SA Kinemagraphe December 1

SA Branch Christmas Drinks - Monday night Dec 19

Our 2011 ACS Christmas Drinks will be held on Monday, December 19th at 6:00pm at the Colonist Hotel, 44 The Parade, Norwood. Financial ACS members and Sponsors are welcome to come and celebrate the festive season on us.

Just in case you can't make it may we take this opportunity to wish all our members a great Christmas and a wonderfully exciting and fruitful twenty twelve.

For those who can make it we will have ACS quality merchandise for sale including:
ACS Reversible navy / marle splash jackets $60.00
ACS Black T Shirts $20.00
ACS Lapel Badges $5.00
ACS Beanies $15.00
ACS Caps $20.00
ACS Pens $4.00
ACS Notebooks $2.00
ACS Blue Shopping Bags $2.50
ACS Stickers $0.60
Prices incl GST.

On the night we will also draw a Door Prize of an ACS merchandise pack incl:
ACS Reversible navy / marle splash jacket, ACS Black T Shirt, ACS Caps, all in an ACS Blue Shopping Bag.
So one lucky ACS member will walk away with $100 worth of ACS merchandise. NB If the winner has purchased any of these items on the night they will be refunded.

Sony F65 Demo Night

The Sony / ProAV Solutions Sony F65 night was at the SAFC, Adelaide Studios on Monday 12 December. This was held in the new theatre where some great footage from Sony's latest F65 Digital Cinema Camera was screened. Phil Nottle took us through a comprehensive powerpoint presentation on the cameras build and future updates.

Thanks to Warwick & Phil from Sony, and ProAV Solutions for inviting our members. Below are some links to check out more about the camera.

Sony F65 Behind the scenes »
HD CAM SR Memory & Workflow »
F65 RAW Test footage Digital Negative Development in Real-Time »

Alexa & Alexa Plus Demo Night

December has proven to be busy for the ACS. On Monday night, December 5, Stefan Sedlmeier presented the latest offerings from Arri to 33 of our members. He showed some great demo footage highlighting the cameras 120FPS capabilities and a complete technical run down on it.

Many thanks to Stefan, the guys at Stepney Studios for hosting the event and Darcy Sullivan for providing CineHire's Alexa and new lenses for all to play with.

Check out the ARRI Alexa range »
120FPS on the Arri Alexa »

New Equipment?

If you, our members, hear of some new gear and would like to get your hands on it, or hear from the manufacturers or distributors about what it can do please contact us and we'll do our best to get it and them in front of you. Just let any committee member know what interests you or send Ernie an email with the details.

KTD the Koala rides from Kampala to Capetown in 2012

Mark & KTD the koala

Recently quite a few ACS members got together to assist Geoffrey Reed to make a charity video to help promote Mark McNamara, a mild mannered school teacher from Mercedes College in Adelaide, who is taking a year off to ride his bike across Africa to raise money for Keep The Dream, a Limpopo based charity for Orphans.

The mission was to create a video that would capture the attention of the world's media and launch a viral campaign via YouTube to help focus attention on Mark's epic charity ride across Africa.

Reedcomm came up with the idea of a traveling buddy for Mark in the form of a Koala who might pedal his own cycle on the back of Mark's rig. And so Katie Dee (KTD) the Koala was born. (KTD from Keep The Dream) With a generous donation of mechanical design and character sculptural services from Anifex Adelaide, KTD has now come to life for her epic tandem bike ride in 2012.

So many thanks to the team involved and various companies for supply gear, etc. The generous souls involved included:
Geoffrey Reed, Chantelle Reed, Phillip Easson - Reedcomm Communications. Michael Cusack, Richard Chataway ACS, Jo Rossiter, Greg Sweeney & Durand Greig, Jo Anne Bouzianis-Sellick - Anifex. Graeme Shelton - Lycanthrope Lighting, Dave Gregan, Kirsty Stark & Ernie Clark ACS. And thanks to gear / services suppliers: Dai Cookes & Liz Francis - Picture Hire, Darcy Sullivan - CineHire, Ian Linton - Psycholites, Daniel Charlton - ProAV Solutions, Richard Lanyon - Merlin Post & Quentin Ayres - Q the Music

Please visit Bike Africa web site for details of this unique solo cycling adventure across Africa.

Some of the crew on the KTD shoot

Still looking for that special gift?

Sales of The Shadowcatchers are going well so order your copy soon. Either the very exclusive hard copy or the convenient soft cover are available with delivery in late March 2012.

Maybe a copy of The Shadowcatchers could be that elusive Christmas present for the man or woman who has everything.

The Shadowcatchers: a history of cinematography in Australia, is a stylish and beautifully produced 288-page coffee table book contains over 380 photographs of working cinematographers taken on film sets from 1901 to the present, along with a ground-breaking historical text, biographies and anecdotes from some of the great characters of our industry.

Only 2000 of the standard edition of the book will be published, and we know they will go fast. Please note that the hardbound collector's edition (signed by the Society's Academy Award winners) will be limited to 250 numbered copies, so if you want to reserve one for yourself or for Christmas for your friends be sure to order asap.

The hard cover Limited Edition of 250 copies is $250 per book inc GST, signed by the ACS Oscar winners, and the soft cover Edition of 2,000 copies at $66 per book inc GST. Postage for both editions is additional.

You can order a copy of The Shadowcatchers from the link below:

Click here to access The Shadowcatchers downloadable order form »

SA Branch on Facebook

The ACS SA branch now has its own Facebook page.

We will use this page to advertise upcoming events, as well as create photo albums of Awards and Trade Nights.

To become a fan, go to the link below and click the 'like' button.

Join the ACS SA Branch on Facebook »

Want to become an SA Branch Sponsor?

Click on the link below to contact SA Sponsorship coordinator, Ernie Clark ACS. We have varying priced packages available so why not ask for a SA Sponsorship Proposal.

Contact SA Sponsorship Coordinator »

The SA Branch appreciates the support of our National Sponsors.


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