocamo  ~ Azaar
Bronze: Jay Grant             ~ Sequin In A Blue Room

John Bowering ACS - Station Breaks & Promos

Silver:    Ashleigh Carter ~ Fox Cricket I Am The Ball
Bronze:  Ashleigh Carter ~ Fox League Retro Round

Music Clips

Gold:     Zachary Hardaker                 ~ Taikoz - Toward The Rain
Gold:     Mike Roberts                        ~ Nikkita Ra - 747
Gold:     Kieran Fowler ACS NZCS       ~ Guy Sebastian - Choir
Silver:   Drew English & Tyson Perkins ~ Sticky Fingers - Another Episode
Silver:   Ashley Barron ACS              ~ Frankenstein
Bronze: Jack McAvoy                          ~ Byt?
Emma Elias (Director) accepts a Gold Certificate on behalf of DOP Zachary Hardaker (DoP) for their collaboration on their award winning Music Video: Taikoz - Toward The Rain
Nikkta Ra - 747   ~ DOP, Mike Roberts
Kieran Fowler ACS NZCS (Currently working in Romania) - DOP Guy Sebastian - Choir

Sid Wood ACS - Local/National News

Gold:     Thomas Hancock ~ 'Antiques Roadshow' For Aboriginal Artefacts
Bronze:  Kevin Hudson     ~ Rain Relief

Neil Davis - International News

Gold:    Thomas Hancock  ~ Surrendering From Baghouz:  The Final Days Of Islamic State In Syria

Current Affairs

Gold:   John Varga       ~ Crayfish Murder
Gold:   Tom Bannigan  ~ The Oasis
Silver: John Varga       ~ QF72

Entertainment & TV Magazine

Gold:    Toby Ralph               ~ Body Hack 3
Gold:    Matthew Allard ACS  ~ The Art of Remembering
Gold:    Matthew Allard ACS  ~ Jewel Steel
Silver:  Stuart Edgeworth     ~ The Decline of Bees:  Saving The Planet Through Social Innovation
Silver:  Tim Noonan             ~ Extreme Engagement China
Bronze: Dan Freene ACS      ~ Achieving Ambitions 
NSW VP Velinda Wardell ACS rewards Toby Ralph his Gold Award for Body Hack 3, making filming in such chilly weather a little warmer in his memories...

Corporate & Educational

Gold:     Jordan Maddocks    ~ Paradis
Gold:     Boris Vymenets      ~ Corowa Distilling Co - Made Here By Us
Silver:    Casimir Dickson     ~ Seqirus
Silver:    Tim Nagel              ~ Australian Hair Fashion Awards 2019 Opener
Bronze:  Ben Coope             ~ Into the Light Photography Trailer


Gold:    Abraham Joffe ACS  & Dom West ~ Yarrow: The Virtues of Monochrome
Gold:    Almad Al Morsy                          ~ No 'tet Talaky (A Point of Convergence)
Silver:   Dale Bremner ACS                     ~ Diana
Silver:   Dan Freene ACS                        ~ The Portal
Bronze: Dom West & Blake Castle           ~ Our Town: The Top End

Ron Taylor AM ACS -  Wild Life & Nature

Gold:   Jonathon Shaw ACS  ~  Magical Land of Oz

Advertising - Local/Regional

Gold:     Tim Tregoning ACS   ~ Eurobodalla
Gold:     Campbell Brown       ~ Running Bear
Silver:    Benjamin Shepherd  ~ Skye Hotel Suites
Silver:    Dale Bremner ACS   ~ Christian Acuna
Bronze:  Dale Bremner ACS   ~ Lexus - Made in Memories

Advertising - National/International

Gold:      Tim Tregoning ACS            ~ Rural Fire Services
Gold:      Ross Giardina ACS             ~ President's Choice
Gold:      Cameron Batten                ~ Welcome To Winter
Silver:     Callan Green ACS NZCS     ~ Tag Heuer & Aston Martin
Silver:     Tim Tregoning ACS            ~ Yalumba
Bronze:   Simon Ozolins ACS            ~  RM Willimas

Dramatised Documentaries

Gold:    Matthew Horrex ACS       ~ Just A Boy
Silver:  Matthew Horrex ACS        ~ Long Way Home
Silver:  Dave Cameron ACS NZCS ~ Roman Empire - Caligula The Mad Emperor

