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SA & WA Awards Entries close 14/9/12

SA & WA Award entries close this Friday night, September 14, so hurry and get your entries in. Enter online via the link below. Late entries will not be accepted.

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 only 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 is 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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Awards Bookings now live!

Our 2012 awards are fast approaching so book soon via the link below.

The 32nd Annual SA & WA State Awards for Cinematography will be held in Adelaide at the Hotel Grand Chancellor on Hindley on Saturday October 27.

We are trialling a new format with pre dinner drinks & finger food from 6 to 6:45pm, followed by theatre style awards presentation, then into the next room for main meal with wine, beer, etc, then a desert bar & drinks. Live music and much more.

The theme for the night is Shadowcatchers and there will be door prizes of the fabulous ACS Shadowcatchers books. Dress: Black & White with a splash of colour! There is no reserved seating and tickets are to be collected at the door.

Tickets to the awards are $110, ACS Sponsors are eligible for complimentary tickets according to sponsorship type. It is necessary for sponsors to "book" their complimentary tickets through the website.

Book tickets to the awards by clicking on the link below.

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Sponsor's awards collateral Deadline Sept 14th

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? If you have large files use our dropbox:

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

Sponsor's remember you also have the opportunity to put an ad in our eNews.

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.

Sponsors don't forget to "book" your allocation of complimentary tickets via the link above.

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Spotlight on our newest Gold sponsor

Jeremy Hill-Brooks’ MergingMEDIA HD is a business that is continually growing and changing to adapt to the needs of its clients, staying ahead of the game in a volatile and dynamic field. MergingMEDIA HD clients include high profile local, national and international commercial agencies, artist and filmmakers. The variety of work coming through the door from week to week is amazing – a TV spot here, a music video there, short films and web content, too. There’s always something new, and Jeremy relishes the eclectic nature of the business.

“I’m a bit of a tech junkie, too, so I’m always looking for the next step forward that can deliver an advantage for my clients,” says Jeremy.

One example of this attitude is MergingMEDIA HD’s embracing of RED technology. Jeremy has embraced RED enthusiastically right from the start. “It caught my attention the moment it was released,” he says. “Any time a format comes along that offers so many advantages and the capability of delivering a really breathtaking look, you just have to dive in and get around whatever little challenges might come as part of the package. You can’t ignore something like RED. In the early days I even got out into the field and did some ‘data wrangling’ to help really immerse myself in it, and nowadays I’m working with RED footage pretty much on a weekly basis. It really does give us the opportunity to give even TV spots with a modest budget a cinematic style and feel, so I’m loving it.”

Another aspect of MergingMEDIA HD’s continuing evolution in client service has been the recent move of its studios from their previous location in Norwood to roomier, more centrally located suites on the corner of Halifax and Hutt Streets in the CBD. “There’s more room, the location is more convenient for our clients, and where we’re situated now we are rubbing shoulders with plenty of enthusiastic, creative people. The place really hums with positive energy. And of course a nice sunny courtyard isn’t to be sneezed at, either.”

MergingMEDIA HD is always available to discuss projects from modest television builds to feature films. Jeremy Hill-Brooks can be contacted on 0433 996 060

Click to checkout MergingMEDIA HD website »

Phone-tography competition continues for another year.


Due to the success of this years Phone-tography comp we decided to run it again for the next year. Winners will be announced at 2013 AGM and we may post some entries throughout the year in our newsletters.

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 $725.

The photos must be submitted before the AGM in August 2013 and will be judged in 4 Categories (please title each entry):

1. Best composition
2. Most creative
3. Funniest photo
4. People's Choice (voting for Cat 4 will take place @ 2013 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 31/7/13
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

Plus a People's Choice prize of $200

From one of our Gold 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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