SA Kinemagrahe July 2012 - Membership fees due. AGM. RED Scarlet-X invite. Wrap up of SFX Grade night. Awards. Phone-tography. Sponsors & Sponsor Spotlight. Van racks!? Gold entry pick up.

Membership Fees Over Due

As per the June Kinemagraphe your ACS membership fees recently were due to be paid by June 30 2012. The membership year is from July 1 to June 30.

Please note invoices are not issued, so to pay 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.

Remember you have to be financial for a number of reasons including, being able to attend & vote at the upcoming AGM, to attend our trade nights and to be allowed to enter our awards. So please pay your membership asap.

If you have any queries or don't wish to pay by visa then contact our treasurer via the link below. Please be patient though as she has a real job and may be on set.

Contact SA Treasurer Mylene Ludgate »

RED Scarlet-X Trade Night

2012 AGM August 13

The SA branch Annual General Meeting for 2012 will be held on Monday night, August 13. The formalities normally only take about half an hour and then the fun begins so please rsvp and attend.

If you want to be involved at the committee level please think about putting your name forward. Maybe you'd like to be the Pres??? Committee nomination forms are available via the link below.

If you wish to attend the AGM, for catering purposes RSVP is essential via the link below.

If you can't attend the AGM but would like to have your say you can send in a proxy form also available from the links below.

Please note only Accredited, Full, Active, Life & Retired members are Corporate Members who may nominate & have full voting rights.

Click for SA AGM Proxy Form »
Click for SA Committee Nomination Form »

Wrap up of VFX & Colour Grading Night

Well what a great night with over 60 attending Marty Pepper's presentation in the SAFC's impressive theatre.

Marty screened a comprehensive compile reel of grading and sfx shots with split screens that clearly demonstrated the before and after and the skills involved in turning these shots into masterpieces.

He carefully took us through raw footage, graded footage, 3D model, sfx and rig removal on an array of high end TVC's and feature films. It's great to know that this level of post is happening here in Adelaide.

This was followed by an informal chat and a drink in the green room. Thanks Marty Pepper from Kojo and to to Sean Lahiff from ASE for combining with the ACS to put this night on.

32nd SA & WA Awards

The 2012 annual SA & WA Awards for Cinematography will be held on Saturday night October 27.

Entry forms will be available on our website soon and note the entry deadline is Friday September 14. Please check the Terms & Conditions and in particular the entry formats as there have been a few changes.

The awards will be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor on Hindley St with pre awards drinks at 6:00pm. The awards presentation and screening begins at 6:30 followed by a move into the next room for an informal evening of food, chatting, drinking and entertainment.

Please note there will be no reserved tables at this years awards dinner to allow members, sponsors and guests to more easily move around and catch up with their friends.

The theme of the night is Shadowcatchers and the dress code is Dress to Impress.


Phone-tography comp closes soon!

On a recent Japanese shoot in Mildura one of our ACS members took a shot on their iPhone of the innovative way the Japanese raised a table without 2,4,6's or sushi's. So where's your shot? As the phone-tography competition closes soon at the end of July, so get your entries in. The winners will be announced at the AGM in August.

Phone-tography T&C's: photos to be 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 from a prize pool of $875.

The photos must be taken after April 1 2012 and submitted before 31/7/2012 and 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

Email your entry to Phone-tography competition »

Sponsors & Sponsor Spotlight

Sponsors, have you forwarded your latest logo for use in the the newsletters, website & the awards? Are you thinking about your Awards Program Ad - deadline September 14? Are you prepping your promo / TVC for the awards - deadline also September 14?

Confirmed sponsors for 2012 - 2013 include the SAFC. Gold sponsors Anifex, Kojo, Pro AV Solutions, Channel 7 & Channel 10, Silver sponsors Picture Hire Australia & Webster Hyde Heath Insurance Brokers and Bronze sponsors Best FX, Camco, CineHire & Vital Image. The MRC again sponsor the SA Student Encouragement prize of $3K. Please support our sponsors wherever possible.


In June our branch has had the pleasure of welcoming CineHire as its newest Bronze sponsor. Owned and managed by Darcy Sullivan and Peter 'Itchy' Itsines, CineHire has been supplying a wide range of equipment to shoots all over SA in its inaugural year of operation.

CineHire was conceived to give SA filmmakers a high end rental house in their own backyard. They supply camera & lens hire, camera support, remote head rental and video assist solutions. So now instead being forced to rent from Sydney or Melbourne you have your equipment needs located only 5 minutes from Adelaide's city center and therefore saving on freight costs.

Another of the many benefits of having a high end rental facility in Adelaide is the ability to test the equipment, before deciding if it suits your project. So if you have any questions about equipment or you just want to go and test CineHire's ARRI Alexa & 35mm PL mount Prime Lenses, give Darcy a call - 0438 334 118, Itchy 0418 824 115 & check out their website or drop into their Stepney Studio which also includes a full cyclorama.

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.

Contact Ernie Clark ACS - SA Sponsorship Coordinator »

Racks in a van

Pick up 2011 SA Gold Winners

Don't forget if you were lucky enough to win Gold at the 2011 SA & WA awards for Cinematography your entry is now available for pick up from 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.

We can only store these entries for another month or so, so collect them soon.

This might interest some of our members. Since there isn't a dedicated camera vehicle here a couple of entrepreneurial Adelaide crew have organised a camera rack system to plug into a pre-rigged Complete Ute & Van Hire - Toyota Hiace.

It consists of two shelf units that fit into the 9.8 cubic metre, long wheel base, high roofline Van. The shelves have a raised lip and non slip rubber matting to stop boxes sliding. The gear is accessed via two side sliding doors or the rear lift door.

Each rack is approx 1300 (H), 1900 (L) & 550 (W) and the clearance between allows for a magliner to be stowed in the aisle. Bench workspace and a light is incorporated into one end. Whilst designed primarily for camera equipment, the racks could be useful for short term or downsized solutions for other departments.

Rates for storage racks are $110 for the first day and $44 day after that. All rates include gst & the first days rack hire incorporates installation & removal. The racks take 30 mins to install and need to be booked independently through Brad 0402 786 462 or Jes 0410 669 438 or

The van needs to be booked independently via or 08 8234 1300. The standard rate for the SLWB Hiace Van is $110 day. Special Film & TV rates are available and can be as low as $77/day for longer hires.

The SA Branch appreciates the support of our National Sponsors.

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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