ACS NSW Focus 12th November 2018


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In this Issue:

Drop In
2018 Awards with Daniel Christie's Photos
Award Plaques
C.R. Kennedy Lens Buffet
2001: A Space Odyssey
The Jewish Film Festival

November Drop In

We have two presentations scheduled for our November Drop In.

The first will be from director Simon Rippingale and cinematographer Brycen Horne. You may remember Visual Effects specialist Mark van den Bergen at a Drop In a few months ago. Mark discussed his role as the VFX supervisor on Simon's film "Jasper" - he gave a wonderful presentation. At the time the film was in post production so we were unable to view Mark's finished work.

"Jasper" has now been completed and Simon will screen it as a followup to Mark's original presentation.

Next up will be Lester Bishop of Black Bishop Films. Many of you will know Lester as a well established key grip and as a designer and manufacturer of high quality film industry specific equipment. From the smallest of camera accessories, grip equipment of all types, one off bespoke rigs to his remote controlled Orbital Arm Lester has designed and built it all in his well equipped state of the art machine shop.

Lester Bishop

His latest product is the Nomad Arm. A vertically stabilised gimbal platform, the Nomad is designed to be mounted in conjunction with a remote head on a tracking vehicle front or rear. Height of the head can be varied in shot from 450mm to 3mtrs with the camera delivering rock steady images.

Lester's presentation will include the arm itself along with a screening of supporting footage.

Drop In Thursday 15th November at ACS HQ (address below)
Doors as usual will open at 6pm with presentations starting about 6:40pm

2018 Awards

Ray Argall ACS

The 2018 ACS NSW & ACT Annual Awards for Cinematography were held in Sydney on November 3rd and the evening was a spectacular success. Thank you to the our ever willing host Ray Martin AM and Guest of Honour Ray Argall ACS.

Thank you also to the hard working NSW committee for coordinating the event and for collating the nearly 300 entries and to the judging panels for their diligent work in scoring those entries. Finally thank you to all our members who entered their work, the quality of which improves year after year, and congratulations to all Award recipients.

Final congratulations to Ahmad Al Morsy for his Gold in Features - Cinema and for taking home the Ross Wood Snr ACS Judges Award for 2018 Best in Show.

Use these links to download the winner list or to view Daniel Christie's photos of the evening.

Daniel Christie's photos »
Download the winner list »


As you will be aware, Accreditation, the privilege of being able to use the letters ACS after your name, doesn't come easily and often takes members many years of work to achieve. An Accreditation panel meets once a year to view submissions from members who meet the submission criteria. This year five NSW members were recognized for their bodies of work and were honoured with Accreditation.

Congratulations to this year's recipients:
Ashley Barron ACS
Josh Flavell ACS
Joel Froome ACS
Tania Lambert ACS
Tim Tregoning ACS

Tania Lambert ACS, Tim Tregoning ACS, Josh Flavell ACS, Ashley Barron ACS, (missing Joel Froome ACS) photo: Daniel Christie

Uncollected Award Plaques

The ACS has over fifty uncollected NSW/ACT Award plaques at HQ. If you have received an Award but don't have the plaque chances are it is at HQ. Attached here is a list of uncollected plaques so please have a look and if you see your name please make an arrangement to have your plaque or plaques picked up.

Members may collect plaques and associated entry media from HQ on Fridays between 10:30am and 12:30pm or at Drop In evenings and HQ functions or by special arrangement with David Lewis whose email address is at the bottom of this page.

Storage at HQ is at a premium and it won't be possible to keep uncollected plaques indefinitely.

2018 Award plaques are also available for collection.

Uncollected Award Plaques list »

Cinema Lens Buffet

ACS members are invited by C.R. Kennedy to a "Cinema Lens Buffet" at ACS HQ where lenses from Sigma, Zeiss, SLR Magic and Tokina will be showcased.

Speakers will include Andrew Chan from SLR Magic, Tom Gleeson, Ben Allen ACS CSI and Michael Joy.

Food and refreshments will be provided and there will be lucky door prizes - sounds like an interesting evening.

ACS members need not RSVP.

6pm at ACS HQ (address below) 22nd November.

70mm Screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey, screened in 70mm at the Cremorne Orpheum 7:30pm on Friday November 16th.
Attending will be actors Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood who will be on stage after the screening for a Q&A.

Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace
380 Military Road

The Jewish Film Festival

The Jewish Film Festival runs until November 21st at both Event Cinemas Bondi Junction and Roseville Cinema. Don't miss out on screenings of spectacular Jewish cinematic gems, and catch special guests including Russian film icon Konstantin Khabenskiy.

For more information and tickets go here:

The Jewish Film Festival »

The Latest at AFTRS

Industry Certificate: Camera Assisting
Starts 19th Nov 2018, 3 weeks, Mon – Fri.

Industry Certificate: Lighting for Drama
29th Jan – 15th Feb 2019, 3 weeks, Mon – Fri.

Industry Certificate: Colour Grading (Resolve)
Starts 4 Feb 2019, 12 weeks, Tue & Wed evenings + 3 Saturdays.

Use this link to view all AFTRS Industry Certificates:

AFTRS Industry Certificates »

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