SA Kinemagraphe May 2012 - Nationals Winners, Zacuto Shootout Trade Night + Win Cash!

SA Members Win 2 Golden Tripods

The 2012 National ACS Awards for Cinematography were held in Sydney on Saturday May 5 at the Manly Pacific. Hosted by Ray Martin, with special guest Rebecca Gibney, it was a fantastic night, with several SA members making the trip over to Sydney.

Congratulations to SA members Daniel Soekov and Nick Matthews ACS, who each picked up a Golden Tripod on the night.

Daniel won in the International News category with his dramatic piece, "Libya Hotel Attacks." Unfortunately, he was unable to attend the ceremony as he was shooting overseas.

Nick's great work on "The Palace" won him the tripod in the Fictional Drama Shorts category. Congratulations to you both!

Clips from all of the award-winning entries are now available to view on the Showreelfinder website, via the link below.

Click here to watch clips from the award-winning entries on Showreelfinder »

Nick Matthews ACS collects his Golden Tripod for "The Palace"

SA President Ernie Clark ACS & Jules Clark

National President Ron Johanson ACS (centre) with Ray Martin & Rebecca Gibney

DATE CHANGE: Zacuto Shootout Trade Night

*Please note that the date of this event has changed. It will now be held on May 15, 6:30pm at the SAFC Cinema at Adelaide Studios.*

Thanks to the efforts of Pete Hall at Urban Cine, the ACS SA Branch is pleased to be hosting a preview screening of The Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout 2012.

This preview screening is one of only two in Australia, and audience comments will be recorded for inclusion in the official online release on June 15, so web viewers can hear the opinions given by those seeing the test footage in 2K around the world.

In contrast to previous Shootouts, we will watch the test blind, meaning that the footage from each camera will be labelled with a letter. We will then be asked to write down our favourite letters in order of preference. The scenes will then be played again & Zacuto will reveal which camera is which, followed by more discussion.

Nearly all of the cameras tested in the Shootout will be available at the screening for those wishing to see them in person, including:

- ARRI Alexa
- RED Epic
- Sony FS100
- Sony F3 w/slog
- Canon 7D with Technicolor settings
- Panasonic GH2 (hacked and non-hacked)

We are also working on accessing a Sony F65 and Canon C300.

Rode microphones will also have products on display on the night, and are offering door prizes, consisting of a VideoMic Pro and some showbags.

The event is free to ACS members, and will include pizza and drinks for all attendees. Non-members are welcome to attend at a cost of $15 per person. ACS membership forms will be available for those wanting to join the society on the night. If you decide to become a member on the night, the price of entry will be included in your membership fee.

Please RSVP to Maxx Corkindale:

For more details, please see the link below.

Click here to find out more about the Zacuto Shootout Trade Night »
Click here to RSVP for the Zacuto Shootout Trade Night »

Red Dog Screening and Q&A

Mark Evans & Geoff Hall ACS

Multi award winning Director of Photography Geoff Hall ACS presented a fantastic screening and Q&A of the very successful Australian feature film Red Dog on Monday April 23rd.

There was a great turnout, with over 40 ACS members and guests visiting the SAFC theatre to view the film, followed by an enjoyable and informative Q&A session with Geoff over pizza and drinks in the atrium. It was great to hear about Geoff's experiences shooting the film, including stories about working with Koko the dog and the OH&S requirements of the mine sites (plus many technical camera and lighting questions of course!)

Thanks to Geoff and all who attended for a fantastic night.

Win Cash in our Phone-tography Competition

The ACS SA branch is having a phone-tography competition.

Phone-tography? You may well ask!

Well, we are after are photos taken at work, on set, on location, photos related to filming, but the photos MUST be taken on a Phone and then submitted into our Phone-tography competition. It's not just about the image but could also be about the subject matter, the location, the people, the occasion. You could win a CASH PRIZE with a total prize pool of $875.

The photos must be taken after April 1 2012 and submitted before 31/7/2012 will be judged in 4 Categories:

1. Best composition
2. Most creative
3. Funniest photo
4. People's Choice (voting for Cat 4 will take place @ 2012 AGM)


1. Entry is free and only open to SA branch ACS members
2. Photos must be taken on a Phone after 1/4/12 and submitted before 31/7/12
3. Photos to be taken "On the Job" i.e at work, on set, on location
4. Entrants agree by the act of entering the ACS SA branch Phonetography Competition that they give the ACS the right to publish the photos as they see fit
5. To enter email please ensure your phone #, name and category you wish to enter are sent with each entry
6. Please consider the photos may be seen publicly
7. The decisions of the judging panel will be final and binding. The judges may use their discretion and not award all prizes
8. Winners will be announced at the SA branch AGM in August

1st Prize in Category $100
2nd Prize in Category $75
3rd Prize in Category $50
People's Choice $200

Click here to email your entry to our Phonetography competition »

Save the Date - SA/WA State Awards

This year's ACS SA/WA State Awards will be held a week early, on Saturday October 27th. Please put the date in your diaries and stay tuned for further information and booking details.

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 »

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.

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