SA eNews August 2012 - Awards Entry Open. RSVP AGM. Data wrangling courses. Fees Due.

SA & WA Awards Entry OPEN

SA & WA Award entries are now open. Enter online via the link below.

If you are intending on entering the 2012 ACS Awards for Cinematography, please note there are changes to the Awards Entry Terms & Conditions, especially accepted entry formats as data files are now preferred. Self authoured DVD's are no longer accepted due to their poor quality.

Go to the awards page on our website & read them online via the link below or you can download the 2012 Terms & Conditions also via a link below.

Entries will be accepted on the following formats:

HDCAM SR, Digital Betacam, Commercially produced DVDs (no self authored DVDs), Blu-Ray discs, and as data files in H.264, ProRes, and DNX formats only. In 2012 data files entries are preferred by the ACS. All of this information will be available on the ACS website, with the form itself and on the confirmation email entrants will receive. Remember, the onus is on the entrant to adhere to the terms and conditions to ensure that their entry is judged on merit.

Data file entries must be named correctly. Files must adhere to the following convention:


Your discreet, personal entry number and entry labels will be forward to you in your entry confirmation email.

If you have any queries, please direct your questions to Ernie Clark ACS via the link below. Good luck with your entries.

Click for SA & WA Awards online entry »
Click here for 2012 Awards Categories »
Awards Entry Terms & Conditions online »
Contact SA President Ernie Clark ACS »

AGM & Camera Olympic Games

Less than two weeks to go so get involved and RSVP by COB 9/8/2012 to SA branch AGM Monday 13 August 2012 @ Toorak Gardens Bowling Club 25 Giles St Toorak Gardens.

In the subject line please put AGM if you are attending it. If you are only coming to the Camera Olympics put Games in the subject line. If you want Pizza & Games then put Pizza in the subject line.

Only financial Accredited, Full, Active, Life & Retired members are Corporate Members who may nominate & who have full voting rights. Associate & Student members are welcome to join in the fun and attend the Camera Olympic Games after the AGM.

If you want to be on the committee please think about putting your name forward. Maybe you have aspirations to be the President or the Treasurer? Committee nomination forms are available via the link below.

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

1815 Bar opens
1845 AGM
1915 Pizza break
1945 Camera Olympics
2200 Wrap


For a bit of fun & silliness attend our Camera Olympic Games after the AGM. You could win a soft copy of the brilliant ACS publication The Shadowcatchers, a book on the history of cinematography in Australia.

All the hard cover editions of Shadowcatchers have been sold but we will have a box of softcovers available for sale at the AGM, only $66 ea so you can save $12 postage. Find out more about The Shadowcatchers via the link below.

In this Olympic year test you camera skills, both cerebral & physical, at our Camera Olympic Games.

Some of the disciplines may include:

Weightlifting: how heavy is that camera?
Longjump: how far is that focus mark?
Shooting: can you keep it in frame?
Wrestling: can you untangle cables?
Breaststroke: better not go there!
Backstroke: you know how it works, you stroke my back and I stroke yours!
High (def) jump: graduate to full HD.
Boxing: can you get a kit back in it's box?
Marathon: the quiz of quizzes, testing your knowledge on all things camera & other totally obscure ?'s. You'll be exhausted when you get to the finish line.

You never know you may win Gold, Silver or Bronze but more than likely you might win some other crappy prize!

Phone-tography comp is now closed. Votes for the People's Choice $200 prize and the other Phone-tography prizes will awarded on the night.

So come along if you wish to vote and attend the AGM or fill in a proxy available from the link below otherwise come and display your 'skills' in our Camera Olympic Games. Don't forget to RSVP.

No performance enhancing stuff permitted, only diminishing performance drinks from the Bowling Club bar allowed. Testing of dopes may occur!

RSVP to SA AGM, Pizza & or Camera Olympics »
Click for SA Committee Nomination Form »
Click for SA AGM Proxy Form »
Click for Shadowcatchers flyer/order form »

Data Wrangling Courses

We have been working with AFTRS to organise Data Wrangling courses.

There are now 2 available, the first aimed at Producers and the second aimed at Camera Department (& on set crew) flowing through to post production. The details are:

Data Management and Video Workflow for Producers
Fri Aug 24 14:00 - 18:00
Adelaide Studios
$75.00 /$67.50 industry/earlybird/AFTRS staff/students

This four-hour course, taken by Mik Gojik, is an introduction to managing data from file-based cameras in production, post-production and for delivery.

It is an excellent introduction to the challenges of file-based data management for producers and production managers and will help participants take advantage of modern HD file-based cameras and post-production workflows whist minimizing the associated risks.

Data Wrangling - On Set & Post Production
Sat Aug 25 11:00 - 16:00
Adelaide Studios
$95.00/$85.00 industry/earlybird/AFTRS staff/students

This five hour course, taken by our very own Maxx Corkindale and Mik Gojik, is an introduction to managing data from file-based cameras in an on-set environment and in post-production.

It covers how to prepare for and manage data confidently and responsibly in a high pressure on-set environment, the historical and current formats including file-based codecs, metadata and how to handle multiple formats on one production. The course will address Media Management, liaising between the on-set and post production crew, as well as best practices for documentation and naming conventions.

Participants will gain a thorough understanding of data as a 'digital negative' and feel confident about working with digital data on-set and managing data and delivering data in an appropriate format for post-production.

So check them out, as you probably are aware badly managed data can be very expensive and quite destructive for one's career.

The courses will be held at the SAFC. Book soon via the links below.

Click for Data Management and Video Workflow for Producers »
Click for Data Wrangling - On Set & Post Production »

Membership Fees Overdue

If you have not paid your membership fees recently then they are overdue. They were due to be paid by June 30 2012 as mentioned in the June & July Kinemagraphe.

Invoices will not be issued, 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 eligible 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 »

The SA Branch appreciates the support of our National Sponsors.


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.

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 »

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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