Short Films

Gold:     Sean Ryan               ~ The Listeners
Gold:     Carl Robertson ACS  ~ Ascendant
Silver:    Tim Nagle               ~ Closed Doors
Silver:    Aaron McLisky ACS  ~ The Sand That Ate The Sea
Bronze:  Tim Barnsley          ~ Welcome to the Powderkeg

Serial TV & Comedy Series

Silver:    Tyson Perkins        ~ Robbie Hood SBS Ep 2
Silver:    Drew English         ~ Robbie Hood SBS Ep 1
Bronze:  Tony Gardiner ACS ~ Home & Away

Drama Series & Telefeatures

Gold:    Zoe White ACS              ~ The Handmaid's Tale
Gold:    Bonnie Elliott ACS          ~ The Hunting
Gold:    Kieran Fowler ACS NZCS ~ Skinford Chapter Two
Silver:   Henry Pierce ACS          ~ A Place To Call Home Series 6
Silver:   Lachlan Milne                ~ Stranger Things 3
Bronze: Don McAlpine ACS ASC   ~ Lambs of God

Features - Cinema (Budget under $2m)

Gold:     Chris Bland             ~ Locusts
Gold:     Joshua Flavell ACS  ~ Pimped
Silver:   Chris Bland             ~ Book Week
Bronze:  Robert Morton        ~ The Combination Redemption

Features - Cinema (Budget $2m and over)

Gold:    Bruce Young ACS       ~ Storm Boy
Gold:    Andrew Commis ACS  ~ Angel of Mine
Gold:    Marc Spicer ACS        ~ Escape Room
Silver:   Bonnie Elliot ACS       ~ Slam
Silver:   Ahmad Al Morsy        ~ Torab El Mass (Diamond Dust)
Bronze: Bonnie Elliot ACS       ~ Palm Beach

Ross Wood Snr ACS Judges Award for Best in Show

Joshua Flavell ACS - Pimped

Ross Wood Snr ACS (1916-1980)
Ross Wood was among the early founders of the ACS and was very active in those early years promoting the ACS cause since 1958 which went towards the developments making the ACS the intentionally recognised Society we see today.  His legacy has lived on since he died in 1980 when his wife Mary, formed a trust fund in the form of an annual amount to support the early careers of young cinematographers.

NSW VP Carolyn Constantine ACS thanks both Ray and Ana on our behalf and then is surprised with a bunch of flowers for the mammoth work she put into this years awards night

Sincerely from the NSW Branch and those present on the night.  Huge thanks to Caro and the team

...Fantastic night.

to all our wonderful sponsors

New South Wales Platinum Sponsor
Rotor Head logo

New South Wales Gold Sponsors
Cinoptix logo        Southern Cross Cameras Australia logo

New South Wales Silver Sponsors
Adept Turnkey logo        AJK Grips logo        Film Graphics logo        Macquarie Commercial Finance logo        PDV Digital Cinema logo
Spectrum Films logo

National Major Sponsor
FujiFilm logo

National Platinum Sponsors
Atomos logo        Black Magic Design logo        Canon logo        LaCie logo        Panasonic logo
Panavision logo        Silver Track Digital logo        Sony logo

National Gold Sponsors
AFTRS logo        Arri Australia logo        C R Kennedy & Company PTY LTD logo        Gear Head logo        Kayell Australia logo
Leitz Cine Wetzlar logo        Lemac logo        Showreel Finder logo        Sun Studios logo        The Post Lounge logo
VA logo        Well Above logo

National ACS CineKids Sponsor
Videocraft logo

National Silver Sponsors
Miller Australia logo        Rosco logo        Rotor Head logo

National Bronze Sponsors
Blonde Robot logo        Camerahire logo        Dragon Image logo        EE Group logo        Kino Flo logo
RED logo        Sura logo        Vimo Cine logo

National Supporters
AACTA logo        Black Bishop logo        MPIBS logo        NFSA logo        Stage & Screen logo
The Production Book logo

New South Wales Branch
Australian Cinematographers Society
Level 2, 26 Ridge Street, NORTH SYDNEY, NSW 2060

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