SA eNews reminder March25 - Riddick Screening + Q&A - David Eggby ACS. DoP wanted.

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RSVP now for David Eggby ACS Riddick Screening & Q&A.

Tuesday April 1st

Hurry and RSVP for screening and Q&A of 'Riddick', the masterful 3rd instalment of this action franchise which began with 'Pitch Black', presented by David Eggby ACS.

This promises to be a great night as David shares his creative & technical expertise, with never before viewed behind-the-scenes photos, lighting plans and more. Whether you are an experienced or emerging DP, David's true passion for cinematography and his excellent ability to clearly explain his methods and processes in an entertaining and anecdotal way, will make this event one you should cancel everything else to attend. If you have been to a David Eggby session before you will know what we mean.

About David Eggby ACS:

David received the Cinematographer of the Year (2001) and the Golden Tripod from the Australian Cinematographers Society, both for his work on the film Pitch Black. Beginning his career as a photographer for the Royal Australian Navy, Eggby then moved on to work for Australian television production company Crawfords, working on such shows as Homicide and Matlock Police.

David was cinematographer on the low budget action film Mad Max (1979) directed by George Miller and produced by Byron Kennedy who went on to form the now famous Kennedy Miller collaboration. While filming Mad Max Eggby, often risking personal injury, would perch himself on the back of a speeding motorbike to achieve adrenaline pumping shots for this cult favourite.

David's films include:
Mad Max
Pitch Black
Dragon:The Bruce Lee story
The Marine
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man
Lightning Jack
Racing Stripes
……… name just a few.

A taste of the evening can be seen on David's 'postcard' to the ACS while he was in production.

"RIDDICK" will be screened at the Mercury Cinema @ the MRC, 13 Morphett St, Adelaide. The bar will be open from 1800 to purchase drinks. ACS members can receive a free drink. Screening starts at 1845 sharp.

Tuesday April 1st 2014 Mercury Cinema. Bar open from 6.00pm. Invite a friend or a guest and catch up beforehand. Screening starts 6:45pm. Bookings close Monday 31/3/2014.

ACS Members FREE (You must RSVP to reserve your tickets)
Non-Members $15
MRC members or Student/Concession $10

It is ESSENTIAL to reserve your ticket, even if it is free. When RSVP'ing state if you are an ACS or MRC member or General Public. Valid Membership and Concession cards must be shown on request at the venue. RSVP using the link below this picture.

Click to RSVP for Riddick Screening & Q&A »

DoP Wanted

One of our branch members is producing a low budget feature film titled "Friendship, Love and Loyalty” and they are looking for a DoP with payment on deferment.

The film is going to be shot in first three weeks in May in Adelaide, Semaphore and Yankallila.

It is a love drama story so check out the teaser

If you're an up and coming DoP and after a feature credit this might be your opportunity.

Please give Marie Press a call on 0413 380 826 or email


Nobody has claimed the French Flag I found recently.

It is matte black, 39cm at it's widest point and 14cm deep. It has "French Flag Super 16 410-29" printed on it. That's it on the right.

If it's yours please contact me via the link below to arrange pick up.

Email President re French Flag »

ACS Merchandise available

ACS T SHIRT $20.00
ACS CAP $20.00
ACS MUG $6.00
ACS PEN $6.00

ACS merchandise is available from ACS HQ Manager:

If you are in Sydney go and check out our HQ, it has a wonderful camera archive, a great library, wonderful coffee, free internet, access to computers with Final Cut and more. HQ can also be hired to shoot interviews etc and it's conveniently located in Ridge St North Sydney with a parking station opposite, just contact ACS HQ Manager: to make sure someone will be there to show you around.

Phone-tography 2013 - 2014 Comp

There are great prizes to be won in our Phone-tography Competition. The results will be announced at our AGM in August 2014. To enter email your phone pics to

So get your phones out and start snapping. If you'd like to see a gallery of last years entries check them out via the link below:

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. The photo/s must be taken by the entrant. It's not just about the image but could also be about the subject matter, the location, the people, the occasion, even you! You could win CASH PRIZES from a prize pool of $900.

The photos must be submitted via email by July 31 2014 and will be judged in 5 Categories (make sure you title each entry as 50 photos called untitled doesn't really work! :-0)

1. Best Composition
2. Most Creative
3. Funniest Photo
4. Best Selfie (a picture you took of yourself)
5. Best Manipulated (Includes: Panoramics, Instagram filters, Hipstamatic + other apps)
6. People's Choice (voting for Cat 6 will take place @ 2014 AGM)

1. Entry is free and only open to SA branch ACS members
2. Photos taken on Phones only after 13/8/13 and submitted before 31/7/14
3. Photos to be taken "On the Job" i.e on set, on location, at work
4. No Photoshopping or filters allowed, except in Category 5.
5. The photo/s must be taken by entrant.
6. Entrants agree by the act of entering the ACS SA branch Phone-tography Competition that they give the ACS the right to publish the photos as they see fit
7. To enter email please ensure you title your picture and select a category if you wish.
8. Please consider the photos may be seen publicly
9. The decisions of the judging panel will be final and binding. The judges may use their discretion and not award all prizes
10. Winners will be announced at the SA branch AGM in August 2014

1st Prize in Category $100
2nd Prize in Category $50
Plus the People's Choice prize of $150

Click to see 2012/13 Phonetography entries »


April 1 Riddick Screening + Q&A with David Eggby ACS

April 7 Committee meeting @ Anifex

April / May Masterclass with Andrew Lesnie ACS ASC

May 5 Committee meeting @ Anifex

May 24 National ACS Awards for Cinematography Brisbane, Queensland

June 2 Committee meeting @ Anifex

July 7 Committee meeting @ Anifex

July 31 Phone-tography pictures deadline

August 11 SA & WA Awards entries open

August 11 SA AGM

September 1 Committee Meeting @ Anifex

September 12 Award entry deadline

September 15 Sponsors deadline for assets for Awards

September 19, 20 & 21 Award Judging

September 26 Award tickets bookings open

October 13 Committee meeting @ Anifex

October 24 Awards ticket bookings close

November 1 34th Annual SA & WA Awards for Cinematography in Adelaide

December 1 Committee meeting @ Anifex

December 15 Christmas drinks

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