September Kinemagraphe - Awards Entry Closing Soon. AGM & Camera Olympics update. Sponsor deadlines. Fffassster website. Fees O'due.

SA & WA Awards Entries close in one week!

Good morning, Renmark

SA & WA Award entries close real soon on September 14. Enter online via the link below.

If you are entering the 2012 ACS Awards for Cinematography, please note there are changes to the Awards Entry Terms & Conditions, go to the awards page on our website via the link below. 2012 categories are available from a link below as well.

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:

eg: ""

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.

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AGM & Camera Olympics Update


The SA AGM took place on Monday October 13 at the Toorak Gardens Bowling Club, with a good bunch of members in attendance.

We got the official part of the night out of the way quickly, with the new committee for 2012-2013 as follows:

A bird in the mouth is worth.....

President: Ernie Clark ACS
Vice Presidents: JoAnne Bouzianis-Sellick & Mark Evans
Secretary: David Woolford & Assistant Secretary :Kirsty Stark
Treasurer: Mylene Ludgate: Assistant Treasurer: Richard Back
Committee Members: Malcolm Ludgate ACS, Clive Taylor ACS, Jo Rossiter ACS, Paul Martino, Vivyan Madigan, Maxx Corkindale & Aaron Gully

After a dinner of pizza and a few drinks at the bar, we began the Camera Olympics, a challenging event that involved answering quiz questions, guessing the distance to focus marks, deliberating over the weights of cameras, lenses and lights and Ernie's wallet, estimating the colour temperature of various photographs.

After a lot of debate, discussion and perhaps even some blatant cheating (never!), the scores were announced, with the overall winners being Richard Back and JoAnne Bouzianis-Sellick. Both won copies of the fantastic ACS publication, The Shadowcatchers: A History of Cinematography in Australia. A special prize also went to Associate Member, Des Kenneally, whose creative answers gave everyone a laugh.

The evening also saw the announcement of the winners of the ACS Phone-tography Competition, including the public vote for the People's Choice Award. All photographs had been taken by members on set using the camera on their mobile phones, and there were several outstanding entries. Congratulations to the winners:

Best composition: Brant Cumming for his Self Portrait at Ayers Rock $100 2nd prize: Russell Marrett for Blast $75
Most creative: Kirsty Stark Good morning, Renmark $100
2nd prize: Closed Set by Kirsty Stark $75
Funniest photo: Russell Marrett for a Bird in the Mouth is Worth?? $100
2nd Prize: Russell Marrett for Drink with your Boss $75
People's Choice voted at AGM by members: Graham Shelton $200 for Birthlight

Overall it was a fantastic night, and a great chance to catch up with some fellow cinematographers. We hope to see you all there next year!

Thanks to the outgoing committee, thanks for your commitment and input over the last 12 months and thank you for coming on board again for the next 12 months.

The committee would really appreciate input from all of our members, so get involved, give ideas to any committee member and please support them in trying to do their best for you, our members and our branch.

Sponsor's Deadline Sept 14th

Winners are grinners - Richard Back & JoAnne B-Sellicjk with their Shadowcatchers books

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

The details for requirements are in each level of sponsorship in your sponsorship proposals.

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.

Something on?

Mylene hands over the $ to winner Graeme Shelton

Just a reminder to members and sponsors alike, if you hear of something that may interest our members or would like to promote an event that could interest members please contact us and we will do our best to email info out to our members.

Which reminds me, we are running the Phone-tography competition again except you'll have 12 months to find that perfect shot. The terms & conditions and prizes will be the same in 2012 - 2013.

So get that on-set shot on your phone and send it in. We will publish shots in the newsletter as the year progresses.

Membership Fees are Overdue


If you have not paid your membership fees by now then they are 9 weeks overdue. They were due to be paid by June 30 2012.

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 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.

fxphd discounted courses

ACS members can now get discounted access to the 87 courses on offer at
The courses are all online and downloadable, ranging from immediate download to term-based (3 month) courses. They cover all aspects of production and post-production from camera tech to compositing and grading.
This offer from the ACS is exclusive to the Society and is not being offered to any other groups worldwide. To take advantage of this offer by enrolling now using the ACS Discount code: ACS2012
Support of fxphd also supports the Society, and in fact our own Tom Gleeson and several other ACS members regularly teach inside fxphd worldwide. Courses start beginning of July and can be joined anytime until the beginning of September.
The ACS thanks Mike Seymour and the team at fxphd for their support of the Society and the members.

Click to go to fxphd website »

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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