SA June 2012 eNews - Membership fees due. RSVP Colour grading night. 2011 Gold entries. AGM / Awards. Phone-tography comp closes soon! Sponsoring?

2012 - 2013 Membership Fees Now Due

Your ACS membership fees are due to be paid by June 30 2012. Invoices will not be issued, so please go to our website & log on using your username (normally your surname followed by the first 2 letters of your given name) and your password.

When your page opens, you will see on the right side under Membership, a blue "Renew now." Click on this and a "Pay Your Membership" window opens. You will need to enter your username and password again before selecting your membership type from the drop down menu.

Then fill in your credit card details & click submit - only once! If you wish, print the tax invoice for your records, particularly if you wish to claim your membership against your tax or wish to claim the GST. It must be easy as I have just paid my membership and if I can do it anyone can!

If you have joined in the last couple of months your membership will carry through to June 30 2013 so you will not have to pay again till next year.

If you have any queries or don't wish to pay by visa then contact our treasurer via the link below.

Contact SA Treasurer Mylene Ludgate »

RSVP for VFX & Colour Grading Trade Night with Marty Pepper

Hurry and RSVP via the link below for what promises to be a great night with Kojo VFX Supervisor and Colourist Marty Pepper on June 14th. Marty will discuss topics including colour grading, cameras, VFX and shooting for post.

This night is being hosted by both the ACS and the Australian Screen Editors Guild so we hope to see you there. Non members also welcome, $5 each. See the flyer below for more details and don't forget to RSVP by June 12th.

RSVP essential, click here. »

State Gold Winners from 2011

If you were lucky enough to win Gold at the 2011 SA & WA awards for Cinematography, your entry was sent to Sydney for judging at the National Awards.

Those Gold award winning entries are now back in Adelaide at Anifex, 65 King William Street, Kent Town. So please call in and pick them up ASAP during office hours. Just ask for JoAnne or Jo.

Advance notice

2012 AGM:

The SA branch Annual General Meeting for 2012 will be held on Monday night, August 13 at a venue to be announced.

If you want to be involved at the committee level, think about putting your name forward. Committee nomination forms will soon be available in July via our newsletters.

2012 State Awards for Cinematography:

The 2012 SA & WA State awards for Cinematography are to be held on October 27 at the Hotel Grand Chancellor on Hindley Street. So put the date in your diaries as it should be a great night with a different format, entertainment, drinks and good food.

Entry forms will become available in the next couple of months and the entry deadline will be Friday September 14.

Phone-tography comp closes soon!

Our ACS SA branch phone-tography competition will close soon so hurry and get your entries in. Winners will be announced at the AGM in August.


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

Plus a People's Choice prize of $200

Click here to email your entry to our Phone-tography competition »

Sponsor our branch 2012 - 2013

If you have a business or know of one that could be a sponsor please click on the link below and let me know. We have varying priced sponsorship packages available which can suit a variety of businesses.

Already confirmed sponsors for 2012 -2013 include our Major Sponsor the SAFC, Gold sponsors Pro AV Solutions, Channel 7 & Channel 10. Webster Hyde Heath Insurance Brokers are again Silver and our newest Bronze sponsor is CineHire. The MRC are again sponsoring the SA Student Encouragement prize of $3K.

Please support our sponsors wherever possible. If you require a Sponsorship Proposal please click on the link below.

Contact Ernie Clark ACS - SA Sponsorship Coordinator »

ACS Award-winning Film "Swerve" Opens in Cinemas

Swerve, a feature film shot by SA member David Foreman ACS, opened in cinemas last week.

"Driving cross-country to a job interview, Colin (David Lyons) opts for a shortcut and happens across a fatal car accident. One of the drivers (Emma Booth) is shaken but not hurt, while the other lies dead - leaving a briefcase full of money without an owner. Despite his best intentions, Colin quickly finds himself drawn into a deadly game of survival, where no one is quite what they seem."

David won a Gold Award at the SA/WA ACS Awards for his work on Swerve, which is screening in many local cinemas, including Wallis Noarlunga, Mitcham and Mt. Barker.

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 »

The SA Branch appreciates the support of our National Sponsors.


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Thanks to Kojo our Platinum Sponsor

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